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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How Much Does Liposculpture Cost?

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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.

Santa Rosa Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 33 reviews

Compare costs very carefully

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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.

Cost of Lipo varies on doc, areas treated

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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

Liposculpture Cost

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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

Cost of Liposuction Surgery

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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!


Liposculpture costs vary

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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.

Edward Lack, MD
Chicago Dermatologist

Liposuction cost

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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 57 reviews

Liposuction cost

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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.

Liposculpture cost.

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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 79 reviews

Liposculpture Costs

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First, you need a throughout evaluation to determine if Liposculpture is the right procedure for you.  If you are a candidate, our physicians charge approximately $2500/site.  Many patients choose local anesthesia which can be well tolerated in the right patient and be less costly.  This allows the patient to evaluate the results of one site before proceeding with, and paying more money for, the next site.  These options are all discussed in detail at our in depth consultation.  Good luck!

Hannah Vargas, MD
Kansas City Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 47 reviews

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