Austin-Weston Center for Cosmetic Surgery

Byron D. Poindexter, MD


Dr. Byron PoindexterBoard certified plastic surgeon at The Austin-Weston Center for Cosmetic Surgery, serving Northern Virginia, Maryland and Washington, DC.

Thank you for visiting Dr. Byron Poindexter’s AUSTIN-WESTON personal website! We hope this site will be a resource to you to learn more about Dr. Poindexter as a surgeon and as a person. For most people, the decision to have plastic surgery is a major one.  Even basic research  into your desired procedures can feel overwhelming.  The best first step to learning more about your possibilities is to schedule an appointment for a free consultation with Dr. Poindexter, a board-certified plastic surgeon at Austin-Weston Center for Cosmetic Surgery.

At Austin-Weston, located in the Northern Virginia suburb of Reston, VA, convenient to Washington, DC and Maryland and right next door to Dulles International Airport, we know that you can’t be comfortable with your decision to have cosmetic surgery unless you are comfortable with your cosmetic surgeon.  A complimentary consultation with Dr. Poindexter can go a long way towards making you feel more at ease with the process, but Dr. Poindexter understands that just the thought of a consultation can be daunting.  The decision to have plastic surgery is one of the most personal and private choices an individual can make—and so is making the decision to explore that possibility.

Dr. Byron Poindexter and his wife Kristy“Even the most confident people can feel nervous discussing their most personal information in a cosmetic surgery consultation,” says Dr. Poindexter.  “This is completely normal. After all, during  a consultation you will talk to me and my staff about your hopes, dreams, and any concerns or insecurities that may have drawn you to consider plastic surgery.

“You’re baring not just your physical body to people you’ve just met, but parts of your soul, too,” continues Dr. Poindexter. “Who wouldn’t  be at least a little nervous about that? I’ve been performing cosmetic surgery exclusively for 14 years. During that time, I’ve listened to many people talk about their most heartfelt goals, motivations, and their fears.  I do my very best to put myself in the shoes of every new patient who comes to see me.  A consultation with me is a no-judgment zone.

“It’s a humbling experience and a privilege to have people put that kind of trust in you. I take that responsibility very seriously.  No matter what my surgical recommendation for each individual will ultimately be, I believe that everyone’s feelings about themselves, their bodies and self-image, and their lives  are real and come from a deeply authentic place in the self.  I have great empathy and respect for people who share those feelings with me and my staff.  Whether they schedule surgery or not, I let each person I meet know that they matter to me and to Austin-Weston.

“No one will ever be pressured to have surgery, and in fact, I routinely advise patients against procedures that I don’t believe are right for them,” concludes Dr. Poindexter. “I care about the best outcome for each person, and every patient and every patient concern is of equal importance to me. Whether you’re interested in, for example, a facelift or perhaps only Botox, you and I will talk through your options together, as a team.”

Virginia Plastic Surgeon Dr. Byron Poindexter riding horseDr. 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 of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. For several  years, along with our other surgeons, Dr. Poindexter taught courses to other plastic surgeons on cosmetic surgery around the mouth at the annual meeting of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. In 2008, Dr. Poindexter served as the president of the National Capital Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Dr. Poindexter is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Dr. Byron Poindexter and his wife, Kristy cookingIn Dr. Poindexter’s spare time, he enjoys traveling and cooking with his wife of 16 years, Kristy; spending time with family; volunteering for local charities, including tattoo removal  for former gang members; competing in equestrian events on his horse, Mac; playing golf; and working on his and Kristy’s Leesburg, VA farm filled with horses, chickens who lay delicious eggs for the Austin-Weston Center staff, nap-enjoying dogs, lazy barn cats, and other rescued or fostered animals.

Your privacy, safety, and physical and emotional well-being are of paramount importance to everyone at the Austin-Weston.  We are committed to providing a safe, private environment for our patients at every stage of the cosmetic surgery process, from the first visit to Austin-Weston through surgery and beyond.  We invite you to come in for a complimentary, personal consultation with Dr. Poindexter. Please call 703-893-6168 and our caring staff will be delighted to schedule your appointment.



Date of Birth April 2, 1966
Place of Birth Beech Grove, IN
Marital Status Married


FELLOWSHIP: University of Alabama at Birmingham – Plastic Surgery
DATES: 1996 – 1998
RESIDENCY: University of Florida – General Surgery
DATES: 1992 – 1996
HONORS: Ray Bierstedt Memorial Award: Outstanding Surgical Intern

CERTIFICATION/Professional Memberships:

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


MEDICAL: Indiana University School of Medicine
DATES: August 1988 – May 1992


Graduation with Highest Distinction (Summa Cum Laude)
Alpha Omega Alpha – Honorary Society
Dr. E.B. Rinker Scholarship
Medical School Memorial Fellowship and Scholarship
Summer Research Honors Program
Rabe-Vermillion Scholarship


Indiana University – Bloomington
DATES: August 1984 – May 1988
DEGREES: B.A. Chemistry / B.A. Psychology


Graduation with Highest Distinction (Summa Cum Laude)
Phi Beta Kappa Honorary Society
Distinguished Alumni Service Award Scholarship
Rabe-Vermillion Scholarship
Honors Division Scholarship (4 years)
Dean’s List (8 Semesters)
Indiana University President’s Scholar
Phi Eta Sigma and Alpha Lambda Delta – Academic Honoraries


“Lip Recontouring” in The Art of Aesthetic Surgery. Sigal, RK. Poindexter, BD, Austin, HW and Weston, GW. 2005
“Surgical Treatment of the Aged Mouth” Seminars in Plastic Surgery. Weston G, Sigal RK, and Poindexter BD. 2003
“Rejuvenation of the Aged Face” Perspectives in Plastic Surgery. Sigal RK, Weston G, Poindexter BD and Austin HW. 2000.
“The Present Status of Endoscopy” – Annals of Plastic Surgery Poindexter B., Vasconez LO. 1998 Dec; 41(6):679-83
“Microvascular Surgery Utilizing the Endoscope as the Sole Source of Visual Assistance” – Microsurgery
Jain AK, Poindexter B, et. al. 1998; 18(2):86-9
“A Simple Method of Lower Extremity Arteriography in the Laboratory Rat” – Microsurgery
Oldednbeuving B, Jain AK, Poindexter BD, Engles B, Vasconez L. 1998; 18(1):33-4
“Selection of Patients for Renal Artery Repair Using Captopril Testing” – The American Journal of Surgery Harward TRS, Poindexter BD, Huber TS, et al. 1995;170:183-187


Histopathyology of Specimens from Elective Breast Reductions
Under Luis O. Vasconez, M.D., Division of Plastic Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham (ongoing)
Anatomy of the Malar Fat Pads and Central Third of the Face
Under Luis O. Vasconez, M.D., Division of Plastic Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham
General and Local Anesthesia in Strabismus Surgery
Under Eugene M. Helveston, M.D., Department of Ophthalmology Indiana University School of Medicine
C14 Labeled Leucine Uptake in the Ovine Fetus: Fed and Fasting
Models of Neonatal Nutrition
Under James Lemons, M.D., Department of Neonatology Indiana University School of Medicine


2001, May…”Liposuction in the Abdominoplasty Flap”
American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, New York, New York
1998, April…”Breast Reduction Specimens: Is Routine Histopathologic Inspection Warranted?”
Plastic Surgery Senior Residents Conference – Birmingham, Alabama
1998, February…”History of Breast Reduction Surgery”
Plastic Surgical Grand Rounds – Birmingham, Alabama
1997, March…”Hirudo Medicinalis – The Medicinal Leech”
Plastic Surgical Grand Rounds – Birmingham, Alabama
1996, February…”Pathophysiology of Wound Healing”
Basic Science Conference, University Hospital – Jacksonville, Florida


Ask Dr. Poindexter

Board Certified Austin-Weston Plastic Surgeon, Byron D. Poindexter, M.D. believes that collaboration is beneficial to both doctor and patient. Dr. Poindexter is available to answer any questions you may have in regards to cosmetic plastic surgery.

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