Liposuction for Love Handles and Mid-section Fat Cost?

I would like to have Liposuction on just my love handles and a little on the mid-section. I was wondering about cost? I am 70 or 71 inches tall and weigh 94 kilos. I'm 67 years old and in good physical condition other than a bad lower back. Thank you.

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Cost of lipo

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It is best to see a board certified surgeon for a consultation so that the exact cost of your treatment can be determined. The price depends on the volume and location of the suctioned area, but typically ranges from $4,000 to $10,000. Best, Dr. Khorasani

Manage your love handles and midsection

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Liposuction of male "love handles" or the area above the hip/belt line is generally very successful because of the thickness of the overlying skin, which redrapes beautifully after the excess fat is suctioned. While some surgeons will do this in the lateral position (lying on the side), I generally prefer to have the patient prone (face down) and then convert to supine (face up), in order to "finish" the front part. The midsection can be described as being above or below the belly button. The surgeon's fee for bilateral love handles and abdomen ranges from $2500-3500, however there are additional costs for anesthesia and the facility. The ASPS recommends that no more than 5liters are removed in a single session and this would probably be in excess of the areas you are targeting.

It is vital for you to disclose all medical conditions you may have in order to ensure a safe passage through your surgery. If you take pain killers such as Advil, Naproxen, etc. for your back, let your surgeon know, so that you can avoid them for 7-10 days preop, in order to avoid excessive bruising. Also be realistic about the fat that can be shifted on your abdomen: If you can pinch more than an inch over your belly, then your physician can address it. Many men hold fat, internally, around their intestines and this is just not amenable to liposuction cannulas. Good luck.

Lavinia K. Chong, MD
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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Liposuction for Love Handles and Mid-section Fat Cost

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Thank you for ypur question.  Cost vary from city to city I would recommend visiting a few Board Certified Plastic Surgeons and find one that you feel comfortable with. Cost Liposuction of the lower abdomen and flanks and lower back range from $5,000-$10,000 depending on where you live. Best wishes

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Liposuction for Love Handles and Mid-section Fat Cost

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The cost of liposuction like other procedure vary considerably across the country and even in the same area depending on the cost structure. More expensive cities such as New York or Los Angeles, or areas with fewer board certified plastic surgeons may be more expensive than South Florida. Our liposuction price starts at $2800 + MD Anesthesia. Multiple areas may be additional.

For the highest standards and cost containment, consult with experienced and expert board certified plastic surgeons who own their own nationally accredited surgery center.

The surgeon must maintain the highest standards to maintain national accreditation, has significant interest in ensuring that all the staff are the highest quality and trained in the specifics of each plastic surgery procedure, ensures that the facility is comfortable and private so patients are more inclined to recommend friends and family, and maintain the most cost effective structure possible which eliminates waste.

Combination Liposuction in the Midwest Ranges from $4000-$5000

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Liposuction costs vary and are dependent upon multiple factors.  These include the surgeons fee, facility fee, anesthesia charges, location of the liposuction procedure and the type of liposuction performed.  The approach to liposuction varies from physician to physician.  Some surgeons use general anesthesia, some use a hospital, and some use techniques that involve expensive technology.  Each of these variables can affect the cost of liposuction.

                  It’s important to meet with a physician and know exactly what he or she is talking about.  Make sure you’re not talking apples and oranges and that you’re getting a fee quote for a comparable procedure.

                  In the midwestern United States, combination liposuction fees range from $4,000 to $5,000.  This would typically include the surgeons fee, facility fee, anesthesia charges and after care.  Cost is obviously important, but it’s also important to be comfortable with the surgeons qualifications and experience.  Make sure you get all your questions answered and are comfortable with your surgeon.

Liposuction Cost

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In Toronto, Ontario, you can expect to pay around $5000-$8000. 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. 

Liposuction of midsection and love handles, cost?

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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.


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Hello. Liposuction pricing varies depending on surgeon and location. Pricing could range anywhere from $4500 - 6000. You will need clearance from your primary care doctor. Then you will need to consult with a board certified plastic surgeon who is experienced in liposuction for best results. Good luck to you.

Baltimore, around $6k all included

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This is based on lipo to the love handles and lower abdomen. I checked with two other guys and we were pretty close (to my surprise, as I thought I'd be getting a range).

Cost for liposuction

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You will find that there can be significant differences in prices between areas of the country and within the same city. I charge $6200-$6900 for two areas of liposuction. The difference in cost is the OR/anesthesia as it depends on how much fat you have to be remove. At your size you're probably on the low end.

With that said, for God's sake do not choose your surgery based on price! This is a huge mistake. You must connect to your surgeon. He/she must be someone you trust, has educated you and you feel like a partner in the decision making process. See several surgeons or as many as you need until you find the one that you have a good fit with.

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.