Breast Fat Grafting Costs
Costs of breast augmentation by fat transfer in Sydney
How much does breast fat grafting in Sydney cost?
Like all surgical procedures, a breast augmentation with fat transfer in Sydney involves care by multiple different medical professionals, as well as the use of hospital operating facilities and a variety of equipment and supplies. That means there are a few different elements to take into consideration when billing for a fat transfer to the breast. The total fees for a breast augmentation by fat transfer in Sydney include:
• The Surgeon’s Fee (+/- Assistant’s fee)
• The Anaesthetist’s Fee
• The Hospital/ Facility Fee (includes both Day Surgery Accommodation & Theatre Fee)
• Any disposable equipment + Post Surgery Garments
The total fee for a breast augmentation by fat grafting can vary somewhat between patients, depending on the time required and your choice of hospital. When you visit your Specialist Plastic Surgeon in Sydney for your consultation, you will receive a more detailed and personalised estimate of what the costs will be for your breast augmentation.
Estimated total cost for a fat grafting breast augmentation in Sydney
Total costs for a breast augmentation in Sydney are approximately:-
From $10 900.00 incl. GST for an ideal candidate
Generally speaking, breast augmentation (by implants or fat transfer) is considered a cosmetic procedure. This means it is not covered by medical insurance and therefore no money can be claimed back from your private health fund or Medicare to help cover the cost of your breast fat grafting in Sydney.
Certain breast shapes (such as tuberous breast) may qualify for a Medicare item number for correction of breast shape. Medicare requires the patients’ photos to be submitted to an committee that determines if the photographs prove the described breast shape. At the moment (June 2016), all Medicare approved breast reconstruction procedures that involve breast augmentation specify that they must be performed with breast implants. Dr Gavin Sandercoe hopes that this will change in the future, but is sceptical based on how the Department Of Health has handled recent changes.
Some of the adjunctive breast procedures are classified as reconstructive procedures and have a Medicare item number allocated to them, so your health fund may cover some of your costs if your level of cover includes these item numbers. Please discuss this with our practice manager when we are providing you with a tailored quote of costs.
The facility fees vary from place to place and over time, and this can affect your overall costs for the procedure. We are aware that finances are a significant consideration for many patients, and we do our best to keep your costs as low as possible. We are vigilant in watching for options that will save our patients money.
However, we will never compromise results or safety to save money. Doing so would go against our ethics, and it would also end up costing more in the end, because additional procedures would be needed to fix the problems created. It’s worth paying the cost for a safe procedure that delivers the results you’re looking for, rather than cutting corners.
Keep in mind that the above cost is only an estimate. Dr Sandercoe cannot predict your exact costs for your breast augmentation with fat transfer in Sydney without examining you and determining your personal situation. To get a more personalised cost estimate for your breast augmentation, a consultation with your Specialist Plastic Surgeon is necessary.
*Prices effective as of June 2016