Providence Plastic Surgery & Skin Center is a valuable resource for the men and women of Charlotte, North Carolina. The practice was founded on the belief that feeling great about your appearance translates into true improvements in overall health and wellness. That’s why Dr. Andrew Gear and his team designed his practice around a commitment to delivering state-of-the-art treatments with an individualized approach.

With more than 20 years of experience, Dr. Gear has seen numerous changes in plastic surgery and skin care. He understands the role that technological advancement plays in aesthetics and cosmetic surgery, and he ensures that both he and his staff are trained in the best available treatment tools and techniques. The entire team shares a belief that optimal results are those that bring out your best, yet align with your face and body. 

Services span all aspects of cosmetic surgery, from breast augmentation to liposuction, body contouring to tummy tucks. The practice also offers the latest in skin services, including chemical peels, BotoxⓇ, dermal fillers, laser treatments, and more. If you have questions, concerns, or are ready to take the next step in reaching your aesthetic goals, schedule an appointment at Providence Plastic Surgery & Skin Center today. You can book your visit online or call to speak with one of the friendly administrative staff members.

Nina Crytser Skin Care


Practicing Medical Aeshetics & Laser Treatments since 2003. Master Degree in Science from Eastern Washington University. She has extensive experience in the medical skin care with laser Skin Resurfacing , Laser Hair Removal, IPL Photofacial, CO2 Laser, Fraxel Laser, Venus Legacy Skin Tightening,  Vivace Microneedling RF, ThermoClear RF skin Tag Removal, Chemical Peels, Dermaplane, Dermapen Microneedling, Plasma Pen Skin Tightening, Scar Treatments, Lymphatic Drainage and Sculpting Facial Massage and Clinical Facials.

Has years of experienced in working with prescription strength skin care products that are available in our office.

She would describe herself as a “mad scientist”  and very passionate about her patients goal to achieve the best results in a safe and most effective way.


Andrew Gear, MD


  • Undergraduate: BA, Religious Studies, University of Virginia, 1990
  • Medical: MD, University of Virginia, 1997
  •  Internship: General Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1998
  •  General Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2000
  •  Plastic Surgery Research, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2003
  •  Plastic Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2006
  • Craniofacial, Gillette Children’s Hospital, Saint Paul, Minnesota, 2007
  • Aesthetic Fellowship Marina Plastic Surgery, Marina Del Rey, California, 2007



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