Charlotte Plastic Surgeon
8133 Ardrey Kell Rd., Ste. 203
Charlotte, North Carolina 28277 US
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$500 off Tummy Tuck
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Breast Augmentation Special
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BBL starting at $5000
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5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

40, 3 Pregnancies, TT, Abdominal Lipo. Charlotte, NC

Dr Gear and his staff are wonderful!!! They are REAL people. I was nervous at first but, calm right when I walked into their cozy office. I wanted a tummy tuck for about 5 years and finally did it. I am very very very pleased with the results. Dr. Gear is very knowledgable and HONEST. I highly recommend him. Don't hesitate ....go in for a consultation... I went to several different Doctors...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Lift with Implants

35 Much Needed - Charlotte, NC

4 years after losing a hundred and ten pounds I live with myself looking in the mirror everyday and hating every reflection I finally had the guts to go ahead and get a breast lift with implants I am so concerned that I can finally look in the mirror without having to be sad now I have decided to do a full tummy tuck so I can feel proud of myself and won't be embarrassed in front of my husband...

26 Years Old, One Child, Tummy Tuck and Lipo of Flanks - Charlotte, NC

I am less than 2 weeks away from my dream operation! I gained 60+lbs when I was pregnant and no matter what I do I can't get rid of the loose skin and stretch marks :-(... I will be getting a full tummy tuck and lipo of the flanks. I'm excited and nervous at the same time. I expect great results and feel good about my decision. If anyone has any tips or advice on how to mentally prepare myself...

Mommy Makeover In Charlotte

Dr Gear is by far the coolest and most down to earth PS I've met. He took his time explaining everything. He made me feel extremely welcome and comfortable. When I left my consultation there was no doubt in my mind that he was the one!! Dr Gear is the bomb!!!

Finally Doing Something for Me ! - Charlotte, NC

I've been researching ways and different accessories to buy to lose weight but it was getting stressful. I am 35, mother of a 15 yr old son and a 3yr old daughter. I've been married sense I was 18 so my husband knows how I started off...lol. I don't have a problem with my overall body, but looking at my waist and stomach over the years can get very depressing. I work 5 days a week and I...

5 out of 5 stars Smart Lipo

It Was Well Worth It!

He listened to my concerns and was very attentive not to mention his staff is wonderful!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

BEST breast augmentation!!! - Charlotte, NC

Dr. Gear and his staff were wonderful. Best results I could imagine on breast augmemtation. I came to Dr. Gear very dissatisfied with a previous plastic surgeon who spent very little time with me during consult and did not give me the look I asked for. Dr. Gear spent a lot of time with me during consultation listening to my desired look and discussing in detail my options. I am absolutely...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Revision

Loving my breast again

I have been hiding my breast for 10 years because the first BA I had was a nightmare. Thank God I found Dr. Gear! He fixed the mess that another surgeon had created. All of the other doctors I spoke with said I needed a lift but I didn't want to have that done. Dr. Gear thought they would look good without a lift and I'm so glad I listened because I love them! I couldn't be happier! Dr....

34 Yrs Old, 3 Children, 130lb Weight Loss - Breast Pocket Repair (Lateral Displacement) W Implant Exchange & Ext Tummy Tuck!

I haven't updated in a long while. I originally had a Brachioplasty and Breast Lift with 350cc silicone moderate unders with Dr Beasley at Charlotte Plastic Surgery in November 2016. Immediately when my swelling began going down I noticed my left breast implant would fall nearly into my armpit when I would lay down. I was told this can be "normal" which I know by just looking this wasn't...

5 out of 5 stars Brazilian Butt Lift

Great experience

Where do I start? I normally don't write reviews but prior to my surgery other reviews has helped me and I hope this review does the same. I went to Dr.Andrew Gear for a bbl and I have to say...I love the results so far! His staff are very professional and I felt very comfortable , as for Dr Gear,he was well detailed and very honest. Before the surgery I weighed around 140 and I am 5'4 ,unlike...

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Personal Statement

Dr. Andrew Gear’s aesthetic values center on natural beauty and subtle changes. He strongly believes that the best results are those which look like they organically fit on an individual’s face and body.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery

Consultation Fee

Free. in person and virtual consults offered

Awards & Recognition

Real Self Top Doc 2015
RealSelf Top Doctor

Education

  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BA, Religious Studies, University of Virginia, 1990
    Medical: MD, University of Virginia, 1997
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: General Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1998
    Residencies:
    General Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2000
    Plastic Surgery Research, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2003
    Fellowships:
    Plastic Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2006
    Craniofacial, Gillette Children’s Hospital, Saint Paul, Minnesota, 2007
    Aesthetic Fellowship Marina Plastic Surgery, Marina Del Rey, California, 2007

Treatments offered at Providence Plastic Surgery

Blog Posts and Articles

Brazilian Buttlift: A Look into the Future

Americans, like children, live in the eternal now.  Thinking about the future (and the consequence of our actions) is a drag.  Unfortunately, Plastic Surgery is for adults, and you need to think like an adult.  That means carefully evaluating your decisions especially when it comes to your body.  In the 80s and 90s, BIG BOOBS were in.  Plastic surgeons were stuffing big implants into tiny girls, thus destroying their breasts and creating many “breast cripples” that required surgery ...

Drainless Tummy Tuck: Drain Away the Confusion

An abdominoplasty is a very popular surgery to undo damage done to the abdomen by pregnancy.  Excess skin is removed, excess fat can be sucked away with liposuction, and those displaced six-pack muscles (aka rectus diastasis) are restored to their normal anatomic position thus creating a flat and more youthful abdomen.  The recovery after a tummy tuck and potential complications are not insignificant, and surgeons are always looking for ways to improve safety and speed recovery.  One co...

Age Guide for Facial Rejuvenation

Looking youthful is a maintenance game.  No matter what age you are, there are useful principles to abide by to look your best.  The skin is the largest organ (yes, it is technically an organ) and as such responds to good care just like a liver or a kidney.  If you abuse yourself, your skin will spill the beans and let the world know.  Here are some basic, common sense guidelines to abide by: 20's: sunscreen, clean living and exercise!  Teenagers and people in their 20s think they are ...

Brazilian Buttlift: separating fact from fiction

Brazilian buttlifting is the hot cosmetic procedure du jour.  It has obtained an almost mythical status in pop culture thanks largely due to Kim Kardashian and the expansion of Latin culture into western culture.  According to the ASPS, procedures involving the BUTT have increased 252% since 2000.  There are three ways to improve the aesthetics of the butt:  with fat (BBL), with silicone implants similar to breast augmentation, and through buttock lifting via skin removal.  This article focu...

Tips to optimize your tummy tuck recovery

Recovering safely and quickly from surgery is no small task. This is particularly true of an abdominoplasty. People falsely assume that a “tummy tuck” is a Mickey Mouse, elective procedure. Nothing could be further from the truth. Like many excisional, plastic surgery procedures, a tummy tuck poses several challenges to the body that drains the bodies healing reserves, including a large, internal, raw space, tissues put together under tension, and increased abdominal wall tension from fix...

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Saline or silicone?

The Ideal saline device feels more like silicone and may be an option to consider.  Some of this choice depends on how much breast tissue you have. ... READ MORE

I was 200+ lbs 5'7 with Diabetes and Anemia - told by the Dr I'm a perfect Candidate for Lipo and BBL. (photo)

Other post-operative views would be helpful.  1L of graft is usually plenty assuming a good proportion of it took.  Medicine (particularly plastic s... READ MORE

I am a UFC fighter, would it be safe to get breast implants?

Its a very interesting question.  Miesha Tate has them and they did not hinder her career obviously.  Recently, in the state of New York, the use of i... READ MORE

To get my desired look, would I need to gain weight? (Photos)

Gaining weight before a BBL is not medically sound.  Gaining weight does not increase the actual number of fat cells which is set at birth.  The key... READ MORE

Am I a good candidate for Brazilian butt lift? (Photo)

Part of the answer depends on your goals.  Some patients want to look like Nicki Minaj but don't have enough fat.  If you want a natural result th... READ MORE

How long should you wait for a breast augmentation after having a baby?

I would wait about 6 months post-pregnancy and at least 3 months after cessation of breast feeding.  Another issue to consider is planned future p... READ MORE

Tummy Tuck w/ lipo using IV sedation and a local?

The use of IV anesthesia (typically Propofol) along with tumescent anesthesia (lidocaine + salt water) placed into the soft tissues is a valid t... READ MORE

Do I need to lose weight before BBL? I'm 19, 5'7 and weigh 217 pounds. (photos)

I would shed the baby weight if at all possible.  You will have a much better result and lower your risk of complications and a suboptimal result READ MORE

I have a desk job and researching a BBL. How do I navigate this?

I have my patients avoid sitting for 2 weeks in addition to using a butt pillow even after that.  READ MORE

Why is it that some doctors use a faja and some don't?

A "faja" or compression garment is essential after liposuction and/or BBL.  The garment I use for BBLs has a window or fine gossamer of material over ... READ MORE

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