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Restora Austin Plastic Surgeons Recognized Again in 2016 as Super Doctors


Austin, TX -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/19/2016 -- Restora Austin Plastic Surgery Centre is proud to announce that Ashley Gordon, M.D., and Dustin Reid, M.D., are both included in the MSP Communications exclusive list of esteemed physicians. MSP Communications, researcher and publisher of the annual Super Doctors list, employs a rigorous, multi-step process to select physicians for inclusion in their publication that recognizes a diverse pool of medical doctors over various specialties.

What makes the Super Doctors list such a significant achievement is the detailed selection criteria. The physicians are not only vetted for professional accomplishments, but they must also have attained peer recognition during the period of time they've been in practice.

Dr. Gordon's inclusion on the Super Doctors list this year follows her presence on the Rising Star™ Super Doctor list in both 2012 and 2013 and on the Texas Super Doctors list in 2014 and 2015. Rising Star candidates are evaluated over 10 areas including fellowships, professional activities, leadership positions, board certifications, honors and awards and have been fully licensed to practice for approximately 10 years or fewer. While approximately 5 percent of the physicians within Texas are named to Super Doctors, no more than 2.5 percent are named to the Rising Stars list. Dr. Gordon also recently received the distinguished Castle-Connelly "Top Doctors" nomination by her peers.

Dr. Reid is making his fourth consecutive appearance on the Super Doctors list this year. He also recently received the distinguished Castle-Connelly "Top Doctors" nomination by his peers. Both surgeons have been nominated as a "Top Doc" in their specialty by Austin Monthly magazine.

Each year MSP Communications invites doctors to nominate colleagues they know to be exceptional in their specified field. Physicians are posed this question: If you needed medical care in one of the following specialties, which doctor would you choose? Numerous safeguards are in place to prevent ballot manipulation and doctors may not self-nominate. Their research staff then searches medical databases, online sources, and publications for doctors who have attained certain credentials, honors or professional achievements.

Nominees are then grouped into specialties and those with the highest scores from the nomination and evaluation steps are invited to serve on a "blue ribbon panel." Each panelist reviews and evaluates a list of nominees from his/her area of focus. Finally points are tallied with only the highest-scoring doctors included on the Super Doctors list. The research staff also independently reviews the discipline record of each candidate before publication and verifies that the doctor is active and in good standing.

Those physicians on the Super Doctors' list can be searched online by the general public by name, location, or area of specialty at The list was also published in the December 2016 issue of Texas Monthly magazine.

Bios of the Super Doctors from Restora Austin Plastic Surgery Centre:

Dr. Ashley Gordon was the first board-certified female plastic surgeon, who is also fellowship trained in aesthetic surgery, to practice in Austin, Texas. She is Board-Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Gordon, a native of Louisiana, received her undergraduate education at Tulane University in New Orleans, LA, her medical degree from LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans, LA. After medical school, Dr. Gordon moved to New York for her general surgery residency at St. Vincent's Hospital. During her general surgery residency, she was chosen to spend a year as a Post-Doctoral Scholar at The Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. After completing her general surgery training, Dr. Gordon moved to Atlanta where she was formally trained in plastic surgery at Emory University Hospital, one of the top three plastic surgery training programs in the country. She then pursued a fellowship in Aesthetic and Oculoplastic Surgery at Paces Plastic Surgery in Atlanta.

Dr. Dustin Reid is double Board-Certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Reid, a native of Clovis, New Mexico, received his undergraduate degree from Texas Tech University and his medical degree from Texas Tech University School of Medicine, graduating first in his class. He went on to train in a vigorous 5 year General/Trauma surgical residency at Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix, AZ. He subsequently trained in plastic surgery at the prestigious Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, GA, completing a 3-year residency and serving as chief resident in his final year. This cutting-edge program is world-recognized for excellence in plastic surgery training and focuses on breast and aesthetic surgery. Upon completion of his training, he moved to Austin and founded Restora Austin Plastic Surgery Centre in 2005.

Both surgeons belong to numerous regional and national societies, including the The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery , 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. Both are expert contributors on RealSelf.

About Restora Austin Plastic Surgery Centre
Restora Austin includes a plastic surgery clinic, a skin and laser clinic and a hair restoration center. Considered the most innovative plastic surgery practice in Austin and Central Texas, Drs. Gordon and Reid were the first to offer SAFELipo, the Tummy Tuck 360, Drain-Free Abdominoplasty using TissuGlu, and Halo laser by Sciton, just to name a few. The surgeons specialize in all areas of aesthetic surgery of the face, breasts and body. The team at Restora Austin is dedicated to an exceptional plastic surgery experience.

For more information, please visit RestoraAustin or connect with them on Facebook.

Media Contact:
Aesthetic Brand Marketing – Michelle Hartwell
Restora Austin Plastic Surgery Centre
Location: 901 W. 38th St. Suite 401 Austin, TX 78705
Telephone: 512-371-8817