Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation Cost
- Asked by Chelan in Las Vegas, NV 89183
- 3 years ago
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?
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.
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.
Web reference: http://www.breastaugmentation-seattle.com
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.
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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.
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.
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.
Web reference: http://www.drvitenas.com/fat-grafting.html
Breast Fat Transfer
Again, this depends on how many procedures are needed and who is doing it for you. In my practice, typically I can only place about 200 to 250 cc of fat per breast at a given time. This will only enhance you by about 1 cup size. You many need 2 more sessions to really have a significant augmentation. This will add to your costs. Costs will be about 5000 per session.
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.
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.
Fat transfer to the breasts. Cost and how big can you go?
Fat transfer to the breasts cannot go up to the hoochie mama sizes, at least in one surgery, and maybe not ever depending on your skin tone. The amount you can transfer depends on your age, skin tone, if you are a cosmetic augmentation patient versus a breast cancer reconstruction patient, if you did preexpansion with BRAVA and how effective it was, and how much fat you have to donate. The experts who have been doing this for a while estimate about 250 -300 is the most you can transfer in one surgery.
Why is there a limit on size? If you have "plenty to donate" why can't you go up to a DD? Fat is fragile and needs to live once moved. If you try to put too much in, then the new fat cell can have issues because of 1. poor blood supply (imagine newly planted grass which isn't getting any water), or 2. too much tension (that new grass has pressure on it so it dies.)
Cost varies widely by doctor, where you are in the country, time in the OR and other factors. It is still a relatively new procedure, and though the surgery takes longer to perform, some of us are trying to price it competitively with our breast augmentations as we grow our experience.
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