Breast Augmentation With Fat Grafting
In recent times, fat transfer, also called autologous fat transfer, has emerged as a promising approach for breast enlargement without involving breast implants.
This technique involves the removal of excess fatty tissue from other areas of the patient’s body, typically the thighs, buttocks, and abdomen, via liposuction. Subsequently, the tissue is processed and purified for injection into the breast region to increase the size of the breast.
At the time of the pre-op consultation, the surgeon will inform the patient about all facets of breast enhancement with fat transfer, including its estimated costs. Patients should openly ask questions pertaining to costs and insurance and financing during the consultation.
It is a good idea to compare the costs and benefits of breast augmentation with fat transfer plastic surgery with other options and only make a decision after careful deliberation.
Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery and Modern Body Contouring & Laser Center, led by board certified plastic surgeons Dr. Burton M. Sundin and Dr. Reps B. Sundin, provide fat grafting breast enhancement to patients in Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredericksburg, and surrounding communities.
Cost Comparison with Implant Surgery
The breast size can be increased using breast implants or fat transfer. The implant surgery will involve additional costs of silicone or saline breast implants. But fat transfer surgery in itself is more time-consuming, which will add to the procedure costs. For this reason, the total monetary difference may not be significant between the two surgical techniques.
Breast augmentation with fat transfer involves liposuction in one or more areas to source donor fat. After this, the harvested fat is cautiously prepared for re-injection, and then carefully transferred to the breasts to develop a cosmetically appealing and natural-looking appearance. It can take a few hours to complete the entire fat transfer plastic surgery procedure, which will also increase the costs.
Factors Impacting the Price Tag
The total fat transfer breast augmentation costs may differ between practices and even between patients in some cases. The practice location will impact costs. Prime urban centers and major metropolitan cities usually have higher overhead and real estate costs in comparison to smaller towns in interior areas.
This affects the total costs of goods and services, including cosmetic surgery. Breast augmentation with fat transfer procedure is typically undertaken using local anesthesia and sedation. However, in case general anesthesia is used, it will involve an anesthesiologist’s fee. This fee may differ depending on their skills and qualifications.
A fat transfer breast enhancement procedure may be undertaken at an accredited surgery center, a hospital, or a private surgical suite. The costs and benefits associated with each surgical venue option will differ.
Other Benefits apart from Price Tag
The procedure involves the use of the patient’s own excess fatty tissue rather than synthetic implants. This ensures complete biocompatibility as the fat is taken from the patient’s own body. Breast implants, on the other hand, will trigger the body’s immune response. At times, this can lead to capsular contracture.
Enhanced Body Contours
Fat transfer breast enhancement offers an incidental benefit in the form of eliminating excess fat from one or more areas where the patient already wants fat removal.
Natural Touch and Feel
Many patients report that breast enhancement with fat grafting is similar in sensation and feel to natural breasts.
Plastic surgeons at VIPS and MBody receive patients from Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredericksburg, and nearby areas for fat transfer breast enhancement.
For more information on the surgical and non-surgical procedures and treatments by Board Certified Cosmetic Plastic Surgeons Dr. Reps Sundin and Dr. Burton Sundin at the Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery and M Body Contouring and Laser Centerplease visit:
Serving Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Fairfax, Loudoun County, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Fredricksburg, Chevy Chase, Potomac, Maryland Richmond, VA and surrounding communities.