Everyone deserves to look and feel their best, and at Dr. J. J. Wendel Plastic Surgery, we are committed to helping you restore your self-confidence. From your first phone call to every interaction you have with us, we are dedicated to treating you with compassion, kindness, and understanding. We want you to have the best possible plastic surgery experience, and our team will go above and beyond to ensure that you get the results you desire as well as the attention and consideration you deserve. Whether you’re considering laser hair removal or a tummy tuck, Botox or breast augmentation, our team is happy to provide the highest quality care. If you’re considering a cosmetic procedure, let the team at Dr. J. J. Wendel Plastic Surgery help! Call 615-921-2100 and schedule your consultation.

Meet Our Team Members

Lauren Shine, Aesthetic Assistant

Lauren was born and raised in Griffin, GA and has been in Nashville since 2011. Her love of music and performing brought her to “Music City” and she has since performed on hundreds of country music stages across the country. Lauren also brings with her over 5 years of customer service experience, as well as a medical aesthetics degree from Aveda Institute Nashville. In her free time she loves to spend time with family and friends, travel, and enjoy time outdoors.

She has a passion for serving and loving others, and is so excited to join the Dr. J. J. Wendel Plastic Surgery Team!

Bailey Cissell, Director of Marketing

Bailey is originally from Southern Illinois and graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelors degree in Marketing. With a closet full of cowboy boots, Bailey made her way over to Tennessee in December of 2022 to join us here at Dr. J. J. Wendel Plastic Surgery. 

A lover of many things, including lavender lattes, Pilates, boxing, videography, plants and reading…Bailey is always running in the office with a new story and a new hobby!!

She is full of passion and loves to make her co-workers laugh. You will probably see Bailey running around our office with one, maybe two, okay maybe three cameras in hand!!

Jenny Lemons, Patient Care Concierge and Surgery Coordinator

Jenny Lemons comes to us from Greenville, South Carolina. She has over 15 years of experience in customer service and a passion for helping people. Jenny is excited to be at Dr. J. J. Wendel Plastic Surgery and play a role in helping people look and feel their best. In her free time she loves to be outdoors with her husband, Cooper, creating new recipes, snuggling with her two fur babies, Ellie and Gary, and antique shopping. She is so excited to grow in her career and looks forward to caring for each patient that walks through the door.  

Olivia Mills, Patient Care Coordinator

Olivia was raised in Michigan most of her life and attended Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC to play Division One College Basketball. After severe injuries, she decided to pick up her things and move to Nashville, TN where she discovered a passion for helping people become more confident and comfortable in their own skin. Olivia loves spending time with her family, friends, and her English Springer Spaniel, Loki! In her free time, she enjoys working out, going on long walks outside, and watching baking shows! She is so happy to be a part of the Dr. J. J. Wendel Plastic Surgery team, and looks forward to helping patients on their journey to living their best life!

Amber Tummins, Registered Nurse

Amber Tummins, BSN, RN, is a licensed registered nurse with 6 years of experience in delivering patient care.

Amber earned her Bachelor of Science in nursing degree from Union University in Jackson, TN in 2016. Before joining the team at Dr. J. J. Wendel Plastic Surgery, she worked at Sarah Cannon Cancer Center in the hematology/oncology and Bone Marrow Transplant unit before transitioning to the Intensive Care Unit. Amber also spent time as a travel nurse, and her favorite assignment was Boston, MA. She is certified in basic life support (BLS) and advanced cardiovascular life support (ACLS).

Amber is excited to continue to grow as a nurse here at Dr. J. J. Wendel Plastic Surgery where her goal is to help every patient look and feel like his or her most beautiful self.

A Nashville native, Amber loves to spend time with her significant other, Brent, and their two-year-old son, Liam. She loves to travel, get lost in a good book, and go to any live concert. You can find her cheering on the Vols every Saturday in the fall.

Mikayla Crumbo, Patient Care Coordinator

Mikayla Crumbo is the newest addition to the DRJJWPS family and is originally from Louisville, KY. Dreaming of making the move to Nashville since she was a young girl, she first attended Baylor University in Waco, TX to receive her Bachelor’s Degree in Management with plans to enter the healthcare field.

After graduating in May 2023, she finally fulfilled her dream, moved to Music City, and joined our team! With many years of customer service under her belt and a newfound love for medical aesthetics, she has loved learning something new every day about this ever-evolving field of medicine.


In her free time, Mikayla enjoys running, cooking, and spin class, but above all else, she loves spending time with her Bernese Mountain Dog, Luca.

She is also passionately involved with the non-profit Straw to Bread and joins the team on their annual trip to Kenya each spring.


Mikayla is one of the first faces to greet you as you enter our office so make sure you get to know her! You will love her and might even get to see a picture or two of the cutest mountain dog ever!!

Emily Moore, Aesthetic Dept. Advisor

Emily has been with Dr. J. J. Wendel Plastic Surgery since 2014. She has been in healthcare for over twelve years and is pursuing a career in nursing. Next to faith and family, she devotes her life to serving and providing care for others. Emily firmly believes that sincerity of the heart is shown through actions more than words.

She loves spending time with her children doing outdoor activities of all types.

Brittany Brown, Administrative Assistant

Brittany was born and raised in the Nashville area. She has been in customer service for almost 10 years and loves helping others in any way she can. She grew up with a large family, which means everything to her. Brittany and her husband reside in Hendersonville, TN with their daughter, Luna, and fur baby, Percy. Brittany enjoys spending time with her family, going on adventures, and listening to audiobooks on her way to Dr. J. J. Wendel Plastic Surgery.

Amanda Troester, Practice Administrator

Meet Amanda Troester. Amanda has been with Dr. J. J. Wendel Plastic Surgery since 2013.  She has spent nearly twenty years in healthcare and has been creating, fostering, and empowering healthcare teams for over a decade as a healthcare manager.  Her compassionate, empathetic nature lends itself to exceptional service and passionate patient advocacy.

Amanda received her Associates of Arts degree from Kirkwood Community College in 1999. She graduated with honors as a Phi Theta Kappa member and was the recipient of the Crawford Merit Scholarship.  She then attended Coe College and the University of Northern Iowa.

Amanda and her husband, Brian, reside in Spring Hill with their two daughters, Emily and Kirsten and puppy, Minnie Pearl (adopted from Russell Rescue). She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, writing, and listening to audiobooks during her commute to and from Dr. J. J. Wendel Plastic Surgery.

Katie Jackson, Aesthetic Patient Care Coordinator

Mrs. Katie Jackson is one of our newest additions to the team here at Dr. J. J. Wendel Plastic Surgery and we couldn’t be more lucky to have grabbed her from the Lone Star State. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Katie made the move all the way to see us in Tennessee with her husband and 1 year old little boy, Geo!!

In her free time, Katie enjoys


You can always count on Katie to wear a smile in the office and when she asks how your day is, she genuinely wants to know!! She is a bundle of light and joy and an absolute asset to our medical spa at Dr. J. J. Wendel Plastic Surgery.


We asked Katie her favorite thing about her job 

Penny Bowman, Nurse Manager

Penny Bowman, BSN, RN, CST is a licensed registered nurse and certified surgical technologist. She has 8 years of experience in delivering patient care, with over 4 years as a registered nurse caring for medical-surgical and plastic surgery patients.

As a surgical technologist, Penny had a desire for more patient interaction and knowledge. While working in surgery she received an Associate’s Degree of Nursing from Aquinas College in 2012. After developing a strong passion for nursing she returned to school to advance her knowledge and clinical acumen. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Austin Peay State University in 2016. She is certified in basic life support (BLS).

Penny, a Nashville native, loves spending time with family and friends. She also enjoys travel, theatrical plays, music events, and caring for others.

Eva Lara, Office Manager

Eva is originally from Los Angeles, California but has been living in Nashville since 2006. She received her certification in medical assisting and phlebotomy in 2015. Eva enjoys helping others by overcoming language barriers. She is bilingual in both English and Spanish. Eva loves spending time with her family, friends, and her goldendoodle, Benji!  In her free time she enjoys crafting, taking dance classes, and traveling. She is very happy to be a part of the team at Dr. J. J. Wendel Plastic Surgery!

Kimberly Brown, Patient Care Supervisor

Kimberly has been in Nashville since 2015 but originally comes to us from Colorado. She received her Bachelor’s in Music from Webster University, and her passion for music inspired her move to Music City. She has been with Dr. J. J. Wendel Plastic Surgery since 2017 but took a year off to follow her love of traveling. In her free time she enjoys spending time in nature, reading a good book and traveling with friends and family. She is excited to be back with the team at Dr. J. J. Wendel Plastic Surgery, helping people feel and look their best.


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Dr. J. J. Wendel, MD, FACS
Lori Lankford, NP
Paige Hastings, NP
Jill Robbins, MA, CLO/A