Ashley Gordon, MD, FACS
Did you know that 90% of plastic surgery patients are women but only 8% of plastic surgeons are female? Dr. Ashley Gordon was the first board-certified female plastic surgeon, who is also fellowship trained in aesthetic surgery, to practice in Austin, Texas.
As a woman and as someone who has had cosmetic surgery, Dr. Ashley Gordon, brings a unique perspective and intimate understanding to the realm of aesthetic facial and breast surgery in Austin. She is keenly attuned to the emotional issues that accompany a change in appearance, and her treatment style is all encompassing.
Ashley Gordon, MD, FACS is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, a society dedicated to surgical skill and ethical conduct. She specializes in surgery of the breasts, eyelids, face and post-pregnancy procedures. Dr. Gordon has a superior educational and training foundation and is a skilled surgeon and progressive thinker, a woman who loves fashion and beauty and is up on every trend. Her patients view her as equal parts confidant and surgeon when discussing their insecurities and seeking advice on enhancing their appearance. There is nothing more rewarding to Dr. Gordon than seeing her patients blossom, as they progress through their plastic surgery journey. Accompanying an improvement in appearance is a renewed sense of self, increased confidence and self-esteem. On her ability to deliver naturally beautiful results, she states, “My greatest compliment is when the surgical result remains my patient’s secret”. My patients and I love to evoke a, “Did I or Didn’t I?” question about their new look.
You will benefit from Dr. Gordon’s dedication to continuing education, progressive thinking, exceptional patient care and commitment to safety. You will also benefit from the dynamic duo of Drs. Gordon and Reid. They truly have a partnership and frequently collaborate on cases to provide patients with their collective experience and know-how. Their individual styles complement one another, and they share a passion for lifelong learning and believe advanced education must be pursued to remain current on innovative technology, materials and techniques. They take several weeks off every year to attend and lecture at plastic surgery conferences in the USA and around the world. They have extensively researched facial aging and developed techniques that result in a very natural appearance. Most recently, they put their heads together and developed a cutting edge procedure called the Restora Austin Tummy Tuck 360™. This innovative procedure is revolutionizing their body contouring, mommy makeover and tummy tuck results by adding SAFELipo®. They are truly artists with breast enhancement, mommy makeovers, facial rejuvenation and are considered Expert Injectors of toxins and dermal fillers.
More About Dr. Gordon
Dr. Ashley Gordon is a native of Louisiana. After graduating from Tulane University and LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans, she went on to train in general surgical residency at St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center in New York, New York. During her general surgery training, she was chosen to spend a year as a Postdoctoral Scholar at the internationally renowned Children’s Institute for Surgical Science, Departments of Fetal Surgery & Plastic Surgery, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. During this time, she pursued her research interests in the biological behavior of skin and scarless wound healing with clinical fetal surgery. This research won the Aesthetic Surgery Education and Research Foundation Grant in 2001, and she was awarded the Best Scientific Paper at the 35th Anniversary Meeting of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons. Her research continues to win awards, most recently, the Wound Healing Society’s Anita Roberts Award, an award given to the best research article of the year published in Wound Repair & Regeneration.
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Dr. Gordon subsequently trained in plastic surgery at the prestigious Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, GA, a 3-year residency. This cutting-edge program is world-recognized for excellence in plastic surgery, as many innovative procedures on breast and aesthetic surgery were developed there. A passion for the constantly evolving nature of aesthetic surgery and a commitment to deliver natural results combined with 21st century technology prompted Dr. Gordon to pursue a fellowship in Aesthetic and Oculoplastic Surgery at Paces Plastic Surgery in Atlanta. She has met vigorous training and testing criteria and is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Gordon is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and belongs to numerous regional and national societies, including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons, the Austin Society of Plastic Surgeons, the Texas Medical Association, the Travis County Medical Society, the Maurice J. Jurkiewicz Society of Plastic Surgeons. She is an expert contributor on RealSelf.com and was selected to serve on Mentor’s LEAD Council and on Sientra’s Advisory Panel, a panel of top tier surgeons who are regarded as shaping the future of breast enhancement. LEAD stands for Leadership, Experience and Development in Breast Augmentation. The LEAD Council is composed of a select group of board certified plastic surgeons who meet on an annual basis to share their wealth of experience and knowledge with Mentor Worldwide LLC. The objective of the meeting is to better understand the needs of aesthetic surgeons and their patients, so that Mentor may further enhance its product and educational programs. One of her passions is non-invasive laser treatments and she is a member of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery.
Dr. Ashley Gordon is a leader in the field of plastic surgery and was named a “Texas Rising Star” in 2012 and 2013 and a Texas Super Doctor in 2014 and 2015. The Texas Rising Star award spotlights outstanding young individuals who have demonstrated noteworthy achievements in their early careers and is awarded to less than 2.5% of active Texas physicians. Honorees were selected after peer nomination, input by a special blue ribbon panel of selected Texas Super Doctors and extensive research and review. It’s the list of who is the “doctor’s doctor”? She has also been consistently named by Plastic Surgery Practice as one of the Best Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeons in the USA. Dr. Gordon and Dr. Reid are two of the three physicians named as “Top Plastic Surgeons in Austin” by Castle Connolly & US News & World Report. Both are frequently featured in the media reporting on advances in plastic surgery.
Dr. Gordon’s caring nature extends beyond her aesthetic patients to her volunteer work around the globe. She has traveled to Central America and most recently, to Tanzania, East Africa to serve men, women and children in need of complex reconstructive surgeries. She is one of the seven founding members of the Tanzanian Project, the brainchild of one of her mentors, Clinton “Sonny” McCord, MD, whom she is so grateful to know. She is also a member of Austin Smiles. Dr. Gordon is married to Vincent John Cavaretta, III, DDS, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon who practices at Hill Country Oral Surgery. They live in Austin with their “canine” children, Stella, Lola and Gigi.
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Dr. Gordon operates primarily at INSPIRE Surgery Centre and has full staff privileges at all local Austin hospitals. Whether you seek a subtle enhancement of your features or a more dramatic change in appearance, Dr. Gordon will exceed your expectations. If you are ready to take advantage of Restora Austin’s renowned reputation for cosmetic surgery expertise, please contact us today to schedule your consultation.
Watch these videos to learn a bit more about some of things Dr. Gordon is passionate about.
Why Choose Dr. Gordon?
REASONS TO CHOOSE DR. GORDON AS MY PLASTIC SURGEON
DR. GORDON IS A SKILLED FEMALE PLASTIC SURGEON
- Gordon performs nearly 1,000 face, eyelid, breast and body procedures each year
- Gordon has been recognized year after year by Castle Connolly & US News & World Report as one of the “Top Plastic Surgeons in Austin, Texas”. She was also named a Texas Rising Star in 2012 and 2013 and a Texas Super Doctor in 2014 and 2015. She’s also been cited as one of “Austin’s Top Cosmetic Surgeons” by the Austin Business Journal
- She brings the latest technology to her patients. Restora Austin brought SAFELipo® to Austin and proceeded to develop the Tummy Tuck 360™. They were also one of the first practices to use Sientra 5th Generation Gel Implants for breast enhancement surgery.
- Her research on Scarless Wound Healing has won numerous awards and a grant by the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons
- She completed 9 years of vigorous surgical training after medical school, including research work as a Post-Doctoral Scholar
- Trained at Emory University for Plastic Surgery, considered to be one of the top 5 Plastic Surgery Programs in the country
- Completed a Fellowship in Aesthetic and Oculoplastic Surgery with international leaders in the field of aesthetic surgery, including Drs. Hester, Nahai, McCord and Codner
- She is always “on call” for patient concerns and calls
- Gordon is a member of the Plastic Surgery Channel, the only multimedia outlet exclusively operated by board certified plastic surgeons who are world renowned and considered top in their field
- Seton Medical Center
- University Medical Center at Brackenridge
- Seton Northwest Medical Center
- David’s Hospital
- North Austin Hospital
- South Austin Hospital
- Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas
- Central Park Surgery Center
- INSPIRE Surgery Centre
Awards & Publications
Aesthetic Surgery Education and Research Foundation Grant (ASERF)– 2001
Gaspar W. Anastasi Award for Best Scientific Paper at the Residents & Fellows Forum during the 35th Anniversary Meeting of the ASAPS & ASERF – 2002
Wound Healing Society’s Anita Roberts Award for Best Scientific Paper Submitted to Wound Repair and Regeneration, 2009
Peer Reviewed Journals:
Lin IC, Slemp AE, Hwang C, Karmacharya J, Gordon AD, and Kirschner RE. Immunolocalization of Androgen Receptor in the Developing Craniofacial Skeleton. J Craniofac Surg., 15(6): 922-927, 2004.
Losee JE, Karmacharya J, Gannon FH, Slemp AE, Ong G, Hunenko O, Gordon AD, Bartlett SP, and Kirschner RE. Reconstruction of an immature craniofacial skeleton with a carbonated calcium phosphate bone cement: Interaction with a bioresorbable mesh. J Craniofac Surg 14(1): 117-24, 2003.
Kirschner, R.E., Karmacharya, J., Ong, G., Gordon, AD., Hunenko, O., Losee, J.E., Gannon, F.G., and Bartlett, S.P. Repair of the Immature Craniofacial Skeleton with a Calcium Phosphate Cement: Quantitative Assessment of Craniofacial Growth. Annals of Plastic Surgery 49(1):33-8, 2002.
Karmacharya J, Gordon AD, Lim F, Martin B, Edelman B, Satyamoorthy K, Herlyn M, and Crombleholme TM. Adenoviral-Mediated Overexpression of Soluble Growth Factors and Their Effects in Impaired Wound Healing. Wound Repair & Regeneration (in press).
Gordon AD, Karmacharya J, Herlyn M, and Crombleholme TM. Scarless Wound Healing Induced by Adenoviral-Mediated Overexpression of Interleukin-10 (in preparation).
Calobrace, M. Bradley MD; Kaufman, David L. MD; Gordon, Ashley E. MD; Reid, Dustin L. MD. Evolving Practices in Augmentation Operative Technique with Sientra HSC Round Implants. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. 134(1S):57S-67S, July 2014.
Gordon AD. Liposuction. In Medical Management of the Surgical Patient, 4th Edition. Lubin M.F., Smith RB, Dodson T.F., and Walker H. K. Eds, Atlanta, GA: Cambridge University Press, August 2006.
Gordon AD and Kirschner RE. Benign Parotid Tumors. In eMedicine Journal: Plastic Surgery. Aly, A., Downey, S., Furnas, D.W., and Vistnes, L.M., Eds http://www.emedicine.com, 2(7), 2001.
Presentations at Regional, National, and International Meetings:
Karmacharya J, Gordon AD, Martin BG, Kitano Y, Radu A, Herlyn M, Kirschner RE, and Crombleholme TM. Adenoviral-Mediated PDGF-B Overexpression Enhanced Re-epithelialization is Mediated by Transforming Growth Factor a (TGF-a). Presented at the 86th Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons in Chicago, IL, October 22-27, 2000.
Gordon AD, Karmacharya J, Ong G, Gannon FH, Hunenko O, Losee J, Bartlett SP, and Kirschner RE. Repair of the Immature Craniofacial Skeleton with a Calcium Phosphate Bone Mineral Substitute (Norian CRS): Quantitative Assessment of Craniofacial Growth. Presented at the 47th Annual Meeting of the Robert H. Ivy Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons in Baltimore, MD, March 24-25, 2001.
Ong G, Hwang C, Karmacharya J, Gordon AD, and Kirschner RE. Toward an Understanding of Non-Syndromic Craniosynostosis: Androgen Receptor Expression and the Influence of Androgen Stimulation on the Developing Calvarium. Presented at the 47th Annual Meeting of the Robert H. Ivy Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons in Baltimore, MD, March 24-25, 2001.
Hwang C, Ong G, Karmacharya J, Gordon AD, and Kirschner RE. Toward an Understanding of Non-Syndromic Craniosynostosis: Androgen Receptor Expression and the Influence of Androgen Stimulation on the Developing Calvarium. Presented at the 58th Annual Meeting of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association in Minneapolis, MN, April 13-20, 2001.
Gordon AD, Karmacharya J, Ong G, Hunenko O, Esteves M, Martin B, Crombleholme TM, and Kirschner RE. Use of Acellular Human Dermis as a Carrier Matrix for Adenoviral-Mediated Gene Transfer. Presented at the 11th Annual Educational Symposium of The Wound Healing Society in Albuquerque, NM, May 16-18, 2001.
Karmacharya J, Gordon AD, Lim F, Martin B, Edelman B, Satyamoorthy K, Herlyn M, and Crombleholme TM. Adenoviral-Mediated Overexpression of Soluble Growth Factors and Their Effects in Impaired Wound Healing. Presented at the 11th Annual Educational Symposium of The Wound Healing Society in Albuquerque, NM, May 16-18, 2001.
Lim F, Karmacharya J, Gordon AD, Martin B, Radu A, Kirschner RE, Satyamoorthy K, Herlyn M, and Crombleholme TM. Adenoviral-Mediated Angiopoietin-1 Overexpression Accelerates Re-Epithelialization in Impaired Wound Healing. Presented at the 11th Annual Educational Symposium of The Wound Healing Society in Albuquerque, NM, May 16-18, 2001.
Edelman B, Del Pino M, Karmacharya J, Gordon AD, Lim F, Martin B, Radu A, Kirschner RE, Satymoorthy K, Herlyn M, and Crombleholme TM. Adenoviral Mediated Overexpression of Insulin-like Growth Factor-1 (IGF-1) Promotes Dose-Dependent Re-epithelialization in Ischemic and Non-Ischemic Wounds. Presented at the 11th Annual Educational Symposium of The Wound Healing Society in Albuquerque, NM, May 16-18, 2001.
Karmacharya J, Gordon AD, Lim F, Martin B, Edelman B, Satyamoorthy K, Herlyn M, and Crombleholme TM. Adenoviral-Mediated Overexpression in Diabetic Mice: A Screening System for Identifying Novel Effects in Wound Healing. Presented at the 4th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Gene Therapy in Seattle, WA, May 30-June 3, 2001.