Cost of Fat Transfer Procedure?

What is the usual cost range for fat transfer... thank you!

Doctor Answers 6

Cost of Fat Transfer

Treatment of facial aging changes with fat grafting must  be carefully individualized to match each patient's aesthetic needs and desires.  I always examine and assess how each aesthetic area or 'unit' of the face contributes to an individual's overall appearance: the brows and eyelids, the cheeks or 'midface', the lower face and chin, and the neck. An individualized surgical plan is then developed which addresses each patient's specific concerns and needs.
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.

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.

Raleigh-Durham Plastic Surgeon
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Cost of fat transfer

Fat grafting may vary from small amounts in the range of 1-2cc (lip augmentation, eyelid correction) up to 1000-2000cc (buttock or breast augmetnation)

Depending on the amount transferred surgery can be performed in the office or in a day surgery center or even the hospital setting.

Surgery can be carried out under local or general anesthesia.

Given these considerations, the fees can vary anywhere from $1500 up to $15,0000 or more

Otto Joseph Placik, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 81 reviews

Fat Transfer Procedure

The cost 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 for fat transfer to the face, and $4000 + MD Anesthesia related costs for fat transfer to the butocks. 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).

Kris M. Reddy, MD, FACS
West Palm Beach Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 39 reviews

Viafill Fat transfer

Fat Transfer can be done under anesthesia or under local anesthesia. The costs will vary by amount, choice of anesthesia and region of country. the cost can be from $2500 to $6000.

Robert M. Freund, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 33 reviews

Fat transfer cost

The cost of a fat transfer can vary greatly depending on what region of the country you have it done.  In general having the entire face grafted costs between $4,000 and $6,000 in our region. 

Edward Buckingham, MD
Austin Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 44 reviews

Micro Fat Grafting

Dear Amie, Fat Transfer cost range is from a few thousand dollars to 15 to $20,000 depending on the number of areas you would like treated  You must keep in mind that some areas may need a touch up at a later date and costs may be involved.

With Warm Regards,

Trevor M Born MD

Trevor M. Born, MD
Toronto Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 115 reviews

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