Fat transfer is also known as fat grafting or fat injections and is a body contouring surgical technique that uses liposuction to remove excess fat from one area of the body, which is then purified, and injected into another part of the body. The purpose of fat transfer is to add volume to a particular area that the patient wants to enhance. Some common areas that fat is transferred to are the buttocks and breasts. This cosmetic surgery is designed to enhance a patient’s silhouette according to the individual’s wishes.
Fat transfer is one of the most popular body contouring procedures in London and the UK. Fat transfer costs vary from patient to patient. In this article, we will break down the prices of a fat transfer procedure, depending on the type of procedure undertaken.
When performing a fat transfer surgeons will first perform liposuction on targeted areas of the body with excess fat and then transfer the collected fat into the areas that the patient wants to be enhanced. Because it is a highly customised procedure, fat transfer prices are determined by the number and size of the area that requires contouring.
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The average cost of a fat transfer procedure at Centre for Surgery costs:
- Fat transfer to face – from £2995
- Fat transfer to breasts – from £6495
- Fat transfer to buttocks (BBL) – from £6995
These prices can vary depending on the number of areas where liposuction is carried out as well as the potential complexity of the procedure with revision surgery costing more than the prices above. It is important to bear in mind these are guide prices. Once you have had your face-to-face consultation with the surgeon, you’re dedicated patient coordinator will give you a full quotation for your planned procedure.
Below we have listed some common areas that patients may wish to enhance through the fat transfer procedure:
Type of fat transfer procedure
Fat transfer to buttocks (BBL)
Fat transfer to buttocks is known as a Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL). Patients can enhance and reshape their butt and hips with this procedure to achieve an hourglass figure. This provides them with a curvier figure. BBL surgery at Centre for Surgery includes 360 liposuction of the midsection as standard.
Fat transfer breast augmentation
Breast augmentation with implants is an option or patients who may have insufficient reserves of fat. Many patients may choose to combine fat transfer breast augmentation with breast implants in a procedure known as hybrid breast augmentation. Hybrid breast augmentation is an excellent method of achieving natural-looking results with the predictable increase in breast size using implants and natural-looking results with breast fat transfer.
Fat transfer to calves
Calf augmentation using fat involves the enhancement and reshaping of disproportionately thin calves. This can be carried out using calf implants a fat transfer or a combination of the two. Calf implant surgery is usually a more popular option due to the more predictable increase in calf volume. Fat transfer is ideal for those patients with excess fat who want just a small enhancement to their calves.
What’s Included in the Price?
The prices shown above include:
- Anaesthetic cost
- Facility cost
- Compression garments
- 24/7 postoperative nurse cover
Additional fat transfer procedure costs
Liposuction cost will vary depending on the number and size of the areas that you wish to contour. This means your procedure is going to cost more if you want to have liposuction in more than one area.
Is a fat transfer procedure worth It?
Fat transfer is the number one organic method of increasing volume to areas of the body that the patient wants to enhance. This is because it uses the patient’s own fat as opposed to inserting a foreign material. With liposuction, as it is used during the procedure, you can contour several areas of the body to get the figure you are looking for. also, the minimal scarring and the permanent results provided by the procedure are more reasons why a lot of patients consider having a fat transfer procedure a worthwhile procedure.
As with any other cosmetic surgery, there are pros and cons and it is worth mentioning some of the main points here.
What are the benefits of fat transfer?
The fat transfer process uses the patient’s own fat to contour, enhance, and reshape the target areas of the body. This means the procedure does not involve the use of any kind of implant whether that be silicone or dermal fillers. These foreign material implants can introduce allergic reactions that do not occur with fat transfer. The harvesting and reinjection of the patient’s fat require only minimal incisions. It is because of this that there is very little scarring. Breast implants, by comparison, require larger incisions. Because the incisions are larger, the scarring is more noticeable.
What are the limitations of the transfer?
Following a fat transfer procedure, the body will absorb somewhere between 30-50% of the fat after insertion. This means a large portion of the created volume will not last. Your cosmetic surgeon, however, will plan for this volume loss and inject more than required in order to meet your ideal shape and size. Despite accommodating in this way, the results are less reliable than implants and harder to predict. It may take a second procedure to achieve the desired results.
Fat transfer can only enhance a person’s shape to a certain degree and is largely limited by how much fat a person has available for transfer. For instance breast augmentation, using fat transfer, the majority of women will experience an increase of just one cup size. Compare this with implants and the gains can be much greater. In order to add more volume, and increase cup size, the fat transfer procedure will have to be repeated – if there is enough fat elsewhere on the body
Schedule a consultation with Centre for Surgery
If you are thinking of undergoing a fat transfer procedure, book yourself in at the Baker Street clinic with Centre for Surgery. You can start the process by completing the contact form or by calling us on 020 799 34849.