Cost of Fat Transfer

Cost of Fat Transfer

When patients are considering fat transfer for facial rejuvenation, one of the questions that often comes up is, “How affordable is the fat injection?” While Dr. Joseph T. Cruise and all the staff at Cruise Plastic Surgery understand that cost of fat transfer can be one of the factors in determining your cosmetic surgery decisions, we have seen how the investment in themselves reaps multiple rewards, both physical and emotional, for our patients.

Quality vs. Value

Selecting the best plastic surgeon for your cosmetic surgery can be a multi-layered process. While it is understandable that the cost of fat transfer might play a role in your decision, we strongly encourage all patients not to choose a surgeon based on price alone. Patients should consider how the long-term benefits of an experienced surgeon balance out with the expense, and how excellent surgeons set themselves apart with consistent, patient-satisfying results. It is well worth it to ensure you’ll receive quality care and the results you’re looking for rather than choosing a low-cost fat transfer with inferior or even unsafe results.

However, despite the importance of choosing a quality procedure, fat transfer is often slightly more affordable than more extensive alternatives, such as a facelift. Additionally, because fat transfer is permanent, the procedure may present a lower cost over time versus injectable dermal fillers, which break down and necessitate repeated procedures.

The best way to examine a plastic surgeon’s results for yourself is to view as many before and after pictures of fat transfer as you can. A picture is worth a thousand words, and in Joseph T Cruise, MD’s gallery you can find the results of many satisfied patients with outstanding results. You can compare before-and-after photos of fat transfers to the face, including the under-eye area, here.

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Fat Transfer Cost Determining Factors

The overall cost of a fat transfer surgery may vary according to several different factors. The purpose of fat transfer surgeries can vary, as it is an individualized procedure.

Dr. Cruise most commonly performs fat transfers or fat injections in the face, including fat grafting under the eyes. The cost of transferring body fat to the face will vary depending on the extent of the procedure.

It is also possible to utilize fat grafting techniques to transfer tissue to the breasts. Known as an “autologous fat transfer” or “fat transfer breast augmentation,” this procedure’s cost again may differ depending on the extent of the surgery.

Joseph T Cruise, MD’s Approach

Joseph T Cruise, MD takes a customized approach to facial rejuvenation, ensuring that each patient receives the best results for their individual concerns. Fat transfer is the process of replacing fat into facial areas that have been affected by aging, such as around the eyes and mouth. Fat is injected into the problem areas to rejuvenate wrinkles, refill underlying areas to give skin volume, and smooth out facial areas that have become stretched and loose. Skin texture is also greatly improved. Fat transfer is often performed as a part of a facial rejuvenation package, and is conveniently combined with other procedures.

Dr. Cruise first harvests the tissue from one area of the patient’s body, then injects this fat into the face to restore volume and fill in wrinkles. The fat transfer procedure can typically be performed under local anesthesia.

On average, the cost of fat transfer is $4,500, depending on the extent of the procedure and the type of anesthesia used. This price range includes standard fees for the surgical facility and equipment, surgeon and anesthesiologist, and follow-up appointments at our Orange County office. Your individual price may vary depending on your personal needs, and we will provide you with an exact cost estimate for your fat transfer at your pre-surgery consultation.

Find out more about fat transfer financing options available through Cruise Plastic Surgery.