Liposuction Cost

The full price of liposuction is a very important factor to take into account when you’re thinking about going through such a procedure. But it’s not the most important aspect. The first thing you need to think about is the quality of the liposuction and the surgeon’s experience. A surgeon’s expertise and experience should be vital when picking a surgeon for your liposuction if you want to be happy and look great after everything is finished. You should never put your body on the discount rack.

The Cheapest Liposuction Can Be The Most Expensive

In the end, it could cost you a lot more if you opt for the cheapest liposuction, seeing that if you don`t like the results, another surgeon will ask you for a lot more to fix you than his usual price for the same procedure. Some of the most unwanted results of liposuction are:

  • An incomplete procedure that shows very little evidence that it was actually done
  • An unnatural, disfigured look created by excessive liposuction, or Among the most common undesirable outcomes of liposuction
  • Uneven results with small lumps and unsightly depressions in the skin
  • Ugly scars that give out the fact that you had liposuction.

About the Liposuction Cost Chart (Below)

Consider the total cost for the surgery as being the sum of all the non-surgical fees added to one or more surgical fees. The non-surgical fees consist of the cost of the operating room, the nursing staff, garments, and supplies offered after the actual procedure, and the laboratory tests that will be taken before and after the liposuction. The surgical fees are the costs for the lipo surgery of each individual area. For example, the total cost for liposuction of the hips, outer thighs, and buttocks might be the sum of the surgical fees for hips ($2400), buttocks ($1800), outer thighs ($3000), plus a non-surgical fee ($1600), which equals $8,800.

The prices might differ from what your local surgeon will charge you and are a rough estimate of the possible costs:

Table of Approximate Cost of Liposuction Surgery in the USA

Body Area Approximate Lower End of Range of Lipo Surgical Cost ($) Approximate Upper-End Range of Lipo Surgical Cost ($)
Abdomen, upper & lower 3,000 7,500
Abdomen, lower 2,000 2,000
Arms 1,500 5,000
Back, female 1,500 4,000
Breasts, female 3,000 7,500
Breasts, male 3,000 5,000
Buttocks 1,500 4,500
Chin, Cheeks, Jowls, Neck 2,000 4,500
Flanks, male 2,000 5,000
Anterior Thighs & Knees 2,000 5,000
Inner (Thighs & Knees) 2,000 5,000
Hips/Waist 1,600 5,000
Outer Thighs 1,600 5,000
(Total Liposuction Cost = All Liposuction Surgical Costs + Non-Surgical Costs). If an anesthesiologist is required, then an additional fee must be anticipated.

Factors That Determine Liposuction Cost

The usual factors that determine the cost of liposuction are:

  1. Your size as a patient
  2. The time and effort required for the procedure
  3. The anaesthesiologist’s cost based on his services
  4. Any fees related to the operating room
  5. Laboratory tests that need to be taken before the procedure
  6. Any other expected costs like the cost of the elastic compression garments, etc.

Itemized Liposuction Prices Including Surgical Fees

Liposuction ExplainedWhen talking to surgeons, some prefer to divide the price of liposuction in an itemized list of anticipated costs, which generally will include the surgeon’s fee for the actual procedure, the anesthesiologist’s fee, operating room fee, elastic compression garments, charges for post-operative and pre-operative laboratory test fees, sometimes even prices for antibiotics and other recommended drugs. The itemized prices might be used when some surgeons cannot control some or all of the related expenses, like when the lipo surgery is done in a hospital operating room.

You might also like our articles on the cost of services offered by CoolSculpting, Cellulaze, or Sono Bello.

Telephone Estimates are not Precise

If the surgeon hasn’t had the chance to examine their future patient, it’s almost impossible to offer an accurate estimate of the price of the liposuction surgery. You can ask and expect to receive a range of liposuction prices, the smallest fee charged in your local area, or at least an average price for the liposuctions done by certain surgeons.

Written Estimate
Always ask for a written estimate of the total costs for the liposuction surgery, as it will be essential. Take your time when picking the surgeon and beware of any person that tries to hide any of the fees, doesn’t seem honest, or has bad reviews.

Financing and Loans
Some private finance companies offer financing and loans for cosmetic surgery. On many occasions, you will be able to pay for such a procedure with a credit card also. Liposuction will be considered by most banks as a luxury so think it through before you go into debt for this surgery.

Here’s a video with details on the liposuction procedure:

In conclusion, use our chart to get an idea about the costs of liposuction, give your local surgeon a call to ask him for a more accurate range of prices, but also ask for a written estimate of the total costs to be sure you won’t have to pay for fees you didn’t consider from the start.

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