Plastic Surgery FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some of the most common questions we get asked. If you have an inquiry about a topic that’s not listed below, please don’t hesitate to reach out and contact us! We’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Zannis Plastic Surgery - New Bern, NC

Face Procedure FAQs


Breast Procedure FAQs


Body Procedure FAQs

  • Do you do butt implants, fat transfers?

    We perform buttock augmentation with fat grafting – the “Brazilian Butt Lift.” This is done by removing fat from the thighs and abdomen and placing it in the buttocks to create a fuller and rounder shape. A BBL costs between $5,500-$6,500 for most patients.

  • Do you provide services to the transgender community?

    Our services are available to all patients, but we do not perform gender reassignment or related surgeries here.

  • Who is a good candidate for a mini-tummy tuck?

    We perform both full and mini abdominoplasties. Candidates for the mini have smaller amounts of excess skin to be removed and it is concentrated in the area below the belly button.

  • How much is liposuction?

    The cost of liposuction, like most procedures, depends on the patient’s specific needs. It is impossible to give an accurate assessment of needs without a full consultation. In general, it is about $3,000 per area.

  • Is “Laser Lipo” better than regular liposuction?

    We perform both traditional tumescent liposuction and Laser-Assisted Lipectomy, or SmartLipo®. The great majority of what we do, however, is SAFElipo power-assisted liposuction because we have found that the results are superior. This technology allows for a more even and smooth result with less risk of lumpiness after lipo.


General and Non-Surgical FAQs

  • Do you recommend any scar creams?

    We have tried many different scar creams, and have found the best results with 100% silicone-based products. Our office offers Biocorneum silicone scar gel which has had excellent results in decreasing redness and thickness of scars.

  • What is your consultation fee?

    The fee for a new cosmetic consultation is $75. This fee is applied to any procedure you might have that day.

  • Would you do dermal fillers for wrinkles in the chest/ cleavage area?

    The FDA has not given an official indication for any filler injections except the nasolabial area. However, multiple off-label uses are commonly performed and we do consider them if the patient is a good candidate and the procedure is deemed safe.

  • Do you offer keloid removal/revision?

    We frequently treat keloid scars. The best approach is through multiple modalities including steroid injections, pressure/silicone gel, and excision or scar revision.

Please note all prices are rough estimates and subject to change.