How Much Does Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation Cost?
Fat transfer breast augmentation cost factors include things like where you live (or plan to get surgery), what type of anesthesia will be used, your specific surgeon’s fee structure, how much the surgical facility or hospital charges, and how much you plan to augment the size of your breasts with fat grafting.
Fat grafting to breast can be an outstanding plastic surgery procedure for many patients, but we understand that cost is still an issue. Below, we’ll go over the main cost factors affecting the price of natural breast augmentation with fat transfer in more detail.
How Much Does Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation Cost?
As stated, the cost of fat transfer breast augmentation can vary quite a bit.
Ultimately, we must remember that the procedure is a two-part surgery. First, there’s liposuction to remove excess fat cells from the abdomen, inner thighs, arms, chin, or elsewhere. Next, these fat cells are transferred to the breasts (via injection) to ideally survive there and add to your breast volume.
This two-part surgery means that fat transfers can often cost more than breast augmentation surgery (with breast implants) alone. Although, sometimes, the opposite is true, the fact that liposuction is also a part of a fat transfer means that you may spend more time in the operating room, and this means a higher overall cost.
Below, we outline the most impactful pricing factors you’ll need to know about when figuring out the cost of a breast augmentation fat transfer.
A surgeon’s fee it’s basically what your plastic surgeon charges for being in their care. Most surgeons will have a detailed itemized price breakdown that includes all of their separate fees. You might pay a separate fee for consultation appointments and follow up appointments, a separate fee for the use of equipment and supplies, a fee for the surgery itself, etc.
Geographic Location of Surgery
Believe it or not, where you get surgery will change the ultimate cost of your surgery. So, for example, patients who undergo surgery in New York City or Chicago are going to pay higher prices than patients who undergo surgery in the middle of Nebraska or southern Illinois. These more rural locations simply don’t have the demand the urban areas do, so prices tend to be lower here.
Either general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation can be used for many plastic surgeries. Some surgeries must be performed under general anesthesia, and other surgeries can be performed with either.
Typically, general anesthesia is more expensive than local anesthesia. Additionally, the longer you spend in surgery (and the more anesthesia you require), the more expensive this portion of your bill will be.
Operation Location (Hospital or Surgical Center)
Hospitals and surgical facilities must charge their own fees based on the expenses they have month to month. So, for example, in order to keep a hospital running, they need to pay their staff, take care of utility bills, pay for special equipment and supplies, etc. A fraction of all of these costs is going to be transferred to you for use of their facilities.
During your breast augmentation fat transfer recovery, you may need to cover prescriptions, time off from work, special recovery bras, or treatment for fat transfer breast augmentation scars (although scars are typically very small after this surgery).
Subsequent Fat Transfer Sessions
Some patients may require additional fat grafting treatments to achieve their goals. Each session will typically be priced separately.
Who Is a Good Candidate for a Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation?
The best candidates for a breast fat transfer procedure desire a modest modification to the size and/or shape of their breasts. The truth is, you can look at fat transfer breast augmentation before and after photos and plainly see that this procedure can typically only achieve a one-half cup to one full cup size increase (after one session).
If you want to increase your breast size more than that, you’ll likely want to look into breast augmentation with breast implants. You might also consider a breast lift or a breast lift with fat transfer. These can be good options for women who are done breastfeeding and want to get back that lost volume.
Of course, a breast fat transfer can also work with breast reconstruction after breast cancer and a subsequent lumpectomy or mastectomy. Or, it can be a good option for patients who have asymmetries they would like to correct or small changes in size they’d like to make — such as adding more volume to just the upper poles of the breasts.
FAQ: Pricing Breast Fat Transfer Procedures
What does fat transfer breast augmentation cost near me?
To get an accurate idea of how much a breast augmentation with transfer might cost in your area, you’ll need to set up a consultation with at least one local plastic surgeon. Dr. Smita Ramanadham performs breast augmentation fat transfer procedures for patients throughout New Jersey.
What will a breast augmentation with fat transfer cost if I also want implants?
If you would like to harvest fat and transfer it to your own breast tissue as part of a breast implant surgical procedure, this can be a great way to achieve a more natural-looking result. The cost of this type of cosmetic surgery really depends on the extent of the unwanted fat harvesting and the parameters of the overall procedure.
Generally speaking, this procedure would be more expensive than a simple fat transfer or a singular breast augmentation with implants.
Is financing available for breast fat transfer procedures?
Yes, CareCredit and other medical credit companies can often provide credit lines with manageable repayment structures if you would like to avoid paying for your surgery out-of-pocket. Also, most plastic surgeons will accept major credit cards.
Contact Us Today to Set Up a Consultation
Are you looking for a slight increase in the size of your breasts or to add a more natural look to your breast implant surgery? A fat transfer may be the ideal solution for you.
Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Smita Ramanadham can help you decide if this procedure is right for you at your own personal consultation appointment. This appointment provides an opportunity to discuss your goals in more detail as well as what you can achieve with a fat transfer.
Dr. Ramanadham will perform a routine physical exam, go over your medical history with you, and talk to you about the fat transfer breast augmentation risks. Although fat transfer breast augmentations are an overall safe procedure, it’s important to be knowledgable about any surgery you plan to undergo and to have a good idea of what you can expect at every stage of your recovery.
Call today to set up your consultation appointment with Dr. Ramanadham!