Fat Grafting in Charlotte, NC
Fat grafting is a versatile technique that can be highly effective for facial contouring and augmentation. At HKB Renaissance Plastic Surgery, Dr. David Klein and Dr. Andrew Kochuba offer this technique to help patients address signs of aging and achieve their cosmetic goals. We welcome patients living in Charlotte, Harrisburg and Salisbury, NC.
What is Fat Grafting?
Fat grafting, also known as a facial fat transfer, is a fat grafting technique that uses fat from other areas of the body to enhance facial volume. This can be performed to address age-related volume loss in the face, particularly in the cheeks and lower face. Additionally, the face grafting technique can be a fitting solution for nearly any patient looking to enhance facial volume. As opposed to facial implants, which may produce somewhat artificial results, facial fat grafting uses natural body fat for results that look and feel completely natural. In comparison to dermal fillers, which offer temporary results, facial fat grafting produces much longer-lasting results so patients can enjoy the results of treatment for many years longer.
Benefits of Fat Grafting
Benefits of the facial fat grafting treatment include:
- More natural results than implants or dermal fillers
- Longer-lasting results than dermal fillers
- Simultaneously enhances the shape of the body in other areas
Who is the Ideal Candidate for Fat Grafting?
The ideal candidate for facial fat grafting is a patient who would like to enhance facial volume with their body fat for natural-looking results, who might also enjoy removing excess fat from another area of the body. However, the best way to determine your candidacy for the fat grafting treatment is to schedule a consultation with Dr. David Klein or Dr. Andrew Kochuba. During this consultation, they can determine if fat grafting is the best solution for you.
What is the Fat Grafting Procedure Like?
The facial fat grafting technique is typically performed with local anesthesia. To begin treatment, Dr. David Klein and Dr. Andrew Kochuba will use liposuction techniques to remove fat from the desired areas of the body. This may include the abdomen, hips, buttocks or thighs. Once removed, this fat will be carefully prepared so that it can safely be placed back in the body. To deliver this fat into the face, it will be injected in various areas of the face. This procedure may take up to two hours to perform.
What Can I Expect After Fat Grafting?
After your facial fat grafting procedure, you can expect swelling, bruising and discomfort in the face as the body heals. Keep in mind that you may also experience some of these side effects in the area of the body where liposuction was performed. Ensuring that the body heals properly is key to achieving optimal results and enjoying a comfortable recovery period. For this reason, many patients take about a week off of work and other activities to rest as much as possible. In some cases, additional downtime may be necessary, particularly in regards to exercise and other strenuous activities. On the day of your procedure, we’ll provide you with detailed aftercare instructions to help you successfully navigate the recovery process. Results will be visible immediately, but your final results may not be visible until the transferred fat fully settles and any side effects fade.
How Much Does Fat Grafting Cost in Charlotte, NC?
The cost of your facial fat grafting treatment will be determined based on the unique treatment plan you develop with Dr. David Klein and Dr. Andrew Kochuba during your initial consultation. As an elective cosmetic treatment, face grafting is not usually covered by insurance. However, we do everything possible to make this and other treatments affordable for our patients. Payments can be made via cash, check, major credit card and CareCredit® financing.
Are you considering the fat grafting procedure at HKB Renaissance Plastic Surgery? If so, contact us today to schedule your consultation with Dr. David Klein and Dr. Andrew Kochuba and get started with treatment. We offer this and other cosmetic services to the men and women living in Harrisburg, Charlotte, Concord and the surrounding regions of North Carolina.