March 11, 2017

Smarty Dad: Dr. Gaurav Bharti, MD, FACS


We are so excited to introduce you to this week’s Smarty DAD (we love Smarty Dads!!), Dr. Gaurav Bharti. Dr. Bharti is a board certified plastic surgeon and partner at Hunstad Kortesis Plastic Surgery + MedSpa. He’s new to Charlotte but already making a name for himself as one of the best plastic surgeons in town for the “Mommy Makeover” – we’ll let him explain a little more about it, but if you’re feeling not quite yourself after having the kiddos, he might be your knight in shining armor. 😉 (You can also read more on the “Mommy Makeover” in this Q&A we posted last year with Dr. Bharti.)

Dr. Bharti and his wife are raising three beautiful girls. We appreciate the time he took to interview with us amidst his crazy schedule. Smarties, enjoy getting to know Dr. Bharti – and keep reading because there’s an AWESOME Smarty Steal at the end (hint: it’s worth $200!).

Smarty Dad: Dr. Gaurav Bharti, MD, FACS

Married to: Sarah Edwards (9 years)
Children: Maya (7) Malina (5) Ariana (3)
Years in Charlotte: 1
Hometown: Johnson City, TN
Alma Mater: East Tennessee State University
Occupation: Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and Partner, Hunstad Kortesis Plastic Surgery + MedSpa

Tell us what got you interested in plastic surgery.

Plastic surgery offers me the ability to make people happy on a daily basis. I feel that it is a specialty focused on patient well being and overall happiness.

What’s the best part of your job?

The best part of my job is that I am able to use my artistic vision and surgical skill to transform my patients and allow them to achieve their goals.

What’s the most challenging?

I always face the pressure of performing elective procedures on people who are well. It is an awesome responsibility and privilege that I take seriously.

A big topic for moms is the Mommy Makeover. Tell us more about it – what’s involved? What is the recovery like after the surgery (or surgeries)? What types of results can women expect?


A mommy makeover is a variety of procedures that a mother can undergo to help regain her body back after the process of childbirth. This could include things like a breast augmentation, breast lift/reduction, abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), liposuction, and vaginal rejuvenation. Each mother is unique and therefore will require a different set of procedures to achieve her goals. The recovery of each procedure is slightly different. Typically patients are walking the same day of surgery. They will need to refrain from high intensity training or aerobic activity for 4 weeks. Mothers can expect dramatic changes and often can feel and look better that they did prior to childbirth.

This month is your 1 year anniversary with HK and we heard you’ve become a Partner of the HK practice! What do you love about being a part of HK in particular?

The staff and partners are like family. We see things the same way. We are all focused on ensuring our patients are happy and achieve their goals.

What would you tell a woman (or man!) who’s on the fence about plastic surgery?

Take your time. This is an elective procedure. Move forward once your comfortable and educated about the procedure your interested in.

What makes you an awesome plastic surgeon?

I thoroughly enjoy being a plastic surgeon. I honestly want my patients to have the best possible result even more than they do!

Now for some fun Smarty questions…

Best part of raising daughters? They are incredibly cute and sweet. They always love their daddy!

Family’s favorite vacation spot? Mukul Resort in Nicaragua

Best place for a date night in Charlotte? Movie at Manor Theatre and Dinner at Barringtons.

Family’s favorite dinner? Bricktop’s

Last book read? When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

Favorite restaurant in Charlotte? Del Frisco’s

Morning bird or night owl? Both!

Favorite way to stay in shape? Weight lifting and walks with the fam.

NCAA team on the top of your March Madness bracket? Always cheering for the TN Vols.

Thing you’re currently saying that you NEVER thought you’d say? Stop that! Put that down! Be careful! You need to listen to your father!

Best dad moment? When my 3 year old crawls in my lap and asks will you cuddle me daddy.

Finish this sentence: When my daughters look back, I hope they know their dad…. Loves them unconditionally and would rather spend every moment with them playing, traveling, and giving them anything they wanted.

Smarty Steal: Complimentary Cosmetic Consultation

We’ve got a fun Smarty Steal for you today! Book a consultation with Dr. Bharti and mention CSP when you book and you will receive a complimentary cosmetic consultation with him (value $200). Just for being Smarty! Call the HK office to book at 704-659-9000.

More on Hunstad Kortesis Plastic Surgery:HK_combo logo_cmyk_print

Huntersville office:
11208 Statesville Rd., Ste. 300
Huntersville, NC 28078

SouthPark office:
4625 Piedmont Row Drive, Ste. 135B, Charlotte, NC
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