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3 Doctor Answers | Asked by Mrs.Williams in st.petersburg florida
As Dr. Placik has pointed out, there are a number of factors that can directly affect the cost of a liposuction procedure. The most important of these is time. There is generally a direct correlation between the time required for a procedure and the cost of the operation. If your liposuction is limited to your back and sides the costs may be less than in some other areas because it can probably all be done in the prone position, i.e. with you lying on your stomach during surgery. In more...
Most often the amount of time spent determines the price. this can translate into how many areas are being done, (each area takes a certain amount of time). Liposuction prices will vary from city to city and surgeon to surgeon. There are many variables in price. Often these variables are not in the control of the surgeon, (O.R. fee, anesthesia fee, supplies, etc). Beware of bargain basement pricing. Cheap can become expensive quickly. Best to see a board certified plastic surgeon...
This can vary tremedously on: how much is to be removed? anesthesia: local or general? surgical facility? postoperative garments? medications? surgical device charge (SAL, UAL, PAL, LAL IF you are delighted with your mom's results, I would schedule an appointment with your mom's surgeon.