Liposuction cost

There is a big difference between wanting to lose weight and actually losing weight. There is also a big difference between wanting to have surgery and actually having surgery. When this surgery is to reduce the amount of fat on the body, cost becomes an important factor. An individual may greatly desire such a procedure, called liposuction, but it can be quite costly. And for many people, insurance does not cover this elective procedure. The best you can do is set up a payment plan. Before deciding if you want to pay for this surgery, it is important to know more about the procedure, and then we will talk about the cost so you can determine whether or not it is worth it for you.


Liposuction is a simple surgery: it gets rid of excess fat deposits through a special surgical technique. This can be done on many areas of the body, including the abdomen, buttocks, hips, waist, thighs (inner or outer), and arms. Of course there are risks associated with the procedure, but these should be discussed in full with your doctor.

Cost of Liposuction

These days, cost is a big decision maker in all facets of life. As consumers, we want to know exactly what we are paying for, and we also want to get exactly what we are paying for. When it comes to liposuction, you want the best of the best. And with that, there will be great costs. This section will break down those costs and give you a better idea of what you’re paying for. Keep in mind that these are just averages and you would get a closer estimate after having a consultation with the surgeon of your choice.

Geographical location – this is an important factor when looking at cost for a liposuction procedure, and it is something you will have to check out for your area.

Facility fee – this cost can be anywhere from $600-$1,000.

Surgical cost – the surgical cost of course depends on the amount of experience the surgeon has, from which areas of the body you have fat removed, and how many areas from which you have fat removed. The average for one area of the body is $4,000; for three areas it is $6,000 to $8,000; for five areas it is $9,000 to $11,000. This can be more closely determined by looking at how big the area of the body is. For example, the cost of having liposuction on the abdomen is about twice as much as it would cost to have it on the outer thigh. Board certified surgeons will charge a higher fee, but you definitely want to consider the abilities of your surgeon before having the procedure done. You don’t want to take chances with this. It is always better to pay a little more (and get a little more), than end up with a surgeon who is only average in what they do.

Anesthesia cost – depending on the area of your body you have done, you will get general or local anesthesia. Obviously, local anesthesia would cost less, so if you opt for that, you could save big bucks in this department. Anesthesia costs can range from $500-$1,000.

Payment Plan
Don’t be shy or embarrassed to ask the surgeon or the facility about a payment plan. This is a costly procedure, and since it is typically not covered by insurance, some sort of help may be necessary. Maybe you can do a one year deal with the facility or the surgeon. They will have options available for you to mull over, but be up front about asking.

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