Morehead City Plastic Surgeon
3700 Symi Circle
Morehead City, North Carolina 28557 US
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5 out of 5 stars Radiesse

Filler in the thigh for overall smoothness - Morehead City, NC

I went to Dr. Klainer for an area on my upper thigh (right leg ,rear) that was not a smooth as I wanted. It looked different than the other thigh kind of like a banding cellulite look and I was told by other Doctors that it was a complex issue. A slight bulge with missing volume then another slight bulge below that. Dr. Klainer suggested to add a filler that would add volume to the area in...

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Tummy Tuck after 200lb weight loss - Morehead City, NC

Had my tummy tuck done by Dr. Klainer in October. I cannot even begin to convey how happy I am with my results. A little back story for you - I was extremely heavy for most of my life. About 6 years ago I decided to make some healthy lifestyle changes and lost 200 pounds. Long story short, despite my efforts through exercise, weight lifting, countless sit-ups and abdomen exercises I was stuck with a horrific amount of excess skin. Well... the skin is GONE, my stomach is FLAT and for the first time in over 20 years I can see my belly button. This might not mean much to you, but it means the world to me. So in case I haven't said it already, I am absolutely thrilled with my results. Thrilled with my flat stomach, thrilled with my belly button, thrilled with the doc and thrilled with my new found self-confidence (I had NO self confidence prior to my tummy tuck). Dr. Klainer is without a doubt the best doctor I have ever worked with. He has answered every question I have had and every email I have sent. He has continually went above and beyond by calling me after hours, checking in to see how I am doing and squeezing me in when I didn't have an appointment. I have nothing but good things to say about Dr. Klainer, he has made this journey way easier than I ever imagined. If you are looking to get any type of plastic surgery done, I highly recommend paying Dr. Klainer a visit - you won't regret it. Thanks doc, you rock!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

26 Years Old, 5'3", 125 Lbs, Breastfed 2 Kids. Morehead City, NC

Dr. Klainer was amazing! Very straight forward and no sugar coating. He answered my questions, some were even answered before I even got my turn to ask. He kept it at a professional level and I trusted his knowledge. I know some people like to have a doctor-patient relationship, but my goal was to not be best friends with my surgeon but to rather be on the same level of understanding with what I wanted... And he made it happen. I'm not fully healed yet, but the size and the look was exactly how I imagined it to be. I can see why when he explained to me that he wasn't about numbers and bra sizes, because I went to a consult before seeing Dr. Klainer, had I gone with the other doctor and the number of cc he suggested for the look I wanted would've been much smaller and disappointing. His staff was amazing. I also compared it to the previous consult where the staff was overly nice and too scripted in my opinion. I highly suggest you check out the new doctor in town (with years and years of experience), you won't be disappointed.

5 out of 5 stars Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid Surgery - Sterling, VA

Recently had eyelid surgery performed by Dr. Klainer and the results are terrific! Very natural! Couldn't be more please! He is a very talented and knowledgeable surgeon. Great post-op care as well! He and his staff are always very friendly and available for any questions. I highly recommend him if you are considering any type of cosmetic surgery.

5 out of 5 stars Smart Lipo

42 Year Old, my Arms Have Never Been Feminine and Slim, Instead They Were Bulky and Unproportionally Thick. Sterling, VA

I started to research what could be done beyond diet and exercise bc that just wasn't cutting it. I am an over thinker and consider myself very thorough when it comes to researching decisions that affect my health, appearance, finances and anything else that I deem important. After a ton of research on this procedure, the cost, the reviews, the pictures and all the doctors in the...

5 out of 5 stars Smart Lipo

42-year Old, Two C-section, Needed Scar Revision and Smartlipo of Tummy and Inner Thighs - Sterling, VA

Dr Klainer and his staff is very professional but also caring to make sure you're absolutely comfortable with your decision. There were thorough pre-op discussions as well as post-op follow-ups. You really know that they're first considering your well-being, then second their business which is what I would look for in a surgeon.

5 out of 5 stars Botox

Best Botox - Sterling, VA

Dr. Klainer exceeded my expectations during my recent visit to get Botox for my crows feet and forehead. The results are perfect and worth me traveling to see him from Virginia Beach. This has been the 3rd time being injected by him over the years. I've also had Juvederm in the past from and loved it as well. Everything about his practice is amazing including his wonderful staff and gorgeous...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implants

Best Surgeon /Excellent Customer Service - Sterling, VA

Dr. Kleiner has been my surgeon for over 2 years. I couldn't ask for a better doctor! His honesty and sincere interest in his patients' well being are remarkable. The office staff is friendly, professional, and attentive to patients' needs. Dr. Kleiner and his staff go above and beyond to make patients feel comfortable and safe in every appointment. Thank you, Dr. Kleiner!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

Very Big Breasts - Sterling, VA

Every step along the way Dr. Klainer and his staff were there for me. I felt safe in his hands and am thinking about another procedure with him.

5 out of 5 stars PrecisionTx

Looking Younger Every Day - Sterling, VA

Superb. I had numerous (sometimes repeated) questions because I kept forgetting things. Dr. Klainer and his staff were very patient and helpful. Nobody tried to talk me into anything I didn't need or spending money needlessly. I have never had a doctor be so detailed and thorough in explanations and in setting realistic expectations (and the results were even better than his stated expectations.

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

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)

Consultation Fee

$95. Free if you mention RealSelf

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Klainer has hospital affiliations at Carteret general Hospital.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BS, Haverford College
    Medical: MD, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: General Surgery, Morristown Memorial Hospital, 1994
    General Surgery, Morristown Memorial
    Plastic Surgery, St. Louis University Hospital Center, 1996
    Fellowship: Aesthetic Surgery, The Zollman Center for Cosmetic Surgery

Treatments offered at Carolinas Center for Plastic Surgery

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What resurfacing laser, exception of Fraxel Laser, tightens & gets rid of under eye wrinkle?

There are different options for the non-surgical treatment of facial wrinkles. Determining which is best depends on your skin type, age, severity of... READ MORE

How big are Laser Liposuction incisions on the abdomen area?

I have been doing SmartLipo for almost 7 years now. For the abdominal area I generally use only 3 incisions, 2 are in the pubic region and 1 is inside... READ MORE

Seeking more defined jaw line, is Smart Lipo best option? (photo)

Thank you for your question and picture. I began doing SmartLIpo in 2007 and I admit I was skeptical. After almost 10 years of seeing the results I... READ MORE

I'm 5'9 and 230 lbs. Am I a good candidate for Mommy Makeover (TT, lipo to thighs, BL + implants)? (photos)

Thank you for your description and photos. I would expect you to get significant changes with the procedures you are planning. It is extremely... READ MORE

I am considering upper/lower abdomen lipo as well as flanks. I have uterine fibroids. Should I be concern? Is it safe?

From the standpoint of safety uterine fibroids do not increase the risks associated with liposuction of the abdomen or flanks. In patients with large... READ MORE

I had a Smart Lipo of Mons Pubis (625cc). It still looks the same. Will it go down eventually?

I have been doing SmartLipo for almost 7 years and have found it to be extremely effective in the right individuals. In general swelling will start to... READ MORE

Am I a good candidate for Smart Lipo on my abdomen and flanks? (photos)

Patients who are good candidates for SmartLipo are generally not obese, in good health and do not have large volumes of excess skin. Judging from your... READ MORE

I'm 5'6 145lbs & have a wide chest. Need help deciding between 370 & 435cc HP high cohesive silicone gel implants (photo)

Determining breast implant size is a difficult task without doing a personal exam and appropriate measurements. It would be unfair to make... READ MORE

Would you suggest or think I would be a good candidate for some sort of Liposuction? (photos)

From your pictures it appears that you would be a good candidate for Liposuction. A personal consultation with a board certified Plastic Surgeon is... READ MORE

My lower mouth is asymmetrical. The left side has more tissue and sags. Can it be leveled? (photos)

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