Edward J. Bednar, MD
Charlotte, NC 28211
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Back in June, I had fat grafted from my front and back and transferred to my buttocks. It has been six weeks since my surgery and I feel and look fabulous! Dr. Bednar and his staff always made me feel comfortable and kept me at ease with their friendliness and professionalism. The pre-op session was very informative and when I met with the doctor, I knew in an instant I was going to be in very experienced and knowledgeable hands. The Dr. never gave me false hope or promised something unachievable. He just assured me he was going to do his best, and my surgery results showed through. I'm still in recovery, trying to sit as little as possible (only for driving). because I don't want to interfere with Dr. Bednar's excellent work. This surgery takes time to recover from, but "IT IS COMPLETELY WORTH IT". I'm very happy I chose Dr. Bednar for my surgery. He not only sculpted me, but he helped me achieve my dream body! :) Thank you Dr. Bednar and Staff!
Dr. Edward Bednar is The Very Best! After three consultations with reputable cosmetic surgeons, I knew Dr. Edward Bednar was the surgeon I wanted to perform liposuction and a full tummy tuck on my body. Dr. Bednar was extremely focused on my needs and what he could do for me that would give me the ultimate result I was looking for. He was also the most honest surgeon I had met with. After meeting with Dr. Bednar I realized that the other two surgeons I consulted with were not honest and were trying to make a buck - one telling me I needed more done than was necessary and the other quoting me twice the price and then following up with me indicating that he would do it for the price that the surgeon (Dr. Bednar) I had selected to do my surgery. All I can say is that I was scared to death to have the surgery based on other reviews I found from tummy tuck patients. I bit the bullet because I trusted Dr. Bednar completely. Dr. Bednar contoured my body with liposuction (my back and stomach) to match my flat tummy. I seriously did not have any pain after surgery or at any time. I was tender, yes, and had to be careful, but I could stand up straight the day after surgery without any real pain. The procedure that Dr. Bednar uses for this type of surgery is probably the most painless you experience. I am three weeks out of surgery and my tummy tuck scar is already starting to fade due to the type of internal stitches he uses. His pre-surgery vitamin routine and drinking protein shakes really help in the recovery, too. Amazing. My stomach is completely flat with a really cute new belly button. I seriously look like I did before children (age 23) and I am now 50. I am absolutely thrilled with the result and it has exceeded my expectations of what I thought I would look like. Dr. Bednar has given me the body I have wanted back for so long and never thought I would have. I would go through this surgery again, but only with Dr. Bednar. I can't say enough about him other than I have the greatest respect for him. His staff and nurses are amazing - extremely caring and knowledgeable. They are an integral part of Dr. Bednar's practice. Dr. Bednar's nurse anesthetican rocks! She makes sure you do not suffer any nausea after surgery and is kind and caring.
Dr. Bednar is just incredible! That’s really about all I can say. I hope you will click on my name as it will take you to a rather long, detailed review of my entire experience with Dr. Bednar and his staff. I can’t recommend him highly enough. To begin with, I had a very difficult case. I had had breast implants twice, first silicone and then saline, and I had gotten severe joint pain both times. Although the medical research and even Dr. Bednar does not believe implants cause these types of problems, after I had my silicone implants taken out my joint pain had gone away and then after I had them replaced with saline implants my joint pain returned. That’s why I wanted them removed a second time. When I heard you could remove implants and replace them with your own fat I knew that was what I wanted to do. Unfortunately, however, there are very few doctors in this country who will do this, although apparently breast fat transplants have been done in Europe for about 20 years. I did MUCH research on this site and online in general about doctors who do breast fat transfer and the best results, and the most positive reviews, were for Dr. Bednar in Charlotte, NC. His patients just raved about his work and his before and after photos were lovely. The one review which MOST impressed me about him was a local TV personality in Charlotte who said he had been “keeping her face young for ten years” and that on several occasions she had gone to him requesting certain procedures but that he had refused since he didn’t think the procedures were right for her. She also said his work was so natural NO ONE knew she had had anything done and that he believes that if plastic surgery doesn’t look natural, it's wrong. She said his goal was to make each person look like a younger, more attractive of him or herself. That was exactly what I wanted as I am really afraid of that fake look some people get. I first emailed Dr. Bednar over a weekend thinking perhaps he would get back with me on Monday. Imagine my surprise when within an hour I got a call from Sylvia, his office manager. She was very kind and said she would have Dr. Bednar call me later that day. She also suggested that I send him some photos of my breasts and body. I had my husband take some cell phone pics of me with my current breast implants and I emailed them to Sylvia, along with a HORRIBLE looking photo of what my REAL breasts had looked like after the first silicone implants had been explanted. My REAL breasts looked like small, shriveled hanging bags. One was almost totally flat and the other was a AA. Within the hour Dr. Bednar called and he talked with me in-depth about the procedure for about 20 minutes. He said my case was “difficult” first, because I had almost no real breast tissue, second, because I had already had two liposuctions previously and, third, because I was fairly slender without much extra body fat which would be needed to construct my new breasts. He said the previous liposuctions would also have caused scarring which would make it harder to "harvest" the fat which was needed to rebuild the breasts. Well, after talking with him and reading so many reviews, I knew Dr. Bednar was the surgeon for me. I then booked flights for my husband and me to Charlotte. The tickets from Kansas were only about $325 round trip which wasn’t bad. My surgery was scheduled a month out on Tuesday. We were to fly out Monday, February 24 and fly home that Saturday, March 1. It was an anxious month for me waiting for the surgery and I have to admit that it seemed like about every weekend I ended up texting Sylvia and/or Dr. Bednar to ask more questions...they were very patient with me as I am not the easiest patient! Well, the day finally came and my husband and I flew into Charlotte and went to my pre op appointment that afternoon. When I got to the office I met Sylvia and some of the other staff members. I was very impressed with them and also the many lovely paintings Dr. Bednar had painted which were all over the office. They were truly quality works of art. My dad actually owns an art gallery and so I have seen many fine works of art and Dr. Bednar is a GREAT artist! In fact, his work reminds me of Birger Sandzén, one of my favorite artists, but that is another story. Dr. Bednar uses this skill as an artist when he “sculpts” his patients’ faces and bodies. When you think about it, being an artist is probably one of the reasons Dr. Bednar is such a great surgeon. Upon arriving at the office I was taken back to meet Dr. Bednar. We had a great appointment and he answered all the questions I had. The next morning at 7AM I arrived for the surgery, and I was pleased to see about six or seven cars parked outside his office as they were all there early getting ready for MY surgery! To read a detailed account of my surgery, please click on my name, as I give you a VERY detailed account. Suffice it to say that Dr. Bednar and his staff were wonderful! Sandy, his anesthesia nurse who has been with him for 30 years was especially great. She couldn’t say enough positive things about Dr. Bednar and she explained exactly what would happen to me in surgery. Well, to make a VERY long story short, I went into surgery at 8AM and woke up in recovery at about 2:00PM. I really didn’t have much, if any pain, just some soreness in the lipo areas. I also had Dr. Bednar inject some fat in my nasal folds and under my eyes. Dr. Bednar had asked that I bring along a picture of myself in my early twenties and in recovery Sandy told me that he had really used that picture during surgery. Apparently he used my younger photo to construct the more youthful facial contours I used to have. I am DELIGHTED with how great I now look. Well, I have been VERY long winded here. Suffice it to say that DR. BEDNAR is a MASTER!!! He took my deformed tiny mismatched breasts and made them GLORIOUS! They are full and wonderful and really even better looking than they were with the implants! My husband and I are both thrilled. My body also now looks better -- much more slender and lean. My new face was kind of the icing on the cake. Although I hoped for just more filled in nasal folds, I truly got a more beautiful face. Although I am only about a week out and still have a bit of swelling on my face, he injected some fat in my cheekbones and I really do look MUCH younger, but very natural. Although I am 56, I now think I could pass for 45, AND a better looking 45 than I actually WAS! In fact, I look so good that when my mom saw me she said she thought maybe SHE should go visit Dr. Bednar. I truly think that having the facial fat injections will allow me to put off a face lift for another five years. If you are considering using Dr. Bednar and can afford to travel, I highly recommend you do it. Not only is he a great surgeon, I LOVED the whole experience. Even staying in the hotel for the five days was great. It gave me lots of time to rest and watch TV and to recover without feeling I had to get up and do things like I would if I were home or to see people if they dropped by. Traveling to Charlotte for the surgery with Dr. Bednar was a great experience. I can’t recommend him highly enough. Also, Sylvia, Sandy, Ashley and the other staff members were lovely...truly kind, caring people supporting Dr. Bednar - a very gifted surgeon.
My girlfriend got her breast implants from Dr. Bednar 7 yrs ago. I went with her on her consulation. He is a people person very professional and he made u feel like u was apart of the family. It was like I knew him forever.
I could not have made a better choice in a surgeon to perform my TT and Lipo. A trusted friend who had chosen Dr. Bednar for a TT, Lipo, Cellulaze, and several other procedures recommended him and after meeting him and his wonderful, caring staff there was never a question who I would choose for my TT and Lipo. His amazing artistic background makes all the difference in the final results. I could not be happier with my results and would recommend Dr. Bednar for any cosmetic surgery.
Dr. Bednar did a fantastic job on my fat transfer breast augmentation. His staff is so friendly and kind, one of the nurses even held my hand as the anesthesia was kicking in because she noticed I was a little anxious. They set realistic expectations and called to check up on me afterwards. I only wish I had done the procedure earlier. I'm 2 weeks out today and already love my results. Don't kid yourself- lipo is no joke. You will be sore! But the staff had the meds down to a science and as long as I took them I was doing fine. No regrets!
I chose Dr. Bednar because he is an artist. He uses that background to make me look very natural.
The time I spent doing research was invaluable in helping me make the right decision. I chose Dr. Bednar in Charlotte, NC. Dr. Bednar has done this procedure hundreds of times, and has continued training and education in this procedure with Dr. Khoori from the U of Miami, Fl. I found Dr. Bednar while researching this procedure. Another benefit of choosing Dr. Bednar was his delightful, AND informed staff. In the front office was Sylvia. She was so well informed, friendly, and always open to many,many questions including more questions the night before my surgery. All the nurses were wonderful, and the anesthesia nurse just fabulous, and so reassuring and informative.
Dr Bednar is the Only Doctor to see for anything that makes you look more youthful, healthy and glowing. Please read my detail above. This Doctor is an artist, he knows what to do and will absolutely never ever do a procedure that is not necessary.
I did a fair amount of research on doctors. Of course I wanted a good doctor but I also wanted someone close to home. Luckily I found both.