Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation Cost

How much does it cost to put fat from the stomach into the breasts & can you go up to any size you want? Once you do, do you need to remove skin after you do that in your stomach?

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Fat grafting as breast augmentation

Typically fat grafting of the normal breast can range from $8000-10000.  The fat is harvested and volumes around 200-300 are injected giving approximately one cup size increase.

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Fat transfer to breast with lipomodeling

Fat transfer to the breast is an effective procedure in select patients who desire a moderate increase in size with a natural "un-augmented" look.  We can achieve approximately one to two cup size increase depending on how glandular the tissue is and the elasticity of the skin without using BRAVA in one or two sessions.  This is also a very effective treatment for congenital tuberous breast deformities.  There are permanent mammographic changes to the breast which do not mimic cancer, and imaging is recommended by the same radiologist within 6 months of surgery and one year later for comparison.  The American Society of Plastic Surgeons has issued a statement that fat grafting to the breast is safe for women at this time.  The donor site has benefits as well with cosmetic liposuction and there are no long term maintenance issues that women have with implants (contracture, leakage, etc).  I build the liposuction cost into the fat grafting procedure and for one area of SAL with fat grafting to bilateral breasts surgeons fee is $4,000 USD at this time.

Fat Transfer Fat Grafting to Breasts

All of our cosmetic procedures are quoted at the time of the initial consultation. Prices range due to specific individual needs and/or limitations with quality of fat able to be transferred, examination of the breasts, and time required to perform the procedure. Depending on the physical attributes of ones breasts and how much fat is estimated to be grafted, this procedure may need to be staged to achieve the desired result. In some cases, depending on skin integrity, persons age, and amount of fat harvested, the skin may not retract and would then need the skin excised or a formal abdominoplasty. All of these questions and more can be answered with the Physician and/or PA at your consultation. 

Pamela Gallagher, MD
Long Island Plastic Surgeon
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Toronto Fat Transfer

You have asked excellent questions.  It really depends on how much fat you have available to transfer, the elasticity of your skin, and how big you want to go.  More than one surgery may be needed.  The best way to get specific answers for your body and your goals is to see a board certified plastic surgeon in your area for a customized and personal consultation.


Asif Pirani, MD, FRCS(C)
Toronto Plastic Surgeon
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Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation Cost

The technique of fat grafting is to remove the fat from somewhere in the body and inject it into the breasts to augment their size.  There are numerous parts and variations to this technique.  I don’t think the stomach area would be grossly affected depending on the amount of fat that is taken but the amount that lives is small. It would probably only amount to ½ cup  size increase at a time so multiple procedures would need to be done.  At this time I think the price is higher for the fat transfer to the breasts.

Paul Vitenas, Jr., MD
Houston Plastic Surgeon
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Shape your waistline and increase your bustline at the same time?

I presented my results of BodyJet harvested fat for fat grafting the breasts at the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery meeting held in Toronto in 2010.  The bottom line is that fat grafting does work, but there are numerous issues you must be aware of.  Only selected patients are candidates for this procedure.  Our technique does not use the controversial stem cell enrichment technologies that might stimulate malignancy.  We only use fat cell clusters in our grafting technique.

 First and foremost, the absolute best results we had could only achieve about a one cup size enhancement with a single session.   The average results were LESS than that, about a half cup size enhancement.  In numbers, the average results showed that women who had about 250cc grafted per breast had about 125cc of 'permanent' enhancement (ie lasting at least a year post op) - in other words, about one half of the volume of tissue transferred survived as volume.  Because of existing reports, we were aware that we could not safely add more than about 250cc of graft material in to a single breast at one session, so we stayed within those bounds.   Repeated treatments (i.e. second sessions) could get us to a greater size enhancement.   In our series, we did not have any serious complications, but other centers have reported fat necrosis, cysts, infection, microcalcification, as well as other problems from this procedure, indicating that relatively minor changes in the treatment can alter the outcome.   This is a technique dependent procedure (i.e. exactly how the procedure is done makes a big difference in the outcome). 

 The initial fat graft procedure costs are about the same as breast augmentation surgery, but gives only about a half cup size enhancement on average.  Because breast implants usually give one or two cup enhancement, overall fat grafting is more expensive comparing apples to apples.  The bottom line: Fat grafting can enhance your bust line at this time, but only modestly.  The techniques and methods used are still evolving, and evidence is being generated.  We expect improved outcomes as the technologies evolve.

Claudio DeLorenzi, MD
Toronto Plastic Surgeon
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Breast Augmentation with Fat : costs

I'm offering this procedure to patients in conjunction with BRAVA pre-expansion. The total cost for the procedure, which includes the BRAVA device, is about $10,000. Most patients will require touch-up fat grafting procedures, and these are done at additional cost. From the patient's perspective, there is substantial time investment prior to surgery- the BRAVA device needs to be worn properly and consistently for 4 weeks prior to surgery. If you are not prepared for this substantial investment of time and money- then breast augmentation with an implant is the way to go.

Cost of breast fat transfer

Typically the average amount of fat transferred to the breast in most studies has ranged around 250cc. Commonly this amounts to just over a cup and a half increase in breast size. Costs vary and can range from 5000-10,000 on average.

Otto Joseph Placik, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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Fat injections to the breasts

fat injections of the breasts is controversial. The donor site normally does not need skin removed after the harvest, the skin retracts down. You can not implant any amount of fat you desire as there is a risk of necrosis (death) of fat cells once the volume becomes larger. There is a question if calcification of the fat in the breast can confuse radiologists who read mammograms.

Ronald Shelton, MD
Manhattan Dermatologist
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Fat trasfer to the breast

Fast  transfer to the breast is still investigational.

There are many questions that remain to be answered regarding the safety.

The amount injected is about 100cc to 200cc that will increase you by one cup size.

Samir Shureih, MD
Baltimore Plastic Surgeon
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