How Much Does Liposuction Cost?

Liposuction Cost

Liposuction cost is based on several factors such as the location and extent of the liposuction itself, the expertise and experience of your surgeon, and where your surgery will be located. To figure the exact cost of liposuction, it’s important to meet directly with a board certified plastic surgeon.

What Is Liposuction?

Liposuction, sometimes referred to as “lipo”, is a popular elective cosmetic procedure that helps patients achieve their desired body shape by removing excess fat. This procedure can entirely reshape and contour the body by targeting localized fat deposits often resistant to diet and exercise.

During liposuction, a plastic surgeon uses a thin, hollow tube called a cannula to suction out unwanted fat from the target area. Patients can undergo lipo on various body parts, including the abdomen, thighs, hips, and arms. Typically, it is performed under general anesthesia, but it can sometimes be performed with local anesthesia and sedation as well.

How Much Does Liposuction Cost?

Stomach Liposuction CostIt’s critical to weigh the pros and cons of liposuction surgery before undergoing this procedure. Once you know for sure it’s right for you, you then must consider cost. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, “the national average surgeon’s fee [for liposuction] is $3,518 per treatment area].

Do keep in mind, however, that this is only the surgeon’s fee, and it’s only for lipo in one area. Other fees and expenses will apply, and most patients get lipo on multiple areas of the body.

Will Insurance Cover My Lipo?

No cosmetic surgery that is elective will be covered by insurance. Most health insurance plans focus solely on medically necessary needs. Therefore, whatever liposuction costs for your needs and desires, expect that you’ll need to pay for it out-of-pocket.

Liposuction prices vary based on several factors. Here is a list of the top things that will affect the cost of your liposuction procedure.

Top Factors Affecting the Cost of a Liposuction Procedure

1. Geographic Location

The cost of liposuction and vaser lipo can vary significantly depending on where you choose to have your surgery performed. That is, major metropolitan areas and regions with a higher cost of living often have higher prices for surgery. In contrast, liposuction in smaller towns or less expensive regions tends to be more affordable.

2. Surgical Scope

Liposuction (and smart lipo) can be performed on various parts of the body, from the abdomen and back, to the thighs and arms. The more areas you want to target, the higher the cost of your liposuction procedure. A single small area may be less expensive than multiple large areas. Discuss your goals with your surgeon to get a precise estimate based on the areas you want to treat.

3. Surgeon’s Expertise and Experience

The experience and reputation of your plastic surgeon can play a significant role in the cost of liposuction. Highly skilled, board certified surgeons often charge more for their services.

At the same time, remember that their expertise can provide better results and a potentially safer surgery. When considering a plastic surgeon, never compromise quality for a lower price.

4. Anesthesia and Facility Fees

Liposuction is typically performed under general anesthesia, but sometimes, local anesthesia may be used. Ultimately, the type of anesthesia chosen can impact the cost. Additionally, the facility and operating room where the procedure takes place may have its own set of fees.

Always inquire about anesthesia and facility costs to get a comprehensive idea of the expenses required. Many plastic surgeons lump these fees in with their own, but always be sure to ask because this isn’t always the case.

5. Additional Costs

There may be other costs associated with liposuction surgery, such as post-operative garments, medications, and follow-up appointments. Be sure to account for these expenses when budgeting for your procedure as well.

FAQ: Liposuction Procedures & Cost

How much does chin liposuction cost?

The cost of liposuction on the chin may be anywhere from $3,000 to $5,000 or more, depending on exactly what you’re looking for and what plastic surgeons you’re considering. Some plastic surgeons who specialize in chin lipo may charge more for their services and time.

How much does laser liposuction cost (laser assisted liposuction)?

Laser assisted liposuction is a type of liposuction treatment that uses lasers to make stubborn fat easier to remove via suction. This means less trauma to surrounding blood vessels and tissue and an overall better healing experience for many patients. The cost of this treatment is usually similar to other types of liposuction, though always consult with your surgeon to know for sure.

How much is liposuction on stomach area?

Your stomach liposuction cost is going to vary depending on how much fat (how many fat cells) you would like to have removed. In addition, it will depend on how many areas of the abdomen you want to remove fat from (the front, sides, flanks, top, bottom, etc.). Schedule a consultation to get a more exact pricing estimate.

How much weight can you lose with liposuction?

Whether tumescent liposuction, non surgical liposuction, power assisted liposuction, laser assisted liposuction, or otherwise, there is no type of liposuction that is a weight loss procedure. Instead, the goal of liposuction is to remove unwanted fat cells strategically to contour the body. It’s best to be nearly at your ideal body weight (or at a healthy body weight) prior to surgery.

Is liposuction permanent?

Basically, yes. With liposuction surgery, removing whatever amount of fat you want taken out is fairly permanent. Once you have completed your liposuction recovery, the fat cells will be gone; however, other fat cells will remain. That means that if you change your lifestyle and gain weight, those remaining fat cells may still grow.

Book Your Consultation Appointment With Dr. Mohan

How Much Does Liposuction CostYour consultation appointment is a good place to learn the average cost of liposuction for your specific needs and desires. Most plastic surgeons will have a good understanding of your estimated cost once they take a look at your anatomy and hear about your goals and expectations.

To schedule a consultation appointment with board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Raja Mohan and hear about the latest liposuction techniques we have available, please give our office a call at your earliest convenience.


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