Dr. Michelle Carlotti

Michelle Cabret-Carlotti, MD, DDS is an extremely educated and even more highly regarded Cosmetic Surgeon with a diverse and unique background. Born on an Air Force Base in Puerto Rico to parents that worked for the Department of Defense (DOD), she spent her childhood in a foreign country for 8 1/2 – 9 months out of every year including Japan, Philippines, and the United Kingdom. Her parents felt traveling provided an education in and of itself and she had the fortune of traveling the world- Europe, Asia, and Russia. The highlight of her young life was coming home to Texas and California to visit family. She has vivid memories of driving from Killeen to McAllen to visit family when hours of the drives were tumbleweed. She is beyond thrilled to bring her girls and husband home to Central Texas.
As a young adult, Dr. Cabret-Carlotti graduated Summa Cum Laude from Wagner High School, a highly academic DOD school in the Philippines. She began her higher studies at the Young Scholars program hosted by the UC System at the University of California, Santa Barbara while she was still technically a high school student. With the highly regarded Regents Academic and athletic scholarships in hand, she started her undergraduate education with a short stent at Arizona State University before transferring and graduating Magna Cum Laude and High Provost Honors in Psychology at Revelle College at the University of California, San Diego. She then went on to earn a Doctorate in Dental Surgery (DDS) from the UCLA School of Dentistry, ranked top 3 academically in the country. Leaving UCLA with the Highest Honors, and inducted into Omikron Kappa Upsilon – the National Dental Honors Society, she became the first female ever to be accepted into the very prestigious double degree program at the University of Texas, Southwestern School of Medicine. Dr. Cabret-Carlotti was the first and, to date, is the only female to be accepted and excel in the joint program earning her Medical Doctorate (MD) from UT Southwestern, completing UT Southwestern’s Hospital System including Parkland Hospital’s General Surgery Internship, and acting as Chief for multiple hospitals in her 6th and final year of surgery residency. Her unparalleled surgery training including the scopes of major trauma, surgical oncology, breast, maxillofacial, reconstructive, craniofacial, orthognathic (jaw), complex oral reconstructions, and elective cosmetic surgery. UT Southwestern Medical School’s affiliated hospitals surgery specialty residency programs are considered by many to be the Harvard of surgery programs. She cherishes her many years in Dallas and is so grateful to the many outstanding UT Southwestern Medical School and Surgery Programs’ world renown faculty that helped shape her career.

Austin Cosmetic Surgery Dr. Michelle Carlotti
Austin Cosmetic Surgery Dr. Albert

Dr. Albert Carlotti

Dr. Albert Carlotti is a second generation surgeon.  Since the age of 14 he wanted to become a craniofacial surgeon to perform complex facial reconstructive surgery.  He   earned his BA from the University of Vermont, Doctorate of Dental Surgery in Baltimore, Maryland and then attended UT Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, TX earning his Medial Degree in 1998.  While at Parkland Hospital, Dr. Carlotti completed his residency training in Maxillofacial Surgery and then completed a one year fellowship in Cosmetic Surgery.  Dr. Carlotti currently specializes in all forms of facial & body Cosmetic Surgery, Orthognathic (Jaw Surgery) and Reconstructive Surgery.

Dr. Michelle Carlotti and he met in medical school and they had their first daughter in Dallas.  The couple then moved with their young daughter to Scottsdale, Arizona where they opened The Carlotti Center in 2002.  In the last 16 years they have treated over 28,000 patients performing full scope cosmetic, reconstructive and maxillofacial surgery as a team.  Together, they make each other better as they provide both a male and female perspective.  This permits shorter, more efficient and safe operating times and allows four hands and eyes to optimize results.  

Dr. Carlotti has been on faculty at AT Still University for over 5 years where he teaches residents how to diagnose and treat complex facial deformities.  He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and is Past-President of the Board of Directors of the Cosmetic Surgery Foundation. Dr. Carlotti has lectured numerous times on the International level on facial and body cosmetic surgery.  

Drs. Carlotti moved back to Texas in early 2016 in preparation for opening their brand new facility, Austin Cosmetic Surgery, in Lakeway, TX.  This facility will be a State-Licensed Ambulatory Surgical center which will meet all the same requirements as any hospital in the nation. The goal is to perform their procedures in a facility that focuses on patient safety. Drs. Carlotti are privileged at Baylor Scott & White Hospital which sits just behind their new Austin facility as well as at Northstar Surgical Center and Scottsdale Liberty Hospital in Arizona.  

Their lives are busy as they serve both practices in both Arizona and Texas.  As they are over-achievers, their main focus its on their two daughters who go to school at Lake Travis Middle School and Lake Travis High school in Lakeway, TX.  Dr. Carlotti is a fitness addict and in addition to completing on the National Stage as a Men’s Physique competitor 7 times, he holds a National & World Record in powerlifting in the United States Powerlifting Association and the International Powerlifting League. 

When patients come to see the Carlottis they will notice one thing right away: they really are normal people and they treat their patients like family. Make a consultation in either facility and come see for yourself!


Jennifer Phipps, RN

Jennifer began as a student of the School of Fine Arts at Louisiana State University with a
concentration in painting, drawing and printmaking with an appreciation and adoration for the
human form.  After moving to Austin, she transitioned to the healing arts of massage therapy.
Having worked as a massage therapist in Austin for 10 years,  she then began her journey into
skincare.  After completing an aesthetics program in 2008, Jennifer thrived in the spa industry as both a massage therapist and an aesthetician.  She then pursued her passion and became a registered nurse with a goal to one day be a cosmetic nurse injector while holistically utilizing her skincare training.  Jennifer has over 8 years of nursing experience in many settings including pharmaceutical research, long term care of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and case management.

After attending Texas Laser and Aesthetics Training Academy she received advanced medical aesthetics certifications in: laser hair removal, photo facials (IPL), Botox, Dysport, and dermal fillers. Jennifer’s passion is the gentle anti-aging process using brightening skincare techniques like derma planing, HydrafacialMD, customized chemical peels, micro needling, laser treatments and her less is more approach with Botox and dermal fillers. She is an Allergan and Galderma trained advanced injector who frequently attends state-of-the-art trainings to learn and master the latest, and safest techniques. Jennifer also is passionate about creating a customized skincare regimen for her clients to maximize results in between treatments. Believing in the value of success and self-confidence, Jennifer continues to commit her aesthetics practice to honoring the natural architecture of the face and body, enhancing the most beautiful assets of each person’s unique features, while using a holistic approach to address skincare issues.

When Jennifer is not in the skincare studio she is either swimming or enjoying the outdoors, hiking with her husband and little chihuahua mix. She is also and active volunteer with the Look Good Feel Better program through the American Cancer Society, empowering women battling cancer, by teaching skincare and giving makeovers to give back their radiance and confidence during their treatment.

Austin Cosmetic Surgery Jennifer Phipps

Both trained at University of Texas Southwestern, Dr. Michelle Carlotti and her husband Dr. Albert Carlotti met while pursuing their residency at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas.

Bonded together by the same passion in life, they soon became the FIRST Husband and Wife team in the country dedicated to Cosmetic, Reconstructive and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Upon completion of their extensive training they set out on the journey of entrepreneurship and opened their own practice and surgical center in Scottsdale, AZ. Drs Michelle and Albert immediately became a trusted source for excellence in Cosmetic, Reconstructive and Maxillofacial Surgery.

After more than 16 years and thousands of successful surgeries, they knew it was time to come home. Opening a second location in January 2018 Drs Michelle and Albert are bringing their unmatched skill and experience home to Austin, TX!

The unique ability to provide both a male and female perspective has contributed vastly to their success. “Together, we make each other better.”

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