Dr. Hampton A. Howell is a Preferred Surgeon

Preferred Surgeons are recognized for their additional expertise with IDEAL IMPLANT breast implant procedures. While all our surgeons must be board certified plastic surgeons, when you choose a preferred surgeon, you’re choosing a surgeon with increased IDEAL IMPLANT experience.

About Dr. Hampton A. Howell

Dr. Howell is proud to call North Carolina home, having grown up in High Point, North Carolina.  He graduated magna cum laude from Virginia Tech with a BS in Mechanical Engineering and went on to receive his Medical Doctorate degree from Wake Forest University School of Medicine. A move to Grand Rapids, Michigan allowed Dr. Howell to complete both his general surgery and formal plastic surgery training at the Grand Rapids/Michigan State University program.  During his last year there, he was a Chief Resident in plastic surgery. Acceptance into the selective New York Eye and Ear Infirmary aesthetic fellowship in New York City necessitated a move to Manhattan where Dr. Howell trained with many leaders in the field of cosmetic surgery. Dr. Howell was excited to move back home to North Carolina when he joined Salem Plastic Surgery in Winston-Salem in 2006.

His long list of credentials enables him to have a widely diversified practice, including a full range of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures.  In addition to being a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, he is also a member of the prestigious American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.  He has also served as both the Plastic Surgery Section Chief and President of Medical Staff at Medical Park Hospital. Of particular note, Dr. Howell is the first plastic surgeon in the area to have completed a formal cosmetic plastic surgery fellowship.

“It truly is a privilege to be able to touch people’s lives in the way that I am able to as a plastic surgeon,” says Dr. Howell.  “I am repeatedly humbled as I am allowed to walk along with my patients on that particular shared segment of their journey through life.”  He is proud of the combined resources of the staff at Salem Plastic Surgery and the team effort which is an integral part of making great patient experiences.

Dr. Howell was recently recognized as an IDEAL IMPLANT Preferred Surgeon due to his extensive expertise working with IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants, the latest technology in breast augmentation. With a unique structure surrounding these saline-filled implants, women can achieve beautiful results with zero risk of silent rupture. Dr. Howell uses the IDEAL IMPLANT to help women look and feel their best. With the IDEAL IMPLANT, no expensive MRIs are needed, and they come with a lower risk of both capsule contracture and ruptures when compared to other implants.



"A great surgical experience"

“I had a great surgical experience today! All of the staff and Dr. Howell were friendly and accommodating to my needs. I am at home recovering and doing well! Thanks to each and every one of you!!!”

-Facebook review from Carrie Caudle

"Great bedside manner" and "wonderful results"

“Dr. Howell and the staff are great. Dr. Howell has great bedside manner and I have wonderful results after breast cancer and reconstruction.”

-Facebook review from Jayme Lynn Chapman

"Excellent and caring"

“Awesome group of people here. Dr. Tucker and Dr. Howell are both excellent and caring as are ALL of the nurses and staff there. I would definitely recommend this practice to anyone considering any kind of plastic surgery.”

-Facebook review from Susan Vance Beck

"A very kind and caring doctor"

“Dr. Howell is a very kind and caring doctor. His staff are all supportive and nice, as well. I highly recommend him for anyone needing plastic surgery, especially reconstruction after breast cancer.  His ‘bedside manner’ is comforting and confident. He always has a smile that makes you feel relaxed and sure of his abilities. If you have questions, don’t hesitate to ask…no matter how insignificant you may think they are. He will take the time to explain things to you.”

-Google review from Donna Birkel

"Very professional yet very welcoming"

“My experience from the first time I walked into his office was very professional yet very welcoming. The staff were very friendly and made me so comfortable and at ease. Dr. Howell is very thorough. He explained to me every detail about my surgery prior to my scheduled date. I was a little nervous but he assured me that I would be fine and I was. I came through the surgery and recovered well. If I had to have major surgery he would definitely be the Surgeon I would call. Thanks Salem Plastic Surgery. Keep doing what you are doing in a Spirit of Excellence.”

-Google Review from onemoredayful

"I LOVE the results"

“Dr. Howell is an all around great doctor. I knew in the first few minutes of meeting him, he’d be the surgeon that’d meet my expectations. He is informative, patient, reassuring and always polite. He answered all my questions and then some! I never felt rushed during my visits and I LOVE the results he gave me. Excellent surgeon!!”

-Realself review from alycee

"Nothing short of amazing"

“Dr. Howell is nothing short of amazing and professional! He made me feel beyond comfortable at all of my appointments and the most comfortable and happy I’ve ever been with my with body. I highly recommend Dr.Howell!”

-Realself review from AElizabeth2017

"My breasts look beyond amazing!"

“I’ve been in the medical field for 20 years and I took the decision of what surgeon to choose very seriously to say the least! I chose Dr. Howell after reviewing numerous plastic surgeons credentials and reviews. Best decision I’ve ever made! Him and his team are fabulous! They make you feel at ease from the moment you walk in the door. My breasts look beyond amazing!”

-Realself review from kjderrick

"My experience with him has been great"

“Dr Howell was highly recommended and my experience with him has been great. I was a bit nervous going in but after meeting him the first time he put my mind at ease. He and staff walk you through every step and make sure all questions are answered . Very thorough team!!”

-Realself review from deniann

"Thrilled with the results"

“I had always wanted larger breasts from the time I was a little girl. Finally after getting divorced & getting settled in my life, the decision was made to proceed. Dr. Howell was referred to me & let me say, he is an utter blessing of a doctor. The results I have had are amazing. Surgery was just yesterday & already thrilled with the results. He & his team treat you phenomenally well. It was an AWESOME experience & I am most grateful to have had Dr. Howell perform my surgery & the ladies in the office were outstanding. Everyone there were angels far & beyond my wildest expectations. THANK YOU!”

-Realself review from Peanut247

Hampton A. Howell, MD

1345A Westgate Center Drive
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27103
(336) 768-8483