Liposuction is usually performed as an elective cosmetic surgery procedure, which means the costs may not be covered under health insurance. For many patients, cost becomes an important starting point when they are considering liposuction surgery.
Board certified plastic surgeons at ACPS provide liposuction and various other surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures. During the initial consultation, the surgeon will discuss various aspects of the procedure, including its estimated costs. ACPS provides liposuction to patients in Houston, Texas, TX, and surrounding locations.
Factors Impacting the Sticker Price
The cost of liposuction plastic surgery will vary from one practice to another and may even vary from one patient to another at the same practice. The factors affecting the cost of liposuction include:
The location of the practice will make a key difference to the overall costs of liposuction. Practices located in major metropolitan areas and prime urban centers will typically charge more for liposuction because their average costs of living are higher. On the other hand, a practice located in a smaller town in an interior region may offer slightly more affordable costs.
Plastic Surgeon’s Fee
The fee charged by the cosmetic surgeon can differ according to their qualifications, experience and recognition in the field of body contouring surgeries. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, patients should choose the best surgeon for their needs, and treat aspects such as the surgeon’s fee as only secondary considerations.
Anesthesia and Surgical Venue Costs
Liposuction surgery may be performed using general or local anesthesia, depending on the technique. The costs for general anesthesia will be higher and will vary according to the fee charged by the anesthesiologist or a nurse anesthetist. The procedure may be performed at a hospital, an accredited surgical center or a private surgical suite. The costs and benefits in each option will vary.
Liposuction may be performed using the traditional surgical technique, or the less invasive tumescent anesthesia technique. Advanced technologies such as laser, ultrasound or radio frequency (RF) may also be used to assist with liposuction.
These technologies will make the procedure more precise and less invasive, but may add to the costs. The surgeon will discuss the costs and benefits of each treatment option and help the patient to make a well-considered choice.
Extent of Surgery
Liposuction may be performed in a single area of the body or multiple areas. Full body contouring will cost more than treating just a small surface area in one or two locations. The surgeon will provide a cost estimated according to the customized surgical plan prepared for the patient and the length and complexity of the procedure. ACPS receives patients from Houston, Texas, TX, and nearby areas for liposuction.
A variety of financing options are available to most people seeking liposuction cosmetic procedure. Professional medical care finance companies offer loans that are specially designed to support patients who do not have insurance coverage for specific procedures. Quick loan approvals, low interest rates, easy monthly installments of up to 60 months, and flexible terms and conditions are the highlights of these medical loans.
For more information about The Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery(ACPS)physicians and the cosmetic surgery treatments and procedures they perform please click here or call us at 713.799.9999. We have offices in and around Houston, Texas.