If you’re frustrated by stubborn fat bulges that don’t seem to go away with diet and exercise, know that you’re not alone. Childbirth, aging, and other factors often lead to this problem, which can really take away your confidence.
Fortunately, liposuction can smooth out stubborn fat bulges in various areas of your body including the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, and upper arms. When Dr. Langdon recommends liposuction to patients, the first question they often ask is, “What is the cost of liposuction?” Below, we’ll explore the answer to this question.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average cost of liposuction in 2018 was $3,518, not including anesthesia, surgery room fees, and other expenses. Of course, the type of liposuction you choose as well as the areas you’d like to target will play a vital role in the cost of your liposuction treatment.
It’s important to understand that because liposuction is a cosmetic treatment, rather than a medical necessity, your insurance will not pay for all or any portion of it. The good news, however, is that we are pleased to offer flexible, low-interest financing through CareCredit and Alphaeon. We also accept a variety of payment methods including Cash, Check, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover.
Good Candidates for Liposuction
If you are near your goal weight yet bothered by stubborn fat that’s resistant to diet and exercise, liposuction may be right for you. You should also have firm skin to allow for the very best results.
Dr. Langdon discourages liposuction to patients who are overweight or obese as this procedure is designed to contour the body, not shed excess pounds. Because liposuction reduces fat, you may also see improvement in cellulite, a surface contour problem that is partially related to the underlying fat layer. For optimal improvement of cellulite, you should consider Cellulaze, a laser treatment that specifically targets this problem. By scheduling a consultation with Dr. Langdon, you can determine whether liposuction aligns well with your aesthetic goals.
How Much Fat is Removed During Liposuction
Your size and specific aesthetic goals will help determine how much fat will be removed during a liposuction procedure. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, however, about 10 pounds of fat or less should be removed during liposuction. This is because anything more than that is considered high-volume liposuction and poses a surgical risk.
I was surprised to find out that I could get breast reduction without having a major operation cutting into my breasts. Liposuction was actually pretty easy to go through and well worth it for the results. I did not have any trouble at all with the recovery. I know my shape improved and it is a lot easier to fit into blouses and dresses that I could not wear before. I am very glad I had the breast reduction liposuction and would certainly do it again if I had to make the choice over again.