Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery Services in Charlotte

Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery Services in Charlotte

At Criswell & Criswell Plastic Surgery, we perform a scope of cosmetic and plastic surgery procedures. We are committed to providing our patients the most advanced techniques, technologies, and minimally-invasive procedures. If you’re like most people, you’ve have considered one or two plastic surgery procedures. Take comfort in knowing that thousands of patients have put their trust in our doctors, and are thrilled with the care we provide and in the beautiful results.

Most of our patients choose to have their surgery performed in the safe, private, and comfortable setting of our own Plastic Surgery Center. Our state-of-the-art facility was designed specifically for you, our patient. Our Surgery Center is Quad A certified, so you can be confident that we practice only the safest, highest quality of care surgery.

Some patients may elect to have their surgery performed at one of the many accredited surgical facilities in nearby communities. To provide the greatest convenience to our patients, we also offer our services at most of the well-known Charlotte surgical facilities.

State-of-the Art Plastic Surgery Center in Charlotte

At Criswell & Criswell Plastic Surgery, we are proud to offer our patients the comfort of our,state-of-the-art outpatient surgery center. This plastic surgery center is located at our Ballantyne facility and contains a spacious operating room with the most modern systems and technologies, a two-phase post anesthesia care unit (PACU), a pre-operative holding area, a waiting room, and a private entrance and exit. Our surgeons, Dr. Kara Criswell and Dr. Bryan Criswell, have privileges to perform surgery at hospitals throughout the greater Charlotte area, but perform most of their surgeries in our fully-accredited private surgery center. Our safe, comfortable and private center helps us provide the highest level of care to our patients who come to us from the local Charlotte area, from the rest of North Carolina, as well as from South Carolina, Virginia, Florida and beyond.

When choosing a plastic surgeon, you are also choosing where your surgery will be performed. Our patients trust our team of outstanding plastic surgeons and the care we provide at our surgery center. We work to ensure each of our patients is comfortable, relaxed, and confident in the procedure and in our entire staff. Each member of our OR staff is ACLS certified, and all other staff members are BCLS trained. At Criswell & Criswell, your safety is our priority, and we pride ourselves on consistently providing the highest quality of care.

Quad A – The American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Services Facilities – The Gold Standard for Safety in Outpatient Surgery Centers

Criswell & Criswell’s Quad A Accredited Surgery Center – What does it mean?

These days, there is more to having surgery than just selecting your surgeon. Quad A (American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities) has designed an accrediting program to provide patients with an assurance of safety and quality in all aspects of an outpatient surgery experience. To achieve this goal, every Quad A-accredited ambulatory surgery facility must meet stringent national standards for equipment, operating room safety, personnel and surgeon credentials. The experts at Quad A know that maintaining safety and quality in the ambulatory surgery facility is a dynamic process, requiring constant review and revision of standards to reflect the current state-of-the-art. As the leading accrediting organization, Quad A has developed the systems to effectively monitor and implement the latest advances in outpatient care delivery advances that directly benefit patients.

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Quad A accreditation has been recognized as the Gold Standard. The vast majority of ambulatory surgery facilities do not hold this important accreditation, and operate independently of any peer review and inspection process. A growing number of states throughout the country, however, are recognizing the need for mandatory accreditation. Quad A is in the forefront of legislative efforts to provide patients with safety and quality assurance in an outpatient surgery setting.

Quad A accreditation has been accepted by State Departments of Health in lieu of state licensure, and Quad A has been approved to inspect facilities for certification by Medicare. Quad A accreditation guidelines have been recognized as the highest standard, providing the most comprehensive level of safety and quality in ambulatory surgery care.


Quad A accredited facilities must meet stringent requirements. All Quad A accredited facilities must:

  • Comply with applicable local, state, and federal regulations including licensure, fire safety, sanitation and building codes for the protection of patients and medical personnel.
  • Adhere to federal laws and regulations affecting their operation such as OSHA blood-borne pathogens standards, hazardous waste standards, the Americans with Disabilities Act and HIPAA.
  • Utilize advanced instruments and monitoring devices for patient safety during surgery and in the recovery period.
  • All individuals using the facility must be board-certified in their speciality.

Other personnel assisting in surgery and providing care for the patient in the recovery room include specially-trained and certified surgical technicians, registered nurses, and licensed practical nurses.

Buyer Beware

Modern surgery and anesthesia have reached new heights in safety and newer, less invasive procedures have been developed.

However, economic pressures have created a trend in outpatient surgery in which all types of physicians are performing surgeries in their offices. Many of these physicians are performing procedures learned during a weekend course and in many cases, are far afield from their medical training or not within their field of specialty. Another concern is the use of oral or intravenous sedation on patients undergoing these procedures in non-accredited facilities. Quad A accreditation assures proper credentials and strict requirements for safeguards prevent this scenario.

The American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc. (Quad A) was established in 1980. Its primary mission is to ensure the highest quality patient care in the ambulatory surgery setting.

Quad A is unique among accrediting agencies in protecting patients in an office-based surgery (OBS) setting:

  • Requires surgeons to have hospital privileges for any procedure that is performed.
  • Requires the use of anesthesia professionals for deeper levels of anesthesia.
  • Requires safe surgical environment, equipment, drugs, etc. through specific standards.
  • Holds OBS to Hospital standards.
  • Requires peer review (peer oversight) and tracks data (complications, mortalities, etc. with extensive data covering over 2 million procedures).

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Your health, safety, and wellbeing is our top priority.

Our office is open, and we are excited to be providing you with select services! Criswell & Criswell Plastic Surgery is leading the way in Charlotte and the South East region with our cutting edge technology, and continued safety measures We appreciate the trust you place in us and wish to assure you we are addressing the COVID-19 outbreak at the highest level to continue to ensure you enjoy an exceptional experience.

Criswell & Criswell Plastic Surgery is committed to taking proactive precautions, grounded in science, to provide the highest level of quality care to our patients. In addition to our already stringent policies, our office has implemented strict protocols and procedures based on the recommendations of The American Society of Plastic Surgery, the American College of Surgeons, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Service Task Force, and the CDC. All staff members and surgical patients have tested negative for COVID-19 meaning our Quad A certified surgical suite is among the safest centers in the region.

We strive to consistently provide you with cutting edge technology for an exceptional patient experience. Our practice offers virtual consultations which you can enjoy in the comfort of your own home. Our virtual consultation process ensures you have ample time to have your questions answered and spend time getting to know your physician. You can also enjoy full access to your skincare specialist, nurses, and Patient Coordinators through virtual visits.

We know everyone is very busy and your time is valuable. Our in-person visits are designed with you in mind to keep your wait times short, and your in-room time effective and focused on your goals so we can get you back to your life.

We are privileged to serve you at Criswell & Criswell Plastic Surgery and are here to support you during these uncertain times.

Sincerely and with warm regards,

Bryan K. Criswell M.D., F.A.C.S.
Kara K. Criswell M.D., F.A.C.S.

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