Facial fat transfer cosmetic surgery is typically performed as an elective procedure, which means the patient will have to bear the costs out of pocket. Therefore, it becomes important to consider the estimated costs involved in the procedure while making a decision about facial fat transfer.
The surgeon will discuss the cost and other aspects during the pre-op consultation, and help the patient make an informed choice. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Daniel Lin provides facial fat transfer to patients in West Covina, Inland Empire, San Gabriel Valley, Chino, Rowland Heights, Baldwin Park, Whittier, Brea, Arcadia, Pasadena, Diamond Bar, and surrounding communities.
Financial Factors in Facial Fat Transfer
The costs of facial fat transfer procedure can differ from one practice to another and sometimes even from one patient to another at the same practice. Several factors will go into determining the actual cost of the procedure.
Where the Practice is Located
Location factor makes a difference to the cost of any cosmetic surgery procedure because the cost of living index is not constant across different geographies. A practice located in a main metropolitan area or a prime urban center will typically pay more real estate and other overheads, which will increase its costs compared to another practice located in a small town in an interior region.
Fee Charged by the Surgeon
The fee charged by the surgeon for a facial fat grafting procedure may vary according to their qualifications, experience and recognition in the field of facial surgery. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) recommends that patients should choose the best surgeon for their needs, and the surgeon’s fee should only be a secondary consideration in such decisions.
Anesthesia and Operating Facility Costs
Facial fat transfer is typically performed using local anesthesia. But if the procedure is combined with facelift or another surgery, general anesthesia may be used. The fee charged by the anesthesiologist or a nurse anesthetist will vary as per their skills and experience. The costs of an advanced surgical facility with latest equipment, experienced staff and personalized service and comforts may be slightly higher when compared to an average operating room.
While preparing a cost estimate for a facial fat transfer, the patient should also account for relatively smaller expenses such as the costs of medical tests, prescription drugs, and post-op visits to the surgeon’s office. This will ensure that the patient has an accurate overall cost estimate, and can manage their budget and finance correctly.
Length and Complexity of Surgery
How complex a facial fat transfer surgery may be, and whether it is combined with other procedures will influence the overall costs of the procedure. If the surgery is performed in conjunction with facelift, neck lift or an upper face procedure such as a brow lift or eyelid lift, the total cost will go up, even though the overall procedure will be more cost-effective.
Outstanding and judicious plastic surgeon Dr. Lin receives patients from West Covina, Inland Empire, San Gabriel Valley, Chino, Rowland Heights, Baldwin Park, Whittier, Brea, Arcadia, Pasadena, Diamond Bar, and nearby areas for facial fat transfer.
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