Dr. Karl Schwarz, MD

Dr. Karl Schwarz, MD


Plastic Surgery | Male | 50 years old

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We provide a unique plastic surgery experience with a facial plastic surgeon, Dr Adam Becker, who specializes in cosmetic facial plastic surgery and a plastic surgeon, Dr Karl Schwarz, who specializes cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the breast and body. Glow Plastic Surgery is conveniently located near I-540 on Falls of Neuse Road and is home to a full operating suite where all cosmetic procedures are performed. We provide a high standard of care with exquisite attention to all details of the surgery as well as pre and postoperative care in a comfortable and relaxed environment.Read more

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Dr. Schwarz excelled academically and athletically in high school at a private boy's preparatory school in Vancouver, BC, and began...Read more

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Patient Reviews (9)
Decatur, GA |
Extremely poor quality plastic surgeon! That is exactly why hea no longer in business.
in Chapel Hill , NC |
Dr. Schwarz performed tummy tuck on me and I'm more than pleased with the results. Now I have the belly that I once dreamed of. No more loose belly, no more excess skin and most of my stretch marks are gone!! Also, Dr. Schwarz took his time to explain the procedure and recovery process to me. I felt confident after my consultation. I highly recommend him.
in Wake Forest , NC |
I've wanted breast augmentation for over 10 years and was finally able to afford it. I met Dr. Schwartz as a referral from a friend. I was very intimidated. I just wanted proportion. This was more than big boobs, this was body image and femininity. Dr. Schwartz made me feel instantly comfortable as did all his staff. Thorough, knowledgeable, straight- shooter and honesty. Love love love this doc and his office!!!. I'm an RN and he welcomed the barrage of questions, answering each one.
in Raleigh, NC |
I had thought about having breast augmentation and liposuction for many years and finally decided I was ready. I was referred to Dr. Schwarz by another medical provider and was able to get a consultation right away. I was nervous, but Dr. Schwarz immediately put me at ease with his caring and wonderful personality. He was very professional and I knew right away I wanted him to do my surgery. He educated my husband and me about procedures and answered all of our questions. It has been 8 mont
Raleigh, NC |
I love Dr.Schwarz. the 1st time I meet him he was very welcoming. He took his time explaining everything in detail. He answered all of my questions with pleasure. My sister loved him too! He was so easy to talk to. As women, talking about your body to a stranger is embarrassing, but Dr. Schwarz didn't make me feel that way. I am happy I've have had him as my doctor & would do everything all over again. He was recommended to me and I would recommend him to anyone looking for a great surgeon!!
in Raleigh, NC |
Dr. Schwarz and his entire staff made my experience fantastic from start to finish. Both he and his office manager Renee (who is also fantastic at working with her patients and the financial details), were available by all means of communication and at any time day or night, to answer any questions that I had post surgery (even ones that were probably not dire). Dr. Schwarz assisted me with feeling secure and comfortable with a slower healing incision and understanding every aspect of what he h
in Raleigh, NC |
Doctor Schwarz removed cancer from my face a few years ago. I thought I would have a terrible scar. Now I can't even find the place where the incision was. I never thought I would have plastic surgery, but the first round was so easy I ended up getting a few other things done. He really goes all out to make sure his patients are comfortable before, during and after the procedure. I feel that he is a very skilled surgeon and sort of an artist at the same time. Great doctor!
in Chapel Hill, NC |
Dr Schwarz is the only plastic surgeon I would ever use. Not only is his technical skill amazing as well as his staff, but he is a kind and genuine person who truly cares about each and every patient and is passionate about what he does! You could not ask for anything more!!
Rocky Mount, NC |
Dr. Schwarz was very courteous and thorough and his staff is great. He spent a lot of time with me explaining the different options available for the results I was looking for. My surgery went extremely well and I plan to make an appointment for another procedure. I would definitely recommend Dr. Schwarz to anyone contemplating plastic surgery.
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Dr. Schwarz excelled academically and athletically in high school at a private boy's preparatory school in Vancouver, BC, and began his college education with the goal of becoming an engineer. However, it was his father's cancer physician, a kind, compassionate and brilliant hematologist who encouraged Dr. Schwarz to pursue a career in medicine. Initially Dr. Schwarz considered a career in hematology and cancer research when he began medical school in Canada in 1993, but was drawn to surgery during his early years. However, it was during a rotation with a plastic surgeon when he saw a young child have his cleft lip repaired that he knew plastic surgery would be his calling.

Since completing his plastic surgery training at Duke University in 2007, Dr. Schwarz has been in private practice, and now devotes his practice to Breast and Body. Approximately 60% of his practice involves surgery of the breast including breast augmentation, breast lift, breast lift with implants, breast reduction, as well as revisional breast surgery for women who have problems with their implants (symmastia, rippling, recurrent ptosis, implant hardening, implant rupture, implant malposition, capsular contracture). In addition Dr. Schwarz treats women with breast cancer performing oncoplastic reconstruction, fat grafting as well reconstruction with tissue expanders and implants and flaps. Dr. Schwarz also treats women with congenital breast problems arising from Pectus Excavatum, Tuberous Breast Deformity, Poland Syndrome or cases of asymmetry. Dr. Schwarz also performs reconstruction on patients who have suffered traumatic injury to their breasts and performs male breast reduction surgery (gynecomastia)

Dr. Schwarz's other focus is cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the Body. Dr. Schwarz performs traditional liposuction, and SMARTLipo of the arms, chest, abdomen, bra fat, back fat, flanks, saddlebags, thighs, knees and calves. Sometimes patients who are candidates may also choose to have some of the fat placed in other areas (autologous fat transfer) and undergo fat grafting to the breast or buttocks (Brazilian Butt Augmentation). Dr. Schwarz performs drain-less tummy tucks (abdominoplasty) for cosmetic patients, and also in patients after bariatric surgery or after massive weight loss. For post-bariatric patients Dr. Schwarz also performs arm lifts, (brachioplasty), thigh lifts (medial thigh lift), and body lifts (circumferential belt lipectomy).

Dr. Schwarz also treats patients with skin cancer (Basal cell, Squamous cell, Melanoma) by removing the malignant lesions and also reconstructs skin cancer patients undergoing Mohs Micrographic Surgery.

Dr. Schwarz dedicates a great deal of time and effort in assisting surgeons at WakeMed Hospital who treat critically injured trauma patients who suffer injury and provides reconstructive services to those suffering from potential limb loss, infection and trauma.

Dr. Schwarz has been married for over 20 years and has three teenage boys who attend local Catholic schools and are active in lacrosse, and volunteer activities through the church and local food banks and farms.

Dr. Schwarz's philosophy towards patient care is centered around communication both before surgery and afterwards as he believes good communication and trust are the cornerstones of any relationship including a physician-patient relationship.

Dr. Schwarz's Care Philosophy

We provide a unique plastic surgery experience with a facial plastic surgeon, Dr Adam Becker, who specializes in cosmetic facial plastic surgery and a plastic surgeon, Dr Karl Schwarz, who specializes cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the breast and body. Glow Plastic Surgery is conveniently located near I-540 on Falls of Neuse Road and is home to a full operating suite where all cosmetic procedures are performed. We provide a high standard of care with exquisite attention to all details of the surgery as well as pre and postoperative care in a comfortable and relaxed environment.

Dr. Schwarz says...

Dr Becker has additional training in Rhinology from Stanford University and is a cosmetic facial plastic surgeon who has unparalleled expertise in nose reshaping (rhinoplasty), nose reduction, nose augmentation and correction of previous nasal surgery.

Dr Schwarz performs cosmetic breast surgery including breast augmentation, breast lift, breast lift with implants, as well as reconstructive surgery for patients with breast cancer undergoing mastectomy. In addition, Dr Schwarz performs correctional breast surgery for patients with symmastia, capsular contracture, implant rupture, tuberous breast deformity, patients with a history of pectus excavated, Poland syndrome, ptosis, double bubble deformity or implant malposition.

Dr. Schwarz says...

Dr Schwarz focuses on breast surgery and performs both reconstructive and cosmetic breast surgery and in many cases the two areas overlap when one considers the treatment of patients with breast implant problems, or breast problems such as symmastia, implant rupture, capsular contracture, asymmetry of the breasts, tuberous breast deformity, Poland Syndrome, recurrent droop after implant placement, or implant malposition.

Frequently the techniques developed to restore a patient's breasts after breast cancer are used to help correct problems from cosmetic breast surgery including capsulorrhaphy, or placement of Strattice, Alloderm or an acellular dermal matrix.

Dr. Schwarz's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Plastic Surgery
  •  No board certification on record with Healthgrades
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Conditions Treated

  • Angiosarcoma of the Breast
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Basal Type Breast Cancer
  • Basosquamous Carcinoma
  • Benign Tumor
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer Recurrence
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Hypoplasia
  • Breast Ptosis
  • Breast, Unilateral Giant
  • Cancer
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Congenital Anomalies of Breast
  • Cosmetic Conditions
  • Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Facial Skin Cancer
  • Gynecomastia
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer
  • Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Invasive Ductal Carcinoma
  • Invasive Lobular Carcinoma
  • Large Breasts
  • Lipomas
  • Localized Fat Deposits
  • Lymphoma of the Breast
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Malignant Breast Tumor
  • Melanoma
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Nevoid Basal Cell Carcinoma Syndrome
  • Nodular Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Noduloulcerative Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer
  • Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Pigmented Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Pre-Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Radiation-Induced Angiosarcoma of the Breast
  • Skin Aging
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Laxity
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Superficial Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Wrinkles


  • Medical School
    Schulich School Of Medicine At The University Of Western Ontario

    Graduated in 1997

  • Internship Hospital
    Wayne State Univ

    Completed in 2000

  • Residency Hospital
    Duke University

    Completed in 2007

    Wayne State Univ

    Completed in 2002

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of British Columbia

    Graduated in 1993

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Plastic Surgery
  • Breast Reconstruction Surgery
  • Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Oncoplastic Surgery
  • Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Aesthetic Hand Rejuvenation
  • Arm Reduction Surgery
  • Benelli Lift
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Body Contouring (After Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Botox® Injection
  • Botox® for Severe Underarm Sweating when Antiperspirants Fail
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Lift Surgery
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Buttock Lift
  • Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
  • Cosmetic Procedure
  • Cosmetic Surgical Procedure
  • Cosmetic Trunk Surgery
  • Debridement
  • Dermal Filler
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Cyst
  • Excision of Lipoma
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Soft Tissue Lesion
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Fat Grafting to the Body
  • Fat Grafting to the Breast
  • Fat Grafting to the Buttock
  • Fat Grafting to the Face
  • Fat Reduction Procedure
  • Gynecomastia Repair
  • Hylaform Injection
  • Implant-Based Breast Reconstruction
  • Lift - Parts of the Body Other than Face
  • Lip Augmentation
  • Liposuction
  • Local Anesthesia
  • Male Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Mammoplasty
  • Mini Tummy Tuck
  • Myocutaneous Flaps
  • Neck Liposuction
  • Nipple Reconstruction
  • Post Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery
  • Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Restylane® Injections
  • Revision Surgery
  • Scar Revision Surgery
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Cancer Removal
  • Skin Cancer Surgery With Reconstruction
  • Skin Cancer Tumor Treatment
  • Skin Grafts
  • Skin Lesion Removal
  • Skin Procedures
  • Skin Resurfacing
  • Skin Surgery
  • Skin and Tissue Reduction
  • Smartlipo Triplex® Laser Liposuction
  • Soft Tissue Mass Biopsy
  • Soft Tissue Reconstruction
  • Soft Tissue Surgery
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Tissue Expansion
  • Wound Repair
  • Wrinkle Reduction by Injection