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As a highly-respected Austin oculofacial plastic surgeon, Dr. Sean Paul has been invited to speak at many national and international meetings including Lake Como, Italy, and Sydney, Australia. He has also authored numerous scientific articles. Dr. Paul trains doctors all across the country on the most advanced minimally invasive techniques with radiofrequency (AccuTite™, FaceTite™, and Ellevate™). In addition, he has been featured on ABC, FOX, CBS, and NBC.   He has returned to Texas to practice oculofacial plastic surgery, where he is known as one of the best oculofacial plastic surgeons in Austin. 

Dr. Sean Paul 

Oculofacial Plastic Surgeon in Austin

Dr. Paul is a board certified surgeon of the American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO), and a member of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS). He specializes in eyelid and facial plastic (cosmetic and reconstructive) surgery. He uses a blended approach of non-surgical treatments and surgery, including minimal incision techniques, to provide the best patient care. He resides in his home state with his wife and two children.

Procedures

As the best oculofacial plastic surgeon in Austin, Texas, Dr. Paul performs many cosmetic and reconstructive treatments and surgeries. Here are several of his specialty procedures.

  • Upper Lid Blepharoplasty
  • Lower Lid Blepharoplasty
  • Ptosis Repair
  • Temporal Brow Lift
  • Internal Brow Lift
  • AccuTite Non-Surgical Facial Tightening by InMode
  • FaceTite Non-Surgical Facial Tightening by InMode
  • Ellevate Non-Surgical Neck Lift
  • Submental Liposuction

Respected and renowned in his field

Dr. Sean Paul grew up in south Texas. After graduating near the top of his class, he was accepted into the highly prestigious Business Honors Program (BHP) at the University of Texas at Austin. During college, he was named Student of the Year by the Cactus Yearbook, and was awarded Outstanding Business Senior upon graduation. He took an active role in the Austin community with both the Arc of Capital Area and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas during his time as a part of the community service organizations Texas Cowboys and Texas Blazers. Dr. Paul moved on to medical school in San Antonio, where he served as Class President at the University of Texas Medical School for four years. After medical school, Dr. Paul completed a rigorous internship in surgery, medicine, and pediatrics in Fort Worth, Texas at John Peter Smith Hospital. He then completed his ophthalmology surgical residency training at the highly regarded Dean McGee Eye Institute. 

During residency, Dr. Paul was then chosen from a highly competitive field of applicants to train for two years as an American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS) Fellow. This was quite an honor, as less than 20% of applicants are chosen each year. Under the mentorship of Dr. Gerald Harris (world renowned orbital and oculofacial surgeon and past editor of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery) and a team of amazing mentors, Dr. Paul completed his ASOPRS fellowship at the prestigious Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. He pursued further elective training in cosmetic surgery of the eyelids and face in Miami, Beverly Hills, and the greater Chicago area. He is thrilled to return to his home in Texas. Dr. Paul trains doctors all across the country on the most advanced minimally invasive techniques with radiofrequency (AccuTite™, FaceTite™, and Ellevate™). In addition, he has been featured on ABC, FOX, CBS, and NBC.

Background

Dr. Paul is a gifted facial plastic surgeon in Austin with a deep knowledge in the field of oculofacial plastic surgery, both cosmetic and reconstructive. Take a look at his education and training below to see his journey back home to Texas, where he founded Austin Face & Body in 2020. 

Education

  • College: B.B.A (Business Honors Program) – University of Texas, Austin
  • Medical School: M.D. – University of Texas Medical School, San Antonio
  • Internship: Transitional Year – John Peter Smith Hospital, Fort Worth
  • Residency: Ophthalmology – Dean McGee Eye Institute, Oklahoma City
  • Fellowship: Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS)
 – Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Medical License

  • Ophthalmology: board certified in November 2014 (active)
  • Texas Medical Board license #: Q2823 (active)
  • DEA license: TX (active)

Professional Societies

  • American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO) – Diplomat
  • American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS) – Fellow Member
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) – Fellow member
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Travis County Medical Society
  • Austin Ophthalmological Society
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)
  • American Medical Association (AMA
  • Business Honors Alumni Association
  • Texas Cowboys Alumni Association
  • Texas Blazers Alumni Association
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Honors

With a reputation for being one of the best facial plastic surgeons in Austin, Dr. Paul was invited to join the Travis County Medical Society Public Health Committee in 2016. Here he collaborates with the Austin/Travis County Department of Health and Human Services, responding to events such as hurricane evacuations in which volunteer physicians are needed to staff temporary shelter clinics or special needs medical shelters.

  • University of Texas School of Medicine, San Antonio Class President
  • UT School of Medicine-San Antonio Class of 2009, 2005-2009 Student Commencement Speaker
  • UT School of Medicine Class of 2009 Commencement Ceremony Chairperson of the Graduate and Health Affairs Student Advisory Committee to UT Board of Regents, 2007-2008
  • Best Clinical Research Presentation, 13th Annual AMSA Meeting (sponsored by the National Health Service Corps and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation), 2008 Student Speaker
  • Burial of the Ashes Ceremony Honoring Donated Cadavers, 2006 Medical Student Merit Award
  • UT School of Medicine Alumni Association, 2005-2006
  • University of Texas at Austin Barbara Jordan Leadership Award: Top Graduating Business School Senior, UT Austin, 2004-2005
  • Outstanding Student of the Year, Cactus Yearbook, UT Austin, 2003-2004
  • College President of the Year, Student Senate, UT Austin, 2003-2004

Publications

Oncocytic Adenocarcinoma of the Orbit. Harris GJ, Paul S, Hunt BC. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Feb 25. [Epub ahead of print]

Interface haze associated with topical nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug use after descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty. Paul S, Bonkowske JJ, Stone DU. J Ocul Pharmacol Ther. 2013 Nov;29(9):809-11

Periocular necrotizing fasciitis causing blindness. Shield DR, Servat J, Paul S, Turbin RE, Moreau A, de la Garza A, El Rassi E, Silbert J, Lesser R, Levin F. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2013 Sep;131(9):1225-7.

Intralesional Bevacizumab Use for Invasive Ocular Surface Squamous Neoplasia. Paul S, Stone DU, J Ocul Pharmacol Ther. 2012 Dec;28(6):647-9.

The Rifleman Who Changed His View. Paul S, Bradford RH, Oetting T. AAO EyeNet Magazine: Morning Rounds. Nov/Dec 2011.

Malignant and Benign Eyelid Lesions in San Francisco: Study of a Diverse Urban Population. Paul S, Vo D, Silkiss R.  Am J of Clin Med. Winter 2011; 8(1) 40-46.

Cardiothoracic surgery resident education: Update on resident recruitment and job placement. Salazar JD, Ermis P, Laudito A, Lee R, Wheatley GH, Paul S, Calhoon J.  

The Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2006; 82:1160-1165.

Teaching Experiences

  • International Invited Faculty for Endoscopic and Aesthetic Dissection Program Australasian Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery (AAFPS) Masters’ Symposium on Blepharoplasty and Upper Facial Rejuvenation – September 19-20, 2014. Supported by Australian & New Zealand Society of Ophthalmic Plastic Surgeons (ANZSOPS) and the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) Topic: Endoscopic Orbital, Lacrimal, and Brow Surgery & Upper and Lower Lid Surgery
  • Dean McGee Eye Institute Preceptor for Ophthalmology Exam for Medical Students 2010-2012. University of Oklahoma Health Science Center Residents Council 2010-2011
  • University of Texas School of Medicine-San Antonio Senior Teaching Assistant: Created Instructional Videos for First Year Medical School Gross Anatomy Gross Anatomy Dissection: Orbital Contents, August 2008. Gross Anatomy Dissection: Eyelids and Lacrimal Apparatus, August 2008
  • Medical College of Wisconsin Director for Oculoplastics Suturing Course, August 2014 Preceptor for Orbital Dissection Course for Ophthalmology Residents, January-February 2014. Preceptor of Orbital and Face Gross Anatomy Dissection for First Year Medical Students November 2013. Preceptor for Oculoplastics Suturing Course, August 2013
  • Training physician for AccuTite, FaceTite, and Morpheus8™. Also the only training physician in Austin for the Ellevate™ non-surgical neck lift

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