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Christopher Knotts, MD, FACS

Meet Dr. Knotts

Dr. Christopher Knotts is a board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures for the face, breasts and body at Austin-Weston, The Center for Cosmetic Surgery in Reston, VA. He is board certified in plastic surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS). He is also an executive committee member of the National Capital Society of Plastic Surgeons. In addition to his service at Austin-Weston, Dr. Knotts volunteers for facial trauma call several days a month to help local patients who are in need of expert care. Dr. Knotts has a diverse background and is honored to be serving the Washington, DC metro area including Maryland and northern Virginia.

Skills and Specialties

Dr. Knotts' area of expertise is devoted largely to cosmetic surgery. He performs surgery on the face, breast, and body and also performs minimally invasive procedures. Some of his most popular treatments include body contouring after weight loss surgery, eyelid surgery, and fat grafting. He is especially known for his expert skill in facelifts, tummy tucks, liposuction, and breast augmentations. Noninvasive procedures include BOTOX®, Juvéderm®, and laser skin resurfacing.

Education and Training

Dr. Knotts received his undergraduate degree in journalism with a minor in biochemistry from New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, NM. After graduating with honors, he was granted early admission to medical school at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM. 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 at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City, OK. After graduating residency, Dr. Knotts completed an ASAPS endorsed fellowship in aesthetic and cosmetic surgery at the Hunstad-Kortesis Center for Cosmetic Surgery in Charlotte, NC. 

Certifications and Licensure

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • Certified in Plastic Surgery
  • NC State Medical License
  • VA State Medical License
  • DC State Medical License
  • NM State Medical License

Awards and recognition

Dr. Knotts has received numerous awards for his work in plastic surgery and has been widely recognized by his peers and patients for his expertise. 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. In addition, he has received the Honor Roll Award by Healthgrades and has won several awards from Vitals including the Patients' Choice Award, On-Time Doctor Award, and Compassionate Doctor Recognition. 

Publications and leadership

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 about around-the-mouth surgery at the annual American Society of Plastic Surgeons meeting. His desire to advance the plastic surgery field through research and academics began early on in his career. During his fellowship, he published numerous medical articles on arm lifting and liposuction and book chapters on various body contouring topics, including the fleur-de-lis abdominoplasty and the bra line back lift. In addition, he received awards for his extensive research on facial reconstruction after gunshot wounds during his time in medical school.

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