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.


Conté Drawing by Dr. Baxter
Seated Figure

Conté Drawing by Dr. Baxter
Seated Figure






Conté Drawing by Dr. Baxter
Standing Figure


Figure drawing by Dr. Baxter

Drawing of seated figure by Dr. Baxter

Figure drawing by Dr. Baxter



Figure drawing by Dr. Baxter


Drawing of female figure by Dr. Baxter


Reclining Figure
Conté drawing by Dr. Baxter


Drawing of standing figure by Dr. Baxter