How Much Less Expensive Are Older Body Lift Technologies Than Newer Technologies?

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Costs for Professional Services Do Not Depend on The Age of the Technique

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Hi there-

While there are many things that will affect the costs of your procedure and care (the length of the procedure, your geographic area, the experience and reputation of the surgeon, the facility, the quality of anesthesia care), how long it has been since a procedure was introduced is not one of them.

Because your question implies this, I should also caution you strongly that just because a technique or technology is "NEW" or uses a "LASER", does NOT mean that it is safer, better, or more likely to achieve your goals than older, established techniques.

In this way, Medicine will always be different than shopping for a car... When buying a car, computer, or cell phone it is often safe to assume that new technology is better than old. Not necessarily so when thinking about your health and safety.

How to know the difference and be sure you're making the best decisions?

Don't worry about the details- spend your time and energy finding an ethical, experienced surgeon certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery who can show you a history of great outcomes- then trust their recommendations.

Body Lift Costs

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The costs for a body lift vary widely.  In general the costs are less here in the Midwest than on either coast.  All body lift techniques are relatively young.  The idea was introduced by the late Ted Lockwood of Overland Park, KN.  The procedure has changed little since Dr. Lockwood's original procedure.

John Whitt, MD (retired)
Louisville Plastic Surgeon

Cost of Body lifting Surgery

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Thank you for your question.

Every practice is different in how they charge.  Fees vary depending on the experience of the surgeon, where the procedure is performed (in an office setting or outpatient surgery center), who administers the anesthesia (MD vs. nurse), and exactly what is performed.

There are so many variables so it really is in your best interest to have a consultation with a board certified plastics surgeon to discuss your options.

Don't proceed with the lowest priced surgeon - that is not a good idea.

I hope this helps.

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