The new year marks a time of transformation for many people, a chance to reset and establish goals and healthy habits that make us look and feel our best. For some, that may include a visit to a plastic surgeon or a plan for cosmetic treatments. We spoke with double-board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Jonathan Kulbersh of Carolina Facial Plastics to learn more about what’s new in the industry and what to consider if you’re thinking about having something done.
Q: There are so many treatments available now to enhance one’s appearance that it can feel overwhelming to decide what’s best. How do you and your staff help guide patients on what’s right for them?
A: We start first by listening to understand each individual’s concerns and goals. Once we understand those, our vast experience and knowledge allow us to present the most effective tools and options available. Often, the decision is driven by a patient’s ability for downtime and financial considerations. We work with each person to determine what fits best with their lifestyle and will give them the desired outcome.
Q: What are some of Carolina Facial Plastics’ newest procedures?
A: Carolina Facial Plastics is the first Charlotte practice to offer the innovative Moxi® laser, designed for all skin types but particularly effective for patients with darker skin tones. It enhances skin tone and texture, eliminates redness, and reverses sun damage in minutes. We are also excited to provide patients with the BBL® Hero™, an award-winning treatment that improves the appearance of aging skin and reduces rosacea, acne, melasma, and sunspots comfortably and with little to no downtime.
Q: What sets Carolina Facial Plastics apart from other plastic surgery practices?
A: We focus 100% on cosmetic treatments for the face, providing an unmatched, laser-focused level of expertise that produces exceptional, natural results. That expertise includes me, a double-board-certified facial plastic surgeon, and a team of board-certified physician assistants, a nurse practitioner, a medical aesthetician, and a knowledgeable front- and back-office staff. Combined, our providers and I have more than 50 years of experience, and we’ve seen nearly 19,000 patients since opening Carolina Facial Plastics in 2010. Patients can have confidence in our commitment to prioritizing their best interests and delivering exceptional care.
Q: Many people worry about the recovery associated with cosmetic procedures. What are some of the best options to enhance or maintain your appearance that require little or no downtime?
A: For patients with a busy lifestyle, we often recommend using a combination of facial lasers and injectables, like Botox® and fillers, to help improve the contour of the face and smooth wrinkles with little to no downtime.
Q: Some fear cosmetic procedures may make them look fake or alter their appearance too much. How does Carolina Facial Plastics address these concerns?
A: Our goal is to make people look better, not different, and we do this by enhancing or restoring balance and proportions. It should be done in a way that no one can tell that someone has had anything done.
Q: What should people consider when choosing a facial plastic surgeon?
A: You want to look at results through before-and-after photos and learn about the physician’s reputation by reading online reviews and asking friends and those in the medical community. A surgeon’s experience and training are essential. And lastly, verify that surgeries are performed in an accredited surgical center by board-certified plastic surgeons and anesthesiologists.
Q: Why choose Carolina Facial Plastics?
A: We provide a team of cosmetic experts, a fully accredited, state-of-the-art surgery center, and a luxurious private recovery retreat in the heart of SouthPark. We use only board-certified anesthesiologists. My background includes a five-year head-and-neck surgery residency at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, followed by fellowships in facial and plastic reconstructive surgery and oculoplastic surgery. I refined my skills by training with multiple world-renowned facial plastic surgeons in Beverly Hills — including Dr. Paul Nassif of TV’s “Botched” — and learned that the key to long-lasting patient relationships comes from exceeding expectations and delivering unparalleled, natural-looking results.
Q: What is the most rewarding part about being a facial plastic surgeon?
A: The best part for me is going over patients’ before-and-after photos. The joy that I see patients experience and the improvement in their quality of life and confidence is priceless.
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