How Much Does Breast Augmentation With Fat Grafting Cost?Breast augmentation with fat transfer is a cutting-edge, minimally invasive approach to enhancing the breast size without the use of implants.

The breast surgeon will inform the patient about various aspects of this procedure during the initial consultation, including its estimated costs.

The primary concern of an experienced surgeon will be to make sure that the patient is correctly informed about this innovative procedure and is able to make a respectable and rational decision.

Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery, led by board certified plastic surgeons Dr. Burton M. Sundin and Dr. Reps B. Sundin, provides fat grafting breast enhancement to patients in Richmond, Fredericksburg, Tysons Corner, Northern Virginia, Washington DC, and surrounding communities. 


Cost Comparison with Traditional Implant Surgery

In comparison to traditional breast implant plastic surgery, the cost of breast augmentation with fat transfer will be significantly lower. The traditional breast implant surgery will often involve general anesthesia. 

But fat transfer breast augmentation can be undertaken using only local anesthesia and intravenous sedation. This avoids the costs of anesthesia, which signify an important element in the total costs of a surgical procedure.

In addition, traditional implant surgery will involve the cost of breast implants, which may be saline or silicone implants. Nowadays, highly cohesive silicone implant qualities are sought-after, which can add significantly to the total procedure costs. In the case of fat transfer breast enhancement, this cost element will be completely avoided.

The plastic surgeon may charge a higher fee for traditional breast enlargement, considering the complexity and length of the procedure. The charges could be relatively lower for fat transfer injections as this procedure can be undertaken in a simpler and quicker manner. 

The recovery in the case of fat transfer breast augmentation is more rapid. This could have cost implications for working professionals as a faster recovery would be to their advantage.


Financial Factors

Fat transfer breast enhancement plastic surgery costs can differ between practices and even between two patients at the same practice. The geographical location of a practice can make a difference as the average costs of products and services can differ from region to region.

Breast augmentation with fat transfer may be undertaken at an accredited surgical center, a private surgical suite, or a hospital. The costs and benefits would differ in each case. Ideally, patients should choose an advanced facility and have the procedure undertaken by a well-qualified breast surgeon along with a skilled medical team. 

If the breast augmentation with fat transfer is undertaken by an experienced and skilled plastic surgeon, their charges may be higher than those of a relatively inexperienced or new plastic surgeon. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons advises patients to choose the right surgeon for their needs with the surgeon’s fee being only a secondary consideration. 


Insurance and Financing 

Fat transfer breast enhancement surgery is an elective cosmetic procedure. The only exception is when this procedure is undertaken as an element of breast reconstruction after mastectomy. For this reason, patients will likely not be eligible to receive insurance coverage for this procedure. 

However, they may seek financing from various available alternatives such as private loans, bank loans, loans from medical care financing firms, or payment with credit cards. 

Plastic surgeons at VIPS 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 please visit

Serving Richmond, VA, Fredricksburg, Williamsburg, Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Fairfax, Loudoun County, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington and surrounding communities.

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