Cost is an important starting point for many patients seeking liposuction cosmetic surgery. The procedure is usually elective in nature, and the health insurance will not cover the costs. During the pre-op consultation, the surgeon will explain various aspects of liposuction, including its estimated costs.
A dedicated surgeon will first try to ensure that the patient has clear information on all aspects of the procedure, and makes a well-considered decision. Board certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak provides liposuction to patients in Houston, Texas and surrounding locations.
Liposuction & Your Bank Account
Several factors will go into determining the actual sticker price of liposuction plastic surgery. Some of the key factors include:
Size of Treatment Area
When liposuction is performed over larger areas such as the abdomen, back or chest, the monetary amount of procedure is likely to be more than when it is performed on smaller areas such as the knees, ankles, or calves. If the location is difficult to reach, such as below the chin, the cost may be a little higher.
Number of Treatment Areas
If liposuction is performed in multiple areas, the overall dollar amount will increase. Sometimes the procedure may be combined with other surgeries such as tummy tuck or body lift. The overall cost of the procedure will go up in such cases.
Each individual has a different body type, requiring different levels of fat reduction to achieve their cosmetic goals. The dollar figure of the procedure may be higher for patients with a larger body type.
In case of laser, ultrasound or RF assisted liposuction procedures the price tag may be a little higher than that of traditional techniques.
The surgeon may charge a fee according to their skills, training and experience. Patients should ideally choose a fully trained and board certified surgeon for a procedure such as liposuction.
The dollar amount of liposuction will vary from one practice to another depending on the practice location. Costs are usually higher in prime metropolitan centers because of the higher average cost of living.
The patient should consider all financial factors associated with liposuction, which may include:
- Costs of anesthesia
- Operating Room costs
- Pre- and post-operative tests
- Compression garments
- Prescription medications
- Post-op visits to the surgeon’s office
Investing in Safety and Aesthetics
While selecting a surgeon for liposuction, the patient should have safety, health and aesthetics as the top priorities. The sticker price for the surgery will be forgotten quickly, but the results will last for a long time. The patient’s goal should be to achieve lasting satisfaction from the procedure and minimize the risks and complications involved. Female cosmetic surgeon Dr. Hustak receives patients from Houston, Texas and other nearby areas.
Specialized medical financing firms offer loans to finance cosmetic procedures that are not covered by health insurers. These firms have custom tailored credit programs to meet the needs of patients. The patient can expect to have quick loan approvals, competitive interest rates, and small monthly installments spread over up to five years.
For more information on procedures and treatments provided by board certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak please call us to schedule a consultation at 713.354.5145 or click here. Offices in Houston, Texas.