Dear Dr. Perez,
I am sending this on behalf of my wife. My wife, S, would like to have a combination of breast implant removal, liposuction of the abdomen, fat transfer to the breast after removal of implants, and a breast lift. She originally was a size C breast, but after breast feeding with loss of volume and shape, she had breast implants with a breast lift performed in 2001. She is now a large D and would like to be a large C or small D after this revisionary surgery.
We are currently living overseas and would consider traveling back to US for this procedure. Can you provide a quotation for these procedures including all costs? We look forward to your reply.
Thank you, -C
Response From the Plastic Surgery Center of Tampa:
Thank you for inquiring about breast surgery and liposuction at the Plastic Surgery Center of Tampa.
I am sorry to hear that your wife is having issues leading her to consider removing her breast implants. However, implant removal followed by a breast lift and fat grafting to the breast is a good option for many patients. This is a particularly good option for patients who have failed breast implants, would consider a smaller size and/or lift, and prefer an all natural breast. Liposuction and fat transfer to the breast is a relatively new plastic surgery procedure and requires a great amount of technical skill by the surgeon.
At the Plastic Surgery Center of Tampa, we have our own certified operating room and operating room staff for your ultimate comfort, safety, and cost efficiency. I and my partner, Dr Traci Temmen, specialize in liposuction and fat transfer to the breast as well as other areas of the body. We are one of the few centers in the United States with experience and consistently good results in this area of plastic surgery. With that said, regardless of where you and your wife choose to have surgery, I recommend you choose a plastic surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery with much experience in the field of liposuction and fat grafting to the breast, specifically.
Without examining your wife or having a consultation, it is difficult to give a true estimate of the cost of the necessary procedures. However, in general, breast implant removal, liposuction of the abdomen, removal of breast scar tissue if necessary, fat transfer to the breast, and a breast lift would start at $8,900. Unlike other plastic surgeons, I am usually able to perform the surgery in one operative setting and do not rely on a return to the operating room at a later date for touch ups.
I would be happy to have a phone consultation with your wife at her convenience and review pictures sent via email to the office. Photographs should not include the face and should show the neck down to the abdomen, with the patient facing forward, to the side, and at a slight angle. You can check our website "before and after photos" for the photographs that will be most helpful to us.
For more information or to schedule a free phone or live consultation, feel free to reply to this email or call the office first thing on Monday morning. We look forward to hearing from you.
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Plastic Surgery Center of Tampa