Any suggestions for teaching hospitals for arm and back lipo? Am I a good candidate? Cost? (Photo)

Years ago I lost a lot of weight but my arm and back fat stayed so Id like to get rid of it. I am a recent graduate and single mother so getting liposuction is a gift to myself while waiting for my license. I do not have thousands of dollars to spend on it so I would like to go to a learning hospital or explore other surgeons. Is lipo under local anesthesia less expensive? What is the cost for arm lipo in California? Am I a good candidate for liposuction? Other options?

Doctor Answers 2

VASER Hi Definition Liposuction / Body Contouring with Fat Grafting After Weight Loss, Liposuction for Arm and Back

Cost of liposuction varies by area and practitioner. You should never sacrifice quality and expertise for a cheaper cost. I take payment plans at my practice, and I suggest you find an expert who does the same. Best, Dr. Emer

Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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Liposuction at reduced cost

Thank you for asking about your liposuction.
  • Congratulations on your achievement finishgin your education.
  • You may have loose skin as well as or instead of fat that needs to be removed.
  • Liposuction done correctly, under local anesthesia, is no less expensive - and can be more so than liposuction when you are asleep.
  • I suggest you contact the Department of Plastic Surgery at your nearest teaching hospital and arrange  a consultation for surgery done by residents.
  • That way you will find out what needs to be done and the best cost.
Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Best wishes  - Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS

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