I have sunken in eyes and have lost the fat under my eye area only, and woundering how much does it cost for fat transfer?
How Much Does Fat Transfer Cost for the Face?
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How much does fat transfer cost?
Therefore, the price of a facial fat grafting will depend on exactly what each person needs and the time required to perform surgery. To select a plastic surgeon, take your time researching , visiting websites, view many, many before and after photos and speak to former patients.
Achieving survival of grafted fat requires appropriate instrumentation, meticulous surgical technique, and a willingness on the part of the surgeon to put a significant amount of time and effort into mastering the procedure. The fat must be harvested in a manner which ensures fat viability, and it must be grafted in a manner that permits revascularization (i.e. blood supply) of the grafted tissue.
Areas that already have some soft tissue fullness, such as the cheeks, are relatively easy to expand with grafted fat, as a robust ‘scaffolding’ exists to hold the grafted fat. Thinner areas are more challenging: the temples, the lower lid / cheek junction, the nasal dorsum; these areas frequently require more than one fat grafting procedure to achieve the desired degree of volume enhancement. One can only add but so much fat in a single treatment when the ‘scaffolding’ is limited.
There really are no ‘shortcuts’ that a surgeon can take when performing fat grafting surgery. Every step in the process must be performed with great attention to detail. Make sure that the surgeon you choose provides some description of their fat grafting technique, provides some indication of their level of experience with fat grafting, and demonstrates to you a high level of success in terms of fatsurvival and natural-appearing results as represented by ‘before and after’ photography.
Beware of doctors who discount their fees. Discounting the value of professional services, especially surgery, is not good marketing - it is a sign of desperation. The best plastic surgeons are still busy in this contracting economy, and they are not discounting their fees. At the same time, the most expensive surgeon is not necessarily the most talented, so as a consumer you still have to research this carefully. There is much more to consider than just the price in dollars that you pay: is your surgeon actually listening to you, do they truly understand the appearance that you hope to achieve, do you feel that he or she will be easily available and attentive once the surgery has been performed. If you don't have a good feeling, don't stick around to 'save money', go somewhere else.
How Much Does Fat Transfer Cost for the Face?
It involves the successful transfer and survival of fat cells as well as an aesthetic three dimensional volume sculpting. Therefore, having a true sense of what beauty and youth look like for EACH individual is critical.
There are those who inject fat as a filler--often serial injection-- and those graft the fat cells so it survives and functions. The rate of survival is also technique dependent. I can say, as pioneer of this procedure with over 20 years experience, that the survival rate in my hands is very high---few require an additional procedure unless for purely aesthetic reasons. The surviving fat functions to improve skin quality by improving blood supply, and slows aging, I believe, through a similar mechanism by augmentation of blood supply to the bone. Finally one is truly three dimensonally volume sculpting, therefore each area effects the adjacent area aesthetically as well as from an anti-aging point of view. The face must therefore be viewed in its entirety.
Finally, the donor sites must be treated with equal care. Hand held(not machine) liposculpting helps preserve the viability of the fat cell as well as create donor site shape. Lipoplasty can easily by overdone, or leave the patient worse off aesthetically now or in the future, depending on skin quality, age, hormonal status, weight and pregnancy history, etc This is also a function of attention to detail, technique, experience and aesthetics.
The surgical cost is generally $3500 for one region of the face(upper, middle or lower) or $8-10,000 for a full face. Donor site selection and/or the number of donor sites required may influence the overall fee.
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Cost of fat transfer
Wow, Waxahachie TX. Man I haven't been there in 100 years. I miss the Catfish Plantation ( one of my favorite restaurants. If you're not from Texas don't worry about it you don't know what we talking about)
anyhow, fat transfer to the face typically costs anywhere from $2500-$5000. This depends on whether or not you're doing it with anesthesia. Personally I find that unnecessary and I performed liposuction portion and the fat transfer portion under local anesthesia in most cases. If you are limiting the procedure to just the area under your eyes or around your eyes the cost can be as little as $2500. In the area in which you live you may be able to find someone to perform the procedure for as little as $2000 but these are all just estimates.
Best of luck
Chase Lay, MD
double board certified facial plastic surgeon
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Fat Transfer to Face...What is the Cost?
Fat transfer to the face is an excellent and permanent treatment to replace lost volume in the face.
Although cost is important in these difficult economic times, you should not let it be the deciding factor in choosing your surgeon. Many times "You get what you pay for". The fact that fat is permanent has been reinforced by those patients who present years later with unwanted lumps and bumps of fat in their face.
It is essential that you do your homework most carefully when choosing your fat transfer surgeon. It is your face for the rest of your life.
The cost will vary depending upon whether the surgeon prefers to perform the procedure in an operating room with or without an anesthesiologist, or whether it is done in the office.
The cost will vary as well depending on the location in the country, and the skill and experience of the surgeon.
That having been said, the range that you can expect to find for fat transfer to the face will be from $4000 to $25,000, with $8000-$9000 the average with operating room and anesthesia.
Good luck and be well.
Consider a filler first
It sounds from your posting that this is something new for you. If it is and cost is a factor, you might consider a filler like Juvaderm or Restylane first to see if you like the look. The filler will be less expensive than autologous fat and will be gone in 6 months if you're not fond of the look.
Cost of fat transfer
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Fat Transfer Cost for the Face
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).
How Much Does Fat Transfer Cost for the Face
The monetary costs and the longtime costs are separate. If you are considering augmentation of the face then I would try a filler such as Radiesse and/or Juvederm to assess your new look. After this augmentation has gone away and you still desire facial augmentation then you can have fat grafting which is more permanent. The fee for facial grafting depends on how much is needed and should range between 2500 – 5000 dollars for the procedure. This will be a permanent change to your face.
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