An increasing number of men and women are looking to resolve their stubborn fat deposits with minimally invasive laser liposuction surgery as it offers effective results with negligible side effects and short downtime. The cost of the treatment would vary based on several factors such as your specific needs, technology used, where you get the treatment, and more. It’s important to be aware of the factors that impact cost if you are considering the body contouring procedure.
- Area of concern: Cost will depend on the area that needs treatment. It can be lower for small areas such as chin, face, jowls, thighs or neck compared larger areas such as upper abdomen, breasts or back.
- Number of areas and volume of fat to be removed: If you plan to have lipolysis in multiple areas, costs will be higher. Also, more sessions would be required for the removal of a larger amount of fat, and this would take up the cost.
- Surgeon’s expertise: A professional plastic surgeon with vast experience in performing liposuction would charge more.
- Geographic location: Cost also depends on where you have the treatment. Compared to a small town or suburb, costs would be higher in a major city and metropolitan area.
- Consultation fees: Some surgeons may offer a free consultation while others may charge you for their valuable time. Some other surgeons include consultation fees in the overall treatment cost.
- Other factors: Other factors influencing cost include fees for anesthesia, operating room use, medical tests, prescription medications, and the cost of compression garments.
The surgical facility in which the procedure is performed also affects costs. Treatment in a big hospital would be more expensive than in a small clinic. For your safety and good results, it’s important to choose an AAAASF-accredited plastic surgery practice.
Liposuction is a highly individualized procedure, so the best option is to talk to your surgeon about what it will cost you. Established surgeons offer financing plans to help patients pay for elective procedures. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) offers some sound advice for prospective liposuction candidates when it says, “…remember that the surgeon’s experience and your comfort with him or her are just as important as the final cost of the surgery”.