How Much Would Flank Liposuction Cost?

I don't have any fat I want to get rid of on the front of my stomach. I only have the sides of my abdomen that stick out and look very unappealing. I am at my goal wieght (112lbs) and 5'6''. All the flank lipo reviews I've seen so far also included the front of the stomach, so I'm unsure how much cheaper it would be just for the flanks. Also, can one undergo the procedure without anesthesia ansd how much moeny can I save?

Doctor Answers 9

Flank liposuction is great under local anesthesia!

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Flank liposuction is commonly done now under just local anesthesia and gives amazing results in many patients for roughly $4000-5000 with the micro canulas. It is easy to get done and you walk out after the procedure and back to work in only 1-2 days and exercising in 1 week.  Sincerely,

David Hansen,MD

Beverly Hills Dermatologic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 46 reviews

Flank lipo cost

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At my clinic, flank lipo is $3292 which includes everything. I reccomend enough sedation to be comfortable. Most patients sleep during the procedure and awaken with no pain or discomfort. You must wear a compression garmet for 6 weeks after, but you could go back to work in a day or two. You are the ideal candidate for this procedure and should get the best results.

Dr Foster  

Lawrence Foster, MD (retired)
Sacramento Plastic Surgeon

The cost depends on where you live

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Liposuction of the flanks is pretty common.  Like you said, it is frequently combined with liposuction of the abdomen.  However, some patients have concerns limited only to the flanks.  I usually do the procedure with the patient in the prone position under general anesthesia for patient comfort.  Some plastic surgeons prefer IV sedation to a general anesthetic.  The total cost really depends on where you live and the amount of expertise and competition that exists there.  In the midwest, the total fees might range from $2500 to as much as $5000.  It's important to remember that price concerns should always be secondary to issues of board certification, expertise, and experience.  

Kelly Gallego, MD, FACS
Yuba City Plastic Surgeon

Cost of Flank Liposuction

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As you can see from all the answers, the cost varies depending on which country you live in, your specific requirement etc. 

Being a Cosmetic Surgeon, I can help you break this cost down so you have a better idea about what you should be paying for, so that you or anyone else reading this can make a better decision.

A systematic approach to analysis of cost of Liposuction or any surgical procedure for that matter, could evaluated based on the following criteria.

1. Surgeon Fee

This will depend on the experience and consistent results offered by the surgeon. If the surgeon is charging you more than the standard cost in your country / region then make sure his / her cost matches up to their skills and experience. A simple method of doing this is by going through all patient reviews and testimonials on all platforms including their website.

2. Hospital Infrastructure Cost

This point is pretty self explanatory. Smaller nursing homes are less equipped and will generally charge you less compared to an Exclusive Aesthetic Centre or a Multi Speciality Hospital. The cost difference is what you pay for all the infrastructure.

3. Special Instrument's Used

Some cosmetic surgery procedures require the use of special instruments. Needless to say, these procedures are priced higher to include the usage of the special instruments. If the tariff offered to you isn't adding up, ask to see if the procedure you opted for uses special instruments like lasers etc.

4. Duration of Procedure

Longer surgeries and procedures often tend to cost more than the shorter ones.

To Sum it up, here's what you should be asking yourself and your surgeon when analysing costs.

1. What is the quality of treatment I will be receiving?

2. Are there hidden costs? (Ask for a fully transparent pricing structure)

3. Are there costs for aftercare?

Coming to your main question, the cost in general is hard to pinpoint to a specific number without a consultation with a surgeon, as it differs greatly for different people.

Hope this helps.

Flank Liposuction is usually in the range of $3000 to $5000 depending on your location.

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In our clinic we charge $3500 for the first area (both flanks) and then a discounted fee for each additional area treated on the same day.

Mark Taylor, MD
Salt Lake City Dermatologic Surgeon
4.2 out of 5 stars 18 reviews

Flank liposuction

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Flank liposuction fees will vary around the country and doctor to doctor. Do not just go by price because  sometimes the price is very low for a reason.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.2 out of 5 stars 30 reviews

Cost of flank liposuction

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Prices vary throughout the country. I prefer to perform liposuction under sedation which adds to the price but avoids the risk of complications from patients making sudden movements during a procedure. The cost is about $5000 inclusive of anesthesia. I would not presume to tell anyone that they can return to work 1-2 days after a procedure because everyone recovers differently and some patients require more time off from work. This is dependent on their method and time of commuting, job description, need for pain medication, etc. In order to recommend a procedure, what is important is to know the amount of "pinch" that you have on each side. Liposuction of the flanks, or love handles, is regularly performed as an independent procedure and does not need to be combined with abdominal liposuction.

How Much Would Flank Liposuction Cost?

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It is best to find a board certified surgeon and have a formal consultation in the office to determine the exact cost of your treatment. Best, Dr. Khorasani

Hooman Khorasani, MD
New York Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 35 reviews

Liposuction Cost for Flanks

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In Toronto, Ontario, you can expect to pay around $4000-$6000. The cost of liposuction depends on a number of factors, including:

the technique
the surgeon
the city you are in

You should really talk to the surgeon you're interested in to find out the cost for your procedure. A discount may only be available if you get liposuction performed in conjunction with another procedure, such as a tummy tuck. 

I wouldn't recommend undergoing the procedure without anesthesia. While you may save money on related fees if there is a surgeon that allows you to do this, you'll most likely be in a lot of pain. 

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.