Richard A. Baxter, M.D.

The Art Behind Plastic Surgery


While most plastic surgeons emphasize the artistry involved in performing plastic surgery, very few have had any serious training as an artist (as Dr. Baxter has.) Dr. Baxter continues to polish his skills as an artist by drawing the live model. The human figure is one of the most difficult subjects, because anyone can easily detect a misproportion or small error, even if they can't identify exactly what it is; the drawing just won't look right, just like the results of an operation which may be technically correct but somehow not as good as they could be. The skills honed by drawing the human figure and face carry over directly to the fine art of plastic surgery.

Dr. Baxter also features illustrations of breast implant procedures that can be seen below.

Latest News

July 21, 2014

A Myth Buster's Skin Care Glossary

This is Dr. Baxter's list of which skin care ingredients are effective, and what claims about... read more

Dr. Baxter

July 2, 2014

Vitamin A and JeNu in anti-aging skin care: the perfect...

Jenu, a home use ultrasound device, helps vitamin A derivatives and other anti-aging skin care... read more

Get Dr. Baxter's Newsletter