April 16th, 2015

By Dr. Robert Graper, FACS

There is a new generation of procedures targeted toward people looking for non-surgical ways to improve their image.  This is particularly true for fat reduction therapies that help transform the body. I have researched many options and found CoolSculpting to be the most effective. Hundreds of my patients have had this treatment during the past two years and it has proven to be very reliable for fat reduction in the stomach, “love handles”, inner and outer thighs, “bra rolls”, breast reduction—basically anywhere on the body where fat reduction is the desired outcome for women and men.

CoolSculpting is a breakthrough procedure that safely and effectively eliminates fat without the cost,downtime and risk associated with surgery.  CoolSculpting cools fat cells to temperatures that trigger their natural death and then are eliminated naturally by the body over the weeks and months following.  The results are an undeniable reduction of fat in the treated area, and patients can start to see results in as soon as three weeks, with the most dramatic results after three months.  Every patient is unique, which is why we offer a customized procedure plan as part of the initial consultation.  Although it is not as powerful in one stage as liposuction,it is so much easier (you can read or watch TV or work on your mobile device during treatment) that patients don’t mind coming in to have a second stage treatment to potentially remove as much as 40% of the original fat.

I am so confident that patients will see a significant result that we will do a second treatment for free in the same area if the patient maintains their original weight and does not see a difference in their before and after pictures.

Learn more about Coolsculpting by watching Dr. Graper featured on The Wellness Hour.

Call Graper Cosmetic Surgery, a Certified CoolSculpting practice, at 704.375.7111 or email to schedule a complimentary consultation.

Not Your Mother’s Facelift

December 18th, 2013

Technology has brought us new options for facial rejuvenation.  Ultherapy® is one of them.
Ultherapy is a four year-old technique that improves upon previous technology to non-invasively rejuvenate the face. The concept uses safe ultrasound (think of the ultrasound used to determine the sex of new pregnancies) where two separate ultrasound beams are focused at specific depths under the skin to tighten and lift the neck, jawline and elevate the brow. There is no anesthesia required, no incisions and no recovery period. Results have lasted over a year. These are not surgical results but there is no surgical risk, costs or recovery of surgery either. It is indicated for patients who want something to rejuvenate their face but are too early to justify surgery or don’t want to commit the time and money to a standard facelift. We are evaluating Ultherapy at Graper Cosmetic Surgery now so look for updates in the near future. To learn more about Ultherapy® , call Graper Cosmetic Surgery at 704.375.7111 or email

Graper Cosmetic Surgery Announces ZO® MEDICAL Product Line

June 11th, 2013

Offered Exclusively in Charlotte by Dr. Robert Graper, F. A. C. S.

(Charlotte, NC) – Noted Charlotte cosmetic surgeon Dr. Robert Graper announces the addition of ZO® MEDICAL to his extensive line of medical grade skin care products offered at his fully accredited cosmetic surgery practice located in the SouthPark area.   ZO® MEDICAL is the latest technology by Zein Obagi, M.D. The line consists of 11 quality products featuring breakthrough delivery systems and advanced patented technologies targeting all facets of aging skin, pigmentation, enlarged pores, redness and acne.  The range of products and protocols were designed to bridge the gap between therapeutic treatments and daily care. This system raises the bar by treating the skin at every layer so it is more resistant to age-related changes.

“After testing Dr. Obagi’s latest line of medical skin care products on several patients, I saw the positive results received on many ages and skin types,” says Dr. Graper. “I also respect that ZO® MEDICAL is only offered under the supervision of a medical doctor,” continues Dr. Graper. “My patients love the improvement in their skin after being on a ZO® MEDICAL protocol designed for their skin,” says Dr. Graper.

Two of the most popular products are BRIGHTENEX™ and RETAMAX™.  BRIGHTENEX® is a non-hydroquinone skin brightener and correcting crème. Featuring oleosome technology—microspheres of naturally occurring, antioxidant-rich emollient oils and vitamins—combined with delayed release 1% retinol and melanin inhibitors—BRIGHTENEX® targets hyperpigmentation without irritating the skin.  RETAMAX® is an active vitamin A mircroemulsion that triggers the natural formation of collagen.  It combines 1% retinol with antioxidant buddleja plant stem cells and biomimetic proteins to trigger the natural formation of collagen and strengthen the skin barrier.  Additional ingredients of vitamins C and E protect and brighten skin while reducing inflammation.

To learn more about ZO® MEDICAL skin care, call Graper Cosmetic Surgery at 704.375.7111 or email

About Dr. Robert Graper, F. A. C. S.

Dr. Robert Graper is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the Mecklenburg County Medical Society. Dr. Graper has received training in all areas of plastic surgery, but specializes in cosmetic surgery. As a cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Graper has been eager to share his expertise in surgery with less fortunate people of third world countries. He started the Greensboro Cleft Clinic and has traveled overseas with Operation Smile for medical/surgical mission trips. During that time he was a part of helping repair cleft lip and palate deformities.

Dr. Graper specializes in a full range of cosmetic surgery procedures such as: blepharoplasty and brow lift, face lift, rhinoplasty, lip augmentation, skin resurfacing, breast augmentation, breast reduction, breast lift, breast reconstruction, abdominoplasty, liposuction, TICKLE LIPO™ and SMARTLIPO™. In addition to these treatments, Dr. Graper also performs the following procedures: thigh lift, arm lift, chemical peel, botox and filler injections, IPL photorejuvenation, spider vein treatment, skincare, and laser hair removal. Dr. Graper performs reconstructive plastic surgery procedures, including: skin cancer—Mohs reconstruction, breast reconstruction following mastectomy, nasal airway surgery, birth defects—repair of cleft lip/palate, birthmarks, prominent ears, trauma, scar revision, and wound management.

As a cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Graper understands what makes his patients feel comfortable. “Not only does the doctor need to be honest, but the patient must feel without a doubt that their plastic surgeon has recommended the best procedure for their individual case, the procedure they are considering is safe, and that their plastic surgeon will reliably and predictably produce superior results,” says Dr. Graper.

Dr. Graper, is a leading Charlotte plastic surgeon and an expert in his field.  He is able to give his patients natural enhancements with minimal downtime and minimal scarring, using some of the latest technology.

After receiving his undergraduate at North Carolina Phi Beta Kappa, Dr. Graper then completed Medical School with honors from the University of Cincinnati. He finished both General Surgery and Plastic Surgery residencies at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas. He has been active in office based cosmetic surgery procedures for the last 20 years, serving as the Medical Director of Graper Cosmetic Surgery. Dr. Graper enjoys speaking about cosmetic surgery and sponsors many seminars in the Charlotte area. He is happily married and has three children; he also enjoys sports, music, family, and friends.


Breast Augmentation By Dr. Robert Graper, Charlotte, NC

January 24th, 2013


New Technology Eliminates The Guesswork

By Dr. Robert Graper

Breast augmentation has been very popular procedure for over 40 years. For American women it makes the female figure sparkle in and out of clothing. One of the challenges for patients is to decide what size they want to be and what implant size will achieve that goal. The Vectra imaging system has solved that issue. The Vectra is a three-dimensional imaging system that uses multiple high resolution images to create a 3D image of the patient’s chest viewable at any angle. It then measures important landmarks to define the symmetry of the breasts and their pre- surgery volume to within 6% accuracy. The system can then place multiple different implant sizes and styles and compare all the new images side by side with the pre-op breast appearance. This helps patients determine which size is best for them. Vectra can also put their new shape in various swimsuits or work out tops to see the effect of the surgery. There is nothing like this system to take the pressure off getting the size right and that makes the entire process fun and easy.

Robert Graper, M.D. F.A.C.S. is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. His fully accredited offices and on-site surgery facilities are located at 2915 Coltsgate Road in SouthPark.  Visit for more information and see the schedule of free educational seminars.



January 26th, 2012

"A Cool Event"

Join Graper Cosmetic Surgery Thursday, February 16, to learn about CoolSculpting – an FDA-Approved non-surgical fat reduction procedure.

Cosmetic vs. Non-Surgical Procedures

January 12th, 2012

Cosmetic Surgery vs. Non-Surgical Procedures

What is right for you?

By Dr. Robert Graper, F.A.C.S.

Last year there were 12 million  nonsurgical cosmetic procedures done in the U.S. alone. For patients wishing to improve their appearance they have two effective options. They can choose a surgical approach which generally is more effective and long lasting but has more cost, more discomfort and requires more recovery time than nonsurgical procedures such as Botox or fillers. Nonsurgical modalities are ideal for patients that have smaller cosmetic issues and don’t have the inclination to devote the time or resources to the problem. Botox is great for someone  with wrinkles around their eyes and forehead that needs to look refreshed for a special event in several days and can’t spare the time to have a brow lift. The effects will last 3-4 months and can be repeated as needed. It is probably the wrong long term option for someone who hates the lines on their forehead and has fallen brows that make them look much older and tired than they really are. They would be better off with a brow lift and eyelid procedure that does a much better job of rejuvenation and lasts twenty years or more. So plastic surgeons listen to their patients concerns, examine them to determine the nature of their concerns and then give them short and long term options to address these concerns. It’s always nice to have options and there is almost always something that is safe and will reliably produce a good result. It is always important to seek the consultation of a doctor who is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
To schedule your personal, private consultation with Charlotte Plastic Surgeon Robert Graper MD call 704.375.7111 today.

Black Friday Savings Now through November 30th

November 10th, 2011
Black Friday Savings Now through November 30th

Tickle Liposuction Seminar – Thursday August 11, 2011 at 6:00 p.m.

July 27th, 2011

Tickle Liposuction Seminar - Thursday, August 11th at 6:00 p.m.

Join Graper Cosmetic Surgery in Charlotte, NC for our annual Just Us Girls Event

May 26th, 2011

Join Graper Cosmetic Surgery in Charlotte, NC for our annual Just Us Girls Event to learn about the most advanced medical and clinically tested skin care products and treatments, as well as “Liquid Facelift” with Botox, Dysport, Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse, Sculptra.  Call 704.375.7111 to R.S.V.P.

Spring Breast Augmentation Special – Limited Time Only!

April 4th, 2011

Limited Time Only – Spring Breast Augmentation Special!  $5995 Silicone Gel Implants, $4995 Saline Implants.  Call 704.375.7111 to schedule your consultation.

Free Natrell Bonus Gift for Breast Augmentation Patients while supplies last.