Of the nearly 1.8 million cosmetic surgical procedures performed in 2017, liposuction was one of the top 5, with approximately 264,354 procedures, up 5 percent from 2016. And the numbers are growing. But there are more important set of numbers people considering having liposuction surgery have, such as what is the cost for liposuction.
“Will I Be Able to Afford Liposuction?”
The cost of liposuction is fraught with more questions than answers. The variance in dollars, can cover a huge range. The first thing to know about the cost of liposuction is that the fees given by every surgeon represent the prices for liposuction surgery for each individual area of the body. And there are a multitude of areas that liposuction can help.
If you try to find answers on the internet, you’re in for a big surprise. The costs are all over the place. But according to a recent study, here’s a rough estimate from lower end to upper end:
|Abdomen||$3,000 – $8,000|
|Arms||$2,000 – $5,500|
|Back (Female)||$2,000 – $4,500|
|Breasts||$3,000 – $8,000|
|Buttocks||$2,000 – $5,000|
|Chin, Cheeks, Jowls, Neck||$2,500 – $6,000|
|Flanks||$2,500 – $6,000|
|Anterior Thighs and Knees||$2,500 – $6,000|
|Inner Thighs and Knees||$3,300 – $6,500|
|Outer Thighs||$2,500 – $6,000|
But he cost of liposuction isn’t just about the cost of the surgery. For example, it isn’t just one area, but how many areas you want, that have a big determination of cost. And that’s just a start.
Sometimes quite a bit. Often things you never thought about. Additional costs may include:
- Anesthesia fees
- Hospital or surgical facility costs
- Medical tests
- Post-surgery garments
- Post-surgery care and follow up
- Prescriptions for medication
- Surgeon’s fees
- The surgeon’s experience
- Body types-larger patients usually mean larger costs
- Interestingly, very thin patients with only a small area to address can also take longer because of the finer instrumentation required to achieve a smooth contour
- The amount of time you’re in surgery
Whew! Who knew?
Is there any way to cut the costs of liposuction? Right away people are positive that they must be able to find a surgeon who can do what they want for a lot less. The internet is loaded with surgeons offering low prices and huge savings. You could get dizzy, lost in a Google frenzy. The options seem endless. But just who are these surgeons and what do you know about them? Who can you trust? It’s your body after all.
Before You Leap to Find A Way to Make Liposuction Cost Less, Consider This Caveat: Cut-rate prices can lead to cut- rate results. If the initial cosmetic results of the surgeon you chose merely based on cost are so bad that another surgeon must be paid to repair the work of the first liposuction surgeon, the costs can end up soaring. And things can absolutely go wrong with the wrong surgeon. Among the most common undesirable outcomes of liposuction are 1) incomplete liposuction with very little evidence that liposuction was actually done, 2) excessive liposuction producing an unnatural or disfigured appearance, 3) irregular and uneven results with unsightly depressions in the skin, and 4) large scars that reveal that the patient has had liposuction.
Can Going to Another Country Make Liposuction More Affordable?
Getting out your passport and booking a Lipo Surgery Vacation might actually end up most expensive of all. Yet, based on promises of lower costs, many people are flocking to places from Cancun to Guadalajara to Tijuana to the Dominican Republic, and yes, even South Korea, Prague, Turkey, Istanbul and Poland. But liposuction standards for training and accreditation fluctuate around the world. You’re taking a huge risk. You talk to someone on the phone and get lured to let what could even be a non-licensed surgeon (or maybe not a surgeon at all) do the surgery. But beware; there is no follow-up care (and liposuction needs some healing time) which has led to repeated reports of complications resulting on the flight home and serious infections from bacteria that can cost as much as $18,000 to treat.
Is Liposuction Worth the Cost?
The real question, is whether you feel like you’re worth it. While liposuction isn’t a weight loss procedure, the self-confidence that comes from getting rid of those unsightly fat deposits that are resistant to diet and exercise, can be priceless. How you look is linked to how you feel. The more your body is contoured, the more your self-esteem grows. Just ask the growing number of both women and men getting liposuction surgery how they feel about it.
If You’re Going to Do It, Start by Find the Surgeon Who’s Really Worth It.
In the Denver area, that decision is easy; Dr. Thomas A. Narsete. Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (which is crucial when choosing a surgeon to perform any plastic surgery procedure), Dr. Narsete has years of experience performing liposuction surgery on hundreds of patients, each with their own specific needs. His technique is unmatched as is his eye for the aesthetics of each outcome. With concern and care, he treats every patient like his only patient, there for you from your first consultation throughout the entire process until you see results that are worth more than you can say.
Because Liposuction is considered to be elective, most insurance providers will not cover the costs. To help make liposuction affordable and accessible for everyone, Dr. Narsete offers financing options which can be discussed during your consultation. For your convenience, Dr. Narsete accepts cash and all major credit cards. Financing options via LendingUSA are also available. In every way, he has your best interests at heart. Start by making a free consultation with Dr. Narsete today. Once you meet with him you’ll understand that money alone cannot determine the true worth of some things.