Liposuction is usually performed an elective cosmetic surgery procedure on people who are looking to achieve a more sculpted figure. The costs of liposuction in these cases will be not covered by insurance. It is therefore important to carefully consider your estimated costs while choosing this body contouring procedure.
At the time of your pre-op consultation, your surgeon will discuss various facets of liposuction surgery, and apprise you of the costs involved. The first concern of a dedicated surgeon will be to educate patients about all aspects of a procedure, including its costs, in order to help them make the right decision.
Envy Aesthetic Center, led by board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Marco Gonzalez, provides liposuction surgery to patients in El Paso, TX, and surrounding communities.
The monetary amount of liposuction will be impacted by a number of factors at a particular plastic surgery practice or for an individual patient. Some of the key factors include:
Size of the Treatment Area
Liposuction can help eliminate fat pockets in areas such as the thighs, buttocks, hips, flanks, back, breast, upper arms, neck, calves, knees, and ankles.
When the total surface area and the volume of fat to be removed are significantly large, the procedure may be more complex and the overall cost may go up. If a patient suffers from medical complications or needs additional procedures, it could also affect the price tag.
Number of Affected Areas
Your surgeon may perform liposuction surgery in a single or multiple sites, depending on your unique body contouring needs. The dollar amount of the procedure can vary according to the extent of the surgery involved and the number of sites to be treated.
Each patient will have a unique body type, and will need a specific amount of fat reduction to achieve a figure that is proportionate and natural looking. If you have a larger body type, you might require more fat removal and your overall costs of procedure might increase.
Choice of Technique
Your surgeon may perform liposuction plastic surgery using the tumescent technique, which avoids the costs of general anesthesia. Ultrasound or laser or assisted liposuction may have a slightly higher cost because of the use of advanced devices.
A board certified and experienced plastic surgeon may charge a higher fee than a new or less qualified surgeon working under a senior surgeon’s guidance. Make sure that you choose your surgeon after evaluating their professional credentials and board certification.
A surgery practice located in one of the main metropolitan areas or a leading urban center may have to pay higher real estate costs and other overheads. Therefore, they may have relatively higher costs compared to a surgical practice in a small town in an interior region.
While determining your estimated costs of liposuction, you should consider all the cost components, including the pre- and post-surgical expenses:
- Surgeon’s fee
- Anesthesiologist’s fee
- Surgical room charges
- Pre- and post-op medical tests
- Compression garment cost
- Prescription drugs
- Post-operative appointments to the surgeon’s office
Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Marco Gonzalez receives patients from El Paso, TX, and nearby areas for liposuction body contouring surgery.
For more information on Plastic Surgery (cirugía plástica) and Non-Surgical Medical Spa procedures and treatments, please contact the offices of Board Certified Plastic Surgeon (cirujano plástico), Dr. Marco A. Gonzalez (Dr. G) by clicking here or calling 915-600-2639.
Serving patients in El Paso Texas, Las Cruces New Mexico, Ciudad Juárez Mexico and surrounding areas.