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Fat Transfer

Our face is often the most distinguishing part of us; what sets us apart from every other person on earth. Enhancing the natural beauty of the face and creating a youthful appearance is the purpose of facial cosmetic surgery. Whether by aging or simply structural changes over time, a person's unique facial composition can obtain an appearance that is unsatisfying to them. As we age, the facial volume decreases over time in all areas of the face; slight in some, and quite a lot in others. How people perceive us when they see our face is outside of our control, as many of us have no way to change those facial features on our own. The overall deflation of the face contributes significantly to the aged look. Adding volume is key to creating a naturally youthful appearance.

How Fat Transfer Can Significantly Improve Your Appearance and Youth of Your Face

Fat transfer, otherwise known as facial fat grafting, is a highly successful procedure we use for cheek, brow and lip augmentation and overall facial improvement. Fat is harvested through a super “mini” liposuction, so to speak, from different areas of the body including the abdomen, lateral thighs or knees and then processed and transferred to the face resulting in a more full and youthful face. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia and/or light IV Sedation and recovery time is usually only a few days. There should be little to no pain with fat transfer procedure and there are no scars.

Who is a Good Candidate?

  • Women and Men
  • Age 18 to 65 (or older if you are healthy)
  • Non-smokers
  • Generally in good health
  • Desires more youthful face

How Much Does it Cost?

Our fat transfer procedures begin at about $3,000 and can go up to about $5,000. Your all-inclusive quote will cover the surgeon's fee, anesthesia costs, the facility fee for the operating room, and any supplies that may be needed. Post-operative visits are also included in the total price.

Recent Before & After Photos

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To view before and after photos of cosmetic procedures for the Face & Neck, please visit our gallery.

Our Surgeons

Dr. Deal, Dr. Gardner, and Dr. Nease are fellowship-trained and Board Certified Cosmetic Surgeons. Dr. Nease also holds a board certification in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Combined, our four doctors have more than 23 years experience. Their practice at Southern Surgical Arts is 100% committed, focused, and dedicated to cosmetic and facial plastic surgery. Since 2004, they have performed more than 18,000 major cosmetic procedures.

State-of-the-Art Surgery Centers

At Southern Surgical Arts, we perform all of our procedures in several accredited, state-of-the-art facilities. Chattanooga's Southside, SSA's newest state-of-the-art surgical suite and luxurious office. Calhoun, GA, is home to SSA's first location and surgical facility. We also operate at Physician's Surgery Center near Parkridge East Hospoital in Chattanooga, TN.

We consult with patients before and after surgery in both our Calhoun and Chattanooga offices. With three surgical center options, we can arrange to perform your procedure in the location that is most convenient for you. In every office, our highly trained and specialized staff provides you the privacy, comfort, and expertise you deserve.

We invite you for a complimentary consultation with Dr. Deal, Dr. Gardner, Dr. Nease, or Dr. Gusching. Together, we'll explore your aesthetic goals and work toward revealing your own natural beauty.

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