Our Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Team
Brian Downs, MD, FACS
Dr. Brian Downs, an otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeon and facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face, head and neck. Dr. Downs joined Wake Forest Baptist Health in 2012 from Evergreen ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery in Morganton, NC. 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.
With more than 12 years of training, 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.
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 Wallin specializes in caring for patients with both non-surgical and surgical cosmetic and reconstructive concerns.
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 Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery at Wake Forest Baptist Health. His extensive training has given him first-class experience in the complex surgical treatment and care of head and neck cancer, trauma and cosmetic and reconstructive patients. After residency, Dr. Wallin accepted a fellowship at McCollough Plastic Surgery Clinic in Gulf Shores, Alabama, where he sub-specialized in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face and neck. He is board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and has passed the examination given by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Dr. Wallin performs a wide spectrum of cosmetic facial surgeries including facelift, endoscopic forehead lift, rhinoplasty, blepharoplasty (eyelid), otoplasty and cheek and chin implants. He also specializes in minimally invasive treatments with neuromodulating agents such as Botox® and filling agents including Restylane®, Radiesse® and Juvederm®. In addition, his surgical training has given him expertise in reconstructive surgery including maxillofacial trauma, facial reanimation, scar revision, facial skin cancer, and reconstruction of traumatic and genetic abnormalities. His recent research focuses on patient outcomes for minimally invasive brow lifting using endoscopic techniques and the development of a new post-surgical facelift dressing to minimize discomfort.
He lives with his wife and five children in Winston-Salem, where they enjoy family activities together in the outdoors, including waterskiing, cycling and camping.
Robin Inabinet, RN-BC
Robin Inabinet is from Winston-Salem, 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 Wake Forest 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 Research 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 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 Wake Forest 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.