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Cost of Fat Transfer to Ankles?

I have skinny ankles and was interested in tranferring ab fat to ankles. Is this possible?

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Cost of Fat Transfer to Ankles

Fat transfer to the ankles is a difficult procedure, and patient selection is the key. Consult with three board certified plastic surgeons experienced and expert in fat transfer to understand your options.

Costs for fat transfer like other cosmetic surgery varies considerably across the country and even in the same area. South Florida tends to have lower fees then more expensive areas such as New York or Los Angeles. We charge starting at $1000 + MD Anesthesia related costs (if needed) for fat transfer. Since you can get quality work at lower costs, patients will travel from throughout the state, the country, and internationally to have surgery in South Florida.

To ensure that you are receiving quality work with personalized care at the most cost effective prices, consult with board certified plastic surgeons that own their own nationally accredited facilities. The quality must be maintained at the highest level to maintain accreditation. The surgeons also have incentive to hire and train quality staff (to ensure that surgery is efficient and enjoyable), to ensure comfortable and private facilities (to encourage referral), and to eliminate waste (to ensure that these facilities can compete effectively).


West Palm Beach Plastic Surgeon
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Fat grafting to ankles

The likelihood of a fat graft take in the ankles is similar to that of skin graft take in the ankle.

It is not the fact that blood supply is poor, but that there is increased venous pressure in the area due to the distance from the ankles to the heart.

If you want success in a fat graft, the same postoperative care as in a skin graft applies, to wit:

A) Continuous Leg elevation above the level of the heart for 1 week

B) After 1 week, ambulation with compression stockings or specialized wraps until the graft is mature (3-4 weeks)

Ricardo L. Rodriguez, MD
Baltimore Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 53 reviews

I do not generally recommend fat transfer to ankles

The success of a fat transfer is highly dependent on the blood supply of the recipient site.

The blood supply and venous drainage of the anke make it a less than optimal location for a fat graft procedure.

Otto Joseph Placik, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 55 reviews

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