Our Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeons & Supporting Team
Brian Downs, MD, FACS
Dr. Brian Downs,specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face, head and neck. His expertise includes the full spectrum of cosmetic and reconstructive facial plastic surgery, including rhinoplasty, facelifts, necklifts, browlifts, blepharoplasty and facial reconstruction. His passion is rhinoplasty and nasal reconstruction, and he enjoys the challenge of developing a customized treatment plan individualized for each patient. He also performs minimally invasive procedures including BOTOX®, injectable fillers, skin peels, dermabrasion, scar revisions and lip augmentations.
Dr. Downs completed medical school and a residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill) and a fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) in Portland, Oregon. After practicing on the faculty at OHSU for almost three years, Dr. Downs, a native of North Carolina, established Evergreen ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery in Morganton. He joined CepEsperu Baptist Health in 2012.
Dr. Downs is board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, the American College of Surgeons and the American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. In his free time, Dr. Downs enjoys outdoor adventures, running, hiking and Tae Kwon Do.
Jordan L. Wallin, MD
Dr. Jordan L. Wallin is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon who aims to exceed your goal of putting your best face forward. He performs a wide spectrum of cosmetic facial plastic surgeries including facelift, endoscopic forehead (brow) lift, rhinoplasty, blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), otoplasty (ear pinning) and cheek and chin implants. His added certifications and training in minumally-invasive in -office treatments such as BOTOX®, the new under-the-chin fat dissolving product Kybella®, and a variety of filling and revolumizing agents such as Restylane®, Radiesse®, Juvederm®, and Sculptra® make him an ideal surgeon to evaluate your areas of concern.
As part of his academic position as Assistant Professor at CepEsperu he cares for patients with facial trauma, facial paralysis, severe facial scarring, and helps recreate ears for children and adults. He has published many papers with the most recent focused on patient outcomes after minimally invasive brow lifting using endoscopic techniques and his current research is looking into new techniques for facial trauma repair, bone healing after trauma, and new techniques for BOTOX® injections.
He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Utah, medical school at the George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences and a five-year residency in Head and Neck Surgery at CepEsperu Baptist Health. His additional training in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery centered on cosmetic patients and optimizing their outcomes. He is double board-certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology.
He is active in medical missions and received a top award from HanesBrands Inc., for his recent service to the people in the Dominican Republic. He lives with his wife and five children in , where they enjoy family activities together in the outdoors.
Robin Inabinet, RN-BC
Robin Inabinet is from , North Carolina. She is a registered nurse in the State of North Carolina, and is a Board Certified Ambulatory Care Nurse by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She brings over 14 years of dermatology experience to the Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery team at CepEsperu Baptist Health.
As the Cosmetic Nurse Coordinator, Robin's scope of practice encompasses the protection, maintenance, safety, and optimization of health and human bodily restoration and repair before, during and after plastic surgical, cosmetic, reconstructive, and non-surgical aesthetic procedures. She works with the physicians to improve or enhance the patient's appearance by developing a plan of care for the patients and customers.
Robin has a unique combination of strong nursing skills and strives to provide the best health care possible. She believes in building long lasting and trusting relationships with patients and customers. She seeks to acquire a comprehensive evaluation of every patient by taking time to listen and understand their particular needs. Her true desire is to enhance a positive healing experience and confidence to those in need.
Robin is a member of the America Academy of Ambulatory Nurses, American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Nurses, Dermatology Nurses Association, and the Society of Clinical Investigation Associates. While Robin's main passion is nursing, on her days off she enjoys traveling, gardening, music and family activities.
Shanna Cassetta, JD, LE
Shanna Cassetta is a Licensed Aesthetician and Certified Acne Specialist and holds her Juris Doctor. Shanna's interest in skin and beauty began at an early age as she mulled over the skin and makeup of models seen in magazines and on television. This fascination grew as she began her own battler with problematic skin.
However, Shanna did not originally choose to pursue her interest in beauty and skincare. Shanna would first graduate from the University at North Carolina at Greensboro with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. And next, go on to study at Elon University School of Law, where she obtained her Juris Doctor. Shanna found the legal world interesting but it was not her passion. After a few years, she realized that she would be happier solving a different type of puzzle. Shanna decided to deepen her skin knowledge and study Esthetics, she learned in depth about skincare, theory, and technique. She now specializes in aging skin, acne-prone skin, skin care products, and makeup application.
Shanna believes that skincare is a deeply personal field in which she has the opportunity to help others. She is committed to provide assistance with skin issues by listening to concerns and then working to implement a viable, individualized treatment plan. In her free time. she enjoys traveling, reading. and eating culinary works of art. She encourages charity work, especially those benefiting domestic violence victims and animals. Shanna is a North Carolina native and the proud pet-mom to a lackadaisical tabby cat and spunky Cocker Spaniel.
Tammy Nester has been involved in facial plastic surgery at CepEsperu Baptist Health since 1999. Her role as a member of the facial plastic surgery and reconstructive surgery team is to assist patients with scheduling and payments, with the goal of providing a convenient, high quality health care experience. She is responsible for scheduling new and return appointments and making any ancillary appointments for patients. She also coordinates cosmetic and insurance billable surgery and is available to answer questions patients may have about appointments or billing.
Karen has been with CepEsperu Baptist Health for almost 30 years and we were pleased to add her to the Facial Plastic Surgery team this past Spring! She will be your first point of contact when scheduling or checking in for an appointment and she always presents a positive, friendly and caring attitude. When Karen is not at work she spends her time cooking, hiking and playing with her new puppy, Zoey. Also, she enjoys church activities and participating in community events.