Is the Ideal Implant Right for You?

Is the Ideal Implant Right for You?

Ideal is the brand name of a relatively new implant to hit the market that holds a special niche in breast augmentation. This implant is saline, but it’s a more natural-feeling implant than traditional saline implants, which tend to have more rippling and be more firm. This is achieved by having an internal baffle system […]




Neck Lift DC

What can I do about sagging neck skin?

The neck is anatomically complex and patients first need to understand the various layers so they can understand where their ‘problem area’ lies, and in turn, understand what procedure is necessary to fix it. The surgical  layers of the neck are (from superficial to deep), the skin, the superficial fat, the platysma muscle and the […]




Brazilian Butt Lift

Can liposuction fat be added to the buttocks area for buttocks augmentation?

Yes it is possible to transfer fat from one area of the body to another, but there are some caveats. First, it has to be YOUR FAT. Patients often ask if their sister/girlfriend/husband can donate the fat. The answer is no. Your body recognizes your own cell type, and if someone else’s fat was transplanted […]




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 […]




Does SculpSure or CoolSculpting Hurt More?

Does SculpSure or CoolSculpting Hurt More?

In the spirit of giving patients the most real advice possible, I decided to try SculpSure on myself so I could let patients know exactly what to expect!! The SculpSure machine is a non-invasive fat melting laser that targets pockets of fat areas. Usually it’s used on the abdomen or flanks and is the main […]




Can cosmetic surgery be done under just local?

Can cosmetic surgery be done under just local?

Patients sometimes ask me this question, and the short answer is ‘yes, sometimes.’ Most minor plastic surgery procedures can be performed under local. The most common procedures performed at Austin-Weston are breast augmentations, liposuction, and facelifts, and 99% of those procedures are not performed under local anesthesia, as they are not minor operations. Our surgeons […]




Austin-Weston Facial Fillers

Fillers Aren’t Just for Lips

I’m often asked by patients if they ‘need anything’ during a consultation, and I always try to answer that with a question. “What is bothering you and can you point it out to me?” Sometimes a patient will have a very specific request, and I can address that, but often they reply that they have […]




ASPS Los Angeles

Plastic Surgery meeting in Los Angeles

I was honored to be invited to speak in Los Angeles last week at the annual meeting of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons along with Drs. Weston and Sigal. It was my second time speaking on the topic of “Around-the-mouth Surgery” and probably the 15th or 20th for the other doctors. Dr. Poindexter also […]




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 […]