Average Costs for SmartLipo
Most patients end up paying between $1,500 and $7,500 for each area of their body treated with SmartLipo. Abdominal liposuction could cost as much as $7,500 while smaller areas of the body such as the arms could be as low as $1,500. Talk with your doctor about the costs involved to get an estimate of the procedure for the specific area you’re hoping to have treated.
SmartLipo Prices by Body Area
|Abdomen||$3,000 - $7,500|
|Arms||$1,500 - $5,000|
|Back||$1,500 - $4,000|
|Buttocks||$1,500 - $4,500|
|Breasts women||$3,000 - $7,500|
|Chest men||$3,000 - $5,500|
|Chin/Neck||$2,000 - $4,500|
|Calves||$2,000 - $4,000|
|Flanks||$1,500 - $5,000|
|Inner Thighs||$2,000 - $5,000|
|Knees||$2,000 - $5,000|
|Outer Thighs||$2,000 - $5,000|
Factors that Affect the Cost
The main factors that can affect the cost of a Liposuction procedure include the following:
- Geographic location where the procedure is performed
- Plastic surgeon’s fees
- Area or areas being treated and the amount of fat to be removed from the body
- Facility fees
- Anesthesiologist’s fees
- Miscellaneous costs
One of the first things to consider if you’re trying to keep your costs low is the geographic location where you intend to have your surgery performed. Bigger cities such as Los Angeles or New York tend to have higher costs overall for plastic surgery. This is because the cost of doing business in these areas is higher and the demand for procedures such as Liposuction is higher as well. If you want to keep your costs under control, consider going to a less populated area for your procedure.
No matter where you get your SmartLipo procedure done, you’ll need to look carefully for a surgeon who is experienced, skilled, and highly trained to perform the procedure. By finding a surgeon who is board certified and very confident in his or her abilities to perform the surgery, you’ll ensure a better result. If you locate a surgeon in a less densely populated area where the cost of the surgery is lower you’ll be able to stick to a budget without sacrificing the value of a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon.
The amount of fat that you’re going to have removed from the body and the number of areas that will be treated will also have an important impact on the final cost. As a general rule, the more fat that you have removed from the body, the higher the cost. Many doctors give discounts for having more than one area treated at a time.
The facility fees usually run around $500 to $1,500 and the fees for the anesthesia and anesthesiologist are about the same. Be prepared for miscellaneous costs as well. You may need to wear compression garments or have prescriptions filled. Lab work and sick days off from work can also add up. Take these miscellaneous costs into consideration when you figure up your overall total, if you’re trying to stick to a budget.
These days, most patients make use of financing options to make their liposuction procedure more affordable. Many plastic surgeons today offer financing options directly to their patients. If financing options aren’t available through your plastic surgeon, consider a loan from the bank or using a credit card to finance your surgery. Special medical credit lines are available these days for patients seeking plastic surgery. Talk with your plastic surgeon about the various financing options that are available.
Most Liposuction procedures are elective and therefore not covered by insurance. However, if you believe that your insurance company will cover the procedure, talk with your doctor and your insurance agent before you have your procedure done.
There are a variety of different factors that can contribute to the overall cost of Smart Lipo. If you’re trying to adhere to a tight budget, it can pay off to study the variables that can drive up costs. Never compromise, however, on the quality of your plastic surgeon when trying to develop a budget for this type of procedure. Instead, keep costs low by making smart choices about the location of your procedure and other factors that won’t negatively impact the outcome of your surgery.