Dr. Michelle Carlotti

Michelle Cabret-Carlotti, MD, DDS is an extremely educated and even more highly regarded Cosmetic Surgeon with a diverse and unique background. Born on an Air Force Base in Puerto Rico to parents that worked for the Department of Defense (DOD), she spent her childhood in a foreign country for 8 1/2 – 9 months out of every year including Japan, Philippines, and the United Kingdom. Her parents felt traveling provided an education in and of itself and she had the fortune of traveling the world- Europe, Asia, and Russia. The highlight of her young life was coming home to Texas and California to visit family. She has vivid memories of driving from Killeen to McAllen to visit family when hours of the drives were tumbleweed. She is beyond thrilled to bring her girls and husband home to Central Texas.

As a young adult, Dr. Cabret-Carlotti graduated Summa Cum Laude from Wagner High School, a highly academic DOD school in the Philippines. She began her higher studies at the Young Scholars program hosted by the UC System at the University of California, Santa Barbara while she was still technically a high school student.

With the highly regarded Regents Academic and athletic scholarships in hand, she started her undergraduate education with a short stint at Arizona State University before transferring and graduating Magna Cum Laude and High Provost Honors in Psychology at Revelle College at the University of California, San Diego. She then went on to earn a Doctorate in Dental Surgery (DDS) from the UCLA School of Dentistry, ranked top 3 academically in the country. Leaving UCLA with the Highest Honors, and inducted into Omikron Kappa Upsilon – the National Dental Honors Society, she became the first female ever to be accepted into the very prestigious double degree program at the University of Texas, Southwestern School of Medicine.

Dr. Cabret-Carlotti was the first and, to date, is the only female to be accepted and excel in the joint program earning her Medical Doctorate (MD) from UT Southwestern, completing UT Southwestern’s Hospital System including Parkland Hospital’s General Surgery Internship, and acting as Chief for multiple hospitals in her 6th and final year of surgery residency.

Her unparalleled surgery training including the scopes of major trauma, surgical oncology, breast, maxillofacial, reconstructive, craniofacial, orthognathic (jaw), complex oral reconstructions, and elective cosmetic surgery. UT Southwestern Medical School’s affiliated hospitals surgery specialty residency programs are considered by many to be the Harvard of surgery programs.

She cherishes her many years in Dallas and is so grateful to the many outstanding UT Southwestern Medical School and Surgery Programs’ world renown faculty that helped shape her career.

Austin Cosmetic Surgery Dr. Michelle Carlotti
Austin Cosmetic Surgery Dr. Albert

Dr. Albert Carlotti

Dr. Albert Carlotti is a second generation surgeon.  Since the age of 14 he wanted to become a craniofacial surgeon to perform complex facial reconstructive surgery.  He   earned his BA from the University of Vermont, Doctorate of Dental Surgery in Baltimore, Maryland and then attended UT Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, TX earning his Medial Degree in 1998.  While at Parkland Hospital, Dr. Carlotti completed his residency training in Maxillofacial Surgery and then completed a one year fellowship in Cosmetic Surgery.  Dr. Carlotti currently specializes in all forms of facial & body Cosmetic Surgery, Orthognathic (Jaw Surgery) and Reconstructive Surgery.

Dr. Michelle Carlotti and he met in medical school and they had their first daughter in Dallas.  The couple then moved with their young daughter to Scottsdale, Arizona where they opened The Carlotti Center in 2002.  In the last 16 years they have treated over 28,000 patients performing full scope cosmetic, reconstructive and maxillofacial surgery as a team.  Together, they make each other better as they provide both a male and female perspective.  This permits shorter, more efficient and safe operating times and allows four hands and eyes to optimize results.

Dr. Carlotti has been on faculty at AT Still University for over 5 years where he teaches residents how to diagnose and treat complex facial deformities.  He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and is Past-President of the Board of Directors of the Cosmetic Surgery Foundation. Dr. Carlotti has lectured numerous times on the International level on facial and body cosmetic surgery.

Drs. Carlotti moved back to Texas in early 2016 in preparation for opening their brand new facility, Austin Cosmetic Surgery, in Lakeway, TX.  This facility will be a State-Licensed Ambulatory Surgical center which will meet all the same requirements as any hospital in the nation. The goal is to perform their procedures in a facility that focuses on patient safety. Drs. Carlotti are privileged at Baylor Scott & White Hospital which sits just behind their new Austin facility as well as at Northstar Surgical Center and Scottsdale Liberty Hospital in Arizona.

Their lives are busy as they serve both practices in both Arizona and Texas.  As they are over-achievers, their main focus its on their two daughters who go to school at Lake Travis Middle School and Lake Travis High school in Lakeway, TX.  Dr. Carlotti is a fitness addict and in addition to completing on the National Stage as a Men’s Physique competitor 7 times, he holds a National & World Record in powerlifting in the United States Powerlifting Association and the International Powerlifting League.

When patients come to see the Carlottis they will notice one thing right away: they really are normal people and they treat their patients like family. Make a consultation in either facility and come see for yourself!


Dr. Sheila Barbarino

Sheila Barbarino, MD, FAAO, FAACS, FACS., a board certified surgeon who is fellowship trained in oculo-facial plastics/cosmetic plastic surgery, specializing in full body cosmetic surgery and a full face specialist. Dr. Barbarino is a fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, a board of trustee of the Cosmetic Surgery Foundation and a member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Dr. Barbarino brings her expertise to the practice of cosmetic, corrective and reconstructive surgery of the eyelids, face and body. She applies her ophthalmic plastic surgical skills to rejuvenate the eyelid and forehead complex and to repair a myriad of eye problems including excessive upper eyelid skin, tear trough deformities, tired appearing lower eyes and face, eye socket defects and skin cancer to restore both the natural shape and health to the eye.

As a female surgeon, she sees her patients from a woman’s perspective. Dr. Barbarino understands how particular we are about perceived imperfections–whether we think we have cellulite, jowls, turkey necks or excess skin on our eyelids. She empathizes with her patients’ desire to look well rested, youthful and fit and to achieve what cannot be accomplished at the gym or through a good, healthy lifestyle.

Dr. Barbarino speaks and teaches other health care professionals world wide about new cutting edge technology and ground breaking techniques. She has patients who travel from near and far just to see Dr. Barbarino and get her expert opinion. Dr. Barbarino is a world renowned speaker, teacher, and lecturer at various medical symposiums, medical conferences, and is a sought after key opinion leader who has spoken all over the world.

Dr. Barbarino comes with expert experience in comprehensive treatments for all skin types, including darker skin tones. In addition, Dr. Barbarino’s extensive expertise includes the artistic use of non-surgical modalities such as Botox®, Sculptra®, Juvederm®, Voluma®, Radiesse® and Restylane® to help patients achieve pleasing, natural looking facial rejuvenation. Her goal as a woman and as a surgeon is to help a patient become more comfortable and confident with their body and in particular with their face. She literally helps her patients put their best face forward. Patients want to look the best they can for their age—not artificial and fake.

Dr. Barbarino, a Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, has completed two fellowships, one in oculoplastic surgery and a second in full face and body aesthetic plastic surgery.

If medicine has given years to life, it is aesthetic surgery that has given life to years”

Kathryn Clayton, ANP

Kathryn Clayton, ANP (Austin)

Kathryn Clayton, FNP-BC is a highly-trained aesthetic ANCC Board Certified Nurse Practitioner. She started at Clemson University (CU) in South Carolina as a division one athlete earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing and an ACC gold medal for Novice 8 Rowing. While working full-time as a Registered Nurse, she earned her Master’s of Science in Nursing degree from CU, where she was also inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing in 2013. She is a perfectionist with an eye for detail and is obsessed with meticulously and artistically enhancing one’s natural beauty. You can trust her to listen and understand your concerns while providing the right treatment plan to achieve your desired results. She believes in creating a refreshed appearance that is believable and natural looking.With nearly a decade of working in the medical industry, Kathryn joined Austin Cosmetic Surgery to provide her passion for cosmetic treatments at the highest level of care. She uses treatments such as Botox®, Juvederm®, Voluma®, Volbella®, Vollure®, Kybella®, Sculptra®, Restylane®, Dysport®, Radiesse®, Belotero®, and many other treatment modalities. She is certified in Coolsculpting, Ultherapy, Thermage, Femtouch, CO2 laser resurfacing, Microneedling with platelet-rich plasma (PRP), PRP hair rejuvenation, Neograft consultations, and treatments with Lumenis M22 IPL/Resurfx/NdYag. Staying abreast of new technology, training and research, she ensures patients receive the best possible care in their quest for confidence and beauty. Being a Master Lead Injector means her expertise in non-surgical, facial cosmetic injection is of the highest quality, including the highly sought after Liquid Face Lift and tear trough injections.  Give her a problem area and she’ll solve it- strategically, correctly and within your budget. You’ll find her straightforward and honest about what treatments will provide real results. Her artistic eye and attention to detail have been represented on beautiful faces all over the country.

Jennifer Phipps, RN (Austin)

Jennifer began as a student of the School of Fine Arts at Louisiana State University with a
concentration in painting, drawing and printmaking with an appreciation and adoration for the human form.  After moving to Austin, she transitioned to the healing arts of massage therapy.
Having worked as a massage therapist in Austin for 10 years,  she then began her journey into
skincare.  After completing an aesthetics program in 2008, Jennifer thrived in the spa industry as both a massage therapist and an aesthetician.  She then pursued her passion and became a registered nurse with a goal to one day be a cosmetic nurse injector while holistically utilizing her skincare training.  Jennifer has over 8 years of nursing experience in many settings including pharmaceutical research, long term care of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and case management.

After attending Texas Laser and Aesthetics Training Academy she received advanced medical aesthetics certifications in: laser hair removal, photo facials (IPL), Botox, Dysport, and dermal fillers. Jennifer’s passion is the gentle anti-aging process using brightening skincare techniques like derma planing, HydrafacialMD, customized chemical peels, micro needling, laser treatments and her less is more approach with Botox and dermal fillers. She is an Allergan and Galderma trained advanced injector who frequently attends state-of-the-art trainings to learn and master the latest, and safest techniques. Jennifer also is passionate about creating a customized skincare regimen for her clients to maximize results in between treatments. Believing in the value of success and self-confidence, Jennifer continues to commit her aesthetics practice to honoring the natural architecture of the face and body, enhancing the most beautiful assets of each person’s unique features, while using a holistic approach to address skincare issues.

When Jennifer is not in the skincare studio she is either swimming or enjoying the outdoors, hiking with her husband and little chihuahua mix. She is also and active volunteer with the Look Good Feel Better program through the American Cancer Society, empowering women battling cancer, by teaching skincare and giving makeovers to give back their radiance and confidence during their treatment.

Austin Cosmetic Surgery Jennifer Phipps
Kimberly Kaminer, RN

Kimberly Kaminer, RN (Scottsdale)

Professional injector and certified aesthetic nurse specialist Kimberly Kaminer, RN has successfully treated thousands of people, using multiple different cosmetic products over ten years. Kim is also a member of the American Society for Plastic Surgical Nurses, and is licensed in Arizona, California, New Mexico, Minnesota, South Dakota, Colorado and Canada. Kim received her nursing degree from the University of Alberta in Canada, and worked for over 18 years in a variety of critical care settings throughout the United States, before committing to her artistic passion, as a cosmetic injector.

Both trained at University of Texas Southwestern, Dr. Michelle Carlotti and her husband Dr. Albert Carlotti met while pursuing their residency at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas.

Bonded together by the same passion in life, they soon became the FIRST Husband and Wife team in the country dedicated to Cosmetic, Reconstructive and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Upon completion of their extensive training they set out on the journey of entrepreneurship and opened their own practice and surgical center in Scottsdale, AZ. Drs Michelle and Albert immediately became a trusted source for excellence in Cosmetic, Reconstructive and Maxillofacial Surgery.

After more than 16 years and thousands of successful surgeries, they knew it was time to come home. Opening a second location in January 2018 Drs Michelle and Albert are bringing their unmatched skill and experience home to Austin, TX!

The unique ability to provide both a male and female perspective has contributed vastly to their success. “Together, we make each other better.”

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