Fat transfers can be performed in many areas the body but each involves different volumes of fat cells for each area of the body they are transplanted into. Also, there’s a cost difference for each site/procedure depending on the number of vials of the fat binding solution, called Selphyl, that has to be purchased for each client. Fewer volumes of fat cells are needed to be harvested via liposuction, and fewer Selphyl vials are needed for a fat transfer into the face compare to the higher volumes that are typically transplanted into the upper-medial areas of the Breasts and the outer-upper areas of Buttocks.
The gentle Liposuction harvesting of one’s cells possibly from their upper or lower abdomen had an average cost range of $1500 to $1850. The average cost for the injection transplantation of the processed fat cells into the FACE is $2450. This $2450 cost includes the processing of the harvested live fat cells by mixing them with the Selphyl, and then finally mixing this Fat-Selphyl solution with the client’s own blood plasma sample. This $2450 cost also covers the pay for my, Dr. Hetz’, injection-transplanting skills (surgeon’s technical fee). You are not only paying for the specific surgical skill set of the fat transposition surgeon but for his/her skillful creativity, that’s so important in achieving good and more natural looking results.
The use of Selphyl in fat transfers has increased the fat cell survival rate from ~30% up to 60 to 70% but which cells survive and which cell don’t in given area is a variable that is unpredictable but is usually not significantly noticeable. Some fat transfers can be performed under oral sedation along with local tumescence anesthesia while some cases and/or clients want/need more anesthesia such as Monitored-by-our-Nurse IV Conscious Sedation that adds to the cost of the fat transfer procedure by $330 to $660.