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Jonathan Kulbersh, MD

The top aesthetic destination of the south, Carolina Facial Plastics is led by double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Jonathan Kulbersh. With his team of cosmetic experts, a fully accredited surgery center, a skin care clinic, and a private recovery retreat all located in the heart of SouthPark, Carolina Facial Plastics is known for unparalleled and natural-looking results exclusively for the face.

Award-Winning Facial Plastic Surgery Clinic

Jonathan Kulbersh, MD, founded Carolina Facial Plastics to combine the charm of Southern hospitality with the elegance of a top-notch Beverly Hills facial plastic surgery center. As the son of a South Carolina obstetrician and the protege of multiple world-renowned facial plastic surgeons — such as Dr. Paul Nassif of TV’s “Botched” — Dr. Kulbersh learned to establish long-lasting relationships with his patients by exceeding their expectations. It is this reputation that led to Dr. Kulbersh being chosen as a Top 100 Realself Doctor 4 years in a row and included in the RealSelf Hall of Fame. Dr. Kulbersh was also honored to win the 2019, 2020, and 2021 BOB award for Charlotte’s Best Facial Plastic Surgeon, the BOB awards for Best Medical Spa, and Top Doctor in Plastic Surgery by Charlotte Magazine in 2019 and 2020. In 2022, Dr. Kulbersh earned the Castle Connolly Top Doctor award. He is also an American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities Member (ASF).

 

Dr. Kulbersh’s journey toward becoming the most sought-after double-board certified facial plastic surgeon in Charlotte, North Carolina, began with his interest in his father’s practice. He was amazed by the joy his father experienced in delivering generations of local babies, watching them grow up, and then delivering their own children. Early on, Dr. Kulbersh became fascinated by surgery and knew he wanted to make that his profession.

He obtained his MD from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, where he completed a five-year residency program in head and neck surgery. The complexity and challenge of working with head and neck anatomy led him to first consider becoming an ENT specialist. However, once he encountered facial aesthetic surgery, he knew he’d found his niche. Facial plastic surgery calls for optimal surgical skills as well as artistry and knowledge of facial aesthetics, harmony, and proportion. Dr. Kulbersh’s own skills and creativity perfectly matched the requirements.

With more than 15 years of experience, as well as over 2000 cosmetic surgeries and 12,000 injectable treatments under his belt, Dr. Kulbersh brings the expertise and experience that provides superior results to his patients. Popular procedures include facelifts (including the Awake Mini Lift), rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty, blepharoplasty, chin and lip augmentation, injectable procedures, and an assortment of aesthetician treatments.

His high-end surgery center and luxurious recovery retreat offer his patients a comfortable, intimate place to meet all their aesthetic goals.

Cosmetic Surgery Training

Dr. Kulbersh believes that — no matter what your profession — where you train last matters the most, because it teaches the skills to excel at your craft for the rest of your life. Seeking to hone his skills by studying with the best in the field, Dr. Kulbersh sought out and completed a facial plastic and reconstructive surgery fellowship in Beverly Hills, California, which was sponsored by the University of Southern California. He followed that with a fellowship specializing in oculoplastic surgery under the direction of Dr. Guy Massry.

The fierce competition in Beverly Hills showed Dr. Kulbersh that it was imperative he offers his patients the highest level of care and the most beautiful and natural-looking outcomes possible, no matter where he practiced. Dedicated to continuing to develop his skills, Dr. Kulbersh added another year to refine his craft by studying injectable therapies with Dr. Rebecca Fitzgerald, rhinoplasty with Dr. Raj Kanodia, hair loss treatments with Dr. Craig Ziering, and facelift technique with Dr. Jonathan Hoenig.

By learning from the best in Beverly Hills, he was able to develop his own overarching strategy and approach to cosmetic and functional facial plastic surgery. He brought that high level of dedication, skill, and knowledge back to Charlotte, North Carolina, where he founded Carolina Facial Plastics in 2010. Dr. Kulbersh is also a member of the following medical societies: American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. He has also published numerous articles and book chapters in medical textbooks, including Master Techniques in Blepharoplasty and Periorbital Rejuvenation.

 

 

Dr. Kulbersh specializes in obtaining natural-looking results for aging faces and rhinoplasty. His most popular procedures include rhinoplasty, facelift, eye surgery, and facial injectables (Botox® Cosmetic and Fillers).

Career Goals

Dr. Kulbersh derives great satisfaction from helping his patients meet and exceed their aesthetic goals. He knows that the improvements he makes in creating more balanced and harmonious features extend far beyond appearance. Facial plastic surgery changes lives by boosting confidence, increasing sociability, and allowing women, men, and teens to feel that the reflection in their mirror matches the unique and valuable person they know themselves to be inside.

Dr. Kulbersh considers his patients his friends and part of his extended family. Many of his plastic surgery patients continue to visit Carolina Facial Plastics regularly for skin-care treatments and other therapies that keep them looking and feeling healthy and energized. With a state-of-the-art plastic surgery clinic and skin care clinic, he also offers a variety of nonsurgical treatments, including microneedling to improve skin quality and non-surgical rhinoplasty using dermal fillers.

Dr. Kulbersh’s Facial Plastic Surgery Center

Recently, Dr. Kulbersh extended even greater benefits to his patients by designing a new 5300 square foot state-of-the-art office in the heart of Charlotte in Southpark. The new office also contains Fairview Surgical Suites and Fairview Recovery Retreat. Fairview Surgical Suites is a dedicated plastic surgery center that features a private, AAAASF in-office operating suite dedicated solely to your procedure for optimal care and safety. You never have to wait or worry about being rescheduled. Fairview Recovery Retreat offers private-entrance rooms with the feel of a 5-star hotel and spa for your discretion and stress-free recovery.

 

Personal Life

In addition to providing the best possible facial plastic surgery care to patients from all over the world, Dr. Kulbersh believes in being a dedicated and active member of the Charlotte community. He’s on the board of the Jewish Community Center, board of the Jewish Federation of Charlotte, and coaches his oldest son’s soccer team, which is sponsored by his practice.

Dr. Kulbersh and his wife have three young sons. One of his favorite moments of the day is getting his boys ready for bed and reading to them from classics such as “Good Night Moon.” Dr. Kulbersh also loves rowing, watching University of Georgia football games with his family, and giving back to his community.

To learn more on how to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kulbersh, please fill out our contact form or call us at (704) 842-3644

 

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Dr. Kulbersh FAQs

Q: How do I schedule a consultation with Dr. Kulbersh?

A: You can either call (704) 842-3644 or visit our contact page to schedule an appointment.

Q: Was Dr. Kulbersh on the show The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills?

A: Yes.  He can be seen in the operating room with Dr. Nassif during the facelift of Estella Snieder, Maricio’s mother.

Q: Where did Dr. Kulbersh go to school?

A: Dr. Kulbersh went to Windsor Elementary School, home of the Wildcats, in Columbia, SC. A few years later he went to the University of Georgia where his grandfather, father, mother, sister, and over 20 cousins went to school. He graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He was accepted to the flagship medical school in his home state of South Carolina, The Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC. He graduated Alpha Omega Alpha and the top 10% of his class. Charleston was a terrible place to live.

Q: Why should I choose Dr. Kulbersh?

A: He is a trained specialist in the face and in the neck, and it has been his sole focus and training. He was trained in Beverly Hills and now brings the newest and most advanced procedures to his patients in the Carolinas.

Medical Training

  • 2011-2012
    Fellowship in Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgery
    Director:  Dr. Guy Massry
    Beverly Hills, CA
  • 2010-2011
    University of Southern California
    Fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
    Directors:
    Dr. Babak Azizzadeh and Dr. Paul Nassif (as seen on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills)
    Beverly Hills, CA
  • 2009-2010
    The Medical University of South Carolina
    Chief Resident in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery
  • 2005-2009
    The Medical University of South Carolina
    Resident in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery
    Internship in General Surgery

Education

  • 2001-2005
    MD  Medical University of South Carolina
    Alpha Omega Alpha
  • 1997-2001
    Bachelor in Science in Genetics/University of Georgia
    Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery

Community Service

  • 2011         Global Smile Cleft Lip/Palate Mission, Ecuador
  • 2010         Global Smile Cleft Lip/Palate Mission, Peru
  • 2009         Dominican Republic Medical Mission
  • 2007-09   Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week
  • 2008         Carolinas Youth Center
  • 2007         Families Helping Families
  • 2005-06   Founded Society – A Charitable Organization
  • 2001-05   Crisis Ministries Shelter Medical Clinic
  • 2003         Kids Safety Fair
  • 2002         Canterbury Pilot Program
  • 2002         Fundraising for Special Olympics
  • 2002         Winwood Home for Children
  • 2001         Habitat for Humanity

Honors and Awards

  • 2005        Presidential Clinical Science Award
  • 2004        Harper Academic Scholarship
  • 2003        King Academic Scholarship
  • 2003        Phi Chi Scholarship
  • 2002        Rich Academic Scholarship
  • 1997-01   Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre-Medical Honor Society
  • 1997-01   National Society of Collegiate Scholars

Memberships in Professional Societies

  • American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • North Carolina Medical Society
  • American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

National Lectures

  • 2011   “The evaluation and reanimation of facial paralysis”
    The University of Southern California:  Los Angeles, CA
  • 2010   “A demographic analysis and Scope of Practice Survey of Fellowship Trained Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons”
    Annual National Meeting of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: Boston, MA
  • 2009   “Treatment of Large Facial Hemangiomas”
    Annual National Meeting of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: San Diego, CA and Magnolia Conference: Charleston, SC
  • 2009   “Pseudo-Dynamic Total Lower Lip Reconstruction using a Composite Ulnar Forearm Free Flap”  Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings: Phoenix, Arizona
  • 2008   “Vitamin D Immunotherapy in Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma”  American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Annual Meeting: Chicago IL
  • 2007   “Polyflex Stent in Previously Radiated Patients with Squamous Cell Carcinoma” Magnolia Conference: Charleston, SC
  • 2007   “Single-stage reconstruction of a Tracheal Defect with a Free Tissue Transfer”   Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meeting: San Diego, CA
  • 2005   “Skin Cancers of the Head and Neck Presenting with Cranial Neuropathies”  Triologic Society, Southern Section: Miami, FL
  • 2004   “Chylous Fistulas” Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery: Mount Sinai Hospital, NY
  • 2004   “Cutaneous Skin Lesions of the Head and Neck with Perineural Spread”
    Magnolia Conference: Charleston, SC

Research Grants

  • 2008  Phase III clinical trial investigating the role of vitamin in patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck.  The Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC

Publications

  • Neal, JG, Kulbersh JS, Osguthorpe JD, and Schlosser RJ. “Comparison of techniques for transspheniodal pituitary surgery.” Am. J. Rhinol. 2007 Mar-Apr; 21(2): 203-6.
  • Leach BC, Kulbersh JS, Day TA, and Cook J. “Cranial neuropathy as a presenting sign of recurrent aggressive skin cancer.” Dermatol Surg. 2008 Apr; 34(4): 483-97.
  • Kulbersh JS, Gillespie MB, Day TA, and Young R. “1alpha,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 to skew intratumoral levels of immune inhibitory CD34+ progenitor cells into dendritic cells.” Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2009 Feb; 140(2): 235-40.
  • Hochman M, Kulbersh JS. “Management of Cutaneous Vascular Anomalies.”   Advanced Therapy in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Shelton, CN: People’s Medical Publishing House; 2010: 135-146.
  • Kulbersh JS, M Hochman. “Treatment of Cutaneous Congential Hemangiomas by Serial Excisions.” Arch of Fac Plast Surg. Accepted for publication. (2010)
  • Cerrati E, Kulbersh JS, Lambert P. “Dermal Inclusion Cyst of the External Auditory Canal.” Ear, Nose & Throat J. Accepted for publication (2010).
  • Kulbersh JS and Nassif PN. “Major Rhinoplasty Deformities.”  Rhinoplasty: A Practical Guide.  New York, NY: Thieme Publishing; 2011: 118-126, 236-240.
  • Kulbersh JS, Nassif PN. “Rhinoplasty in the African American nose.” Rhinoplasty Archive.
  • Kulbersh JS and Nassif PN. “Rhinoplasty & bony vault complications.” Fac Plas Surg.
  • Kulbersh JS, Massry GG, Azizzadeh BA. “Periorbital Aesthetic Surgery: The Evolution of a Multidisciplinary Surgical Subspecialty.” Master Techniques in Periocular Surgery. New York, NY: Springer; 2011: 3-11.
  • Oconal B, Kulbersh JS, Azizzadeh BA. “Examination of the facial nerve.” The Facial Nerve. Thieme Publishing

Medical Licences

  • 2011-current           South Carolina
  • 2010-current           North Carolina
  • 2010-current           California
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