Winston Salem Plastic Surgeon
1345 Westgate Center Drive, Suite A
Winston Salem, North Carolina 27103 US
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5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

38 Years Old, Mom of 2, Much Needed Tummy Tuck for Myself! - Winston Salem, NC

This review is based on the fact my experience is not complete! I still have a long way to go before committing to a truthful review. My PS has been great so far! I did a lot of research before deciding who my PS would be! He is very pleasant, informative, takes time to answer all my questions and doesn't rush me out, has a great bedside manor and his staff is great and helpful as well!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation. Winston Salem, NC

Awesome, outstanding, bedside manner calm, reassuring, honest, direct, forthcoming with answers to any questions you had. Took all the time in the world to speak with you about any portion of the surgery you were having. I was 100% at ease after meeting him.

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Thrilled! - Winston Salem, NC

Dr. Howell is fantastic. He's kind, caring, and takes a great interest in his patients. His first concern is for their overall health which I found refreshing. He and his staff took excellent care of me from my first visit to my very last follow-up visit after my surgery. I would highly reccomend Dr. Howell.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

42 Years Old Breast Reduction - Winston Salem, NC

I am so happy with my surgery and the results. If I'd know it would be this easy and that I would've found such a wonderful surgeon I'd definitely have done it years ago! Dr. Howell (and his staff) are so completely honest, caring and gifted I would definitely recommend them to anyone!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Removal

38 Year-old Mom, Breast Implant Removal with Lift - Winston-Salem, NC

If you are looking for a phenomenal plastic surgeon in the Triad area of NC, look no further than Dr. Howell. He was recommended to me by a local dermatologist who told me that he was the best in town. I met with 3 plastic surgeons total, including Dr. Howell, because I wanted to feel that I'd done my homework. I chose Dr. Howell and I'm so glad that I did! The results of my breast implant removal with a bilateral lift are far better than I'd hoped! I'm so happy to have the implants out and my breasts are now perfectly symmetrical and as perky as when I was 16! Dr. Howell was able to "reshape" my natural tissue to give me as full a look as possible without the implants. I'm now a B cup and look great in my clothes (was a very heavy and large DD). I've gotten more nervous about surgery as I've gotten older and there was so much about going to that office that helped to put me at ease. First, based on the consultation I was confident that Dr. Howell knew what he was doing and that it was his goal to give me the best results possible. He's also really sweet and has a sense of humor. Secondly, his staff was incredibly thorough in getting me educated and prepped for surgery. This was the fourth surgery I've been through and I have never had an office go through the lengths to get me prepped as this one did. I had exact instructions set out for me on a timeline to follow (which included a supplementation program provided by the office) before the surgery and after the surgery. The morning I arrived for surgery, the surgical nurse was so supportive and adept at putting me at ease, then the nurse anesthetist arrived and explained things so thoroughly that I knew I was in experienced and caring hands with her, and lastly Dr. Howell arrived and I saw a cross around his neck, which also brought me comfort. He began his drawings on me as he "mapped out" the surgical plans and I could tell that he was painstakingly meticulous. I learned at this time that he had also studied architectural engineering at some point before deciding to become a surgeon. This aptitude comes out when he is planning a surgical procedure because you can see that he has an eye for, almost an obsession for, being precise. I was literally thanking God that I'd chosen him and was confident that my results with Dr. Howell would be the best achievable outcome. He is a master at his work and I am an extremely happy customer!!!

5 out of 5 stars Juvederm

59 Years Old, Wanted to Look Refreshed - Winston-Salem, NC

Dr. Howell did my reconstruction and is excellent at what he does. It was a no Brainerd to select him for this.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Lift

Size FF Breast Reduction - Winston Salem, NC

I lost 157 lbs and was left with a common problem...Unsightly hanging skin! So last Dec I had fleur de lis tummy tuck ..insursnce covered it! Then March breast covered it. Oct im having thigh lift. Approval pending. I consult, step by help those with medical necessity to get insurance approvals. Let me know if i csn help. .Updates to come.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Lift with Implants

50 year old who finally has breasts she loves - Winston Salem, NC

Dr. Howell's attention to what you want and detail are wonderful. I felt very informed and comfortable throughout the whole process. I had some minor issues the day after my procedure which was a Saturday. Dr. Howell called me himself and made sure I was OK.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implants

31 Year Old - Winston Salem, NC

Truly gifted!!

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Abdomnioplasty IS Covered by Insurance. Winston Salem, NC

my doctor was awesome. he's an artistand very skilled at what he does he was extremely professional and caring. you kept all the time I needed to answer questions for me and my personal situation.. I'll continue to have other procedures as needed through him only

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Personal Statement

Hampton A. Howell, MD is a board certified plastic surgeon at Salem Plastic Surgery, performing the full range of cosmetic procedures. He grew up in NC, has been on several medical mission trips, and loves the outdoors. Dr. Howell's faith and his family are top priorities for him.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

Consultation Fee

Please Mention You Found Me On RealSelf for a complimentary consultation.

Awards & Recognition

Professional Recognition:
Medical Staff President, Medical Park Hospital, 2014 - 2015
Section Chief, Plastic Surgery, Medical Park Hospital, 2012 - 2015
RealSelf Top Doctor

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Howell has hospital affiliations at Novant Health: Medical Park Hospital, Forsyth Medical Center, Hawthorne Surgery Center.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BS in Mechanical Engineering, Minor in Chemistry, Virginia Tech
    Medical: MD, Wake Forest University School of Medicine
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residencies: General & Plastic Surgery, Grand Rapids Michigan State University
    Fellowship: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary

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Drains v.s. no drains after aggressive full body lipo w/BBL fat?

Hi. I have not found drains to be needed for this type of procedure.  Good luck and take care,Dr. Howell READ MORE

How do you treat lipoatrophy and sagging of the face and neck?

It is hard to say without seeing pictures or examining you.  Options would typically include what you mentioned (facelift and neck lift), as well as ... READ MORE

How can I assure my hemoglobin rises by March? (Photo)

You should get in to see your primary care physician or provider so they can determine the appropriate treatment. Eating a healthy, balanced diet as... READ MORE

I am going to used Mentor silicon Gel moderate profile under the muscles! How many cc's I will lose under the muscle?

You will not lose any size or "cc's " when the implants are under the muscle. However, they may appear visually different being submuscular, or dual... READ MORE

I had a lipoma on hip over 8 years. I have a huge dent in my hip. Will that hip fill back in or will I need a fat transfer? (Pho

Hi. I would not expect that to fill in.  I would consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon to discuss your options.  You may benefit from a s... READ MORE

Liposuction or revision to extend? (Photos)

Hi.  I would wait a good 4-6 months from your surgery to allow for healing and the swelling to come down before making a decision.  I would see what y... READ MORE

Is it normal to have a swollen face 4 weeks after tummy tuck?

Hi.  It would be highly unusual for facial swelling to be related to a tummy tuck and lipo that was done 4 weeks ago.  I would recommend checking w... READ MORE

Shooting pains in one breast 48 hrs post subglandular augmentation -- is this normal?

Hi.  Congratulations on your surgery.  It is very normal to have shooting pains after a breast augmentation.  I commonly refer to them as "zingers".  ... READ MORE

Depressed, and emotional following breast augmentation?

Hi.  Sorry to hear you are having some depression after your surgery, but this is actually not that uncommon.  I look at it as similar to how some w... READ MORE

Lost 190 pounds, what's better an Extended Tummy tuck or Fleur de lis Tummy tuck? (photos)

Hi.  Based on your pictures, I don't know that you would need a fleur-de-lis abdominoplasty.  I think that you would see a nice benefit from a tummy t... READ MORE

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Liposuction, Arm Lifts, and Smart Lipo — The Doctor Explains These Arm Contouring Techniques

Dr. Hampton Alexander Howell discusses the different techniques of arm contouring to reach your desired results. WATCH VIDEO

When Can You Get Back to Work and Normal Activities — The Doctor's Recommendation

Dr. Hampton Alexander Howell discusses the aftercare and what you can expect after having a procedure done. WATCH VIDEO

Find the Best Body Contouring Option for You — From Non-Surgical to Surgical Procedures

Dr. Hampton Alexander Howell discusses what body contouring is and techniques including CoolSculpting and Smart Lipo. WATCH VIDEO

Breast Augmentation Basics: Answers to Popular Questions

Here's what's involved in a breast augmentation, as explained by Dr. Hampton Alexander Howell. WATCH VIDEO

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Facelift 101: The Doctor Details This Popular Surgery

Aging happens. Here's what you can do about it. Dr. Hampton Alexander Howell explains facelifts. WATCH VIDEO

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