Dr. Jean-Pierre Riou, MD

Dr. Jean-Pierre Riou, MD

Plastic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 55
Dr. Jean-Pierre Riou, MD is a plastic surgery specialist in Cornelius, NC and has been practicing for 24 years. He graduated from New York University School of Medicine in 1987 and specializes in plastic surgery, cosmetic & reconstructive surgery, and more.Read his story

19615 Liverpool Pkwy Ste A

Cornelius, NC 28031

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  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Humana
  • MedCost

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Top Care Areas

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Breast Diseases
more than 34% of peers
Breast Reconstruction
more than 25% of peers
Breast Surgical Procedure
more than 14% of peers

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Dr. Riou's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Riou "Dr. Riou specializes in aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgery and has performed several thousand augmentations since 1994 at his Lake Norman office. He also has performed over 1,200 breast reductions and over a thousand breast cancer reconstructions. Dr. Riou is Board Certified in both general surgery and plastic surgery and has privileges at all of the local hospitals in the greater Charlotte area. He has had consistently great reviews on internet surveys and has had no lawsuits after performing over 11,000 surgeries in the past 2 decades. "

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Riou "Welcome to Riou Plastic Surgery Center, where we take a personal interest in helping you achieve the look that you desire. Our dedicated staff will do their utmost to make you feel at ease during your initial complimentary consultation and throughout your experience with us.

"Our objective is to provide our patients with highest quality medical care in the most affordable manner". Our outpatient surgical facility offers you the latest state-of-the-art equipment allowing safety, comfort and privacy to be at their highest. We are fully accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities (AAAASF).

Dr. Riou, Lake Norman's first plastic surgeon, brings with him superb credentials from Yale University. He has had outstanding results, with extremely high patient satisfaction rates. His practice is dedicated exclusively to plastic & reconstructive surgery of the breast and body contouring (liposuction and tummy tucks)."


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4  Specialties

  • Plastic Surgery
  • Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • Plastic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Plastic Surgery*

9  Conditions Treated

  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Hypoplasia
  • Breast Ptosis
  • Cancer
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Congenital Anomalies of Breast
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecomastia
  • Pulmonary Disease

12  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • New York University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1983
  • New York University School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • New York University
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • none
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Long Island Jewish Med Center Albert Einstein College Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Yale University School Of Med
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1994

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Riou has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Riou's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Riou to family and friends
47 total reviews (34 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (47)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Riou's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (34)

I couldn’t have chosen a better surgeon! A friend referred me to Dr Riou & I liked him from the start. I could tell he really loves doing these surgeries to help people feel better about themselves. I have lost a lot of weight & tried to bring in the loose skin by exercising, however, I needed...more
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I had breast implants removed and a lift a week ago today, and couldn't be more pleased with my results. Dr. Riou took the time to answer all my questions, and even though he was honest with me about the scars and healing time, I am unexpectedly pleased with how I look just a week post-surgery. The...more
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My experience with Dr Riou and staff was excellent. I am so satisfied with my tummy tuck that he did. I have recommend him to my friends.
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I just had breast aug. surgery done & am beyond pleased with the results. I did my research, shopped around, & decided to go with Dr. Riou. He's been around for a long time, knows his stuff, & tells it like it is. He also took the time to meet with me multiple times before surgery as I'm a worrier...more
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Dr. Riou and staff exemplify the whole experience and trust you would want in a plastic surgeon. My confidence has increased significantly and their support throughout the whole process was more than I expected. My husband was concerned that this process would be a waste of money and after seeing...more
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