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Austin-Weston: Project on Plastic Surgery

Middle School Project: Q&A With Dr. Knotts

To whomever it may concern, Hello, I am a 6th grade middle school student from Quincy, Michigan. My class is currently doing a research project on a career that interests me. I am doing mine on plastic surgery. One of the requirements is that we have an outside mentor that can help us with questions […]

The Best Plastic Surgeons in Airline Magazines

The Best Plastic Surgeons in Airline Magazines

I remember flying to a fellowship interview and skimming through the in-flight magazine several years back. My eye was immediately drawn to the section titled ‘Best Plastic Surgeons in America,’ now ubiquitous in every domestic airline’s repertoire (see American Way, United Hemispheres, Delta Sky, Southwest: The Magazine). I was flying into Charlotte, and was pleasantly […]

Hip Liposuction

Hip Liposuction

In hip liposuction, a couple of small incisions are made to insert a metal cannula while the patient is asleep. The fat is suctioned out of the hip region allowing the skin to contract back to a smooth, even contour. When considering hip liposuction, it is important to know what is defined as the area […]

Washington Women’s Leadership Initiative

Tour of the Kennedy Center

National Symphony Orchestra Executive Director Rita Shapiro hosted phase one of a behind-the-scenes tour of the Kennedy Center Wednesday, January 13. The tour, sponsored by the Washington Women’s Leadership Initiative, included a look at the inner workings of what it takes to fund, recruit, produce and plan events with a major international orchestra like NSO. […]

Capitol File

Body Sculpting Basics

Featured in Capitol File Magazine December 2015 If you have a love-hate relationship with your love handles, you’ve got options. And these options can make it easier to do certain exercises and offer an incentive to work out. (The American Heart Association recommends that adults get at least 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week […]

Northern Virginia Liposuction

What happens if I gain weight after liposuction?

Patients frequently ask me this question during consultation, and my answer usually surprises them. There is a common misconception among patients that they should be as ‘fit as possible’ at the time of surgery to get the best result. This is wrong for a couple reasons. Before going into detail, you need to understand some […]


How much Lipo is too much Lipo?

As liposuction technique has evolved, plastic surgeons have been able to safely remove more and more fat. In the early days of liposuction, the limiting factor wasn’t the amount of fat, it was blood loss. While it is standard of practice nowadays to first inject a solution into the fat to minimize bleeding, this wasn’t […]


Does a Tummy Tuck Leave a Scar?

As plastic surgeons, this is a common question we are asked by patients considering an abdominoplasty, or ‘tummy tuck’ procedure. The short answer is yes, a scar is required to remove the extra skin that can be present after childbirth or weight loss, but you get to choose where the scar goes. Most patients choose […]

Dr. Knotts and his basket of goodies

Gift from a happy patient

Dr. Knotts received an absolutely stupendous Edible Arrangements gift from a happy patient yesterday! He loved it and was very touched by his patient’s kindness and thanks! Poor Dr. Knotts tried to save at least a few pieces of delicious fresh fruit dipped in chocolate for himself…but shortly after surrendered to the inevitable and shared […]

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Thank you note from a trauma patient

Austin-Weston Center Plastic Surgeon Christopher Knotts, M.D. received this beautiful thank-you note from a trauma patient and wanted to share. “Dr. Knotts, I just wanted to say thank you for all you’ve done for me…I feel blessed that you were on call that day [at the hospital’s trauma center] and we appreciate all the hard […]