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Domestic violence is a concern in every community. Carolinas Center for Cosmetic Surgery developed RISE to help survivors of domestic abuse feel empowered by their bravery and regain confidence in themselves. To raise awareness about domestic violence, Carolinas Center for Cosmetic Surgery will hear stories from local survivors and perform free restorative and reconstructive care on a deserving individual.

RISE aims to empower all voices to speak out against domestic abuse to break the cycle of an often-silent reality. By sharing your story, you inspire hope in others.

Share your story, for a chance to receive free restorative and reconstructive care.

Submissions are open to all residents in and around the Charlotte, North Carolina area.

About Dr. Mohamed

As an oral surgeon and cosmetics specialist, Dr. Waheed Mohamed sees the impact of domestic violence in the greater Charlotte community. As the lead surgeon of Carolinas Center for Cosmetic Surgery, patients feel encouraged by his compassionate chairside manner and comfortable discussing treatment options without judgment. As part of the RISE program, Dr. Mohamed will perform free reconstructive treatment for one survivor of domestic abuse.

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  • On average, 24 people per minute are victims of rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner in the United States—more than 12 million women and men over the course of a year.
  • 1 in 4 women (24.3%) and 1 in 7 men (13.8%) aged 18 and older in the United States have been the victim of severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime.
  • More than 1 in 3 women (35.6%) and more than 1 in 4 men (28.5%) in the United States have experienced rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime.

*statistics from the National Domestic Violence Hotline


Every relationship is different, and domestic violence doesn't always look the same. The National Domestic Violence Hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. If you or someone you know needs help, please call, text, or chat.