How Much is Liposuction?
Liposuction is a common cosmetic procedure that is used to remove unwanted body fat from a person’s body. The procedure typically involves sucking out small amounts of fat from a specific part of the body such as the hips, thighs, stomach, and buttocks. The main aim of liposuction is to help refine and alter a person’s body shape so that they are happier and more comfortable with their silhouette. However, liposuction is also used to help a person maintain a healthy weight and can help get a person on the right track to losing weight and keeping a healthier weight if they are currently overweight or obese. That being said, liposuction does not help a person maintain a normal or healthy weight, and if the person does not practice in eating healthily or exercise, they are likely to put the weight back on.
If you are thinking about having liposuction, then you will want to speak with your doctor and plastic surgeon beforehand (Source: The Lipo Group ). Not only can they talk you through the process, but they can also explain the cost of liposuction as well as the aftercare. Read on for the full list of costs associated with liposuction.
How Much Does Liposuction Cost?
The cost of liposuction greatly depends on the plastic surgeon who performs the surgery. That being said, the average cost of liposuction is typically around $4,000. This cost usually does not take anesthesia or the operating facility into consideration either, so you will need to factor additional and unexpected costs into your budget if you are considering liposuction. It is always recommended that you speak with your plastic surgeon to determine your final fee (as well as any additional fees that may be charged on top of the base rate if anything were to go wrong).
You should also remember that many health insurance providers will not cover the cost of liposuction or any complications that may arise. However, always check with your health insurance provider beforehand.
What Does the Price Usually Include?
As mentioned above, you have the base rate, but you will also have additional fees associated with liposuction. These additional costs will typically be because of:
- Medical tests
- Consultation fees
- Hospital/surgical facility costs
- Post-surgery costs (such as dressings and bandages)
- Surgeon’s fees
You should also keep in mind that the surgeon’s fees will also depend on their level of experience as well as the location (e.g., the state) you are getting the surgery performed. Due to the intensive and invasive nature of this surgery, however, you should opt for paying more money for a more experienced surgeon. You want to feel comfortable with the plastic surgeon and feel at ease. This feeling is priceless when compared to feeling anxious about the quality of care you will be getting from a plastic surgeon’s office that makes you feel uneasy.
Can You Get Liposuction Payment Plans?
While your health insurance provider is unlikely to pay for or cover the costs for liposuction, you may find that certain plastic surgeon offices offer finance options such as payment plans so that you can spread out the cost of the procedure. As usual, you will need to speak to your surgeon and see what the costs cover and how the payment will be split as each office may be different. They may also attach additional fees such as a higher interest rate for if you fail to make a payment.
Typically, a liposuction payment plan is likely to look like the following example:
- A deposit will be paid to secure the date and time of the appointment and procedure
- This deposit will be taken off the final bill, lessening the amount owed at the end of the procedure
- You are likely to make a monthly payment for a chosen number of months (most likely 12 monthly instalments)
- Check to see the interest rates as you may end up repaying more than the original sum
Of course, budgeting and saving for liposuction can be a more financially sound way of paying for the surgery as you will not be expected to make monthly payments once the surgery is completed.
How Much is Aftercare?
You may need time to repair and recuperate once the surgery is completed. This means you may be expected to stay in hospital a couple of days afterwards which could increase your bill, but you may also need to pay for post-surgery garments. Remember that after such an intensive surgery, you may be feeling physically sore and mentally drained. Therefore, you may need to take time off work before, during, and after the surgery so that you can rebuild your strength.
Liposuction is a great way to remove excess fat around your body. The benefits of liposuction include better physical health, a healthier weight, and increased mental health and positivity from improved self-esteem. If you are unsure on the costs of liposuction, be sure to speak with your doctor.