Christopher Knotts, MD
Dr. Christopher Knotts is a board-certified and fellowship-trained plastic surgeon at the Austin-Weston Center for Cosmetic Surgery, serving the Washington, DC metro area including Maryland and Northern Virginia.
As an associate at Austin-Weston, a large private-practice group of plastic surgeons devoted to cosmetic surgery, Dr. Knotts has published articles on thigh lifting and liposuction and lectured on the topic of around-the-mouth surgery at the annual meeting of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. He placed third in his category at his first triathlon in 2015.
Dr. Knotts practice is devoted largely to cosmetic surgery. He performs surgery on the face, breast and body and also performs minimally invasive procedures. Dr. Knotts volunteers for facial trauma call several days a month and is active in the National Capital Society of Plastic Surgeons. In 2015, his group practice was nominated Best of DC, Best of NoVA and Best of Virginia and received the distinction of Top 1% of practices nationwide as an Allergan Black Diamond facility.
Dr. Knotts received his undergraduate degree in journalism with a minor in biochemistry and honors thesis in organic chemistry. He graduated with honors, and also with the distinction of having the highest GPA in his graduating college, a perfect 4.0. While working as interim newspaper editor, his writing and photography were each awarded first place finishes at annual professional press association conferences for two consecutive years.
Dr. Knotts was then granted early admission to medical school at the University of New Mexico, and during his time there received awards for his research on facial reconstruction after gunshot wounds and was nominated for various academic distinctions and societies. A passion for cycling developed while in medical school and he completed his first 100-mile century ride.
After medical school, he was accepted into one of the most competitive surgical programs in the nation, an accelerated 5-year residency in General and Plastic Surgery. During residency he was voted to chairman of the residency council, continued publishing multiple plastic surgery articles on reconstructive surgery, and completed the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon. After graduating residency, Dr. Knotts completed one of a handful of ASAPS-endorsed fellowships in Aesthetic and Cosmetic Surgery. During fellowship, his academic pursuits continued with articles published on arm lifting and liposuction and book chapters published on various body contouring topics, including the fleur-de-lis abdominoplasty and the bra-line back lift.