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, 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.
Remarkable Results, Exceptional Care
Dr. Jonathan Kulbersh specializes in facial techniques, making him the perfect choice for your facelift, rhinoplasty, or other surgical procedures for the face. Charlotte, NC’s Dr. Kulbersh trained with top facial plastic surgeons in Beverly Hills, and he now brings his expertise to the North Carolina community. He has more than 15 years of experience performing more than 2,000 surgical procedures.
Learn about the different facial procedures that Dr. Kulbersh performs to help you look and feel your best. Contact us today to schedule your consultation or give us a call us at (704) 842-3644.
Read our face and neck FAQs.
The facelift is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures because it offers dramatic results that can take years off your face. If you are starting to see substantial effects of time and gravity, this procedure might be right for you. Dr. Kulbersh customizes each facelift procedure he performs to produce a natural and beautiful result, and his patient satisfaction rate is very high. A facelift with Dr. Kulbersh is safe, comfortable, and highly effective, with results lasting 10 years or longer in most cases.
A neck lift is a surgical procedure designed to rejuvenate the appearance of an aging neck. The neck is one of the first areas of the body to begin to show signs of age and is one of the most visible areas of the body. A neck lift can help to restore angulation and definition to the neck and jawline while smoothing away horizontal banding and other signs of aging from the skin. The results of a neck lift can be dramatic and last up to 10 years or more.
A mini facelift, or mini-lift, is a less invasive surgical procedure that focuses on the lower face and neck. This type of lift is an ideal option for people who want to rejuvenate their appearance but are not quite at the stage where they need a full facelift. Dr. Kulbersh customizes mini-lifts to the unique needs of each patient, for impressive and natural-looking results. A mini-lift is not usually recommended if a patient has significant skin laxity and sagging along the jawline.
A rhinoplasty or “nose job” is one of the most frequently performed plastic surgery procedures today. The surgery involves contouring and reshaping the nose to create a more symmetrical or aesthetically pleasing appearance. It can also be combined with septoplasty; a surgery used to correct structural defects that may interfere with breathing. Rhinoplasties require extensive skill to achieve the precise results suited to each patient’s unique appearance and preference. Dr. Kulbersh’s extensive background in facial surgery, as well as his commitment to natural results, equip him to perform rhinoplasty to meet a patient’s needs and expectations.
Forehead and Brow Lift
A forehead or brow lift is a surgical procedure that lifts the brow, refreshing the eyes and creating a more youthful appearance. As we age, our brows may change position and drop lower, producing unflattering shadows that make the eye look small and heavy and create a perpetually weary appearance. A brow lift can help restore a youthful look to your face by lifting the brow, opening the eyes, and smoothing lines from the forehead. Dr. Kulbersh performs a variety of brow lift techniques that allow him to customize your treatment to your precise needs and goals.
Facial Fat Transfer
As we age, we lose volume in our face that produces a gaunt, hollow appearance. Facial fat transfer, also called autologous fat transfer, uses the patient’s own fat to restore volume to the face. Fat transfer is a safe, effective, and non-allergenic way to help rejuvenate the face and obtain a fresher, younger appearance. The procedure is minimally invasive, and preliminary results are evident right away. Full results won’t be visible until the swelling goes down and the fat settles into place over a few weeks.
Facial liposuction is a less invasive way to reduce excess fat and sculpt the neck, chin, and jaw area. Using a thin instrument called a cannula, Dr. Kulbersh can extract unwanted fat and create a smoother, slimmer facial contour. Facial liposuction can be an effective way to eliminate a double chin, reduce jowls, and minimize turkey neck. Many patients see skin conform smoothly over the new contour in the weeks and months following treatment. Facial liposuction is a minimally-invasive procedure that does not require general anesthesia and has a relatively short recovery period.
Otoplasty, also known as ear pinning, is a procedure used to bring protruding ears closer to the head. Adults and children both may have prominent ears that can lead to teasing, bullying, and low self-confidence or self-esteem. Otoplasty is commonly performed on children to prevent potential psychological damage from teasing early in life. When performed by a skilled, double board-certified facial plastic surgeon such as Dr. Kulbersh, otoplasty is a very safe and effective procedure for you or your child.
The chin is a significant factor in the overall balance and harmony of your face. A chin that is too small or weak can create disproportion of the features. For example, the size of the chin can directly affect the perceived size of your nose. Chin implants add strength to the lower jawline, creating a more aesthetically pleasing appearance. Dr. Kulbersh is an expert in chin augmentation surgery and has a well-trained eye to assess how best to create facial harmony in his patients.
The distance from the nose to the upper lip, known as the philtrum, plays a significant role in our facial proportions. When the philtrum lengthens, due to genetics or aging, the mouth can begin to look out of balance. Dr. Kulbersh offers surgical lip lifts for patients that want to enhance this area of the face. A lip lift shortens the philtrum and increases the mucosal show of the upper lip for a more aesthetically-pleasing appearance.
The cheeks should be one of the most prominent areas of the face, but unfortunately, not everyone has a well-defined midface. Some people are born without strong cheekbones. Others find the cheeks lose volume through the aging process, leading to a sunken, hollow appearance. Dr. Kulbersh offers a variety of options for cheek augmentation, including cheek implants, fat transfer, and non-invasive injectable fillers. Dr. Kulbersh will evaluate your cheeks during an in-person consultation and create a custom treatment plan for you.
A keloid is scar tissue that overgrows so much it often produces a lump on the skin that may expand beyond the initial injury or tissue damage. Keloids are comprised of collagen, giving it a rubbery, shiny appearance that can become itchy or painful. It is possible to have keloids safely removed, surgically, or with laser treatments when they occur on the face or other visible areas of the body. Dr. Kulbersh will use injections of 5-fluorouracil during and after the cosmetic surgery to prevent the return of the keloid
Fairview Surgical Suites and Fairview Recovery Retreat
For optimal treatment and recovery, Dr. Kulbersh opened Fairview Surgical Suites, a single operating theater for facial aesthetic procedures, and Fairview Recovery Retreat, a state-of-the-art recovery center dedicated to providing a stress-free, relaxing recovery following an elective surgical procedure. Both facilities are designed to maximize your results and ensure a speedy recovery with the highest level of care.
To learn more about these procedures and to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kulbersh, contact us! We have offices located in Charlotte, North Carolina.
FAQs for Popular Procedures
Facial Plastic Surgery
What is facial plastic surgery?
Facial plastic surgery is a procedure that improves the appearance of your face. Facial plastic surgery can correct birth defects, repair damage from trauma, address minor imperfections or reverse the signs of aging.
What kinds of facial plastic surgery can I get?
Dr. Kulbersh performs a variety of facial plastic surgeries, depending on your needs. Some procedures include:
- Mini facelift
- Nose job
- Chin, mandible, and cheek augmentation
- Neck lift
- Brow lift
- Buccal fat excision
- Facial fat grafting
- Eyelid lift
- Facial feminization surgery
Can I combine different types of facial plastic surgery?
Dr. Kulbersh commonly recommends multiple procedures during a consultation. His goal is to improve the balance and proportions of the face. To obtain the best result, a patient may need more than one procedure. Many men and women, for instance, choose to have a neck lift, brow lift, or blepharoplasty at the same time as their facelift. Combining rhinoplasty with chin augmentation is another common choice. Doing more than one procedure at once can be cost-effective, minimizes trauma to your body, and decreases your overall recovery time.
What is a facelift?
A facelift, also called a rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin and repositions underlying tissue to produce a more youthful appearance. During this procedure, the deeper muscular layer is lifted, and excess skin is eliminated through incisions hidden around the ears. A facelift creates a higher and more youthful facial profile, restores volume lost through aging, and eliminates the appearance of jowls and a sagging neck.
When do I need a facelift?
A facelift is a good option if you are bothered by jowl formation, a sagging neck, or lost volume in the cheeks and midface. Try the “lift test” while looking in the mirror: With two fingers on either side of your cheeks, lift upward and back toward your ears. If your jowls and turkey neck improve, it may be time for a facelift. The decision to have a facelift is based on the patient’s anatomy, rather than their age.
What benefits can I expect from a facelift?
An expertly executed facelift lifts the mid and lower face, creating a more youthful appearance. Dr. Kulbersh also lifts the deeper layers of muscle and tissue to create a natural-looking and long-lasting rejuvenation. He lifts in two directions — upward and outward — so that you never get the “windswept” look that makes you look “done” or plastic.
After your facelift, your skin is smoother, more uplifted and toned, and free of jowls. Dr. Kulbersh usually enhances your lift by using fat grafts to restore volume to your midface and cheeks. The addition of fat grafts to a facelift creates a “wow” effect that makes you look radiant and healthy. Most women and men look about 10 years younger after a facelift.
What other procedures can I add to my facelift?
Dr. Kulbersh often performs a neck lift at the same time as a facelift. During a neck lift, Dr. Kulbersh tightens your neck muscles (a procedure known as a platysmaplasty), repositions tissue, and trims away the excess skin to create a smoother contour. If you have excess fat underneath your chin, Dr. Kulbersh removes that with liposuction.
In addition to neck lifts, women and men frequently combine their facelift with other cosmetic surgeries, such as a brow lift, eye lift, and chin implant.
What’s a mini facelift?
A mini-lift is a type of facelift that only addresses the lower face. It’s a perfect procedure to erase jowls and the beginnings of a turkey neck. Dr. Kulbersh tailors each treatment to your own specific needs and goals.
Will my facelift scars show?
Dr. Kulbersh takes care to hide your incisions in the creases behind your ears. While you’re healing, your scars may be visible. Women can conceal their scars by wearing their hair down.
After you’ve healed from your facelift, your scars should be barely visible. If you look at Dr. Kulberh’s before and after pictures, you will not be able to see the scars in the photos.
How long will a facelift last?
Dr. Kulbersh’s facelifts turn back the clock about 8 to 10 years and usually last about that long, too. You can maximize the benefits of your facelift by getting regular laser treatments, chemical peels, or microneedling treatments to stimulate collagen production in your skin and improve its quality. Dr. Kulbersh often combines a facelift procedure with a chemical peel to produce glowing skin that makes you look healthy and energized.
Can you perform a facelift non-surgically?
If you are in the early stages of aging, Dr. Kulbersh may rejuvenate your face non-surgically using a variety of procedures that improve the signs of aging. He creates a “liquid facelift” by combining a variety of treatments. Botox relaxes the dynamic muscles that form wrinkles in the upper face. Laser therapy and chemical peels improve, strengthen, and rejuvenate your skin. Collagen stimulators build up the cheekbones and chin to create more support and lift. Dermal fillers to smooth out deep creases and wrinkles. Liquid facelifts must be touched up about every four to six months.
What is a neck lift?
A neck lift is a surgical procedure that removes loose, excess skin from the neck to create a smoother, more youthful appearance. Dr. Kulbersh may also perform a platysmaplasty when he does a neck lift. During a platysmaplasty, Dr. Kulbersh tightens the underlying neck muscles to create a natural appearance and to increase the longevity of your neck lift. Platysmaplasty is usually reserved for patients that have more severe signs of aging.
What kinds of benefits can I expect from a neck lift?
Because a sagging neck is one of the most dramatic and visible signs of aging, a neck lift creates a significant rejuvenation that makes you look younger, healthier, and more energized. A neck lift eliminates or improves:
- Turkey neck
- Sagging neck skin
- Platysmal bands
- Double chin
- A soft jawline
Do I need liposuction as part of my neck lift?
A double chin is another common sign of aging. If you have submental fat under the chin or a fatty neck, Dr. Kulbersh removes that with liposuction as part of your neck lift procedure. The addition of liposuction can also improve the angulation and definition of the jaw and neckline.
What other procedures can be done at the same time as a neck lift?
If your neck is sagging, you may also have jowl formation and changes to the midface. Most women and men who get a neck lift also undergo a facelift or a mini lift. You can add in other cosmetic or anti-aging procedures, too, such as upper and lower blepharoplasty, a brow lift, or cheek augmentation.
Will the scars from my neck lift be visible?
Depending on the extent of your lift, you may just have a single scar on the underside of your chin. If you have a mini-lift or facelift, the scars are hidden behind your ears. All scars will fade significantly with time.
What is cheek augmentation?
Cheek augmentation is a procedure that improves the appearance of your face by creating more projection and lift in your cheekbone area. Higher, fuller cheekbones produce a more elegant, youthful appearance. Cheek augmentation also helps lift your facial skin, creating a similar effect to a mini facelift.
Three methods can complete cheek augmentation:
Dr. Kulbersh takes care to consider your unique facial type, bone structure, and ethnic background when choosing the best option to enhance the cheek structure.
Why would I need a cheek augmentation?
If you were born with flat cheekbones, cheek augmentation creates a more uplifted and youthful look, improving the shape of your face. If you’ve lost weight or volume in your face due to aging, intense exercise, or weight loss, a cheek augmentation restores volume and creates a more lifted, healthy, and youthful look.
What are the benefits of cheek augmentation?
In addition to lifting your mid-face, cheek augmentation also corrects other signs of aging. By building up your cheeks, you can lift the skin under your eyes, improving the look of tear troughs without the need for dermal fillers.
Higher cheekbones also balance out your other facial features. Implants are a simple way to add symmetry to your face and dramatically enhance your natural beauty.
How long do cheek implants last?
Dr. Kulbersh uses silicone implants that can last a lifetime. He carefully chooses the right size and shape to harmonize with your natural features.
What other procedures can I have with my cheek augmentation?
If you are interested in improving your looks with other surgical and nonsurgical facial cosmetic procedures, Dr. Kulbersh recommends doing them at the same time as your cheek augmentation to limit recovery time and minimize expense. Men and women often choose a facelift, neck lift, rhinoplasty, chin augmentation, or other anti-aging procedures to enhance the beauty of their new cheeks.
How long does cheek augmentation last?
Dr. Kulbersh uses implants crafted of high-grade hard silicone that can last a lifetime. Facial fat grafting will last 2-6 years, and dermal fillers will last 1-2 years, depending on the type of filler used.
What is nonsurgical cheek augmentation?
Dr. Kulbersh performs nonsurgical cheek augmentation using injectable dermal fillers, such as the collagen stimulator Sculptra and the hyaluronic-acid based Voluma. You may also build up your cheekbones with fat grafting, which uses excess fat taken from another area of your body, such as the lower abdomen or thigh region. Facial fat grafting is considered a surgical procedure due to the fat harvesting, but the method of injection is the same for both fillers and fat.
Depending on which type of nonsurgical augmentation you choose, your results can last from a year to up to three years. Nonsurgical cheek augmentation allows you to try out a new look before deciding to move on to cheek implants.
What is chin augmentation?
Chin augmentation improves the projection of your chin so that it improves the balance and proportions of the facial features. Surgical chin augmentation uses chin or mandibular implants. Dr. Kulbersh also uses dermal fillers such as Sculptra, Voluma, and Juvéderm for nonsurgical chin augmentation.
What are chin implants made of?
Dr. Kulbersh only uses chin implants made of high-quality, medical-grade, hard silicone. These implants are the safest, most likely to stay in position, and the longest lasting. If you decide to change your implant for a different size as your face ages, silicone implants are easily removed and replaced.
How long do chin augmentations last?
The high-grade silicone chin implants that Dr. Kulbersh uses can last a lifetime. A nonsurgical chin augmentation may last up to two years, depending on the types of dermal fillers used.
What kinds of improvements can I expect?
A stronger chin makes your profile look more proportionate. A chin implant can also improve the front view of your face by balancing out a high forehead or other facial features.
If you have a large nose, a chin implant can make it look smaller in proportion and more harmonious. Many men and women choose to have a chin implant and a rhinoplasty procedure (nose job) at the same time to create the most dramatic improvement in their profiles.
Can I have a chin implant when I have rhinoplasty or a facelift?
Chin implants are often combined with a facelift, rhinoplasty, neck lift, or other cosmetic facial surgery. If you have a fatty neck or double chin, you may also choose to have facial liposuction to remove the fat when you’re having your chin implant placed.
What are facial fillers?
Facial fillers are an injectable therapy that replaces the volume in your face that was lost to aging, weight loss, or trauma. The most common types of facial fillers are:
- Collagen stimulators, like Sculptra, which trigger your body to rejuvenate your skin by producing strong new strands of the proteins collagen and elastin
- Hyaluronic-acid based fillers such as Juvéderm and Restylane, which infuse your skin with the same natural moisturizing agent your body uses to keep skin supple and joints working smoothly
- Autologous fat, which is taken from an area of your body where it’s not needed (such as your lower abdomen) and injected into your cheeks to replace lost volume
What are facial fillers used for?
Facial fillers are used to:
- Fill in lost volume in the cheeks and temples
- Smooth out deep wrinkles and creases
- Even out scars
- Create nonsurgical rhinoplasty
- Create nonsurgical cheek, chin, and jaw augmentation
- Create a liquid facelift
How long do facial fillers last?
The longest-lasting facial fillers are fat grafts, which can last for up to six years. However, you may need a series of treatments to get the results you want. Sculptra can last for up to two years. The HA fillers last between six months and two years.
Can facial fillers replace a facelift?
When you are in the earliest stages of aging, Dr. Kulbersh may recommend improving the quality of your skin by increasing collagen production with lasers, microneedling, and chemical peels. He uses facial fillers to create even more volume and strength in your skin. The judicious use of facial fillers, in what is known as a “liquid facelift,” may allow you to delay a surgical facelift for many years. If you do have a facelift, supplementing it with fillers over time can help your results last.
Next, read about Nose Surgery.