A common question from prospective patients is, what does liposuction cost? The answer is that it depends on a number of factors that the patient must weigh before selecting a surgeon.
The cost of liposuction is based on several factors, including the amount of work to be done and the degree of difficulty, the size of the patient, the area(s) of body to undergo operation, operating room fees, the anesthesiologist’s fee, and compression garments used during recovery. The doctor’s geographic location and his or her level of experience also play a role in determining costs.
Remember that costs are reflective of a doctor’s experience. A less experienced surgeon may have lower fees compared to a seasoned liposuction surgeon. The most important factor when choosing a doctor is the amount of confidence a patient has in his ability. A doctor with less experience may not have fully developed his ability, and the liposuction cost will reflect that.
Consider the doctor’s level of expertise, patient testimonials, and your level of comfort with the doctor. You must be able to ask questions and raise concerns prior to undergoing surgery.
Because there are risks associated with all surgery, it is important to select a skilled and experienced doctor. Liposuction surgery done correctly the first time will help you avoid the cost of revision liposuction in the future. A higher cost up front for an experienced surgeon may help you avoid additional costs later.
By comparing different doctors and their fees, you will be able to make an educated decision about how price relates to quality. Quality care should be your top priority when selecting any doctor. Consider the surgeon’s experience and expertise, references, and your confidence in the doctor before price when comparing your options.