Category: Liposuction costs

Shoulder Liposuction

Hate your shoulders? Try liposuction!
Hate your shoulders? Try liposuction!

There are many parts of our bodies that we commonly associate with cosmetic procedures like liposuction, such as breasts, stomachs, faces, thighs, and upper arms. However, how many of us have considered our shoulders to be unattractive and decided to investigate procedures designed to correct shoulder appearance?

The fact is that shoulders can accumulate fat just like the rest of our bodies, sometimes requiring liposuction to correct. Although not one of the more popular procedures, shoulder liposuction is making progressions in the medical field as a way to begin to look more toned and healthy, according to experts.

Shoulder liposuction includes an injection of anesthesia into the shoulder. Next, a handful of incisions are made in non-visible areas like the natural creases and shadowy areas. Like liposuction in other body areas, the fat can then be sucked out with a cannula. For more stubborn fat pockets, laser treatments may be necessary first.

This type of liposuction is not for everyone. If you are currently overweight or obese, it is not for you. It is recommended only for those who are already at their ideal body weight and in good overall health. There is almost no downtime, though, and very little pain. Although anti-inflammatory and pain medicines are usually prescribed, they are not always necessary for recovery, and almost all swelling and bruising are completely gone within 2 weeks of the procedure.

The cost of shoulder liposuction is comparable to other types of cosmetic surgery procedures, and averages between $4,000 and $10,000, depending on the usual factors. This includes plastic surgeon, location of surgery, amount of fat to be removed, anesthesia, and similar affecting factors.

If you believe that shoulder liposuction is right for you, speak with a doctor or plastic surgeon to determine the best course of action. Anyone in the market for a plastic surgeon for this type of procedure should be sure to study all of the potential risks and benefits involved before a consultation, and be sure to certify credentials of each potential plastic surgeon before scheduling the procedure.

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What is the Cost of Liposuction?

The cost of liposuction varies depending on a few factors. These factors include the plastic surgeon, the weight/size of the patient, the procedure to be performed, the type of liposuction chosen, the necessary anesthetic agent, and recovery costs. In addition, other costs can be added later, such as additional recovery time or additional procedures should the patient suffer a negative effect from the liposuction.

On average, the cost of liposuction ranges from $1500 to $7000, depending on the part of the body to be worked on and the condition of that part. The larger the patient is the more expensive the procedure will be, as a rule of thumb. Of course, not all plastic surgeons are created equal, so to speak. Patients and potential patients should keep in mind that it is the quality of the work that matters most, and that the cost thereof is often incidental. No matter how cheap the procedure can be performed by a plastic surgeon, if he/she does not actually know what they are doing it can prove to be a disaster—and the results can be fatal.

One must also remember that there may be travel costs associated with liposuction. This depends on the location of the surgeon, and where the surgery is to be performed in relation to the patient’s usual home. If the surgeon is not local, there can be hefty fees for recovery time stays, short-term housing if necessary, and the cost of fuel for the vehicle or a plane/bus/train ticket, and similar costs of living.

For most people suffering from unwanted fat or sagging skin, the cost of liposuction is well worth it. These will pay whatever it takes to look and feel better throughout the next few months or years, and will find a qualified surgeon in their price range or budget to suit their purposes.

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How Much Does Liposuction Cost?

One of the most important things to consider when choosing a fat removal or skin tightening procedure (for most people) is the cost. Insurance typically covers little of the procedure at best, and most insurance companies do not cover any at all. This is because the procedure, for most, is considered cosmetic, and not necessary for survival.

Liposuction costs depend on a few variables. The first is the part (or parts) of the body to have the procedure. The next is the plastic surgeon. Not all surgeons charge the same fee for the same procedure. Be forewarned, cheaper is not always better.  While it is not usually necessary to choose the most expensive plastic surgeon to get the best results, the cheapest plastic surgeon is typically the least desirable character in the business.

The abdominal area (upper and lower combination) and female breast procedures are typically the most expensive liposuction areas. There are usually a high and low end of each charge, and patients are normally advised before the surgery what price to expect and why. The low end of each of these procedures is around $3000 in most cases, and the high-end averages at $7000.

Liposuction costs vary based on who does the surgery and what surgery is performed. It is actually rare to see a person having only one procedure overall, and most will return for different procedures throughout a matter of months or years. Once the ease of liposuction (and relative safeness) is seen, those with fatty deposits or sagging skin will return for more work.

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