How Much Does Vaser Liposelection Cost?

I am finding that the area I live in, only Dermatotlogists are performing the procedures. I have been quoted a price of $13,500 to do my abs, flanks and inner thighs. What is the cost per area for vaser lipo?

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Cost of Vaser Lipo Procedure in London UK

In our clinic, we don't price procedures based on areas because it's not a fair or transparent approach.  A single area could require the removal of 0.5 litres or 5.0 litres of fat, and the amount of time needed will be completely different.  

Indeed, fair Vaser lipo pricing depends on the resources needed for the procedure.  Operating theatres, nurses, anaesthetists, and doctors all bill by the hour, and so a patient with only a small amount of fat to remove shouldn't have to pay as much as one who needs significantly more.

The time needed for a Vaser procedure depends on three main factors:

  • the volume of fat to be removed
  • the density of connective tissue (which affects how rapidly the fat can be removed)
  • the precision required (for example, high-def Vaser requires significantly more care than general body sculpting)
We publish a matrix on our website that provides clear price guidelines based on volume of fat, skin type, and precision (see external link below).  Patients can use this to estimate the cost of their procedures.

The aesthetic result of a Vaser lipo will also depend on the quality of the post-operative care (including the number of visits), so check to see whether this is included in the price, or is paid for separately.  

Vaser liposuction cost?

Before I answer the costs issue, I will address the 'no plastic surgeons in your area' doing Vaser Liposuction.

First let's define terms. Vaser is 'low level ultrasonic' liposuction. So any PLASTIC SURGEON doing ultrasonic or Vaser qualifies as a ultrasonic liposuctionist. Contact the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Inc. which will assist you in finding a qualified Vaser Liposuction Plastic Surgeon.

Now, the fee you have posted, IT IS VERY HIGH for a dermatologist to be doing this type of surgery. WOW $13,500 for Vaser of abdomen, flanks, and inner thighs! OUTRAGEOUS is all I can say. In Miami the range would be between $5,000 to $8,000. And believe me in MIAMI we do many more liposuctions than this dermatologist in Ohio! Do your research in much more detail.

Regards and Good Luck.

VASER lipo cost

Wow!  $13,500 is really a high price.  Of course, the prices vary by areas of the country.  The prices are generally lower when there are more doctors in an area doing VASER.  Therefore, there is more competition which drives the prices down.  You may be in an area where there are few doctors doing VASER in which case those few doctors would charge more.

In central Florida, the cost would be in the $4,000-$6000 range depending on whether you had local anesthesia in the office or had general anesthesia in the outpatient surgery center. 

Stanley Castor, MD
Tampa Plastic Surgeon
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Costs of VASER Liposuction

VASER liposuction is an ultrasound assisted liposuction procedure which uses the energy of the ultrasound was to cavitate (break up) the fat cells into smaller cells.  There are many different types of doctors who perform liposuction, but you need to be careful.  Price is not indicative of skill.  I have a practice in Miami, FL and New York, NY and my prices in NY are higher then in Miami due to geographical location.  Also, getting the best, lowest price does not mean you are getting the best result. VASER liposuction, and liposuction in general is a difficult procedure to perform and can have complications.  It is better to pay more for a talented, experienced physician then pay less and then have to pay more to get it corrected.  I charge a lot more for revisions than primary surgeries as it is harder to get a better result.  In Miami, I typically charge around $8000 for VASER lipo of abdomen, flanks, and inner thighs.  Do your homework and choose wisely.

Jeffrey LaGrasso, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 87 reviews

Liposuction costs

Liposuction is an excellent technique for refining your contour. There are many tools which help an experienced trained surgeon to achieve optimal results . One of these is vaser liposuction which uses special ultrasonic cannula. This often allows the procedure to be done under local or regional anesthesia. Fees can be kept to a minimum in this setting. I suggest you search for the proper skills and credentials then evaluate the costs. Fees in metro DC would be about half of the fees you quoted.

Andrew Goldberg, MD
Fairfax Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 9 reviews

Vaser Liposelection Cost

In our office, we charge about $ 2000 per area.  It may have the chance to vary to compare area wise.

Jhonny Salomon, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 47 reviews

Vaser pricing

Good afternoon!

depending upon the number of sites being treated and the need for anesthesia, VASER can range from a couple of thousand dollars to over 10,000.

VASER is a great tool but not necessary in all lipo cases.  Best results from VASER combine it with standard tumescent liposuction techniques. It is important to also remember that  it is not the tool, but the hands guiding the tool that are going to give you a great result.  Be sure your surgeon is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and preferably a member of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons.

Robert Steely, MD
Houston Plastic Surgeon
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Cost of VASER liposelection

Hi,cost aside, the critical point would be to look for a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. The procedure costs at our clinic (Mumbai, India) usually start of at approx. 2000-2500 US$.

The cost for VASER procedure would typically depend on the number of areas to be treated, duration of the surgery, local / GA, the area of practice (downtown/suburb, state, country), experience, & frankly even the whim of the operating surgeon.


VASER liposuction

Thank you for your question. I would recommend consulting with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon to discuss all your options. I perform VASER liposuction frequently in my practice and do not charge per area, due to the variances in the amount of fat in different areas. The average cost of VASER liposuction of the abdomen, flanks, and inner thighs can range from $6,000-$12,000 depending on how much fat needs to be removed. 

Dennis Hurwitz, MD, FACS
Pittsburgh Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 23 reviews

Cost of Vaser Liposuction

Costs can vary depending on the provider performing the procedure, the area of the body undergoing the treatment and the area of the country you reside. For the Washington DC metro region we may have slightly higher fees than other areas, especially if being performed by a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and not by another specialist who may not be as thoroughly trained in aesthetic surgical procedures. Often the fees charged relate to the time that it takes to perform the liposuction. For example, the abdomen will take 2-3 times as long to contour as the inner thighs and the cost will reflect that. Typically the procedure is performed under twilight sedation or general anesthesia, both of which are administered in our practice by Board Certified Anesthesiologists. The cost of not only anesthesia but also for the operating room and the Vaser equipment itself needs to be factored into the final outline of costs. Your surgeon should provide not only a detailed quote of Vaser liposuction surgical fees by each area but also of the other fees mentioned above.

Douglas L. Forman, MD
Bethesda Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 9 reviews

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