What does fat grafting surgery cost?
Fat grafting cosmetic surgery is an effective way to even out body contours in certain areas in a conservative and less invasive manner. The procedure may be performed as a standalone surgery or in conjunction with other procedures. During the initial consultation, the surgeon will discuss various aspects of fat grafting, including its estimated costs.
The goal is to help the patient make a well informed decision. Dr. Wright Jones is an eminent plastic surgeon providing fat grafting surgery and other procedures to patients in Atlanta, Buckhead, Stockbridge, Marietta, GA, and nearby areas.
Factors Impacting the Sticker Price
A number of factors can influence the overall monetary amount of fat grafting plastic surgery treatment. One of the key considerations in determining the cost will be the nature of treatment involved. For instance, the financial setback of lip augmentation with fat transfer will be quite different from that of lipoatrophy correction or scar revision procedure.
The extent of fat transfer involved and the number of areas to be treated will also impact the cost of surgery. The surgeon will consider how many fat injections may be needed in a particular case, and the degree to which the recipient site may retain the fat transfer. Whether local or general anesthesia is required, and whether the procedure is performed in-hospital or as an outpatient surgery will also affect the overall price rate
The fee charged by the cosmetic surgeon can partly depend on the qualifications and experience of the surgeon. The geographic area where the practice is located will also make a difference to the cost. For instance, the cost of fat grafting in Atlanta, Buckhead, Stockbridge, Marietta, GA, and surrounding communities may not be the same as the cost in, say, Las Vegas, NV. Cost-effectiveness may be better when the procedure is performed in conjunction with other surgeries.
One of the difficulties in estimating the actual dollar figure of fat grafting for an individual is that the outcome of a first-time fat transfer in a particular case cannot be predicted. As a result, it cannot be pre-determined how many fat transfer treatments or injections will be necessary for a patient.
On average, a patient should be aware, that the cost of fat grafting injections will be higher than injectable filler treatments that are collagen based or fat based.
Insurance and Financing
If the fat grafting surgery is performed for aesthetic reasons alone, the cost may not be covered by health insurance. However, in some cases, the procedure may be advised as a medical necessity. Scar repairs following an injury or surgery, or treating the effects of lipoatrophy, may be treatments that are covered fully or partially under the patient’s health policy.
It is usually possible to receive financing for this procedure by way of credit card payments, bank loans, borrowings from family or friends, and financing through medical care finance companies.
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