If you are contemplating having liposuction to get rid of those visible fat bulges that don’t respond to diet and exercise, you will certainly have to consider the cost. Patients are always anxious to find out – Is liposuction expensive, but it’s important to understand that there are several variables that go into the cost of liposuction.
What exactly is liposuction?
Liposuction is a procedure that is done to remove unwanted pockets of fat. Popular areas for liposuction include the abdomen, flanks, thighs, and upper arms.
How is liposuction performed?
A cannula (small hollow tube) is inserted into the fat and used to break up the fat cells. The fat is then removed from the body using a suction attached to the cannula. The tumescent technique is the most common liposuction method, and it involves injecting the targeted areas of fat with local anesthesia prior to treatment.
Is Liposuction Expensive?
Based on reviews on Realself.com, the average cost of liposuction in the US is $6,000. However, liposuction is a highly customized procedure that is priced based on the areas of concerns being targeted, and the desired outcomes. Therefore treatment will be less expensive for someone requiring liposuction on the abdomen only, when compared to someone having liposuction on the flanks, hips, and thighs. As a result, the cost may vary widely among patients (learn more).
The cost of liposuction will also depend on the geographic location of the practice, the time the procedure takes, and the skill and experience of the surgeon. Some practices offer discounts to patients having liposuction on multiple areas at the same time.
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If you are in the San Antonio, TX, area, The Face and Body Place is our featured practice.
You can reach them at www.kimberlyfindermd.com or by calling (210) 879-7593.