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As we age, wrinkles and fine lines are not the only imperfections to affect our complexion. The loss of facial fat volume is also a significant factor in making us look older than we feel. Facial fat grafting in Charlotte NC can help to revive your appearance by using your own fat from unwanted areas and injecting it into depleted facial contours. The result is natural and radiant skin as well as amplified self-confidence.

What is facial fat transfer?

During facial fat transfer, fat cells are harvested from an area of the body such as the thighs, stomach, hips or lower back. They are then purified before being precisely injected into the face to help offset the hollowing effect that happens during the aging process. 

The fat transfer process has the dual benefit of slimming the donor area while creating plumper, more youthful facial contours. Depressions, indentations, scars, creases and folds can be beautifully reversed with facial fat transfer, leaving your complexion radiant and smooth.

Facial Fat Grafting in Charlotte NC

What are the benefits of facial fat transfer?

  • Fat reduction in the donor area
  • Enhanced facial contours
  • A youthful, supple glow to the skin
  • Safe and minimally invasive
  • Long-lasting results
  • Increased self-confidence
  • Natural-looking outcome

Who makes a good candidate?

For those who are seeking a longer-lasting solution to facial contouring than can be offered by dermal fillers and injectables, facial fat grafting is an excellent option. It is also a great choice for those who are not yet ready for a full surgical facelift. Younger clients who are just starting to notice age-related flaws will benefit from this subtle yet effective procedure and its highly natural-looking results. Fat grafting is also a wonderful choice for those concerned with scar revision. As with any cosmetic procedure, clients should be healthy non-smokers who are realistic in their expectations.

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What will my recovery be like after treatment?

While recovery after facial fat grafting in Charlotte NC is minimal when compared to the downtime required for a facelift, you will still need to rest for about one week with a reduction in your normal activity. To help expedite your healing, you should avoid blood-thinning medications for at least 10 days. Your skin may feel tender and sore, but these side effects can be well managed with an ice pack or painkillers. Bruising and swelling will fade within 7-10 days.

Why choose Dr. Pratt in Charlotte, NC for facial fat transfer?

Undergoing a cosmetic journey is among the most important decisions you will make in your life, so it is mandatory to choose a surgeon who you connect to on an emotional level. Dr. Pratt is down to earth, caring and personable, creating a two-way communication path that is the foundation for a successful treatment. Passionate about anti-aging, health and safety, Dr. Pratt’s results are minimally invasive, reflecting your best assets minus your aesthetic flaws.

After graduating with a medical degree from the University of Florida, Dr. Pratt completed his residency in general surgery at Carolina’s Medical Center. He then further honed his skills in plastic surgery with a fellowship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, among the country’s most prestigious institutions.

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We recognize the anxiety and concerns surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Rest assured that our patients’ health and well-being have and always will be our primary concern.

We are doing everything we can to protect one another from spreading the virus. Our intention and promise to our patients are to respect the guidelines and recommendations set forth by health care professionals regarding hygiene and social distancing. To that end, we would like to share some of the additional steps we are implementing as a practice to help protect you as well as our team members

  • Anyone entering our office will be pre-screened for symptoms of acute illness and have their temperature taken at the front desk
  • All staff member will wear masks when interacting with patients or family
  • We have increased the frequency and extensivity of our office cleaning routines
  • Hand sanitizer is readily available throughout the office
  • We will continue to offer virtual consultations as well as virtual follow-up visits when appropriate
  • We request that anyone with fever, respiratory symptoms such as cough or shortness of breath reschedule their appointment.
  • We are limiting outside vendors from elective visitation
  • We are limiting our waiting room occupancy to fewer patients and request that any family or friends do not accompany patients inside the office
  • Patients that prefer to wait in the car prior to their appointment may do so. Please text the practice on our SMS line (704) 256.3732 when you have arrived to let us know that you are here. We can send you a text message when we are ready for you to come in.

While the COVID-19 situation and response remain fluid, please know that we are doing everything we can to limit your exposure and risk. As our response adjusts based on recommendations set forth by relevant medical experts, we will keep you updated on our website as well as social media.

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In response to the challenge for patients caused by the current pandemic Dr. Pratt is now offering safe and private Tele-Health services for consults. There is no charge for this service. Simply call our office at 980-375-9959 to request an appointment. We will give you specific instructions on how to schedule a virtual visit with Dr. Pratt and his patient coordinator, Ashleigh. We are pleased to be able to offer these appointments and hope this option meets your needs and helps fulfill your desired timeline.

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