Dr. Karl Schwarz, MD

Dr. Karl Schwarz, MD

Plastic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 51
(48)
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Dr. Karl Schwarz, MD is a plastic surgery specialist in Miramar, FL and has been practicing for 11 years. He graduated from Schulich School Of Medicine At The University Of Western Ontario in 1997 and specializes in plastic surgery, oncoplastic surgery, and more.Read his story

3601 SW 160th Ave Ste 250

Miramar, FL 33027

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
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Wound Repair
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more than 52% of peers
Adjacent Tissue Transfer
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more than 50% of peers
Excision of Skin Lesion
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more than 47% of peers

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Dr. Schwarz's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Schwarz "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."

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Schwarz "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."
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Specialties

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

Dr. Schwarz does not have any board certifications listed.

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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
  • Gigantomastia
  • Gynecomastia
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer
  • Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Invasive Ductal Carcinoma
  • Invasive Lobular Carcinoma
  • Lipomas
  • Localized Fat Deposits
  • Lymphoma of the Breast
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • 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

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Procedures

  • Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Aesthetic Hand Rejuvenation
  • Arm Reduction Surgery
  • Benelli Lift
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Body Contouring (After Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Botox® for Severe Underarm Sweating when Antiperspirants Fail
  • Botox® Injection
  • 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 and Tissue Reduction
  • 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
  • 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

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

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.

Education

  • University Of British Columbia
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1993
  • Schulich School Of Medicine At The University Of Western Ontario
    Medical School | Graduated 1997
  • Wayne State Univ
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2000
  • Duke University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2007
  • Wayne State Univ
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2002

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Schwarz has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Schwarz's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Schwarz to family and friends
4.2
based on 48 total reviews (11 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (48)

  • 5
    (38)
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Schwarz's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (11)

in Greensboro, NC
Dr. Schwarz is an outstanding surgeon and practitioner. When I was diagnosed with breast cancer, he was a key player on my medical team. He not only rebuilt my chest, he helped make me feel whole again. He listened intently to my questions--no matter how ridiculous they were!--and gave me...more
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in Raleigh, NC
Karl Schwarz is one of the most dishonest MD's you will ever meet. He is very skilled at consistently "cleaning" his online reputation because he uses various free online websites as free "false" advertisement. Please stay away from this incompetent and very dishonest man. This MD has failed...more
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in Decatur, GA
Extremely poor quality plastic surgeon! That is exactly why hea no longer in business.
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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...more
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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...more
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