Fat transfers allow for skin imperfections to be fixed as they take fat from especially fatty areas of the body and use it to plump lips, reduce scarring, and fix wrinkles and other skin flaws. The total cost of surgery for fat transfers is usually $3,750 (based on national averages). There is a significant range in the cost of the procedure. Not only does the cost depend on the area and number of areas being treated, it also depends on the type of anesthesia, the operating room fees, and the professional fees.
Depending on how much fat is being transferred, either local anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation will be used. The cost of anesthesia will usually raise the price of surgery by $350 to $800. More about anesthesia..
Depending on whether the surgery is performed in a hospital or a private surgery suite, $650 – $1850 will be added to the total bill for operating room fees. This payment covers the use of the facility and of certain equipment. More about operating room fees.
Different surgeons have different fees for their services. Be sure to have a trustworthy, board certified surgeon perform the surgery. Consider the surgeon’s previous results and level or experience before deciding who will perform your surgery. Depending on the area of the country, prices for fat transfers vary; be aware of this when researching costs.
Preparing to pay for your surgery is important. Insurance does not apply for this cosmetic procedure, so payment is the patient’s responsibility. Surgeons offer financing plans that extend the amount of time the patient has to pay off his or her surgery, lessening the burden of the payment.