Cost of Liposuction on Sides and Back?

Hello I am 18 years old, and I want to know how much does liposuction cost to have my sides and back done? My mom had liposuction done and it turned out fantastic!!!!

Doctor Answers 6

Factors affecting cost of liposuction

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 complex cases, patients may have to be repositioned on the operating table during surgery and this can be very time consuming.

Another major factor affecting costs is the type of anesthesia. If the area treated is large or if there is a lot of fat to be removed, the surgery may require general anesthesia, which is more costly than if the procedure were done under local anesthesia or with sedation.

Good luck on your treatment and I hope you are able to achieve your goals.

Sacramento Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 47 reviews

Liposuction cost

Thank you for your question. Cost is always a consideration in elective surgery. Prices for liposuction in our facility vary depending on the amount of tissue planned to be removed, and the expected time that will be spent in the operative room. You may call us for a general range if you know what areas you think will require liposuction. A final written cost estimate will be presented to you at your consultation. Although the fees cover the costs of several components
  • Surgeon’s professional fee
  • Facility fee
  • Anesthesia fee
  • Medications
  • Surgical garments
  • Medical tests
Dhaval M. Patel Double board certified Plastic surgeon Hoffman Estates BarringtonOakbrook Chicago

Dhaval M. Patel, MD
Hoffman Estates Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 93 reviews

Liposuction cost

In Toronto, Ontario, you can expect to pay around $5000-$8000. The cost of liposuction depends on a number of factors, including:

the number of areas you target
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. 

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

Liposuction of sides and back.

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. Together you should be able to find a plan that is safe and effective.

Jeffrey J. Roth, MD, FACS
Las Vegas Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 17 reviews

Cost of liposuction on sides and back

This can vary tremedously on:

  1. how much is to be removed?
  2. anesthesia: local or general?
  3. surgical facility?
  4. postoperative garments?
  5. medications?
  6. 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.


Otto Joseph Placik, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 82 reviews

Cost of Liposuction on Sides and Back

Thank you for your question. The cost of liposuction will vary from city to city.  I would recommend visiting a few Board Certified Plastic Surgeons and find one that you feel comfortable with. The cost of liposuction of the sides and lower back range from $4,000-$8,000 depending on multiple factors detailed below. Best Wishes

Jeff Angobaldo, MD
Dallas Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 108 reviews

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