How expensive is liposuction?

How expensive is liposuction?

18th Oct 2020

Liposuction is the procedure that can help you get rid of unwanted fat deposits from different areas of your body. We can use liposuction to eliminate fat deposits from areas such as the chin, but also the abdomen and flanks, back, arms, legs, ankles, and knees. The procedure is associated with minimal risks and potential complications and significant benefits, especially if the patient has a normal weight and is dedicated to keeping the weight constant after the procedure. 

The cost of the most commonly performed plastic surgery procedure in the world depends on many factors such as:

–    The area treated with the procedure

Different areas of the body imply different efforts when liposuction is performed. This is why the patient will pay a certain cost for the chin and much more for the abdominal area or flanks. The duration of the procedure, the effort of the surgeon, and the amount of adipose tissue to be eliminated can determine the cost of the surgery. If we combine more areas to be treated with lipo during one session, the cost should be less than getting separate procedures as the patient only needs to pay once for hospitalization and anesthesia. 

–    The experience of the plastic surgeon

It is normal for an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon to charge more than someone who has just started performing the procedure. An experienced plastic surgeon will help the patient achieve better results, and he is more likely to limit the potential complications and minimize the risks compared to a doctor with little or no experience. The fee of the surgeon is part of the cost, so it will determine how much the procedure will cost in the end. 

–    The country where the procedure is performed

People think that getting lipo abroad is preferable because there are countries where with 500 dollars you can have not only the abdomen but also the flanks. But it is important to keep in mind that the medical services provided in these countries might not be top quality as it is in the United States. Moreover, there have been many reports of people dying after undergoing plastic surgery abroad because the safety standards were not respected. It is crucial for the wellbeing of the patient not to remove more than six to seven liters of fat when liposuction is performed.

Keep in mind that generally, the cheapest liposuction procedures tend to be the costliest in the end. A cost of the procedure can be anywhere between $2,500 and $9,000, depending on the type of liposuction performed, the experience of the surgeon, and the area treated. Don’t use the cost as the main criterion when choosing the country or the plastic surgeon to perform your procedure. The most important consideration should be your safety and comfort during and after the procedure and the experience and qualifications of the plastic surgeon.

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