Our Atlanta Plastic Surgeons & Master Injector

Offering extraordinary care & natural-looking results

Choosing your surgeon is one of the most important decisions you will make as you consider plastic surgery—and your safety, comfort, and success rely on this decision. The Swan Center is proud to focus solely on cosmetic surgery, allowing our surgeons to provide the very best in aesthetic surgery to our patients.

Our surgeons are board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and bring with them a wealth of knowledge, training, and experience. Here at The Swan Center, we are dedicated to providing you with exceptional patient care, privacy, and a positive experience—and our surgeons are committed to ensuring you feel comfortable and informed every step of the way.

Meet the talented Swan Center surgeons

Dr. Joseph G. Bauer

Joseph G. Bauer, M.D., F.A.C.S., founder of The Swan Center, holds dual board certifications in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery as well as General Surgery. Dr. Bauer is a member of many professional societies and a contributing author to textbooks on plastic surgery and other journals. He has also been featured on CNBC and in Atlanta Magazine, in addition to guest lecturing and hosting a radio talk show.


Dr. Dean J. Fardo

Dean J. Fardo, M.D. is board certified in plastic surgery and is a member of numerous medical societies. Dr. Fardo is one of the few surgeons nationwide who has training in both plastic surgery as well as oculoplastic surgery. He has contributed to several scientific publications, including the Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.


Dr. Cristen M. Catignani

As a female board certified plastic surgeon, wife, and mother of two, Dr. Cristen Catignani has a unique perspective to offer her patients who just want to approach life with a bit more confidence, vitality, and a head-turning new look—because she gets it.

Meet our incredible Master Injector and Nurse Practitioner

Dana Prieto, FNP-BC

Our resident Master Injector, Dana Prieto, joins us with years of experience helping patients feel great about the way they look. Though she was born and raised in Houston, Dana  has called Atlanta home for over 14 years.  After finishing her undergrad at Florida State (Go Seminoles!), Dana worked in cardiac intensive care before deciding to return for her Master of Science in Nursing with a specialty in Family Practice at Kennesaw State University.

After earning her Masters, Dana worked for a year and a half in family practice at Minute Clinic before deciding to move to aesthetics. She loved the idea of focusing her care on wellness and being your best self—and she never looked back.

As a previous patient of The Swan Center, Dana didn’t think twice when asked to join the team. When she was a patient, she was blown away by how phenomenal her experience was, and she couldn’t wait to join such an outstanding group of practitioners who were devoted to holding themselves to the highest caliber.

At the Swan Center, Dana provides injectable treatments and specialized skin care to patients. She loves listening to each patient’s unique goals and being able to deliver beautiful results, knowing she has helped change their life in a positive way.