Average Costs of Liposuction Procedures

If you are thinking about liposuction, you probably are also thinking about the cost of liposuction, liposuction prices, and other associated liposuction costs.  It is usually these financial burdens related to liposuction prices that factor most heavily in your decision to undergo liposuction. 

Liposuction is the most popular plastic surgery procedure in the nation.  In 2004, about 325,000 liposuction procedures were performed by board-certified plastic surgeons all across the nation.  The cost of liposuction will vary depending on different factors.  The plastic surgeon you choose, the location your liposuction will be performed, the area of your body you want liposuction performed, and the extent of liposuction required will influence liposuction prices.  Thus, cost of liposuction can have a wide range from a simple, minimal procedure ($~800) to extensive liposuction in multiple areas of the body (~$5000).

Additional Costs Related to Lipo

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the surgeonís fee (the biggest cost for overall liposuction costs) was $2,233.  Remember, this does not cost additional expenditures that will up the overall cost of liposuction like pre- and post-operative examinations, anesthetic fees, operating room fee, overnight stay in the hospital (if applicable), and any medications. 

To get a better understanding of liposuction costs for your specific case, consultation with the plastic surgery is required.  Through a consultation, and possibly, examination with the plastic surgeon, they should be able to provide a fairly accurate cost of liposuction for you.