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Byron Poindexter, MD

Meet Dr. Poindexter

Dr. Byron Poindexter is the president of Austin-Weston, the Center for Cosmetic Surgery, and a talented Reston, VA plastic surgeon who specializes in cosmetic procedures for the face and body. While a senior in medical school and among the top in his class at the Indiana University School of Medicine, Dr. Poindexter stumbled across the field of plastic surgery. He was so intrigued by the skill and complexity of plastic surgery that he decided to pursue cosmetic care. Dr. Poindexter is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. His goal with cosmetic surgery is to provide his patients with natural-looking results that are beautifully balanced. In enhancing the physical aesthetic of his patients, many of them experience a newfound hope and confidence, which is something Dr. Poindexter loves doing for his patients. 

Skills and Specialties

Dr. Poindexter is adept in performing both surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures for men and women. Some of his top facial procedures include mid-facelifts, nose surgery, chin surgery, around-the-mouth surgery, and neck lifts. In addition, he is skilled in performing body procedures such as liposuction, Brazilian butt lifts, and mommy makeovers. He is also known for his work in breast augmentations, breast lifts, and breast reductions, and is especially adept in performing nonsurgical procedures like body sculpting and cosmetic injectables.

Education and Training

Dr. Poindexter graduated with the highest distinction from Indiana University with a bachelor degree in both chemistry and psychology. From there, he continued his education at the Indiana University School of Medicine. After receiving his medical degree, he served his general surgery residency at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL. Once he finished his training, he went on to serve his fellowship in plastic surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Soon after, Dr. Poindexter joined Austin-Weston, The Center for Cosmetic Surgery in Reston, VA.

Professional Affiliations

Dr. Poindexter is affiliated with the following professional organizations:

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
  • National Capital Society of Plastic Surgeons (President)
  • Virginia Society of Plastic Surgeons

Awards and Recognition

Dr. Poindexter has been recognized by both his peers and patients for his work and has been granted numerous awards including:

  • Honor Roll Award, Healthgrades
  • America's Top Doctors®, Castle Connolly 
  • Regional Top Doctors, Castle Connolly
  • Patient's Choice Award, Vitals
  • On-Time Doctor Award, Vitals
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition, Vitals 

Publications and leadership

Dr. Poindexter has written and published multiple plastic surgery journal articles on various topics including lip recontouring and surgical treatment of the aged mouth. In addition, he has presented at numerous conventions and science-based conferences across the United States. As a seasoned author and speaker, Dr. Poindexter has presented the Austin-Weston Center’s experience with abdominoplasty at the national meeting of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He is constantly working to contribute academic publications and advance the plastic surgery field through medical research.

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"I love this practice.  I see Dr. Poindexter for fillers.  He always does a great job and I have minimal bruising.  I have gone to other doctors and had different results.  I would highly recommend Dr. P for any and all of your filler needs."



"I love the entire place! It's so friendly, humble and professional! They are very quick to serve you, answer any questions, and resolve any issues there may be. My surgeon was Dr.Poindexter and I fell in love with him instantly! He's so kind, sweet, gentle and always has such a big smile on his face! I got breast augmentation and he did an absolute fabulous job! The entire surgical staff was nice, the anesthesiologist was also sweet and careful with me when it came to putting needles and tubes in me lol! The overall experience was the best! I will be back to get more surgery and enhancement done to my body, best believe it! And the most wonderful thing about this place was not the awards they got or top votes, or any thing like that. The fact that I am a transgender patient and they were so loving and welcoming with open arms! They love you no matter what race, ethnicity, gender you identity yourself or orientation! I love them so much! I highly highly recommend this place!!"



"I am writing 10 years after my procedure. I don't consider this a late review; I think this is perfect timing as I am as happy with my results 10 years after as I was when I was immediately post-op. I was working at a hospital at the time and I knew that Dr Poindexter was the one the doctors' wives, and the doctors themselves, went to see. I'd had a hard plastic chin implant from a surgery more than 25 years previously. The thing was loose, movable, and made my face asymmetrical. Worse, in Dr Poindexter's opinion, it was in danger of actually eroding through the skin! Yuck! Before performing surgery, he aked me to bring in some photos of my face before i had that first unfortunate surgery. Then, in a minor in-office surgery, he removed the old implant, replaced it with a softer one that gave a more natural contour to my face and jaw, performed a neck lift, and even did a little liposuction on my jawline thru two tiny incisions under my earlobes. I had a defined jawline at last! Something I'd always wanted but never had, despite being very thin all my life. The doc and wonderful staff were very clear about what to expect and made me feel so at ease every time. I was back to work in two weeks (I just needed extra time to let the anesthesia clear my system). Since then, on my recommdation, a friend has had a face lift and other procedures done by Dr Poindexter and is very pleased with the results. I'll let her write her own review, though. Dr Poindexter is just the best!"



"I am very pleased with the Surgeon, staff, and the facility.  I went to seminars that each of the Doctors there participated in regarding the services the Center offers. It took me a couple of years before I was actually ready to have cosmetic surgery.  I eventually decided to have breast reduction surgery and since  I was going to be "out" with anesthesia, I opted to have a neck-lift done at the same time.  Dr. Byron Poindexter did my pre-op evaluation and my breast reduction and neck lift surgeries and I could not be happier with the results, even at 5 weeks post op.  I am still healing so all will only get better with time.  In looking at Internet photos of breast reductions and post op "healing" photos I cannot believe how lucky I am that my scars and the results look so good and I am only 5 weeks past surgery. I am so thrilled that I picked a highly skilled surgeon. I am a believer that you get the results you pay for so finding a surgeon with impeccable qualifications, skill, and experience was my personal imperative.  Secondly, I wanted a surgery center that is state of the art and with a very low infection rate and so I asked about that as well.  They took excellent care of me. I never had to wait during followup appointments either which is incredible that they stay on time with scheduling.  The staff from the pre-op to post-op worked like clock work and everyone that had a role in this Center's patient process was very nice and highly professional.  They have quarterly Saturday open houses and I went to a few of them before having surgery so I felt that I knew what I should expect for the surgery I elected to have.  I found the Austin-Weston Center when my Botox Dr. went to Arizona and I needed to find a new Doctor to provide Juviderm and Botox.  I started up with Dr. Poindexter for filler for my lips and botox.  He is a certified "expert injector" which I appreciated because I did not want to have huge artificial looking lips.  I wanted a nice upper lip line like I had when I was younger.  My husband said my lips really "look pretty" so I knew I had a hit in finding Dr. Poindexter.   The only thing I can think of to fix there is to have a better selection of coffee at the Keurig in the waiting room, per my husband's recommendation."



"Dr. Poindexter did a breast augmentation surgery on me. I am petite and really wanted something natural looking but that I could play up when I wanted to. He did just that! When I tell people that I had this done, they are so surprised because A. It looks so natural and B. It perfectly fits my body! Since then I have referred many women that have never considered this surgery because they didn't know they could get the same thing. These women all thought a breast aug had to be obvious and big! He was wonderful, knowledgeable and very professional. Highly recommend!"



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