How much does liposuction cost?
How much does liposuction cost? Well, the average cost of liposuction can range anywhere from $2,000 to $8,000, but it is best to set up a consultation with a number of different surgeons and have them each write down their quote, so that you can compare, and if you choose to go to that surgeon, you will have a general idea of the laser liposuction cost. In addition, you will have a better chance at being charged appropriately without being surprised by hidden and added fees.
Many surgeons charge a global fee, which is one big bundle added together, whereas other surgeons charge separate fees based on the amount of time and work needed, they equipment used, the other medical staff, such as the anesthesiologist and the amount of time in the post operative recovery room. Those are only some of the fees some surgeons might slap on your bill.
When trying to answer the question “how much does liposuction cost” do not assume that the surgeon who charges you the most will provide you with the best results. Then again, be sure to have an accurate idea of what the normal and average prices are because if you are paying too low of a price then you might be being scammed or the surgeon might not be well trained. You can end up with unpleasant and potentially harmful results.
Be sure to ask the surgeon to show you pictures of his previous work and other such proof to determine that the surgeon knows what he or she is really doing. If you do not do the proper research then you might end up spending a lot more money than you should afterwards, especially if you need to get corrective surgery and liposuction.
Laser or Conventional?
Putting aside the surgeon you choose and the location of the facility, how much is liposuction for each type of procedure? Basic conventional liposuction is usually more expensive than laser liposuction (when looking at each possible individual area that can be worked on, not when adding all the procedures together – i.e. neck, arm, inner thigh, outer thigh). Liposuction uses a tool called a Cannula, which is a stainless steel tube that works much like a very high-powered vacuum. The surgeon will make an incision, stick the cannula inside of it and begin to suck out excess adipose tissue (fat).
The end result is a (hopefully) improved contour and body image, although you will be left with a lot of bruising after the procedure. You will be out of work and other activities for a few weeks. Laser liposuction is much cheaper because it does not require any incisions. The laser is placed on top of the skin and melts the fatty tissue away, turning it to liquid, which will soon be removed.
The laser does not cause any bruising either because there is no incision, and because the laser cauterizes any blood vessels, stopping the bleeding immediately. With laser liposuction you also save money because you are able to resume work and activities after just a couple of days. Missing work days for liposuction can be prevented, so why not? You’ll make both your boss and your bank happy.
The chart billow demonstrate the difference in costs between laser liposuction and conventional liposuction:
So, how much does liposuction cost?
The three main factors that will decide this answer are the surgeon/facility, the type of procedure performed, and the area(s) performed on. Liposuction is considered a cosmetic surgery so it is not covered by insurance.