The common question for those investigating liposuction pricing is "How much does it cost?" This can seem like an innocent enough inquiry, but it is the equivalent of asking how much a bag of groceries costs. Obviously some people eat steak (and lots of it) and others live off noodles and beans. The point is that liposuction pricing has many factors that go into the final bill. A smart patient will do the research well ahead of time and shop for the right opportunity. The last thing a patient wants to do is to wake up from surgery and instantly receive a shock from the procedure bill. The two main areas involve in liposuction pricing are surgical components and non-surgical components. Each of these can be broken down further to gain a better understanding of how liposuction pricing is determined.

Surgical cost

One of the highest costs is the amount paid to the surgeon. Obviously, this can vary a great deal. Experience and many positive results from past surgeries means a higher fee charged by a surgeon. Geography can also play an important role in a surgeon's fees. High-rent, urban environments mean more overhead and high bills passed on to clients. Surgeons without as much experience or in a lower cost setting may discount their services to attract new clients and generate volume. This can be a great way to save money, but you may get what you pay for! It is wise to not search for the absolute cheapest surgeon because he might be cheap for a reason. A follow up with another surgeon to correct a low cost surgery mistake may mean even more money spent. Most average income people seek a total liposuction pricing package that falls somewhere in the middle.

Non-surgical cost

Liposuction PricingThe cost for the non-surgical components of the procedure may be just as high as the surgeon's fees. These costs typically involve booking time in an operating room, paying for nursing staff and assistants, operating gowns and post-operative supplies, and pre-operative lab fees. Again, this can vary greatly based on the number of body areas to be targeted and how much time is needed to properly treat the area. Anesthesiologist fees are sometimes grouped in with the non-surgical cost, but can be listed as a surgical cost as well.

Sample price ranges

The minimum and maximum market prices, again, vary from region to region and doctor to doctor. This list below will provide a general range to expect from some of the more common types of liposuction. This liposuction pricing is only meant to be a general guideline. Advance techniques like ultrasound assisted liposuction can add to a patient's bill.

Body part


Lower Range


Upper Range
Abdomen

$3000

$7000
Arms

$1500

$4500
Back

$1500

$4000
Breasts, Female


$3000

$7000
Breasts, Male


$3000

$5000
Buttocks


$1500

$4000
Hips or Thighs


$1500

$5000


When choosing any procedure, get a written estimate. Do not rely on a telephone estimate or an oral estimate. Make sure and ask if the anesthesiologist fees are included in the liposuction pricing. It may be also wise to consider financing through the lender of the doctor's choice or a private bank. The amount of money involved in liposuction pricing is substantial. Make sure and choose well. There are non-invasive liposuction procedures to consider as well. Various non-invasive liposuction procedures like mesotherapy injections can be more affordable and, in some cases, just as effective.