SOURCE: The Austin-Weston Center for Cosmetic Surgery

May 09, 2013 17:05 ET

Dr. Byron Poindexter a Top Vote-Getter as Best Cosmetic Surgeon in Northern Virginia

Poll of 25,000 Virginia Living Magazine Readers Places Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Byron Poindexter at the Top of His Specialty

RESTON, VA--(Marketwired - May 09, 2013) -  Board-certified plastic surgeon Byron Poindexter, M.D., has been voted amongst Best Cosmetic Surgeons in Northern Virginia in a survey of 25,000 Virginia Living Magazine readers. The recognition appears in the publication's prestigious yearly Best of Virginia issue for 2013.

Comments Dr. Poindexter, "I already knew I had the best patients…it's great to know they feel the same!"

Dr. Poindexter has also been recognized multiple times in the "Best Of" list for plastic surgery in Northern Virginia Magazine since 2007, performing a full range of cosmetic plastic surgery procedures at The Austin-Weston Center for Cosmetic Surgery in Reston, VA. A member of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Dr. Poindexter was also recently named an ExpertInjector™ by the Physicians Coalition for Injectable Safety.

Board-certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery in 1999 shortly after going into practice, Dr. Poindexter is known for his beautiful, natural cosmetic surgery results and for his kind, down-to-earth nature. Patients and staff alike describe Dr. Poindexter as a talented, meticulous, compassionate and dedicated surgeon, with a warm, engaging sense of humor that puts those who meet him at ease right away.

Dr. Poindexter graduated with highest distinction from Indiana University and the Indiana University School of Medicine, receiving numerous academic honors, service honors, and scholarships along the way. He received training at the highly respected programs of general surgery at the University of Florida and plastic surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Poindexter joined the Austin-Weston Center for Cosmetic Surgery in 1998. The author of several plastic surgery journal articles, Dr. Poindexter has presented the Austin-Weston Center's experience with abdominoplasty (tummy tucks) at the national meeting of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and in 2008 served as the president of the National Capital Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Dr. Poindexter enjoys traveling and cooking with his wife of 17 years, Kristy; spending time with family; volunteering for local charities, including tattoo removal for former gang members; competing in equestrian events on his horse, Chance; and working on his and Kristy's Leesburg, VA farm filled with horses, chickens who lay delicious eggs for Austin-Weston Center staff, nap-enjoying dogs, a slightly chunky barn cat named Nichols, and other rescued or fostered animals.

About The Austin-Weston Center for Cosmetic Surgery

Less than 10% of board-certified plastic surgeons specialize exclusively in cosmetic surgery. The other 90% perform reconstructive surgery and some cosmetic surgery. Dr. Poindexter and his partners, George W. Weston, M.D., and Robert K. Sigal, M.D., perform cosmetic surgery exclusively and are the largest such group in the metropolitan D.C. area. When compared to the plastic surgeons who specialize in cosmetic surgery, Drs. Poindexter, Weston and Sigal perform four times as many cosmetic surgery procedures as they do (statistics from The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, based on number of facelifts, eyelid lifts, abdominoplasties, liposuctions, breast augmentations and rhinoplasties performed per year.)

Founded in 1978, The Austin-Weston Center for Cosmetic Surgery is the first free-standing center established exclusively for cosmetic surgery in the Washington, D.C. area, and Dr. Poindexter, Dr. Weston and Dr. Sigal have over 55 years of combined surgical experience among them. The doctors are board-certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery and are members of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons. The AAAHC-accredited office-based surgery center has 5 on-site operating rooms and is staffed by over 30 professionals dedicated to the highest standards of patient safety, privacy and service. View our website at www.austin-weston.com.

For more information, please contact the Austin-Weston Center's Media Relations Department at kopel@austin-weston.com or 703-893-6168 x222.

Less than 10% of board-certified plastic surgeons specialize exclusively in cosmetic surgery. The other 90% perform reconstructive surgery and some cosmetic surgery. George W. Weston, M.D., Robert K. Sigal, M.D., and Byron D. Poindexter, M.D., perform cosmetic surgery exclusively and are the largest such group in the metropolitan D.C. area. When compared to the plastic surgeons who specialize in cosmetic surgery, Drs. Weston, Sigal and Poindexter perform four times as many cosmetic surgery procedures as they do.

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