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Liposuction Prices - Your Choices

Updated on June 7, 2013

If you are considering liposuction you are probably wondering how much it costs to get this procedure done. Like the buyer of any service or product, you want to get a good deal, but you also don’t want to sacrifice quality. This is especially true with something like liposuction, for which you are spending your hard earned cash in the real hope of looking great and feeling better about yourself. What’s more, because liposuction is surgery, it’s important to feel confident in the doctor who will be performing the treatment and in the clinic where it will take place. Undoubtedly these are all questions you’ll want answers to when it comes to liposuction prices.

It's good to shop around for Liposuction Prices.
It's good to shop around for Liposuction Prices.

What are the Variables that Determine Cost?

When it comes to a relatively complex surgical procedure like liposuction, there are going to be a number of factors that will influence the price. First of all, it will depend on how extensive the liposuction will be. If you are a heavier person and desire a greater amount of removal of fatty deposits, then naturally the price is going to be higher. More work for the doctor and his or her staff will mean greater operating room time and expenditure of resources used during the treatment.

The price of liposuction is also somewhat determined by the areas of the body from which fat deposits will be removed. Certain areas are more difficult to work on. Areas around the head and neck, for example, take more time and skill to perform liposuction on than relatively easy to access and less sensitive areas such as the legs or abdomen. If you are getting several areas of the body treated, you may need to return to the operating room over several visits. All of these factors will influence liposuction prices.

A third factor influencing liposuction prices is the part of the country or world where the procedure will be taking place. Different cities across the United States have lower or higher average prices for liposuction procedures of the same relative kind. As well, you can find a wide range of prices for liposuction in clinics throughout the world.

Liposuction Prices in the United States

Different doctors working out of different cosmetic surgery clinics will charge a range of prices for liposuction, even within the same city or state. The experience of the doctor and how well known he or she is will exert upward or downward pressure on the price of treatment. However, there are average prices for liposuction, even when taking into account these variables.

The website RealSelf.com lists the average prices paid for liposuction as reported by the people who received the treatment. Prices in several cities in Florida are relatively inexpensive and are in the range of approximately 5000 dollars. California, on the other hand, has liposuctions prices in a higher range, about 5000 to 8000 dollars, and in some cities in southern California, prices climb to 10 and 12 thousand dollars. Of course, none of this should be that surprising. Certain areas of the country have higher prices on all consumer goods and services, and liposuction and other cosmetic procedures are sure to follow suit. The question those in the market may want to ask is whether they should stay close to home to find the best liposuction prices or perhaps travel to another city or state.

Liposuction Prices in Other Countries

For some people, traveling even farther, to other parts of the world, might make good sense when it comes to getting the best price on liposuction. There is no doubt that the costs for the procedure are much higher in the United States and in some countries in Europe than they are elsewhere in the world.

More and more, people are taking cosmetic surgery vacations in the pursuit of lower prices on liposuction. Because the costs associated with the treatment are going to be lower in India or Thailand, the clinics in those countries are able to charge their customers much less. Wages for nursing and surgical attendants will be lower, the cost of supplies will be lower, and the cosmetic surgeon can make less money on each operation but still live comfortably in these locations.

The average price for liposuction in Thailand, for example, is 1200 dollars, and in Argentina it is 2000 dollars, according to the website AllMedicalTourism.com. Clearly, these are far lower liposuction prices than you will find in any city in the United States. Of course, you will have to factor in such things as air fares and other traveling expenses to get to the real cost of your liposuction procedure. Perhaps however you’ve always wanted to travel abroad, and this will give you the perfect excuse!

The key to getting the best value for liposuction is to discover which doctors in which locations will provide quality work for a reasonable price. Your health and beauty are in the balance.

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      Healthbase Medical Tourism 8 years ago

      Totally agree with you that when seeking your liposuction procedure abroad, you must do your due diligence to get an affordable price without putting your health at stake. That means selecting the right surgeon, right facility, right implants, right destination, and much more. For more information, see the medical tourism guide at: https://www.healthbase.com/hb/pages/medical-touris...

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