Liposuction is typically performed as an elective cosmetic surgery, which means that the patient will likely not receive insurance coverage for this procedure.
Therefore, it becomes vital for the patient to consider the cost of the procedure when seeking body contouring surgery such as liposuction.
Honesty is a Virtue
At the time of the initial consultation, the surgeon will inform the patient on all facets of the procedure, including its approximate costs. A committed surgeon will try to make sure that the patient gets accurate information about costs, insurance, and financing to be able to make a judicious decision.
Board certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Farah Naz Khan provides liposuction body contouring to patients in Dallas, Texas, and surrounding communities.
Various factors affect the cost of liposuction cosmetic surgery at a specific practice or for an individual patient. Some key elements that impact the cost of the procedure are as follows:
Size of the Treatment Area
Excess fat tissue pockets in areas such as buttocks, hips, breast, thighs, back, flanks, ankles, upper arms, neck, calves, and knees can be eliminated with liposuction.
The cost of the procedure may be higher if larger treatment areas are involved. In case a specific case has other complexities, it may also affect the cost of the procedure.
Number of Impacted Areas
Liposuction can be undertaken for a specific patient in multiple sites or a single area. The cost of the procedure may differ depending on the length of the surgery and the number of treatment areas involved.
Every patient has a unique body type and may need a specific amount of fat reduction to address their body proportion needs. Patients who have a larger body type may have to pay more for the procedure.
Choice of Technique
Tumescent techniques, as well as innovative devices such as ultrasound or laser, can be used to perform liposuction. The cost of the procedure may differ slightly depending on the surgical technique used.
A highly trained and experienced cosmetic surgeon may charge a fee higher than a relatively new surgeon who is working under the supervision of a senior surgeon. Board certified cosmetic surgeons usually invest in top-notch quality standards and best practices to deliver the excellent outcomes to their patients.
Liposuction costs can differ between two locations. Practices located in main urban centers and busy metropolitan cities will typically have higher costs due to the higher real estate and other overhead costs.
Key Cost Components
The key cost components of liposuction cosmetic surgery include the following:
- Anesthesia costs
- Operating room expenses
- Pre- and post-op tests
- Compression garment
- Prescription medications
- Post-op appointments
Investing in Quality
It is advisable for the patient to choose the best possible surgical practice and a board certified plastic surgeon for a major procedure such as liposuction. While the procedure costs will be forgotten quickly, the outcomes will remain with the patient for the foreseeable future.
Working with a lower quality practice can sometimes cost more in terms of revision procedures which may be necessary afterwards. Board certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Farah Naz Khan receives patients from Dallas, Texas, and nearby areas for liposuction surgery.
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