Can Someone Tell Me How Much Fat Grafting Would Cost?

So I want to go in for fat grafting, but I am unsure how much I'm looking at? I need not much just maybe 2 full syringes maybe even 1.5 however much that is? Ohh plus a medium lip implant (upper lip) I need to fix the fat grafting in my lip I had last year. I would like to transfer fat from my stoumch or thighs to my face around the temple area to even it out with the other side. Not much like 10ml .

Doctor Answers 8

We move fat

Fat grafting is a wonderful procedure that allows for restoration of volume loss with your own tissue.  It is also a permanent filler so there is no need for repeat injections as seen with the other fillers.  The cost usually starts around $3,500. Check out my website for more details and photos.  

Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
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Fat transfer cost

Dear pinksugar23,

  • The costs listed by the other surgeons is generally accurate
  • Fat transfer is a fantastic procedure that is permanent, and can be done without clumps or bumps
  • 10ml of fat is really very little, and it may not be worth a fat transfer
  • Typically we transfer anywhere from 30-100cc of fat because we have to make up for resorption
  • There is variation between fat transfer surgeons, make sure you find one who is confident and know what they are doing

Best regards,

Nima Shemirani

Nima Shemirani, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 74 reviews

Cost of fat grafting

There is a lot of variability in the cost of fat grafting depending on the regions you want treated and whether you choose to have your procedure done under local or general anesthetic.

The cost generally varies from $2500 to $6000 for facial fat grafting.

Make sure to choose a surgeon who has experience with fat transfer to the face.

Best wishes,

-Dr. Asaria

Jamil Asaria, MD
Toronto Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 131 reviews

Fat grafting to lips

Fat grafting fees will vary from one surgeon to the next. Many surgeons will do this in conjunction with other procedures and therefore under anesthesia. The fee really varies quite a bit. It is best to see a surgeon in the office.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.1 out of 5 stars 28 reviews

Fat Grafting and Cost

   In general, you should probably fill any and all areas that are appropriate at one time.  This should reduce the cost long term.  Find a plastic surgeon with ELITE credentials who performs fat transfers hundreds of times per year.  Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA

Kenneth B. Hughes, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Fat grafting to the face unfortunately causes more problems than it is worth in most cases.regardless of what you spend.

Most docs have given up on large volume fat grafting to the face since it doesn't last and often ends up lumpy and bumpy for the patients. A little here and there is ok for some patients for 6-12 months effect but don't expect it to be permanent and do expect continued touch ups every 3-6 months at additional costs to camouflage the irregularities and not to speak of the huge bruising and swelling for 2-3 weeks before you look human again. Fat injections to the lips run $1500-2500 while larger areas run $4-6,000. There are so many better fillers than fat now a days, that it its not worth the problems of fat injections for many patients. Sincerely,

David Hansen,MD 

David Hansen, MD
Beverly Hills Dermatologic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 42 reviews

Cost of fat grafting

First, you need to be evaluated to determine whether or not fat grafting would be appropriate for you. This same plastic surgeon could then provide you with pricing if he/she feels it is a warranted procedure. There is so much variability with pricing and many factors that are involved in making that determination that no accurate or helpful number can be provided.

Steven Turkeltaub, MD
Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 30 reviews

Fat injection costs

Cost for fat injection depends on the site and the amount.  When I do fat injections to the face, eyes lip the average cost is around $4,000.  I usually introduce anywhere from 30 to 50 cc to all areas of the face.   If I have to do large fat injections such as to the breast on both sides or buttock region where we are introducing 300 cc per side then the cost would more than double that for the face.  For larger fat injections I like to use the Pure Graft harvesting and purifying system by Cytori which keeps the fat sterile and not contaminated in a sterile bag.  The fat can be washed and oily debris is removed.  Most doctors just put the fat in a pot which is not as neat or clean.  I find I have excellent fat retention with this method. 

Benjamin Chu, MD, FACS
Honolulu Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 91 reviews

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