Fat transfer breast augmentation is an increasingly popular cosmetic surgery procedure designed to improve the size and proportion of a woman’s breasts. At the time of pre-operative consultation, the surgeon will discuss various aspects of the procedure, including its estimated costs. The first goal of the surgeon will be to help the patient make a well-considered choice.
Patients should feel free to ask questions related to costs, insurance and financing during the consultation. They may compare the costs and benefits of fat transfer breast augmentation with other alternatives, and make a decision only after they are fully satisfied. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Amir Nasir provides fat transfer breast augmentation to patients in New Haven, Westport, CT, and surrounding locations across the landscape.
Cost Comparison with Implant Surgery
Breast augmentation can be performed using fat transfer or breast implants. Although the implant surgery will involve additional costs of saline or silicone breast implants, but fat transfer surgery in itself is more time-consuming, which will add to the costs. Therefore, the overall cost difference may not be substantial between the two surgical approaches.
Fat transfer breast augmentation involves liposuction in one or more sites to remove the donor fat. This harvested fat must then be carefully prepared for re-injection, and then meticulously transferred to the breasts to create an aesthetically appealing and natural looking appearance. The entire fat transfer plastic surgery procedure can take about four to six hours, which will increase the costs.
Factors Affecting the Costs
The overall monetary amount of fat transfer breast augmentation may vary from one practice to another and even from one patient to another in some cases. The location of the practice will make a difference to the costs. Major metropolitan areas and prime cities typically have higher real estate costs and overheads compared to smaller towns in interior regions.
This impacts the overall costs of any product or service, including plastic surgery. Fat transfer breast augmentation procedure is usually performed with local anesthesia and sedation, but if general anesthesia is used, it will additionally involve the fee of an anesthesiologist. This fee can vary according to their skills and qualifications.
Fat transfer breast augmentation procedure may be performed at a hospital, an accredited surgery center, or a private surgical suite. The costs and benefits associated with each option will vary. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Nasir receives patients from New Haven, Westport, CT, and nearby areas for fat transfer breast augmentation.
Insurance and Financing
Fat transfer breast augmentation is typically performed as an elective cosmetic procedure. Therefore, the patient will be required to pay out of pocket for the expenses. But in a few cases, the procedure may be performed following a mastectomy to rebuild one or both breasts. In such case, medical insurance may cover the costs.
In any case, patients who choose this elective surgery have the option to get the procedure financed through third party medical finance companies. These companies offer quick loan approvals, competitive interest rates, and convenient monthly installments of up to 60 months.
Dr. Nasir is a Cosmetic Surgeon in Fairfield County serving the towns of Westport, Fairfield, Bridgeport, New Haven, Connecticut, New York City, other surrounding communities, as as well as international patients.