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Fat Transfers in Greensboro, NC

Coley Cosmetic & Hand Surgery Center, P.A. offers fat transfer to the residents of Greensboro, Burlington, and surrounding North Carolina communities desiring cosmetic surgery.

What Is Fat Transfer?

Fat transfer is designed to plump up facial features using a patient’s own fat cells. Performed by Dr. Coley at his Greensboro practice, fat transfer is a natural alternative to other wrinkle treatments such as collagen injections or dermal fillers. Because a patient’s own fat cells are used in the procedure, there should be no allergic reaction. In addition to minimizing wrinkles and frown lines, fat transfer can reshape facial features. It provides definition to cheeks and chins as well as corrects minor facial deformities.

Who Is a Candidate for Fat Transfer?

The ideal candidate is someone who wants to minimize the signs of aging that result from the loss of fat around the eyes, cheeks, or in the mouth area. Other persons who may benefit from fat transfer are those who desire more definition in the cheek or chin area of the face or who have minor facial deformities. An initial private consultation with Dr. Coley at his Greensboro office will determine and suggest the right procedure for you. To help you decide if a fat transfer is right for you, come in and view our before and after fat transfer photos.

How Is Fat Transfer Performed?

Facial wrinkles and creases begin to appear as underlying tissues break down. This breakdown is a part of the aging process but may also occur as a result of excessive frowning, smiling, and squinting. Fat transfer simply removes fat cells from one area of the body and injects them into another. The fat is removed with a cannula attached to a syringe from a donor site such as the abdomen or buttocks. Once it is removed, the fat is processed to remove fluids and then injected in the desired site. This procedure, which is done in Dr. Coley’s Greensboro office, should be repeated over time until the desired effect is achieved. The procedure is carried out with a local anesthetic in both the donor area and treatment site.

Before and After a Fat Transfer Procedure

During the consultation at his practice in Greensboro, North Carolina, Dr. Coley discusses expectations and analyzes the patient’s skin to determine whether fat transfer is suitable. He also considers facial features and may recommend other surgery such as facial liposuction and cheek or chin implants to achieve better facial harmony. Before and after photos of Dr. Coley’s patients in Greensboro will be available for you to browse.

Understanding the Recovery from Fat Transfer

There is little recovery time involved following the fat transfer procedure. Some temporary swelling may occur, and any discomfort is controlled with oral medication. There may be some bruising, which can be covered with make-up.

Understanding the Results of Fat Transfer

Fat transfer results thus far indicate a 50-60% long-term success rate; however each patient is different and may require additional fat transfer in the future. The overall success rate of fat transfer procedures by Dr. Coley at his Greensboro practice has been high.

How Much Does a Fat Transfer Cost in Greensboro, NC?

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Due to the variety of options available, we recommend discussing fat transfer costs with your doctor. Since it is an extremely individual procedure, you’ll want to set up a personal consultation to ensure all of your questions and concerns are answered.

At Coley Cosmetic & Hand Surgery Center, the friendly and knowledgeable staff is on hand to provide you with any and all information you need to move forward with your cosmetic goals and achieve the best fat transfer results.

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Dr. Christopher Coley

At The Coley Cosmetic & Hand Surgery Center, board certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. H. Christopher Coley offers his aesthetic expertise to patients across North Carolina including Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Burlington, Durham, Chapel Hill, Kernersville, and Thomasville, North Carolina. Contact The Coley Cosmetic & Hand Surgery Center office today at 336-790-5254 to schedule your consultation!

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