New Bern Plastic Surgeon
2021 Neuse Blvd.
New Bern, North Carolina 28560 US

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5 out of 5 stars Smart Lipo

Best Thing I Ever Did for Myself - North Carolina

Hi,I had wanted to get rid of this old C-section fat for many years. I am 46 years old in good shape, except for that stubborn belly that pooched out and everyone always thought I was 3 months pregnant. I finally got brave and went out and got it done by a skilled and Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, and my tummy is beautiful. It has been 1 year now, and my tummy is beautiful. Not perfect, but...

5 out of 5 stars Brazilian Butt Lift

No More Flat Butt - Dr. Zannis is Awesome! - New Bern, NC

I've always had a flat butt. After losing 20 pounds 3 years ago, it was even flatter so I started looking for options. I considered implants, but everything I read said it was a bad idea. I saw a few BBL pics online and they looked really good. I chose Dr. Zannis after seeing 2 other doctors in NC because he had the most experience with the procedure and I felt very comfortable with him. ...

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Love my Nose! - New Bern, NC

I heard that Dr. Zannis was one of the best in NC for nose jobs by my friend. She was right and I couldn't be happier. It took longer than I thought to recover, but I was looking good after 2 months. I am now 1.5 years out from surgery and think it was the best thing I ever did for myself. Highly recommend them.

5 out of 5 stars Smart Lipo

Love Love Love my Results - New Bern, NC

Had a profile on here some months back but deleted it. Now i am back! Was a little worried about getting Smartlipo done last May 2012 but WOW!!!!! I am loving my new body. Cant wait till summer. I weighed 150lbs surgery day and now I weigh 123. Was wanting to post my progress around December 2012 but didnt.Here are my pics.

5 out of 5 stars Smart Lipo

Having Smartlipo Done on May 24th. Nervous and Excited!!! - New Bern, NC

I am having smart lipo on my upper and lower tummy, muffin tops, inner and outter thighs on May 24th 2012. I weigh 140 lbs and i am 5 ft 4 inch. i am 23 yrs old and am a mother of two who are 1 and 2 yrs of age. before i had kids i weighed 125lbs then after having my son i was 130lbs......yes i was still small and i loved my body. But then after having my daughter i was 170lbs.....I WAS SO...

4 out of 5 stars Brazilian Butt Lift

Not happy about my results : ( - New Bern, NC

So I've been pretty much determined to have this procedure done for at least 5 years or maybe even more! I've always been unhappy about my booty or lack thereof. It's all in my genetic makeup because no one in my family has an ass!!! I've been researching several doctors online and so far I've been most impressed by Dr. Jimerson! His work is great, but the only thing is he's a little pricey,...

4 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Need New Girls - New Bern, NC

Hello i'm am a 26 year old mother of 1 and I want to get a breast augmentation done here in Turkey I have had two different consultations. The first doctor told me that even if I didn't get my procedure done with him, to please get a BL or I won't be satisfied. The 2nd doctor told me that I didn't need a BL and that when he place the BI in that it would give my breast a little lift and it...

1 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction Revision

Mortifying experience

I trusted Dr. Zannis to fix my breast... he never addressed the issues. Just out with the old and in with the new. Didn't even implant what was ordered. I'm 3 months post op my chest is on FIRE!!!!!!

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

This office is in New Bern, but you will think you walked out of Heaven!

After researching surgeons from NC to Santo Domingo, 6 consultations, I fell in love with Dr. Zannis AND his amazing staff. From the consultation I got this great feeling "he was it!" His bedside manners where great, he was a very straight shooter about my results and me walked me through the process to a "T". The day of the surgery was nerve-racking for me, but all the nurses working with me...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Go to boob guy!!!

Had my augmentation done just a few days ago and I am so happy. Yes I haven't settled into place yet but the recovery has been a breeze so far!!! Can't wait to see the final results! Dr. Zannis was amazing through out the entire process and made me feel so comfortable and confident with my anticipated results.

Personal Statement

Dr. Zannis is a best selling author and recognized leader in cosmetic plastic surgery, certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is known across the nation for his expertise in rhinoplasty, breast enhancement, and body contouring.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

Consultation Fee

$75. Spend up to an hour with Dr. Zannis discussing your aesthetic goals.

Awards & Recognition

International Best - Selling Author, Amazon, 2015
NewBeauty Beauty Expert, 2014 - 2015
Vitals Most Compassionate Doctor, 2013

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Zannis has hospital affiliations at CarolinaEast Medical Center - New Bern, NC.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: Human Biology and Studio Art, Stanford University
    Medical: MD, University of Cincinnati
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: General and Plastic Surgery, Wake Forest University, Winston - Salem, NC

Treatments offered at Zannis Center for Plastic Surgery

Blog Posts and Articles

New Breast Implant Website

Dr. Zannis has just released a new website dedicated to breast enhancement surgery including augmentation, lifts (mastopexy) and reductions. Please find it here: There are several pages of useful information, Q&A, and before & after pictures.

SAFElipo is a great new method to sculpt your body with less side effects

There is a plethora of liposuction techniques being promoted all across the country. They all have the same fundamental principle at their core: remove unwanted fat by sucking it out. However, the exact method and instrumentation by which this is done is very different. SmartLipo uses laser assistance. Vaser uses ultrasound assistance. Coolsculpting (not an actual liposuction technique) uses cold to freeze fat. What actually works and which is the best?Well, they all have some merits...

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What do you do at a breast augmentation pre op?

At this appointment, we typically review your goals and the plan for durgery. We discuss sizes again and give you another opportunity to try on sizers... READ MORE

Question about breast augmentation. Should I be apprehensive of my surgeon?

I am new to this forum, and glad to see there is a lively discussion. I am board certified by the American board of plastic surgery and operate in a... READ MORE

Does "rapid recovery" Breast augmentation limit implant size?

I also utilize the rapid recovery method for breast augmentation and we always have a plan for implant size before surgery.  In fact, I will make ... READ MORE

Will 400-500 cc make a difference in my butt shape? (photos)

When I first started doing this procedure 4 years ago, my only initial complaints were that the butt wasn't big enough or round enough. I was doing... READ MORE

LA vs NYC vs Other States for Rhinoplasty?

Surgeon experience and proven results are what matter most.  Many great surgeons choose to live in smaller towns because they can.  If you're good, p... READ MORE

Hello, I will have a Tummy Tuck and a BBL in 2 weeks, I'm feeling very very anxious, is this a problem for surgery? (photo)

It's completely normal to feel anxious before surgery.  It should not be a problem at all, and your doctor may give you a medication to calm your ... READ MORE

How do I not have enough fat for a BBL? (Photos)

For an nice BBL result.  If you are looking for a huge butt, then you won't achieve that with fat transfer.  However, your wish pics don't depict a... READ MORE

I'm interested in a BBL & Tummy Tuck but I don't want to get both at the same time; which would be better to get first? (Photos)

Thank you for your question.  I often perform both of these procedures at the same time.  However, if you don't want to do that, you absolutely s... READ MORE

I just got my bbl on Monday and I feel like it looks the same even though he removed 4 liters of fat.

Your body will be swollen for a couple of months before you start to see the final result.  Be patient and follow the guidance of your plastic surgeon. READ MORE

I am looking for a dr who have experience doing BBL's on a female who already has a big butt but need waist and back shaping?

In addition to adding volume to the buttocks, a major goal of BBL surgery is to shape the waist and lower back.  This should be a goal for everyone ... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Zannis

John Zannis, MD has shared 40 before and after pictures with 65 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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The Best Breast Augmentation Incision — According to This Doctor

Dr. Zannis describes the different options for breast implant incisions and which one he believes is the best. WATCH VIDEO

5 Questions to Ask Your Plastic Surgeon, According to a Plastic Surgeon

Dr. John Zannis offers his advice on five questions to ask your surgeon before surgery. WATCH VIDEO

Can an Umbilical Hernia Be Repaired During a Tummy Tuck? Will Insurance Pay for It?

Dr. John Zannis answers this common question about umbilical hernia or, belly button repair and if insurance will cover it. WATCH VIDEO

Learn About Rapid Recovery Breast Augmentation

Dr. Zannis describes his technique for a rapid recovery after breast augmentation with implants. WATCH VIDEO

Saline vs. Silicone Breast Implants: The Doctor Opinion

Dr. John Zannis talks about choosing between silicone and saline implants and which type he prefers to use in his practice. WATCH VIDEO

Breast Asymmetry After Augmentation: It's Normal, the Doctor Explains Why

Dr, John Zannis explains how women's breasts heal differently and at different rates during the first few months after a breast augmentation. WATCH VIDEO

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