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

Excellent decison i ever made. Easy recovery!

5 out of 5 stars Brazilian Butt Lift

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

Dr. Zannis is very attentive and a skilled artist. I love his staff and everyone was so nice. Thank you!

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Love my Nose! - New Bern, NC


5 out of 5 stars Smart Lipo

Love Love Love my Results - New Bern, NC


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...

50 Years Old and 2nd Reduction in One Month!

Very nice, informative doctor stated I should not have a problem getting approved threw insurance and he was right!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

33 Year Mom of 3

I was so nervous day if I almost backed out! I'm so glad i went through it. I had one breast that was slightly smaller and DR Zannis paid great attention to detail and gave me two different implant sizes to try to correct. I'm so happy with the results and how quickly I was able to recover. I felt fully prepared and educated from his staff. I did call back at about day 4-5 to ask for more...

BBl with Fat Grafting 35 Year Old MOther of 3 - New Bern, NC

Do not recommend this doctor for that procedure at all!

5 out of 5 stars Mini Lift

I'm 50 and Been Told I Look 29

Surgery was perfect. Couldn't ask for better. He doesn't come off flashy ... Very matter of fact..... So I was overwhelmed with the result.

5 out of 5 stars Sientra Breast Implants

315 & 335 High profile Sientra Silicone "Gummy Bear": Dr. J Zannis NC

POST OP was 07/28/15: Extremely nervous! Org. agreed to Sientra high profile silicone but after the long ride home I got scared thinking they would look fake, so i called first thing the next morning to change the profile. I was instructed to email Dr. Z about my concerns wanting a natural full appearing breast, and he recommended no less than "moderate plus". He made the recommedation,...

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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

What is the Average "Life" of a Breast Implant?

There is high variability in how long implants last. In general, textured saline implants are not the greatest and have lower longevity rates than... READ MORE

How to get rid of scars from lip lift? (photo)

This type of scar indicated that it has either migrated down or was improperly placed to begin with. It can be fixed with excision of the existing... 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

Do you really "lose" 10% when placing round silicone implants under the muscle? (I.e. Natrelle Inspira) (photos)

It is true that if you are using a sizer in your bra to determine your ideal implant size, that the actual results will look a bit smaller when the... 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

Before and After Photos by Dr. Zannis

John Zannis, MD has shared 40 before and after pictures with 66 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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John Zannis, MD has shared 12 videos.

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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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