How Much Does Liposculpture Cost?

What is the average cost of this procedure? How much would Liposculpture on the abdomen, underarms, and jowls cost?

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Liposculpture costs vary

Liposculpture costs vary from the amount of surgery that needs to be done, the number of areas treated, the use of local anesthesia or twilight sleep. The average patient at MetropolitanMD spends approximately 7000.00 and many patients spend less and some more.

Chicago Dermatologist
2.8 out of 5 stars 5 reviews

How Much Does Liposculpture Cost?

-- Hello dear, thanks for your question and provided information as well.. This is the surgical procedure that revolutionized cosmetic surgery becoming one of the most performed cosmetic procedures. Subcutaneous tissue or fat is removed in order to contour the body in a way that is harmonious and pleasing to the senses. It can be performed in almost all regions of the body such as the neck, chin, abdomen, back, buttocks, thighs, arms and ankles. Usually done through a small incision in the skin through which a cannula connected to a vacuum is applied, it can be performed alone or in combination with other procedures. After liposuction your body is going to be really swollen for at least 2 to 4 months after your surgery. It is important for you to wear your compression garment for at least 6 months, the first 3 months 24/7 and then the last 3 months at least 12 hours per day for your body get use to not having the faja for so many time. When you remove it, your body can get swollen and also you can have pain. Remember to also compress your body to prevent a seroma which is an accumulation of liquid that has to be drained, it is hard to touch and also really painful. Bruises are completely normal for almost 3 months from surgery, that’s why is better for you to use a bruising cream and apply it all over your body 3 times a day. To prevent bad circulation and swollen legs, use compression socks. Brazilian butt lift can be performed with the same procedure and for a month it will be swollen and it will drop a little bit without losing it’s shape if you use your garment.. If you’re going to perform liposuction on your inner, outer, anterior, lateral, postetior thighs, be careful and consult with your surgeon what’s best for you, sometimes we have more extra skin than fat, that can cause severe sagginess on our legs, which can be only be reversed performing a thigh lift!

Tania Medina de Garcia, MD
Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 417 reviews

How Much Does Liposculpture Cost?

The cost of liposculpture varies by geographic region as well as by surgeon. Liposuction of one area may run abound $3,500 to $5,000. Typically each additional area is less expensive. It would be best to have a consultation first to find out if you're a candidate for liposculpture of the abdomen, underarms, and jowls, since loose skin can be an issue in all those areas.

More important than cost is choice of doctor. A board-certified plastic surgeon is well-trained to safely perform both liposculpture as well as other procedures that may be better suited for patients with lose skin, such as a tummy tuck in patients wanting improvement of the abdomen. A board-certified dermatologist is also trained to do liposculpture.

To find out more about liposculpture, also known as liposuction, click on the link below.

Heather J. Furnas, MD
Santa Rosa Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 30 reviews

Liposuction cost

Liposculpture of abdomen costs about $1500 for the arms, $2500 for abdomen and about $650 for neck including the anesthesia and operating room fees

Afshin Farzadmehr, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 52 reviews

Compare costs very carefully

Often it is not the best approach to find the cheapest plastic surgeon. Does the surgeon specialize in this procedure? What are their credentials? How long have they been in practice? What percentage of their practice is cosmetic surgery? How many of these surgeries have they performed? Do they use the latest techniques? What do their results look like? Do they have photos to show of their work? Do they provide follow-up themselves, or will you only see the nurses (or even just an assistant)? Are they available by phone for an emergency or does one of their staff answer after-hour calls? What is the impression you get from their office and staff? Are they professional and informative? Do they know what they are talking about? You need to ask yourself all of these questions.

The prices can vary from state to state, and city to city. We charge for liposuction per area. The abdomen (upper and lower side to side) is one area. The waist (from the ribs to just above the buttocks from side to side around the back) is one area. The thighs (both inner and outer) is one area. Our costs, including the board certified plastic surgeon's fees, board certified anesthesiologist's fees, operating room, labs, garment, vitamins, and follow-up at 1 day, 1 week, 1 month, 3 months 6 months, and every year after forever, are listed below. If you need more follow-up appointments, those are free as well. The cost per area does go down as you add more areas:

One area: cost per area around $5000. Two areas: cost per area round $3200. Three areas: cost per area around $2500

When comparing quotes from different doctors, check to make sure that the costs you are quoted are for the same thing! For instance, often the cost per area is quoted as lower, yet the abdomen is comprised of upper and lower, and sometimes even lateral areas (2 to 4 areas for the abdomen, instead we consider the entire abdomen one area) or the thighs are inner and outer (2 areas when we consider the thighs one area). Make sure you are comparing apples to apples. Also check to see what type of anesthesia and facility you are going to be treated in. If the total price is lower but you are not going to receive proper anesthesia from a board certified anesthesiologist, then are you getting a better deal (or inferior treatment)? If the facility is not a certified outpatient surgery center but is an in-office procedure room, is the difference in safety worth the cost reduction? If the doctor is not a board certified plastic surgeon, is that worth the discount in the fees? I would say the answer to all three of these questions is no!

This is your body, make sure you are making decisions based on the quality of care, the experience and training of the doctor, and proven results. Cost alone should not be the deciding factor.

Gary Lawton, MD, FACS
San Antonio Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 136 reviews

Liposuction cost

Pricing varies depending on several factors, such as the surgeon, anaesthetist, surgical facility fee and other factors. In Toronto, Ontario, liposuction varies from $5000-$8000.

Jerome Edelstein, MD
Toronto Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 179 reviews

Cost of Lipo varies on doc, areas treated

Dear Edlab,


Great question.  Typically liposculpture physicians price the procedure based on the number of areas treated.  It varies greatly from physician to physician and their level of expertise.  However, this is not a procedure I would skimp on in terms of price.  Check the physician credentials, look at before and after photos, and ask to speak with other patients.  I always offer this to consults.

Melanie D. Palm, MD (account suspended)
San Diego Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 23 reviews

Liposculpture Cost

Typical Orange County, California Liposuction Prices

Liposculpture prices vary greatly because the liposuction used itself encompasses a wide range of techniques that can be performed to different extents. My recommendation is to first find qualified surgeons   that are board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery you trust, then compare prices between them. Factors that influence the price include:

Location - Will it be performed in a hospital with an overnight stay, an independent out- patient facility or a doctors office?  Will a board certified anesthesiologist or a nurse anesthetist be used

Some typical prices for liposculpture in California:
• Abdominal liposuction: ~$5,500
• Abdomen, hips, and love handles: ~$7,000
• Thighs and buttocks: ~$8,000
• Legs: ~$8,000
• Back and armpit areas: ~$5,000

Larry S. Nichter, MD, MS, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 157 reviews

Liposculpture cost.

The cost of liposculpure depends on several factors. Pricing differs from the area you live in, the surgeon and the amouth of area's you are planning to have worked on. Keep in mind for a procedure like this, you want to consult with a board certified plastic surgeon who is experienced at liposculture. Best of luck.

Jaime Perez, MD
Tampa Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 75 reviews

Cost of Liposuction Surgery

Thank you  for your question.   The cost of surgery depends on many factors such as: the experience of the surgeon, the amount of work needed, where the surgery is performed (in the office or in an outpatient surgery center), what type of anesthesia and who administers it (MD vs. nurse vs. local), etc. I have "ranges" of prices on my website but am hesitant to give pricing without first examining you or at least seeing some photos.  Best Wishes!


Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 1,498 reviews

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