The cost of liposuction varies due to the number of factors at play. All these should be considered by the patient before submitting to the procedure, and they should always remember that quality should always come first before the price. In the process of deliberating over the price of the surgery lets go through the breakdown of what are actually involved in it to come up with the total.
Place of surgery
The place where the patient wants to get the surgery is one thing to consider since the prices vary for each region. For instance liposuction in Brisbane can vary to some degree from one that you can get in Sydney. This would depend on the demand for the surgery in that area.
The size of the patient will determine the amount of work that has to be done. Although surgeons would suggest that a patient fall within the 30% percentile for their suggested body weight before they are qualified for liposuction. Remember, liposuction is not a weight loss treatment but rather it is more of a toning or sculpting measure that removes excess or stubborn fats.
Specific area of treatment
Just as the patient size may slightly affect pricing, the specific area that needs treatment can also influence the total cost. For instance, a liposuction of the cheeks or neck may have a different price compared to one done on the abdomen. The total area and the level of difficulty in performing the procedure will also reflect in the cost that the surgeon places on it.
Before the surgery, the patient may have to undergo a series of tests or blood exams to clear him for surgery. Laboratory fees and other pre-operative preparations involved would also add up to the grand total.
Liposuction technique used
Today, there are a number of liposuction techniques that we can choose from. From laser-assisted, ultrasound-assisted, tumescent liposuction, to the traditional mechanical method, all these are available depending on the patient’s preference. However, the prices of these liposuction methods differ based on the technology used.
The surgeon’s fee
One of the major factors that affect liposuction price is the surgeon who will perform the procedure. For instance someone with more experience and one who established a good reputation would usually quote a higher fee. Those who have less experience would usually give a cheaper price. But it is also important to note that cheaper services won’t always guarantee quality results, so be very careful when choosing your surgeon.
It is important to do your homework. Ask about your surgeon’s credentials, his work experience, specializations, and even before and after photos to support his claims. Asking testimonials from past patients may also help. With this, you can be several steps away from getting yourself caught up in more expensive corrective surgeries.
The anesthesia fee would also take a considerable chunk in the total cost of surgery. This would cover for the anesthesia used and the anaesthesiologist.
Facility or Theatre fee
This varies depending on the institution or clinic where you have it done. A private hospital or a private practice might have a higher fee. The thing with the facility fee and even the anesthesia fee is that they are charged by the hour.
Overall, make sure that you closely deliberate each factor that contributes to the cost of liposuction in your area. This will help you understand whether you will have one that is reasonably priced or if it is something that you might think twice about before submitting. So discuss this thoroughly with your surgeon, and also ask about financing options that might be available for you.
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