For an elective cosmetic surgery procedure such as liposuction, the health insurers will usually not cover the costs. Therefore, the monetary amount becomes an important starting point for many patients seeking body contouring with liposuction. At the time of initial consultation, the surgeon will discuss all aspects of liposuction, including its estimated costs.
The first goal of a committed surgeon will be to ensure that the patient gains a clear understanding of everything related to the procedure, and makes an informed choice. Dr. Amir Nasir is a board certified plastic surgeon providing cutting edge surgical and non-surgical procedures to patients in New Haven, Westport, CT, and surrounding locations.
Factors Impacting the Price
A number of factors will impact the overall monetary amount of liposuction plastic surgery, including:
Size of the Affected Area
Liposuction may be performed to reduce excess fat pockets in areas such as the abdomen, back, breast, hips, thighs, neck, knees, ankles, and calves. In the large surface areas, the price tag of the treatment may be higher as compared to smaller areas such as the knees and ankles. Difficult to reach locations such as under the chin may also cost slightly higher.
Number of Affected Areas
Liposuction may be performed in a single or multiple areas at the same time. The sticker price will increase for more areas. The procedure may sometimes be performed in conjunction with tummy tuck or body lift. The overall cost will be higher in such cases.
The body type of each patient will vary, requiring different degrees of fat reduction to meet their aesthetic needs. Patients with a larger body type will usually have to bear a higher price tag for liposuction.
Choice of Technique
Advanced techniques that involve laser, ultrasound or RF devices can make liposuction less invasive, but the costs may increase as compared to traditional liposuction.
The surgeon will usually charge a fee according to their expertise, experience and recognition in the area of body contouring surgery. Board certified surgeons typically invest in high surgical standards and practices to deliver superior results.
Liposuction costs can differ from one location to another. Practices located in major metropolitan areas and prime urban centers will generally have higher costs due to higher average living costs.
For a fair cost estimate, the patient should consider all the financial factors associated with the surgery, which may include:
- Anesthesia costs
- Surgical facility costs
- Pre- and post-surgical tests
- Compression garment
- Prescription drugs
- Post-operative appointments
Investing in Quality
A patient should ideally choose a liposuction surgeon who does not believe in cutting corners on patient safety, health and aesthetics just to lower the costs. While the cost will be forgotten soon, the results will be remembered for long. Sometimes a low-cost surgical approach may backfire, leading to additional costs in terms of revision surgeries.
Dedicated cosmetic surgeon Dr. Nasir receives patients from New Haven, Westport, CT, and nearby areas for liposuction. Dr. Nasir will prioritize the patient’s health and safety and create sustainable results that meet the patient’s goals in every way.
Dr. Nasir is a Cosmetic Surgeon in Fairfield County serving the towns of Westport and Fairfield locally as well as surrounding communities. We also serve patients from all over Connecticut, regionally, including many from New York City, as as well as international patients.