How Much Does Liposuction Cost?

People with moderate body weight may sometimes suffer from excess fat deposits in specific parts of the body. This condition can be corrected with liposuction cosmetic surgery, which is a fat reduction procedure designed to achieve improved body contours. The plastic surgeon will discuss various aspects of liposuction surgery, including its estimated costs during the initial consultation process.

Dr. Hisham Seify provides liposuction among other plastic surgery procedures to his patients in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA, and nearby areas. As an experienced cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Seify discusses the estimated costs of the procedure at the outset to help the patient make an informed and sensible decision. Liposuction Before & After Photos

Factors that Determine the Cost

The cost of liposuction will differ between two practices, and sometimes may even differ between two patients at the same practice. The following are responsible for determining the overall cost of surgery:

Where the Practice is Located

Practice location can make a difference to the average cost of liposuction plastic surgery. The cost of living can vary from one place to another, and it can impact the average cost of most types of products and services. For instance, the cost of liposuction in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA and nearby areas may not be the same as the cost of the procedure in Phoenix.

Surgeon’s Fee

The fee of the plastic surgeon may vary according to their qualifications, experience and reputation in the field of liposuction and similar procedures. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) recommends that patients should choose the most appropriate surgeon for their needs, while treating the surgeon’s fee only as a secondary factor of consideration in such a decision.

Costs of Anesthesia and Surgical Facility

If the liposuction cosmetic surgery is performed under general anesthesia, the fee charged by the anesthesiologist may depend on their acumen and experience. The costs of the operating room may vary depending on the kind of equipment, facilities, and experience staff is available at a particular location.

Complexity of the Procedure

In some cases, only a minor liposuction surgery may be involved if the area to be treated is smaller, such as the cheeks, knees or neck. For larger areas such as the abdomen, back, hips or thighs, more extensive surgery may be involved. The cosmetic surgeon may make use of different techniques involving ultrasound, laser, or other technologies. Therefore, the cost in each case may vary slightly, depending on the nature and complexity of the procedure involved.

Average Cost of Surgery

According to the ASPS figures released for 2013, the average national cost of liposuction in the US was $2,866. However, this cost is exclusive of major cost components such as anesthesia, operating room costs and other related expenses. The final cost of liposuction will vary depending on various factors as discussed above.

Health Insurance and Financing

Liposuction is usually performed as an aesthetic surgery. Therefore, the costs will not be covered by the health insurance company. However, patients can explore various financing options in order to make the payment in convenient monthly installments that does not violate their budget or financial constraints.

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