Plastic Surgeon Doctor Gear in Charlotte, North Carolina 28277

Name: Andrew Gear, MD
Last name: Gear
Gender: male
Began aesthetic medicine in: 2007
Years experience: 13
Primary Specialty: Plastic Surgeon
Website: https://www.ppsclt.com/
Business: Providence Plastic Surgery & Skin Center
Address: 11030 Golf Links Dr.
Address suite: Ste. 103
Phone: (704) 918-1480
International phone number: +17049181480
City: Charlotte
State: North Carolina
Zip Code: 28277
Country: US
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.

Consulting Fees: 0$
Consultation note: in person and virtual consults offered
Has Sponsored Offer : No

Special Offers
Offer #1: Galderma Offer
Special Offer Treatments: Restylane, Sculptra Aesthetic, Dysport, Restylane Silk, Restylane Lyft, Restylane Refyne, Restylane Defyne
End Time: 12/31/2020
Detail: Sign up for Aspire Galderma Rewards prior to your appointment to receive $20 off on each treatment listed below: Dysport®, Restylane® family, Sculptra® Aesthetic.

Offer #2: Liposuction BOGO!
Special Offer Treatments: Liposuction
End Time: 08/31/2020
Detail: Buy one area of liposuction get one free! Includes anesthesia, surgeons fees, pre-op and post-op appointments.

Offer #3: Brazilian Butt Lift: the ultimate hourglass figure
Special Offer Treatments: Brazilian Butt Lift, Butt Lift, Brazilian Butt Lift Revision
End Time: 07/31/2020
Detail: Brazilian Butt Lift with 3 or more areas of Liposuction and fat grafting using a state of the art closed loop system for better fat retention. Starting at $6,000 including anesthesia, surgeons fees and pre-op and post-op fees.

Offer #4: Breast Augmentation under $4,000!
Special Offer Treatments: Breast Implants, Breast Augmentation, Mentor Breast Implants, Ideal Implant
End Time: 08/31/2020
Detail: Breast Augmentation with
Mentor saline implants $3999
Mentor Silicone implants or Ideal Implants $5199
Includes anesthesia, surgeons fees, pre-op and post-op appointments.

Clinical Privileges
  • Novant Hospital System and Piedmont Medical System, Rock Hill, SC

Andrew Gear, MD

Education
  • Undergraduate: BA, Religious Studies, University of Virginia, 1990
  • Medical: MD, University of Virginia, 1997
Postdoc 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

GPS coordinates on map: 35.2314,-80.84580231

Primary location
Location name: Charlotte
State: NC
Country: US
Map point: 35.2314,-80.84580231
Treatments
  • Arm Lift
  • Back Lift
  • Body Lift
  • Botox
  • Botox for Hyperhidrosis
  • Brazilian Butt Lift
  • Brazilian Butt Lift Revision
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Fat Transfer
  • Breast Implant Removal
  • Breast Implant Revision
  • Breast Implants
  • Breast Lift
  • Breast Lift with Implants
  • Breast Reduction
  • Brow Lift
  • Butt Lift
  • Capsular Contracture Treatment
  • Chemical Peel
  • Chin Filler
  • Chin Liposuction
  • CoolSculpting
  • Dermabrasion
  • Dysport
  • Eye Bags Treatment
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Facelift
  • Facelift Revision
  • Facial
  • Facial Fat Transfer
  • Forehead Lift
  • Forma
  • Fractora RF
  • Gynecomastia Surgery
  • Hyaluronidase
  • Ideal Implant
  • Injectable Fillers
  • IPL
  • Kybella
  • Laser Liposuction
  • Liposuction
  • Liposuction Revision
  • Lower Facelift
  • Male Tummy Tuck
  • Mastectomy
  • Mentor Breast Implants
  • Mini Lift
  • Mini Tummy Tuck
  • Mommy Makeover
  • Neck Lift
  • Nonsurgical Facelift
  • Nonsurgical Neck Lift
  • Power-Assisted Liposuction (PAL)
  • Scar Removal
  • Smart Lipo
  • Tickle Lipo
  • Tummy Tuck
  • Tummy Tuck Revision

RealSelf Info

Awards
  • Real Self Top Doc 2015

Rating: 5.0
Profile views: 21783
Answer count: 692
Review count: 80
Anonymous votes: 0
Offer count: 4
Profile created: Jul 5, 2016
Profile modified: Jul 8, 2020
Profile promotion: Yes
Profile inactive: No
Premier status: Premier
Tier: Pro
RealCare Promise: Yes
Directory link: Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
RealSelf’s PRO: Yes
Is Top Doctor: 1
Doctor Designation Start Time: May 13, 2020
Doctor Designation End Time: Aug 13, 2020

Locations

  • Charlotte, NC, US. GPS coordinates: 35.2314,-80.84580231

Last ratings of treatments

  • Tummy Tuck (Mar 2020) – 5/5
  • Liposuction (May 2020) – 5/5
  • Breast Fat Transfer (Mar 2020) – 5/5
  • Tummy Tuck (Aug 2019) – 5/5
  • Liposuction (May 2020) – 5/5
  • Breast Augmentation (Aug 2017) – 5/5
  • Brazilian Butt Lift (Feb 2018) – 5/5
  • Scars Treatment (Jan 2019) – 5/5
  • Brazilian Butt Lift (May 2020) – 5/5
  • Brazilian Butt Lift (May 2020) – 5/5
  • Brazilian Butt Lift (Dec 2019) – 5/5
  • Breast Implant Revision (Apr 2019) – 5/5
  • Brazilian Butt Lift (Mar 2020) – 5/5
  • Gynecomastia Surgery (Feb 2019) – 5/5
  • Brazilian Butt Lift (Oct 2018) – 5/5

Last Prices

Liposuction Prices

  • $7000 – May 20, 2020
  • $6500 – May 19, 2020

Breast Fat Transfer Prices

  • $14400 – Mar 12, 2020

Brazilian Butt Lift Prices

  • $7000 – May 1, 2018
  • $6500 – Feb 1, 2018 – Charlotte, NC
  • $7000 – Oct 11, 2018

Breast Augmentation Prices

  • $5029 – Aug 29, 2017 – Charlotte, NC

Gynecomastia Surgery Prices

  • $5500 – Feb 19, 2019

Practice Locations

Name & Website
Providence Plastic Surgery and Skin Center – Charlotte, https://www.ppsclt.com/
Address
11030 Golf Links Dr.Ste. 103, Charlotte, North Carolina, US, 28277 (GPS coordinates: 35.054594,-80.7710613)
Phone
+17047711747
Working Hours
Mon: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Tue: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Wed: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Thu: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Fri: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Created / Modified
Aug 16, 2016 / Jul 1, 2020

Special Offers

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Start Time / End Time
Detail
Treatments

Breast Augmentation under $4,000!
Jul 1, 2020 /
Aug 31, 2020
Breast Augmentation with
Mentor saline implants $3999
Mentor Silicone implants or Ideal Implants $5199
Includes anesthesia, surgeons fees, pre-op and post-op appointments.
Specific treatments

Brazilian Butt Lift: the ultimate hourglass figure
Jul 1, 2020 /
Jul 31, 2020
Brazilian Butt Lift with 3 or more areas of Liposuction and fat grafting using a state of the art closed loop system for better fat retention. Starting at $6,000 including anesthesia, surgeons fees and pre-op and post-op fees.
Specific treatments

Liposuction BOGO!
Jul 1, 2020 /
Aug 31, 2020
Buy one area of liposuction get one free! Includes anesthesia, surgeons fees, pre-op and post-op appointments.
Specific treatments

Stop The Stuff! Breast Enhancement Special
Feb 27, 2020 /
May 29, 2020
Choose from the following: Saline Implant augmentation for $3999, Silicone Implant augmentation for $5199, Fat transfer to the breast for $5199. Consult and quote required for special. All inclusive pricing includes anesthesia, pre and post-op care, surgical garment and breast healing vitamins.
Specific treatments

Galderma Offer
Dec 3, 2019 /
Dec 31, 2020
Sign up for Aspire Galderma Rewards prior to your appointment to receive $20 off on each treatment listed below: Dysport®, Restylane® family, Sculptra® Aesthetic.
Specific treatments

Breast augmentation -saline- $4,400 (save $500!)
May 23, 2019 /
Aug 31, 2019
Our pricing for saline implants is $4,400, and includes everything – general anesthesia, surgeons fees, garment, breast healing vitamins to help prevent capsular contracture and all of your pre-op and post-op appointments. The only thing you pay out of pocket for is your prescription medications. Our silicone price is $5,500 and includes the new Mentor Silicone Xtra implants, and includes everything – general anesthesia, surgeons fees, garment, breast healing vitamins to help prevent capsular contracture and all of your pre-op and post-op appointments. The only thing you pay out of pocket for is your prescription medications.
Specific treatments

$500 off Brazilian Butt Lifts
May 23, 2019 /
Aug 31, 2019
$500 off BBL ‘s! Includes: general anesthesia, surgeon’s fees, garment, healing vitamins to help your body heal, facility fees and all of your pre-op and post-op appointments. Prices may vary.
Specific treatments

$500 off Tummy Tucks
Jun 1, 2019 /
Aug 31, 2019
Now offering $500 off tummy tucks! Our abdominoplasty begins at $7,000 and includes: surgeons fees, general anesthesia, facility fees, garment, Vitamedica Healing Supplements and all of your PreOp and PostOp appointments. Consultations are held on Mondays and Wednesdays, and we do offer Virtual Visits for all of our out of town patients!
Specific treatments

Mommy Makeovers- save $1,000!
Jan 2, 2019 /
Feb 28, 2019
Save $1,000 off any Mommy Makeover- Includes Tummy Tucks and breast implants or breast lift. Full Tummy Tuck starts at $7,000. Includes general anesthesia, facility fee, pre-op and post-op appointments, surgical garment, healing supplements, scar cream included in price. Additional liposuction may be an additional fee.
Specific treatments

$500 OFF!! Brazilian Butt Lift – starts at $5,500
Jan 1, 2019 /
Feb 28, 2019
Thank you for your interest in Brazilian Butt Lifts. Pricing starts around $5,500 and that includes 3 areas of liposuction, most commonly the upper and lower tummy and the sides/flanks. Additional areas of liposuction start at $1,000 each, and some of the more common areas are lower back, upper back and inner thighs.
Specific treatments

$500 OFF!! Breast Augmentation starts at $4,400
Jan 1, 2019 /
Feb 28, 2019
Our pricing for saline implants is $4,400, and includes everything – general anesthesia, surgeons fees, garment, breast healing vitamins to help prevent capsular contracture and all of your pre-op and post-op appointments. The only thing you pay out of pocket for is your prescription medications.
Our silicone price is $5,500 and includes the new Mentor Silicone Xtra implants, and includes everything – general anesthesia, surgeons fees, garment, breast healing vitamins to help prevent capsular contracture and all of your pre-op and post-op appointments. The only thing you pay out of pocket for is your prescription medications.
Specific treatments

Doctor's answers

Question
Answer Header & Date
Answer Snippet
How is a 24 hour breast augmentation different from a regular BA?
So-called 24 hr breast augmentation
Jul 8, 2020
Its just an advertising gimmick.  Surgery is surgery and there is no magic that can bypass the physiology of surgery and surgical recovery.  The concepts behind the 24 hr recovery was popularized by a well known breast surgeon in Texas.  There is validity to some of the concepts involved, and there are indeed ways to make the recovery less toxic including careful, atraumatic, bloodless dissection, use of long acting local anesthetics.  
What is a right procedure for me to achieve wish pick? BBL, BBL with Lipo 360?
BBL candidacy
Jul 8, 2020
You are a great candidate for 360 liposuction plus or minus the fat grafting.  Seek out surgeons with lots of experience with the procedure as it is an art form and just because someone can do it technically does not mean they can do it well.  Pictures are worth a thousand words.  
What is the best tummy tuck incision closure method? Does your method vary by patient and/or skin remov
Optimal tummy tuck closure
Jul 7, 2020
That's a very good question.  The final scar of an abdominoplasty is a combinations of tensionless, atraumatic, multi-layered close and patient biology.  Don't be fooled by self-serving pitches about specific technologies as patient biology drives the bus in a lot of this.  In my practice, I close the superficial fascial system with PDS suture followed by Insorb staples in the deep dermis followed by Prineo which is a messed tape + superglue similar to Exofin.  People can have allergic reac...
Do I have enough loose skin to qualify safely for a tummy tuck (standard)?
Tummy tuck candidacy
Jul 7, 2020
Obviously in-person consultation as best to ascertain your options.  A well-executed Lipo-abdominoplasty with careful preservation of the flap blood supply will avoid complications such as necrosis which are extremely rare in non-smokers.  You might also be a candidate for a mini-abdominoplasty plus liposuction depending on your goals.
I smoke 3 to 4 cigarettes a day, is it safe for me to get a breast augmentation?
smoking and breast augmentation
Jul 6, 2020
Smoking increases the risk of complications in any surgery.  Although breast augmentation does not stress the blood supply of the tissues like a tummy tuck, you are at higher risk of capsular contracture and infection.  I attempt smoking cessation before you splash down for a breast augmentation.  Pps
Why are implants placed under the muscle more often?
Implant placement
Jul 4, 2020
That's a very good question to ask and one that will elicit a variety of answers which are largely predicated on training and experience.  In the US, a submuscular or "dual plane" approach is the most common method to date.  In the distant past, implants were placed in a subglandular plane (beneath the breast tissue) followed by a complete submuscular approach where the pectoralis major muscle and adjoining muscles of the chest wall were lifted up to enshroud the implant.  The primary mot...
Was told I have asymmetric tuberous breasts and it wasn't fixable. I'd love a tummy tuck and normal bre
Mommy makeover
Jul 1, 2020
You don’t technically have tuberous breasts based on the pictures. You have some degree of constriction. You’ll need a lift plus augmentation to balance things out. You can do your mommy makeover. Your breasts are very fixable.
Can a 50-year old woman get a breast lift or smaller-sized augmentation and tummy tuck done at the same
Of course you can
Jul 1, 2020
When it comes to surgical physiology and recovery, biologic age rather chronological age is often more important. Fitness level and dietary habits have a direct impact on speed recovery and safety.  i’ve seen a lot of women in their 50s recover more rapidly than women in their 30s.  I’ve done mommy makeovers on women as old as 66 who have done extremely well.
For a woman that weighs 147 lbs and is 5 ft 1, what size implant should I consider?
Ideal Implant size
Jun 20, 2020
Ideal Implant size is predicated on breast measurements, soft tissue characteristics, body habitus and patient desire. It’s an amalgam of all those variables. See multiple surgeons to get a feel for what’s what. Bigger is not better. Abiding by your native anatomy and not blowing it out is the best course of action for a good long-term result.
How to get old figure back after having kids. Will I need lipo or a tummy tuck?
Mommy makeover
Jun 17, 2020
An abdominoplasty, liposuction, mastopexy plus or minus augmentation would help restore your body to its former glory.
What type of medication do they put around breast implants at the time of surgery to prevent capsular c
Breast implant pocket treatment
Jun 15, 2020
How to treat the pocket during breast augmentation to reduce capsular contracture is a topic of much debate.  Most surgeons use either a cocktail of antibiotics or an antiseptic like Betadine.  Whether or not this intervention ultimately effects contracture rates is unclear. Careful and bloodless surgical technique is important as is skin preparation (Hibiclens or chlorhexidine), the use of nipple shields, Keller funnels for atraumatic insertion of silicone implants, choice of incision (i...
Could I achieve a big enough butt with the amount of fat I have?
BBL candidacy
Jun 15, 2020
You are an excellent candidate for a BBL and have sufficient fat and a good native anatomy for a good result.  You will have to be careful with liposuction of the abdomen since you have a bit of skin laxity from your pregnancy and oversuction can worsen that laxity.  
Can I fix fat that was transferred too low on my buttocks?
BBL revision
Jun 15, 2020
Its hard to decipher what is going on with the pictures you provided.  An in-person consultation would be beneficial.  Additional fat placement in the superior portion of the buttock and a judicious fat removal or powered blending could help.  
Is my breast skin too thin for implants? I have deep stretch marks all over them
Breast implants and thin tissues
Jun 13, 2020
That is an excellent question. Patients with thin tissues with or without stretch marks can suffer untoward complications from implants specially when they’re too large including bottoming out. Submuscular placement will blunt the appearance of the implant surface against the stretch marks or thin areas in the upper pole of your breast. The only problem is below the nipple where the implant will be exposed to your native tissues can you have some potential long-term issues. A sali...
I am 45 and want to get a tummy tuck and lipo on my back, arms and legs. Can I have that done all at on
Abdominoplasty and liposuction
Jun 5, 2020
Abdominoplasty and liposuction can be safely perform simultaneously. In the distant past, it was felt liposuction in conjunction with skin removal was dangerous due to blood supply issues. However, with more modern techniques, it can be safely done. I do it all the time. The overall safety of these procedures is predicated on your BMI and your health history.

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