Meet Dr. Byron Poindexter - Northern Virginia Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Byron Poindexter is a board-certified plastic surgeon at The Austin-Weston Center for Cosmetic Surgery, serving Northern Virginia, Maryland and Washington, DC.
While a senior in medical school, and among the top in his class at Indiana University School of Medicine, Dr. Byron Poindexter stumbled across the field of plastic surgery.
“I was a very intense student and was aiming toward a career in ophthalmology,” Dr. Poindexter notes. “Because it was the most competitive field at the time, I thought it must be the best. Finally, I actually spent some time on an ophthalmology rotation and hated it.” It was a “fill in” rotation with a local plastic surgeon in Indianapolis that unveiled the area of medicine that became his passion.
“I loved the variety of operations and the uniqueness of each, but probably more important, I really enjoyed the patients – before and after the operations,” he states.
The uniqueness of each case and every individual is inseparable from Dr. Poindexter’s strong skills in problem solving, aesthetic focus and communication.
Board-certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery in 1999 shortly after going into practice, Dr. Byron Poindexter’s focus with cosmetic surgery is in providing patients beautiful, balanced and natural results. He finds beauty in balancing not only outward proportions, but inner feelings with outer appearance.
Dr. Byron 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.
While his professional passion is plastic surgery, Dr. Byron Poindexter is committed to family and community, generously donating his skill, time and resources to a community outreach program that provides for the removal of tattoos from former gang members. Dr. Poindexter’s recreational time is divided between travel, golf, and equestrian activities.