Our Team

Welcome to Dr. Bednar, where expertise and empathy intersect in the realm of cosmetic surgery and medspa treatments. Our team of seasoned professionals is dedicated to delivering exceptional care and results. With a focus on personalized attention and patient satisfaction, we’re here to guide you on your journey to confidence and rejuvenation.

Edward J. Bednar M.D.

With an artistic background that spans over 25 years, Edward J. Bednar, M.D. offers his patients a rare combination of skilled surgical techniques and artistic talent. Not only an astute medical student, but a talented painter, woodcarver and sculptor, Dr. Bednar was readily accepted into the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery program which stressed an artistic and philosophical approach.

Dr. Bednar’s hands model with the precision of a sculptor. He speaks the language of art whether he is molding clay or redefining the human body. He unfailingly exhibits as much sensitivity to his patient’s needs as he does to nature’s authenticity.

He received his undergraduate degree in 1978 from Wayne State University, and his medical degree 4 years later from Wayne State University of Medicine. He trained in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital, a center recognized for its excellence in plastic surgery for over four decades.

Edward J. Bednar, M.D. is certified by the American Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons and a member of both the American Medical Association and the American Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons. His surgical training provided him with diverse experiences in all types of plastic surgery with a special interest in cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery, including breast reduction.

Certifications and Professional Affiliations

Certifications and Professional Affiliations

  • Undergraduate, B.S. – Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
  • Medical School, M.D.  – Wayne State University of Medicine, Detroit, MI
  • Plastic Surgery Residency – University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital

Julie Gallo

Aesthetics Director of Beauty Team

Meet our lead Aesthetics Director of our Beauty Team at Bednar MD.

Julie is originally from the northwest suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. She graduated from Nova Southeastern University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Physician Assistant Studies degree and a Master of Medical Science Degree. She completed her undergraduate degree in Biology from Lake Forest College in Chicago, Illinois.

Julie has made North Carolina her home since 2018 and has over 15 years experience in the field of Dermatology and Aesthetic medicine.  Prior she practiced in SW Florida in both General and Cosmetic Dermatology.  She has extensive experience in the field of aesthetic medicine and is an advanced cosmetic injector. She has performed thousands of laser treatments and is also trained in PDO threads for face and body, PRP therapy for the face and body (O-shot, P-shot and Vampire wing lift), IV therapy, and is a Certified BioTE® hormone replacement therapy provider.

Ms. Gallo is an avid piano player and painter and brings her creative attributes to her work.  She prides herself on creating natural, realistic results for her patients and ensures that every patient has the highest level of personal attention and care.

Julie Gallo, MMS, PA-C

Aesthetics Director of Beauty Team

Meet our lead Aesthetics Director of our Beauty Team at Bednar MD.

Julie is originally from the northwest suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. She graduated from Nova Southeastern University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Physician Assistant Studies degree and a Master of Medical Science Degree. She completed her undergraduate degree in Biology from Lake Forest College in Chicago, Illinois.

Julie has made North Carolina her home since 2018 and has over 15 years experience in the field of Dermatology and Aesthetic medicine.  Prior she practiced in SW Florida in both General and Cosmetic Dermatology.  She has extensive experience in the field of aesthetic medicine and is an advanced cosmetic injector. She has performed thousands of laser treatments and is also trained in PDO threads for face and body, PRP therapy for the face and body (O-shot, P-shot and Vampire wing lift), IV therapy, and is a Certified BioTE® hormone replacement therapy provider.

Ms. Gallo is an avid piano player and painter and brings her creative attributes to her work.  She prides herself on creating natural, realistic results for her patients and ensures that every patient has the highest level of personal attention and care.

Bettina Johnson RN, MLD-C

Medical Aesthetician

Bettina, a dedicated US Air Force Veteran hailing from Sumter, SC, has a rich background in healthcare. Initially serving as a medic in the military, she transitioned to becoming a nurse following her service. Eager to expand her skill set, she pursued education at the esteemed Aveda Institute School of Esthetics in Chapel Hill, NC, before completing her nursing degree. Since 2014, she has been diligently practicing as a Registered Nurse.

Her journey in healthcare led her through critical care and travel nursing, yet it was within the realm of medical aesthetics where she discovered her true passion. For the past year, Bettina has been an integral part of the team at Bednar MD., where she has honed her expertise.

Under the mentorship of Julie Gallo, MMS, PA-C, Bettina has delved into the intricacies of corrective skincare, mastering techniques involving state of the art therapy lasers. Bettina holds double certifications as a permanent makeup artist, further enhancing her ability to cater to her clients’ diverse needs.

Bettina finds immense fulfillment in seamlessly blending the artistry of aesthetics with the precision of nursing. Her ultimate goal is to empower her patients, helping them embrace confidence and joy in their own skin.

Staff was amazing. Really nice and kept me calm the whole time. Melissa nurse was great. Helped me post care. She kept me comfortable , no pain. Dr Bednar is very skilled at what he does . I would totally recommend Dr. Bednar. He is an artist.

Amazing experience here! Traveled from WI for his services and the entire staff was great. Highly recommend this skilled surgeon.

Very organized. Very professional while making it feel like the staff is family. The Doctor is very talented at his specialties, and his assistants are helpful and knowledgeable. Worth the expense!

Dr. Bednar is an artist – literally. He does amazing work. I don’t regret one second choosing him as my surgeon. I could not be any happier with my results! My experience with him and his whole team was excellent. I also appreciate his patient interaction. Straight forward and to the point. Would never go anywhere else!

Dr. Bednar and his staff are absolutely amazing. From the pre surgery care to pre-op to surgery and then after, I was consistently impressed by their compassion and knowledge. Fear of implant illness and repeat surgeries to replace them had me fearing I would never be able to have the body shape I desired. Dr. Bednar transformed not only my body, but also my outlook. I appreciate his attention to detail, his continuous availability, and the quick response times from his staff. I can’t imagine going anywhere else and highly recommend coming here!

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To earn its accreditation, plastic surgeon Dr. Edward Bednar and Bednar Cosmetic Surgery, like every AAAASF accredited ambulatory surgery facility, must meet stringent national standards for general environment, general safety, blood and medication, medical records, quality assessment/improvement, personnel, operating room, recovery room, and anesthesia. The end result is that the accredited facility makes a commitment toward maintaining safety and quality in the ambulatory surgery facility. As the leading accrediting organization for ambulatory facilities, AAAASF has developed the systems to effectively monitor and implement the latest advances in outpatient care delivery that directly benefit patients.

Bednar Cosmetic Surgery is one of the few cosmetic surgery facilities in Charlotte, NC that has demonstrated they have met the highest standards in patient care and safety. Meeting the “Gold Standard” requirements elevates the patient safety awareness of every member of the staff and improves the quality of care. It is critical to Dr. Bednar that every patient receive only the highest standard of patient care and safety.

D Vestal
D Vestal
I had the fat removed (bags) from under my eyes and he did my upper Eye Lids, too. Very pleased with the results and the entire team.
Siobhan Roberts
Siobhan Roberts
With having close to 20 surgeries in my life, I’ve never found a doctor or staff who have made me feel so comfortable, knowledgeable, and in capable hands. I absolUtely love his office and Dr. B. He’s the best surgeon in the firmed. I highly recommend him!
Angela Anderson
Angela Anderson
Amazing experience here! Traveled from WI for his services and the entire staff was great. Highly recommend this skilled surgeon.
Jaira Gordon
Jaira Gordon
Went to see Julie for a consultation for what I thought were sun spots, along with a few other things. Julie heard my concerns, and taught me the science behind what was happening with my skin, along with the procedures that would work best for me. She knew I had an upcoming vacation and would need to heal quickly, but also have lasting results. Julie stayed late to perform an Aquagold Vampire Facial for me-and not even 24 hours later I am glowing. She talked me through the entire procedure, educating me through out. She is very educated. The office itself is state of the art, clean, the all the latest and greatest in gadgets. I think the best part of it all is Julie managed to get me top notch results, while working within my budget-and did not sell me things I didn’t need. Highly, Highly recommend!
Suellen S
Suellen S
I had the threads and filler today by Julie Gallo! OMG, I could immediately see the difference and my 74 all of a sudden turned to 60! You do not have to tell her what to do, actually, please don't and let her do her magic. She was so through and such attention to detail. I am so happy with my results and will continue to see Julie! You should too!!
Amy Grady
Amy Grady
The entire staff is pleasant and professional. Every experience has been outstanding. Julie is amazing with establishing an individual routine to meet your objectives and keep you loving your skin.
Gina M
Gina M
Beautiful Staff, professional, and awesomely skilled doctor surrounded by talent.

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