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What Factors Influence the Cost of Fat Transfer for Breast Augmentation?

How Much is Natural Breast Augmentation Fat Transfer? Fat transfer for breast augmentation involves transferring fat from other body parts, such as the belly or thighs, to the breasts for a moderate size increase. The fat transfer technique, often known as “natural breast augmentation,” uses your fat for breast enlargement, balancing different sizes or shaped breasts, and repair after a mastectomy.

Cost is primarily affected by how you schedule the procedure and to some extent, the technology used. For example:

  • Doctor Cyr charges a small additional fee for natural breast augmentation as an “add-on” to liposculpture. You are already paying for the operating room, the anesthesiologist, the surgeon’s time, operational care if you undergo VASER liposuction or OrthoSculpt (liposculpture). The fat in your tummy, sides, thighs, and back is eliminated and available for transfer. Natural breast augmentation with fat takes around 30-45 minutes. That means the time and expense of fat transfer is more efficient.
  • If you schedule fat transfer as the primary procedure with simple fat harvesting, you have many of the same associated costs with less time in the operating room.
  • Harvesting healthy fat requires advanced types of liposuction like VASER ultra-sound assisted lipo. This can raise the cost of the procedure when compared to doing breast enlargement with breast implants.

The extent of the operation is the most significant element in fat transfer breast augmentation cost. The cost rises as the amount of fat to be transferred rises. Significant amounts of fat need additional preparation, additional time, and handling before injection. Since fat is only viable for a relatively short amount of time once removed from the body, surgeons have to work carefully to ensure large areas, like generous Brazilian Butt Lifts, are done in layers. This process takes more time than fat transfer to the breast or face.

Advantages of Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation

A method of liposuction that preserves viable, healthy fat is essential for this procedure. Traumatic methods like laser or traditional lipo are not ideal for harvesting healthy fat.

Aside from the benefit of fat reduction and contouring in the area(s) where fat has been collected, fat transfer breast augmentation has numerous other advantages, including:

  • Removes any possible rejection issues connected with putting a foreign item into the body like breast implants. Although it is rare to have problems with implants, your body will accept your own healthy fat without the risk of rejection.
  • When compared to conventional breast augmentation, recovery time is reduced.
  • Because no incisions are done on the breast, there is minimal to no scarring.
  • When sculpting the breast, more levels of personalization are possible.

NOTE: An important consideration to keep in mind is that natural breast augmentation will boost a cup size or less. If you want more than one cup size with fat transfer, you have to do this procedure in more than one surgery. The breast pocket can only hold a modest amount of fat and establish the blood supply necessary to keep the majority of the fat stable. Too much fat and gets absorbed by the body in large part.

Other Elements That Influence Cost

Whether your operation is done under IV sedation or general anesthesia will affect the cost. General anesthesia, where you are unconscious, requires an anesthesiologist, whereas local anesthetic does not.

The overall price of your procedures will include the anesthesia provider, the medicines they use, and any extra personnel required for your safety.

What About Anesthesia?

Some surgeons use certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) trained to provide anesthesia. They may be less expensive than an anesthesiologist, an MD who administers anesthesia. A board-certified anesthesiologist may enhance your safety, which is always worth the cost, and your surgeon will undoubtedly specify the best and safest course.

If you require more than one surgery session to reach your objectives, you should expect to pay for the procedure each time. For example, when the initial fat injections are successful, but you want to expand the size of your breasts, you may opt to undergo further fat transfer surgeries.

Does Insurance Cover Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation?

Breast fat transfer is not covered by insurance since it is considered an elective cosmetic treatment.

However, if you are having reconstructive surgery, your insurance may cover fat transfer as part of your procedure. That generally requires a referral from the primary physician treating your medical condition.

Financing for Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation

The cost of fat transfer breast augmentation can be supplemented with financing if your credit is good. Several providers provide cosmetic surgery financing programs, and numerous companies, like CareCredit and United Medical Credit, offer access to loans.

So How Much is Natural Breast Augmentation Fat Transfer?

Perhaps you can see from reading that the cost of this procedure has too many factors for “one-size-fits-all” pricing. Each patient’s desired outcomes, the number, and the extent of procedures must be taken into account to do a personalized surgical plan. That does not necessarily mean higher cost, but it does mean higher value.

What’s Next?

Are you ready to explore all the options in fat transfer with liposuction and get a custom quote?

Schedule your visit with Dr. Cyr as soon as possible because a fat transfer is the ultimate way to sculpt the body you want in his hands. Fill out our contact form here to take your next step here or better yet, call today! 1 (833) CHISEL U | (833-244-7358).