Meet Dr. McKnight-Baron@headingTag>
Dr. Aisha McKnight-Baron is a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon practicing at The Pavilion at Windy Hill in the metro Atlanta, GA area. She is one of the few African-American female plastic surgeons in the United States and is considered a leader in her field. Dr. McKnight-Baron performs cosmetic and reconstructive surgery for the face, breast, body, and skin. She has authored multiple peer-reviewed medical articles and presentations, and is known as the “BreastNBodyDoc” in local media. In fact, in 2015, Dr. McKnight-Baron joined the nationwide hit reality television show, Atlanta Plastic, on Lifetime to share her talents as a plastic surgeon with the country. Dr. McKnight-Baron and her staff are dedicated to delivering comfort and compassion to all patients and helping them understand their surgical options.
Skills and Specialties@headingTag>
Dr. McKnight-Baron has a special interest in breast reconstructive surgeries and microsurgical (DIEP flap) breast reconstruction. As a cancer survivor herself, she can relate personally to the physical and emotional trials her patients experience during a cancer diagnosis and treatment. Her own cancer journey helped her become more understanding with her patients. She gladly goes the extra mile to ensure that all of her patients are comfortable with the procedures they plan together.
Dr. McKnight-Baron also creates gorgeous results with breast augmentation, breast lift, and breast reduction surgery. For patients seeking a slimmer, shapelier silhouette, Dr. McKnight-Baron performs the latest techniques in body contouring, such as liposuction, tummy tuck surgery, body lift enhancements, and the Mommy Makeover. Her goal when performing any surgical procedure is that the results appear natural and beautiful, and this is especially true for the face. Through facelift surgery, blepharoplasty, brow lift, and neck lift surgery, her patients look younger, but in a subtle manner. For patients not quite read for surgery, our plastic surgery office offers popular procedures such as BOTOX, fillers, and laser treatments.
Education and Training@headingTag>
Dr. McKnight-Baron attended Spelman College, where she graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a Spanish minor. She completed her medical education at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN. At Meharry, she served as her fourth year class president, graduated magna cum laude, and was the first Meharry student to ever match directly into an integrated plastic surgery residency program. Dr. McKnight-Baron accomplished this at Baylor College of Medicine at the Texas Medical Center in Houston. She was the first African-American female resident accepted into that program.
Awards and Recognitions@headingTag>
Dr. McKnight-Baron earned her board certification through the American Board of Plastic Surgery. She has authored many peer reviewed articles and presentations in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. She is a part of the American Board of Medical Specialties, the Atlanta Medical Association, and the Cobb County Medical Society. Dr. McKnight-Baron is also a member of the Sisters Network, a National African American Breast Cancer Survivorship Organization. In 2015, she began sharing her surgical skills nationwide in the popular reality television show, Atlanta Plastic, on Lifetime.
Personal and Hobbies@headingTag>
Born in Boston to Jamaican immigrants, Dr. McKnight-Baron has lived in many places all over the United States. However, her heart belongs to Georgia. After moving to Stone Mountain, GA at the age of 12 from Southern California, she knew it was her hometown. She is happy to be back (after years of being away for medical training) to practice cosmetic and reconstructive surgery at The Pavilion at Windy Hill in Marietta, GA and to raise her own family. Dr. McKnight-Baron is married and has a young daughter. Dr. McKnight-Baron is also a conversational Spanish speaker, who is passionate about traveling abroad and Latin American culture.