Charlotte Plastic Surgeon
2915 Coltsgate Road, Suite 103
Charlotte, North Carolina 28211 US
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5 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction with Latissimus Flap

Simply amazing! - Charlotte, NC

From the moment I spoke with him on the phone I knew he was the one I had been looking for to help me. I had breast cancer 13 years ago and the radiation I received had shrunk my breast and deformed it. I saw a surgeon out west who put an implant into the radiated tissue and it further deformed my breast. It was less than half the size of my normal breast. I was feeling so badly about my...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction

Garrett Harper excellent plastic surgeon - Charlotte, NC

I had breast cancer diagnosed after seeing Dr. Harper for breast reduction. Went for mammogram part of his Pre-op testing and dx with cancer. He stayed with me from first phase of surgery for partial mastectomy. He reconstructed my breasts to perfection in my opinion. I plan on seeing him for abdominalplasty due to large weight loss. As an Operating Room seasoned nurse manager he is one of the...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

I had the experience I would exactly hope for!

Great experience with Dr. Harper and his staff for a breast augmentation. They were extremely friendly and very informative. I was on the fence about doing it so they took their time and listened to all of my questions. Extremely helpful in making my decision and making me feel calm.

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Amazing results!

I recently had a tummy tuck and lipo on March 10th, 2017. I have one child, am 35 and I could never get my stomach back to the way it used to be. I had stretch marks, love handles, and a rather large pooch/fat stomach. I had to wear spanx under everything and I just wasn't happy with my body. I also was sick of wearing frumpy one piece bathing suits! I met with 3 different plastic surgeons and...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction with Latissimus Flap

Thank you Dr. Harper and team!

I was diagnosed with breast cancer at 41 and required a double mastectomy. I knew that breast reconstruction was the right path for me. Dr. Harper was recommended by a friend and upon my first appointment with him I knew that I would be in good hands. Dr. Harper was very caring throughout the process, he listened to my questions and concerns and reassured me that I would be happy with the...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Revision

Dr. Harper rocks!

Dr. Harper is a very personable and competent surgeon. He is very down to earth and his team is wonderful. They all made me feel so comfortable when I came in to replace my implants. I had old saline implants that were placed too low, and I was replacing them with silicone. Dr. Harper knew exactly how to make me feel comfortable. He explained all my options and then explained how things would...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

I absolutely love my results.

From the first meeting I had with Dr. Harper, I was pleased with everything I saw. He was very personable and made me feel comfortable both with him and the procedure. Dr. Harper was confident my surgery would go well and he assured me of great results. Everything from the pre-op appointments to my follow up appointments have been wonderful and I could not be happier with my results. Dr....

5 out of 5 stars Mastectomy

Award winning experience with a personal touch

I had consultations with 3 different Plastic surgeons. From the moment I met Dr. Harper I felt the "I GOT YOU" feeling. His amazing positive personality puts you at ease and lets you know it is going to be ok. He is an artist, a therapist, an entertainer, and plastic surgeon rolled into one person, who's main goal is to make you HAPPY (in all areas) during this emotional and trying time. 3...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

So happy my boobs are gone!!!!!!

Dr. Harper was downright AMAZING!!!!! I was hesitant about going through with a breast reduction because I really didn’t want the scares. Then I met with Dr. Harper and it all changed!!! I went to find out my options and after he went through the procedure and answered the many questions I had, I felt confident that it was the right move for me. His sense of humor really put me at ease a...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction

Top rate surgeon - Charlotte, NC

Amazing surgeon. Wonderful bedside manner, takes time to answer all questions. Explains everything so you can understand all phases of reconstruction. His skill and work is second to none!! He is the best plastic surgeon in Charlotte!

*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.

Personal Statement

Dr. Harper is highly regarding in the fields of cosmetic breast and body surgery, breast reconstruction for cancer patients, cosmetic surgery after weight loss and revision breast surgery. He offers an individual approach to provide safe, beautiful and natural results.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Surgery - General and American Board of Plastic Surgery

Awards & Recognition

William B. Dion, MD Award for Most Outstanding Medical Student in the Field Of Surgery
Aesthetic Surgery Education and Research Foundation (ASERF), Resident Travel Scholarship
Professional Recognition:
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor's Society
Class President, MCG Medical School
RealSelf Top Doctor

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Harper has hospital affiliations at Novant Presbyterian Hospital, Novant Huntersville Hospital, Carolinas Medical Center Main Hospital, Carolinas Medical Center Mercy Hospital.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: University of Georgia Honor's Program
    Medical: MD, Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: General Surgery, Medical College of Georgia, Department of General Surgery
    Fellowship: Plastic Surgery, Emory University, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Treatments offered at Graper Cosmetic Surgery

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Will Medicaid approve reduction of non-cancerous breast? (Photo)

As per the Women's Health Care Act of 1998, it is actually against the law for your insurance company to deny you surgery on your non-affected breast.... READ MORE

What is realistic to get rid of this loose skin without a high and huge high red scar? (photo)

First off, you look terrific.  I don't really see the loose skin, but if it below your belly button, you can get a mini-tummy tuck that would be ... READ MORE

Is Benelli lift necessary with 300-325 cc silicone breast implant? (photos)

It would completely un-necessary and the Benelli lift does not look good over time.  It flattens the breast where it should be the most projected and ... READ MORE

Would I benefit from a tummy tuck? (Photos)

1. You look awesome2. Sweet tattoos3. ThermiTight will leave a little to be desired- it will improve, but not as much as YOU probably want it to.4. I... READ MORE

Mini, Full or neither? (Photos)

It is really hard to give advice without examining patients with regards to abdominoplasties and the many permutations and “versions” of them that get... READ MORE

I would like a tummy tuck & lipo without muscle repair. Do I look like a candidate? (Photo)

Of course nothing can replace an in-person examination, but it looks as though you have enough excess skin and tissue to get a wonderful shape with a... READ MORE

I have stage 2 breast cancer. I am having a lumpectomy and radiation. I really want implants. What are my options?

What you have explained above really doesn't make any sense and I can't imagine any plastic surgeon meaning to say what you have relayed (doesn't mean... READ MORE

What would you recommend for me? (Photo)

Have you had any children?  Are you going to?  5'8" and 205 lbs (which is hard to believe your weigh that much from your pics- you look pretty g... READ MORE

Could I just use a breast lift? (Photos)

Of course all this goes without an examination which is critical, but I think you would do great with a lift.  The important decision is which lift ... READ MORE

Breast Implants and lift. I am worried about the scars around nipple area. Do they eventually go away?

Post-surgical scar management is critical.  My favorite regimen is: 1. 1" paper tape (Micropore) over incisions for 3 months 2. SkinMedica Scar ... READ MORE

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Breast Reconstruction After Breast Cancer: This Woman Gets a Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy

Dr. J. Garrett Harper shows how the tissue expander and acellular dermal matrix, a soft tissue replacement commonly referred to as ADM, are sewn into place and how the mastectomy flap is draped back over the reconstructed breast. WATCH VIDEO

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