Laser Liposuction Cost
St. Louis Lipo Specialist Dr. Wright
Liposuction prices vary from specialist to specialist. Our laser liposuction cost is optimal. Many factors influence liposuction prices. These include the number of areas treated, the type of area treated, the amount of fat to be removed from the areas, number of patients a facility treats at once, and so on. Usually, the laser liposuction cost per body area decreases if more than one body area is treated, since it is easier and more efficient to treat one more area.
There is wide fee variation among specialists who perform liposuction, and regional variation in fees as well. Amount of fat to be removed affects the liposuction cost: Liposuction is not a quick procedure. It takes considerable time to perform. Therefore, if you have a lot of fat that needs to be removed, it takes considerably longer, and the cost will probably be higher. Cost of liposuction from some other specialists may also include a facility fee, prices for liposuction compression garments worn after surgery, fees for blood tests or laboratory tests, or other fees.
How We Provide a Lower Liposuction Cost
There are a number of ways we are able to provide a lower laser liposuction cost. We do not require a facility fee and do not require extra expense for an anesthesiologist. In cases where one of our patients is significantly above ideal body weight, or taller in height, the liposuction cost may be adjusted accordingly to the larger size and time of treatment. We do not charge extra for anesthesia or the presence of an anesthesiologist, since our Tumescent Technique uses a local anesthesia, nor do we charge for facility fees or surgical rooms. We also don’t charge for follow-up appointments. Your one fee covers the entire procedure and aftercare. There are no hidden costs.
Your initial consultation is always free and will give you a firm sense of what your total liposuction cost will be.
How Much Does Liposuction Cost?
Dr. Wright wants to help make your cosmetic procedure more affordable. To help with the laser liposuction cost, your initial consultation is free. Dr. Wright will discuss with you what your goals are and assess what this will require in terms of procedures conducted by him. A final liposuction cost will be determined, which is all inclusive. There are no extra costs for facility, supplies, equipment, aftercare or tests.
It’s important to accurately anticipate your total cost for the liposuction procedure in advance so that you don’t get any unwelcome surprises.
Dr. Wright can discuss financing with you. There are several financing options that can help lower the upfront liposuction cost. Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure and is thus not covered by health insurance.
Each individual’s needs are different, which means that each quote is different. For the ideal price quote, the specialist needs to meet with you and discuss your needs. Areas generally start at $1500-$2000.
Procedures with Dr. Wright range between $1,500 – $6,000 depending on number of areas treated and amount of work to be done.
Comparing the Liposuction Cost Between Specialists
Cost is an important factor when considering liposuction. However the quality of liposuction is more important than the cost of liposuction. If the ultimate goal of liposuction is to have a happy patient, then the surgeon’s expertise and experience are probably more important than the price. Price is important, but it is not the most important.
Before deciding upon a specialist, discuss aftercare, recovery times, what other patients’ experiences have been, and what is possible and not possible for your procedure. Ask to see before and after photos and read patient reviews and testimonials.
Comparing Liposuction Prices & Specialists
When comparing lipo specialists and finding out how much liposuction will cost, it’s important to consider the total fees that may be incurred. These fees or charges may be billed by your specialist, or even billed by some other person/entity/hospital. Ask about other costs, charges, or fees. There are lots of ways of figuring liposuction prices, so you’ll want to ask what other costs, charges, or fees you may incur before, during or after your liposuction procedure. These could include garments, tests, operating room time, anesthesiologist time, incidental charges for medications, etc. There may or may not be fees for incidental items
Also you should arrive at an understanding of how your lipo specialist counts the areas to be treated, if number of areas is used to figure the different liposuction prices. Usually the upper and lower abdomen are counted as two different areas. The waist and hips are separate areas. The lateral (“saddlebag”) or outer thigh, front (anterior), back (posterior), and inside (medial) thighs can all be large areas and are usually counted separately. This can be a little confusing, so there are some examples in the links below. Since it would be very unusual to require liposuction on one side of the body but not the other, the left and right thighs (or whatever area is in question), would not likely be counted as separate areas by your specialist. But you should ask.
Choosing a liposuction surgeon based on the lowest price might ultimately be the most expensive choice if the initial cosmetic results are so bad that another surgeon must be paid to repair the work of the first surgery. Cost of liposuction is an important factor when considering liposuction. However, the quality of liposuction is more important than the cost of liposuction. If the ultimate goal of liposuction is to have a happy patient, then the surgeon’s expertise, attention to detail and experience are probably as significant to consider as any price. Price is important, but it is not the basis for the best decision. Liposuction is health care. Be careful not to put your body on the “Discount Rack.”
Reduce your Laser Liposuction Cost with Financing
Liposuction financing is available and arrangements can usually be made through the specialist’s office, or we can point you to sources for cosmetic surgery financing.
The following table is merely a rough estimate of possible fees based on a survey of offices nationwide.
Average Liposuction Prices St. Louis Patients See Nationwide
Abdomen, Upper and Lower $3,000-$7,500
Back, female $1,500-$4,000
Breasts, male $3,000 – $5,000
Buttocks $1,500 – $4,500
Chin, Cheek, Jowls, Neck $2,000-$4,500
Hips, Waist $1,600 – $5,000
Outer or Inner Thighs $1,600 – $5,000
Lowest Liposuction Price Can Be Most Expensive
The most common undesirable outcomes of liposuction are 1) incomplete liposuction with very little evidence that liposuction was actually done, 2) excessive liposuction producing an unnatural or disfigured appearance, 3) irregular and uneven results with unsightly depressions in the skin, and 4) large scars that reveal that the patient has had liposuction.
Don’t get the “discounted” liposuction only to have to pay more in the end to get the results you want. Contact Dr. Wright for more information on how much the liposuction cost will be for your goals.