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.