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Fat Transfer in Charlotte, NC

Fat Transfer in Charlotte, NC

Autologous fat transfer takes excess fat from one area of the body and places it into an area where more volume is desired. This procedure is also called fat grafting or fat injection. It is a revolutionary technique to restore a youthful appearance to the face or other parts of the body.

During the fat transfer procedure, fat cells are removed with liposuction at a donor site on the body. The fat is then separated from other fluids, such as blood, before being injected into the desired area. Since your own tissue is used, there is no risk of rejection.

Benefits of Fat Transfer

  • Targets many areas of the body, including the thighs, knees, buttocks, stomach, flanks, and face
  • Minimally invasive and uses the same technique as liposuction to harvest, purify, and place the fat cells
  • Natural-looking results
  • Improves self-esteem 
  • Smooths out depressions in the stomach, breast, or face caused by previous plastic surgery or medical procedures
  • No risk of rejection or cross-contamination

Is Fat Transfer Right for Me?

There are many cosmetic procedures that can boost your self-esteem and provide better body contours. Fat transfer, or fat grafting, is safe, minimally invasive, and you can enjoy both long-lasting and natural-looking results. With a fat transfer procedure, you can:

  • Replenish sunken or creased areas on the face
  • Achieve more long-term results than traditional fillers
  • Improve the appearance of scars
  • Rejuvenate depressions on the hands and face
  • When used with breast augmentation, you can fill contouring irregularities for a more balanced look, as well as hide the signs of obvious breast implants

A good candidate for fat transferring is one with adequate donor sites to acquire the fat from, as well as those with no circulation problems. Nonsmokers often have smoother surgical procedures and faster recoveries. To find out if you qualify for this procedure or to learn more about your body contouring options in Charlotte, NC, contact our office today.

Types of Anesthesia

There are three main choices for anesthesia

The Fat Transfer Procedure

Prior to your surgical visit, you will meet with Dr. Mohamed, our board-certified surgeon. Together, you will discuss your goals, determine the right treatment, and select the right type of anesthesia for your procedure.

Simply put, fat is harvested from one area of your body, purified, and injected into another area. For more drastic results, you may need to repeat treatment several times.

First, your surgeon will numb the harvest site with local anesthesia. Dr. Mohamed will collect the fat using a syringe via a small incision. Then, we will process the sample and prepare the fat cells. Once ready, we will inject the fat cells into the targeted area until the desired look is achieved. We will use dressings or bandages as needed once the surgery is complete. The final results are natural-looking, more evenly contoured face and body features.

Why Should I See an Expert?

You can find a plastic surgeon nearly anywhere in today's world. However, only expert surgeons are reliable for predictable and lasting results. Our surgeon, Dr. Mohamed, holds both a dental and medical degree. He is board-certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (ABOMS) and the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery (ABCS). These prestigious certifications ensure that Dr. Mohamed treats everyone with the utmost respect and safety.

When performing cosmetic procedures, it's important that you know what to expect and understand any possible risks involved. Dr. Mohamed and his team of specialists take time to explain these details with you, being as transparent as possible. We make every effort to reduce or eliminate the possibility of scarring following any procedure. It is both Dr. Mohamed's goal and the goal of everyone at our practice that you achieve a higher level of confidence through safe and effective cosmetic surgery.

In addition to Dr. Mohamed, Tina Angers is our highly skilled and certified aesthetician. She listens to your needs and ensures that you achieve the long-term results you are looking for through cosmetic surgery. She has been providing skin solutions to others for nearly two decades and works hard to ensure you feel heard during your visit and that we meet all of your needs.

When you visit us for a consultation, Dr. Mohamed will listen to your cosmetic goals and create a treatment plan to suit your needs. Come see the specialists at Carolinas Center for Cosmetic Surgery in Charlotte, North Carolina, today. We look forward to helping you find the right treatment for your goals and feel happier about the way you look.

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Learn more about fat transfer, schedule an appointment, and more. Contact Carolinas Center for Cosmetic Surgery in Charlotte, NC, today.