Liposuction is typically performed as elective plastic surgery. Therefore, the patient will likely not receive insurance coverage for this surgical procedure. This makes it vital for the patient to thoroughly assess the cost implications when seeking body contouring surgery such as liposuction.
During the initial consultation, the surgeon will inform the patient about various aspects of liposuction, including its estimated costs. A responsible surgeon will make sure that the patient has clarity on the cost implications, and financing and insurance aspects to be able to make a judicious decision.
Modern Body Contouring & Laser Center, led by board certified plastic surgeons Dr. Burton M. Sundin and Dr. Reps B. Sundin, provides liposuction body contouring to patients in Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredericksburg, and surrounding communities.
Various aspects affect liposuction surgery costs at a specific practice or for a particular patient. Some main factors are as follows:
Size of the Impacted Area
Liposuction can help eliminate excess fatty deposits in areas such as the buttocks, breasts, flanks, knees, ankles, hips, calves, and upper arms. The extent of fat removal and the size of the treatment area will affect the surgery costs. If the patient has any existing medical issues, it may also impact the procedure costs.
Number of Treatment Areas
A patient can receive liposuction cosmetic surgery in only one site or multiple sites. The number of treatment areas and the length of the procedure will also affect the total costs of the procedure.
Every patient has a unique body, which means that they may need a specific liposuction technique and a particular amount of fat reduction in proportion to their body shape and type. Liposuction costs are generally higher for a patient with a larger physique.
The techniques used for liposuction include tumescent liposuction as well as innovative procedures involving ultrasound or laser. The total costs of the procedure may vary based on the surgical technique chosen.
A highly qualified and experienced surgeon may charge more compared to a relatively less experienced surgeon working under the supervision of a senior surgeon. An expert surgeon will typically follow top-notch standards of care and best practices to provide their patients with safe and beautiful outcomes.
The costs of liposuction plastic surgery may differ between two practices depending on their location. Practices that are situated in main urban centers and metropolitan cities will typically charge more for procedures because of their relatively higher real estate and overhead costs in comparison to practices located in smaller towns in the interiors.
Key Cost Components
- Surgical facility expenses
- Anesthesia costs
- Post-op appointments
- Pre and post-surgical exams
- Compression garment
- Prescription medicines
Investing in Quality
For a significant procedure such as liposuction, the patient should only work with an experienced and skilled cosmetic surgeon. The costs of the procedure will be forgotten shortly. However, the outcomes will remain for a long time.
It can potentially be more expensive for the patient to choose a practice with lower quality standards as complications necessitating revision surgery may develop later on.
Plastic surgeons at MBody receive patients from Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredericksburg, and nearby areas for liposuction body sculpting.
For more information on the surgical and non-surgical procedures and treatments by Board Certified Cosmetic Plastic Surgeons Dr. Reps Sundin and Dr. Burton Sundin please visit
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