Ten Ways to Become a 10
Herein, the experts describe the top five invasive and top five noninvasive cosmetic procedures and how they rate in the First State.
Dr. Peter Coggins, a surgeon in Greenville, says about 80 percent of his patients undergo fat grafting, which is one of the most popular noninvasive cosmetic procedures in the United States. Here, Coggins performs a liposuction procedure. Photograph by Jared Castaldi
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The surgeons remove fat from one area of the body, where it’s typically unwanted, and put it in an area that needs volume.
How it’s done Fat is removed from a donor site and implanted into the cheek or lips. It takes best when fat is inserted into muscle, Balakhani says.
Why it rates “One of the beauties of fat transfer to the face is that not only can it be a quick fix—because there are no incisions to heal—but it’s a long-lasting one too,” says Coggins. About 80 percent of his patients undergo the procedure. Many patients select the procedure while undergoing liposuction. “We’ve seen a huge increase this year,” says Danyo. Technique is vital. “I use fat judiciously, which makes all the difference in the world,” Coggins says.
Risks Asymmetry, infection, fatty cysts, hematoma, fat embolism, permanent discoloration from the bruises.
Recovery Possible bruising, soreness and swelling for up to 10 days.
Cost Starting with the face, fat grafting starts at about $1,950 and moves to $6,000.
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