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About us

You deserve to look good and feel great. At Novant Health Appel Plastic Surgery, we offer plastic surgery procedures and aesthetic services to help shape your vision into reality. In our small, friendly office, you will get the personal attention and renowned care our patients have trusted for decades.

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Dr. Appel Recognized for Second Year as Top Doctor in Charlotte

Charlotte Magazine has included James Appel, MD, on its Top Doctors list for the second time in as many years. The magazine recognized Dr. Appel in 2014 and again in 2015. Charlotte Magazine's Top Doctors list is based on extensive peer reviews. Physicians are asked which doctors they would recommend to their family and friends. Dr. Appel is proud that other physicians regard him so highly that they would refer their own family members to him for their plastic surgery needs.

New tool for fighting fine lines & wrinkles

If fine lines, wrinkles or hyperpigmentation are bothering you, Novant Health Appel Plastic Surgery has a new tool to help. Collagen induction therapy using Rejuvapen prompts your skin to create more collage and rejuvenate itself. Click here to learn more.

Our services

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Body procedures

Diet and exercise are keys to a healthy life. Yet, sometimes diet & exercise alone cannot achieve your ideal body.

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Breast procedures

Your breasts affect how your clothes fit, how you carry yourself and, in some cases, how others see you.

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Face procedures

Your face is likely the first thing others notice about you. It is also the first thing you see about yourself.

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Non-surgical procedures

At Appel Plastic Surgery, we offer a wide variety of non-surgical cosmetic procedures.

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Office news

Strides team photoWe are proud to support the American Cancer Society and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Novant Health Appel Plastic Surgery invites you to join our team for Charlotte's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event on Saturday, October 17, 2015. Last year, staff, patients, family members and friends united to support this great cause, and we hope to have even more support this year! Click here to join our team.

Dr. Appel featured in WSOC story

Dr. Appel was part of a recent WSOC story about breast cancer and cancer support services in Charlotte. Click here to see more.

Fight for women with fashion photoFighting for Women with Fashion

Licensed esthetician Alyson Lowe and practice manager Megan Serbin recently attended the Fighting for Women with Fashion event at the Foundation for the Carolinas. The event benefitted the Clyde and Ethel Dickson Domestic Violence Shelter and included a fashion show, raffle and silent auction. Novant Health Appel Plastic Surgery contributed to the auction.

Appel Jeans Day photoDr. Appel wears jeans to fight breast cancer

Dr. Appel took part in Lee Jeans' National Denim Day on October 3. Lee Jeans encourages participants to make a donation to the American Cancer Society to support breast cancer research in exchange for wearing jeans to work. Pictured with Dr. Appel is Laura Renegar, breast reconstruction patient and an ambassador for National Denim Day.

Dr. Appel is proud to have donated to this important cause and to have traded his dress pants in for denim!

A breast cancer survivor praises Dr. Appel

Click here to read the heartfelt words of breast cancer survivor Laura Renegar.

Appel angel photoPatient commendation for Dr. Appel

James Z. Appel, MD, has been recognized as a Guardian Angel by the Novant Health Foundation at Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center. The Guardian Angel program allows patients to recognize kind and compassionate caregivers. Dr. Appel received an angel pin to commemorate this achievement and his name will be included on a plaque at Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center.



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We offer this as a financing option for plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures.

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Gynecomastia surgery

Gynecomastia surgery is the surgical removal of breast tissue and fatty tissue.

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