Liposuction is one of the most popular procedures used to remove fat from the body. It’s a surgical procedure that involves the extraction of fatty tissue using a narrow suction tool called a cannula. Depending on the size of the treatment area, the procedure usually takes an hour or two, followed by a few days of recovery.
Liposuction is popular because it rids a person of stubborn fat pockets that may have been unresponsive to diet and exercise. However, it’s worth noting that liposuction isn’t a weight loss surgery, and there’s a limit to the amount of fat cells that can be safely extracted. It’s ideal for patients who are already close to their ideal weight.
Liposuction can be performed on various parts of the body, including the breasts, thighs, back and waist. However, most patients opt for liposuction on the stomach to achieve a slender and narrow waistline. One of the most frequent questions people have with liposuction is the cost involved. This article provides accurate information on the cost of liposuction on the stomach. (Check out our current Specials as well.)
In the US, the approximate cost of liposuction on the upper and lower abdomen ranges from $3,800 on the low end, to $8,000 on the high end, and the cost of liposuction on the lower abdomen ranges from $2,500 to $7,500. As the cost of liposuction varies based on the size of the treatment area and how much tissue is to be removed, as well as on the experience and expertise of the performing surgeon, the best way (indeed, the only way) to get an exact cost for your procedure is to visit the office for a personal consultation. Virtual consultations can also be done for a very close ballpark cost estimate.
When it comes to liposuctions and other cosmetic surgeries, cheaper procedures are usually in fact more expensive in the long run. That’s because patients who opt for cheaper cosmetic surgeons often have extremely undesirable or obvious results that they have to revise or repair with yet another procedure. This is unfortunately more common than it should be. Education and experience with a procedure matters greatly for a patient’s safety and results.
The following are some of the problems associated with cheap liposuctions:
-Little to no visible results
-Overcorrection leads to an unnatural or disfigured appearance
-Irregular results that lead to unsightly bumps on the skin
-Large and unsightly scars on the abdomen
-Higher risk of complications and infection
To avoid these problems or the need for revision surgeries, always consult a board-certified plastic surgeon with a flawless track record. It’s far better to pay more for a single procedure than to risk disfiguration and greater costs down the line to correct the previous treatment results.
For more information on liposuction or body contouring, please schedule a consultation with fellowship-trained, board-certified cosmetic surgeon, and member of The American Society of Liposuction Surgery, Dr. Reza Tirgari, at Avalon Lipo & Aesthetics.
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