Meet our Doctors

(meet our staff)


Dr. Peter C. Grothaus


Dr. Laura L. Bennett


Dr. Grothaus completed his General Surgery and Plastic Surgery training at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada in 1983. The same year he passed the Canadian Plastic Surgery examinations. He spent 1984 doing fellowships in Plastic and Craniofacial Surgery at both UCLA and the Mayo Clinic. In 1985 he did a fellowship at Sunnybrook hospital in Craniofacial Surgery and then went into practice in Calgary. In 1987 he moved to Scott & White in Temple, Texas. He passed the American Board of Plastic Surgery examination in 1988.

Additional Experience:

  • 22 years senior staff surgeon Scott & White Clinic
  • Associate professor Texas A&M University,
    College of Medicine. 1990 to 2009
  • Established the Plastic Surgery Residency
    training program at Scott & White.
  • Residency program director for 14 years
  • 25 years experience practicing and teaching
    cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.

Surgical Missions:

  • 15 missions with Austin Smiles to El Salvador and Mexico.

Areas of Surgical Interest:

  • Breast, Facial, Abdominal and Liposuction


Dr. Bennett completed a six year residency program in Cosmetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery at Scott and White Memorial Hospital in Temple, Texas. Dr. Bennett opened her practice and medical day spa, Image Sculptors in Abilene, Texas in September of 2007. She passed the American Board of Plastic Surgery exam in 2008. She is a memeber of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Additional Experience:

  • 2003-5 Owner Operator, Image Sculptors
    Day Spa, Austin Texas
  • 1999 Research Rotation, Vanderbilt University
    Medical Center, Plastic Surgery
  • 1997 Sub Internship, Brooke Army Medical Center
    Burn Center and Institute of Surgical
Surgical Missions:
  • 2007 San Salvador, El Salvador, Austin Smiles
  • 1996 Interplast Cleft Lip and Palate Humanitarian Mission: Iquitos, Peru
  • 1996 Interplast Cleft Lip and Palate Humanitarian Mission: Kathmandu, Nepal.

Areas of Surgical Interest:

  • Breast Augmentation, Lift & Reduction, Abdominal Contouring

She is a strong supporter of Austin Smiles, a non-profit organization providing reconstructive surgical services to children with craniofacial abnormalities.

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