Dallas, TX- There are many factors people must weigh when they decide to have liposuction or other plastic surgery procedures. And one of the major factors that can influence a person’s decision is how much a procedure costs. Since it is an elective procedure, the majority of health insurance policies will not cover the cost so they must come out of the patient’s pocket. So before they can make that final decision to have liposuction, people want to know how much it will cost.
There are a number of factors that go into determine the cost of a liposuction which include the size of the area to be operated on, the skills of the plastic surgeon, preoperative laboratory tests, operating room costs, post-operative needs such as compression garments, the gender of the patient and the type of liposuction procedure, whether it power assisted, laser assisted or ultra-sound assisted.
If your surgeon prefers to do the procedure while you are under general anesthesia, then the anesthesiologist will have separate fees.
Because plastic surgery can be costly, many patients unwisely choose a surgeon based on price instead of experience. This can be a huge mistake because it can end up costing you more in the long run. Mainly, because, you will have to pay another surgeon to correct a botched procedure or correct any mistakes that arise.
Below is a list of approximate prices from the low to high range, if applicable, for liposuction on different regions on the body:
Upper and Lower Abdomen $3,000 to $7,500
Lower Abdomen $2,000
Arms $1,500 to $5,000
Back (Women) $1,500 to $4,000
Breasts (Women) $3,000 to $7,500
Breasts (Men) $3,000 to $5,000
Buttocks $1,500 to $4,500
Face $2,000 to $4,500
Flanks (Men) $2,000 to $5,000
Outer Thighs $2,000 to $5,000
Hips/Waist $1,600 to $4,500
The price list above just gives a range of approximate pricing for liposuction. While many plastic surgeons will give you an estimate over the phone, it is best to schedule a consultation and get an estimate in person.
Before your consultation, learn about the different liposuction procedures available. Many surgeons can perform different types of procedures from traditional tumescent to laser lipo, it all depends on their experience and area of specialty. Since power assisted, laser lipo, and liposuction utilizing ultrasound requires additional equipment this could have a bearing on the final cost.
An in-person consultation will give the liposuction doctor a better how much fat they will have to remove, and therefore how much time it will take.
The amount of fat you decide to have removed will also impact the final surgery costs. If you plan on having the procedure done on more than one body region, your plastic surgeon may want to use general anesthesia as opposed to local anesthesia.
Be sure to inquire about additional costs such as compression garments which you must post-surgery in order to assure you get the best results. You will also likely have to take antibiotics to prevent infections.
After getting an estimate, you can then decide if the surgery is affordable and whether you must wait until you have the funds necessary. If you need to, and are able to take on debt, many companies offer loans specifically for liposuction or other plastic surgery procedures.
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