Above & Beyond

H/K/B represents the best plastic surgeons who are counted among the most respected physicians in the country. We go far beyond to ensure that you receive the very best care in the cosmetic plastic surgery and aesthetic surgery field. Our practice is our life’s work, so nothing means more to us than the safety, comfort, and fulfillment of our patients. At our medical office and surgical facility, you are treated like a member of our family.

The H/K/B Way
A UNIQUE PATIENT EXPERIENCE​

The H/K/B Way is a collaborative effort between all of our physicians and staff. Together, we are committed to providing our patients with state-of-the-art procedures, best-in-class surgical technology, and the most advanced methods for ensuring not just optimal results, but also optimal recovery periods. The mission of H/K/B? To provide the best possible experience of cosmetic surgery to each of our patients, whether they’re seeking a tummy tuck, a facelift, a breast augmentation, or simply an injectable filler.

Our surgeons have won a variety of awards, have conducted research, and are extensively published in the field. We invite you to view each physician’s biography to learn more about their unique credentials, expertise and more about them as a person.

H/K/B is proudly associated with a number of professional organizations with stringent membership requirements, such as the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and the North Carolina Society of Plastic Surgeons. Our surgeons perform most procedures at our advanced, accredited surgical facilities. Our surgical facility accreditations include Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC), and The American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Services Facilities (AAAASF), the Gold Standard for safety in outpatient surgery facilities, requiring conformation to strict national standards for equipment, surgeon and staff credentials, and operating room safety.

The H/K/B Way is a collaborative effort between all of our physicians and staff. Together, we are committed to providing our patients with state-of-the-art procedures, best-in-class surgical technology, and the most advanced methods for ensuring not just optimal results, but also optimal recovery periods. The mission of H/K/B? To provide the best possible experience of cosmetic surgery to each of our patients, whether they’re seeking a tummy tuck, a facelift, a breast augmentation, or simply an injectable filler.

Our surgeons have won a variety of awards, have conducted research, and are extensively published in the field. We invite you to view each physician’s biography to learn more about their unique credentials, expertise and more about them as a person.

H/K/B is proudly associated with a number of professional organizations with stringent membership requirements, such as the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and the North Carolina Society of Plastic Surgeons. Our surgeons perform most procedures at our advanced, accredited surgical facilities. Our surgical facility accreditations include Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC), and The American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Services Facilities (AAAASF), the Gold Standard for safety in outpatient surgery facilities, requiring conformation to strict national standards for equipment, surgeon and staff credentials, and operating room safety.

Testimonials

We take pride in the first class service we provide at H/K/B Cosmetic Surgery and appreciate feedback from our patients. Nothing is more rewarding than a compliment or a simple “thank you.” Below are some reviews from real patients.

*Testimonials are actual patients, individual results may vary.

I honestly cannot say enough good things about my experience with Dr. Kleban and the staff at H/K/B. Everyone has been so friendly and the process all the way up to, during and after surgery has been so easy. Dr. Kleban is incredibly knowledgeable and confident – she knows what she’s doing and just immediately puts you at ease. There wasn’t a single question they didn’t answer or a step in the process that wasn’t explained. Jessi, my RN on the day of surgery, was wonderful and stayed by my side the whole way. Ryan, my anesthesiologist, listened to my concerns and for the first time in five surgeries I had NO reaction to the anesthesia. This really has been the best experience and I cannot recommend Dr. Kleban and H/K/B enough.

Originally, I was very nervous about cosmetic surgery. I have never been put under before, let alone had any procedure done minus the two vaginal births I had when delivering my two children. I did research on all of the top surgeons for mommy makeovers and narrowed it down to three. After visiting each, I immediately knew Dr. Bharti was the one after our first-time meeting. The entire staff at HKB was welcoming, friendly, and made me feel comfortable from the very beginning. I went in for a consultation and booked my surgery date before walking out the door. That’s how confident I was that this was the right place and surgeon for me. They ensured I was 100% prepared for surgery by providing ample information and by being available for questions anytime I had them. On the day of surgery, the entire team made sure I felt comfortable, at ease, and all the anxiety and fear I thought I would have, never came. I felt like I had walked into a routine appointment with familiar faces who knew me personally.

Before, during, and after surgery, I received the best care possible and never needed/wanted for a thing. Even now, a week post op, Dr. Bharti and his staff have been sure to keep in touch, check in, and ensure I’m progressing as planned. I’m so thankful for Dr. Bharti and his team and will recommend him a billion times over and over.

I had such a great experience from the Concord office. Dr. Molinar and the staff are so great! And always there to answer any questions and willing to work you. Love these girls!

Dr. Levites is wonderful! She is so kind and patient when you meet her. You instantly feel comfortable with her as your doctor. Highly recommend her for any surgical procedure or cosmetic procedure.

Dr. Kortesis and staff were all amazing. The staff were all so kind and responsive from consultation all the way to leading up to the surgery. I am one day post full abdominoplasty, and I am shocked at how easy my recovery has been at this point. I have had prior cesarean sections and a hysterectomy, so I was prepared for the hard first day post op, which I just haven’t experienced. My follow up visit today was just as professional as the pre-op experience. The staff was informative, kind and have reminded me of their continued availability once I return home. I would absolutely recommend Dr. Kortesis and H/K/B. I almost forgot; my incision looks great so far!

Tonya is the best injector in NC. I’ve come to her for years and she is always professional, classy, and beautiful. She recently gave me a PDO facelift and I could not be more pleased. I trust her with my face and recommend her for your beauty needs.

Dr. Rosen and the whole medical team at H/K/B was extremely professional and a pleasure to work with. They were fabulous with communication and making me feel comfortable and confident with both my surgery and various injections.

I live in Maryland and have had no success with consultations here. We found H/K/B by doing some research. I am from the Charlotte area so that was a good place to start. They were wonderful. Every procedure I have had whether it be surgical or cosmetic, I was treated extremely kindly. I highly recommend them to the people who are researching as they have the best staff in the East Coast!

Carla Smith is INCREDIBLE!!! Let me make this clear, if you need flawless skin, Carla is the best Aesthetician for you! She always puts YOU first and always has your best interests in mind. She is a beautiful human inside and out and will always make sure you’re comfortable and she WILL exceed your expectations! The front desk team at H/K/B are all very kind and professional as well.

My experience with HKB Cosmetic Surgery has been nothing less than amazing! I am more than happy with my procedure and results. The entire staff, from beginning to end, have been extremely welcoming and supportive. I highly recommend them for any cosmetic procedure.

Dr. Bharti and his staff is BEYOND amazing! The level of professionalism, respect, and expertise won me over from the beginning. The facility is very clean and full of friendly and welcoming faces! After reading hundreds of positive reviews plus my own experience, I made the decision to move forward with HKB! Kudos to Dr. Bharti entire staff!

Meet Our Team

At H/K/B, our greatest asset is our team. We are dedicated to delivering incredible patient care, in a comfortable and safe environment.

Alexis Riker
Alexis Riker

Patient Care Coordinator - Huntersville

Amy Fish
Amy Fish

MOA - Huntersville

Dr. Any Antony
Dr. Anu Antony

Surgeon - Greensboro

Ariel Gardner
Ariel Gardner, MSN, NP-C

Plastic Surgery Nurse Practitioner/Clinic Manager - Huntersville, Southpark

Bella Wilson
Bella Wilson

Patient Advisor - Huntersville

Dr. Ben Wood
Dr. Ben Wood

Surgeon - Chapel Hill

Dr. Bill G. Kotesis
Dr. Bill Kortesis

Surgeon - Huntersville, Southpark

Celeste Slay
Celeste Slay

Executive Assistant - Huntersville

Ciera Merritt
Ciera Merritt

Patient Advisor - Huntersville

Danielle Jones
Danielle Jones

Lead Administrative Assistant - Huntersville

Erin Lunny
Erin Lunny

Research Coordinator - Huntersville

Evelyn Franklin
Evelyn Franklin

Patient Care Coordinator - Huntersville

Dr. Gaurav Bharti
Dr. Gaurav Bharti

Surgeon - Huntersville, Southpark

Dr. Greg Ruff
Dr. Greg Ruff

Surgeon - Chapel Hill

Dr. Heather Levites
Dr. Heather Levites

Surgeon - Chapel Hill

Hunter Vandyke
Hunter Vandyke

RN - Huntersville

Jackie Perry
Jackie Perry, RN

Aesthetic Injector - Chapel Hill

Jessica Luckey
Jessica Luckey

MOA - Huntersville

Dr. Jessica Walker
Dr. Jessica Walker

Surgeon - Knoxville

Johanna Dalber
Johanna Dalber

Systems & Implementation Manager - Huntersville

Jordan Hasty
Jordan Hasty

Patient Care Coordinator - Huntersville

Julie Holcomb
Julie Holcomb

OR Nurse Manager - Greensboro

Kathy Hawk
Kathy Hawk

Aesthetician - Huntersville, Southpark

Kim Piscoitta
Kim Piscoitta

Patient Care Coordinator - Huntersville

Lauren Grace Thomas
Lauren Grace Thomas, RN

OR Manager - Huntersville

Liz Wert
Liz Wert, RN, BSN

Aesthetic Injector - Greensboro

Lori Cappello
Lori Cappello, MSN, NP-C

Aesthetic Injector - Dilworth

Maggie Yandle
Maggie Yandle

Aesthetician, Laser Tech - Huntersville

Maiko Morrow
Maiko Morrow

MOA - Huntersville

Maria Weber
Maria Weber

Accounting Administrator - Huntersville

Marlee Adams
Marlee Adams, RN, BSN

Aesthetic Injector - Greensboro

Dr. Matthew Baker
Dr. Matthew Baker

Surgeon - Charleston

Meena Patel
Meena Patel, RN, BSN, CANS

Aesthetic Director/Injector - Dilworth, Huntersville, Southpark

Megan Hanson
Megan Hanson, RN, BSN

OR Nurse - Chapel Hill

Misti Long
Misti Long

MOA - Huntersville

Nicole Edwards
Nicole Edwards

MOA - Huntersville

Paige Ottelin
Paige Ottelin, RN, BSN

Aesthetic Injector - Greensboro

Rebecca Bare
Rebecca Bare

Office Manager - Chapel Hill

Dr. Richard Kao
Dr. Richard Kao

Surgeon - Huntersville, Southpark

Dr. Rick Rosen
Dr. Rick Rosen

Surgeon - Concord

Robin Jenkins
Robin Jenkins, RN

Aesthetic Injector - Greensboro

Salem Fulton
Salem Fulton

Patient Care Coordinator - Southpark

Sarah Patterson
Sarah Patterson

CoolSculpting - Greensboro

Shani Caviness
Shani Caviness, PA-C

Aesthetic Injector/Laser Trainer - Huntersville

Shannon Drum
Shannon Drum

Surgical Tech - Huntersville

Dr. Shawna R. Kleban
Dr. Shawna Kleban

Surgeon - Huntersville, Southpark

Stacey Weaver, RN
Stacey Weaver, RN

OR/ Clinic Director - Huntersville

Stephanie Cook
Stephanie Cook

Patient Experience Coordinator - Huntersville

Tiffany Dunne
Tiffany Dunne, LPN

Triage Nurse - Huntersville

Tiffany Jackson
Tiffany Jackson

Pre-Op Specialist - Huntersville

Tonya Reber
Tonya Reber, RN, MSN

Aesthetic Injector - Concord

Traci Direnzo
Traci Direnzo, RN, BSN

Aesthetic Injector - Southpark

Dr. Vanessa Parada (Molinar)
Dr. Vanessa Parada

Surgeon - Concord