How much does liposuction cost?

Liposuction or lipo

Liposuction or lipo is suction-based alternative weight-loss procedure used by plastic surgeons to target specific fat-accumulating body sites such as the abdomen, hips, thighs, buttocks, arms or neck. It is mostly used to improve the contours and the proportions of someone’s body as it has a slimming effect, which tends to reshape the patient’s excessive fat-dominant areas.

Usually, with weight gain, the number and volume of fat cells increase. Liposuction reduces the increased level of adipose tissue or fat. The liposuction procedure can be invasive (tumescent liposuction, ultrasound-assisted liposuction, power-assisted liposuction) or non-invasive (laser-assisted liposuction).

Cost of liposuction depends on the applicable procedure

The liposuction process begins with the surgeon marking out all the areas that will be targeted during the procedure. Based on the overall health and budget of the patient, your surgeon fixes any one of the four liposuction techniques. Local anesthesia is given to the patient during the procedure, and the fat removal process begins and is followed by post-op recovery care.

Arriving at estimated liposuction cost

As per 2017 statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), just the liposuction procedure amounts to $3,374 on an average. The final cost varies from patient to patient—depending on the type of procedure and amount of fat to be sucked out. However, this estimate doesn’t take into account pre-op or post-op care services such as anesthesia, operating room facilities, and other related expenses.

Your surgeon will charge as per their experience and market reputation alongside the type of procedure selected and the geographic location of the procedure. Insurance plans usually do not cover liposuction costs or the resultant cost that may arise due to any of the eight complications of a lipo procedure. Though in the US, flexible patient financing plans are offered by many plastic surgeons, so ask beforehand.

The final bill of a liposuction procedure will include:

  • Pre-op and post-op medical tests
  • Anesthesia
  • Surgical facility costs (of a hospital or clinic)
  • During and post-surgery garments
  • Prescribed medication
  • Surgeon’s fee (consultation + surgery + checkup)

According to ASPS, out of the 1.8 million cosmetic surgical procedures performed in 2017, 246,354 were liposuction. It’s a common cosmetic surgery, which is safe if done by a board-certified plastic surgeon. If you want to feel comfortable and confident in your skin, select an experienced plastic surgeon who understands what you want.

Liposuction enables you to enjoy a healthy and fulfilled life. To get started, please call the Cross Hudson Plastic Surgery in New Jersey at (201) 751-9490 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Boris Mordkovich who is a highly skilled and experienced cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgeon.

Dr. Mordkovich, who has held teaching positions at some of the world’s most prestigious medical centers, offers the full range of plastic surgery services such as butt lift, mommy makeover, liposuction, tummy tuck, breast reconstruction, facelift, brow lift, Botox, and NOVA lift.

The premier Cross Hudson serves communities in New York and New Jersey. With an emphasis on effective communication and careful listening to a patient’s goals, Cross Hudson uses surgical and non-surgical techniques to change or improve physical features and also refines and reshapes.