How Much is Liposuction
The cost of liposuction can vary considerably. In general, having a little fat removed from a small area of the body is much less expensive than procedures involving the removal of larger volumes of fat from larger body areas. Liposuction is usually an outpatient procedure, though more extensive forms may require an overnight hospital stay, adding additional cost.
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons places the average liposuction cost at around $3,000. This cost can be as high as $1,500 to $8,000 depending the on the extent of the procedure.
While it is impossible to give an accurate estimate for the cost of liposuction without examining the patient, the calculator below will help you estimate the total price for liposuction. Simply select the desired body parts and you will get an estimate for the liposuction cost.
NOTE: The anesthesia fees above only applies to patients undergoing general anesthesia and should not be included for liposuction surgery done under local anesthesia.
Breakdown of the Total Liposuction Cost
When weighing the costs of liposuction, it is important to remember that your total expense involves more than just the surgeon’s own fee. There are also expenses such as anesthesia, the surgical room, and any required follow-up visits. When comparing liposuction fees, be sure to ask the surgeon for an estimate of the total cost, not just the surgeon’s portion of the fee.
With any surgical procedure, there are three basic categories of fees. The first is the surgeon’s fee. This expense is for the surgeon who performs your procedure. The anesthesia costs pays for the anesthetic used to numb the tissue. With most liposuction procedures, the anesthetic is injected during the procedure itself, resulting in minimal charges when compared with other surgical procedures. However, this is a cost that still must be taken into account. Finally, there is a facility fee. This pays for the surgical center, doctor’s office, or hospital operating room where the liposuction is performed.
Liposuction patients may also incur additional expenses outside of those required for the liposuction procedure itself. For example, you may need to take medications, schedule post-treatment visits with your doctor, or wear a compression garment to support your body’s new contours as the area heals. Finally, don’t forget to take into account the recovery time, and any time you’ll need to take off work to recover.
Factors Affecting Liposuction Prices
The actual amounts of the above fees can vary considerably based on factors related to your surgery, in addition to considerations unrelated to the procedure itself. Geographic location and the doctor you choose will affect the price. A highly qualified surgeon can command higher fees, although most patients find this additional expense well worth it, as the doctor’s qualifications affect both the cost and the outcome of liposuction treatment. Although it makes sense to ‘shop around’ and ask several doctors for cost estimates, do not choose your liposuction surgeon based on price alone. There are better ways to make liposuction affordable than cutting corners on your procedure.
What About ‘low-ball’ Liposuction Prices
How to Finance Liposuction Surgery
As with most cosmetic procedures, liposuction is not typically covered by health insurance, but this should not keep you from considering it. Many patients do save up their money to pay the costs of liposuction upfront, but there are other options. Many surgeons offer flexible financing options, enabling you to spread out the costs with monthly payments. Doctors who do not offer financing themselves are likely able to direct you to financing options that can make liposuction affordable for you. If you are concerned about how to pay for liposuction, bring this up during the consultation visit so that your surgeon can explain your payment options.
Liposuction Monthly Payments Calculator
Since liposuction is a luxury, it is better to use ones savings to finance it instead of accumulating debt. However, if you are considering a loan to pay for liposuction you may want to use our monthly payments calculator below. Just fill in the following fields to get an estimate for the total payback amount and monthly payment for liposuction.