Many people have just a little bit of fat that they’d like to get rid of. It may be in the love handles, or it may be in the buttocks. Sometimes just a little bit of fat may be what’s keeping your arms from looking sculpted or thighs from looking beach-ready.
If this sounds familiar, you should know that you are definitely not alone. Many others experience the same issues with body contour, and the best way to remove these small amounts of fat is by meeting with a plastic surgeon for liposuction.
Liposuction is an aesthetic fat reduction surgery that is performed in order to safely remove these excess bits of fat from different parts of the body. While it is an effective cosmetic option for fat removal, we should note that liposuction is not intended for weight loss. In fact, only a certain amount of fat can be safely removed from a person’s body. Many times surgeons will ask patients to lose as much weight as they can safely and naturally in order to improve the results that can be achieved through liposuction.
The Average Cost of Liposuction
The average cost of liposuction can actually vary a great deal for a number of reasons. Because of this, we do not think that providing an average cost of surgery or even a general price range would tell the whole story of the process. We encourage you to visit our practice for a consultation so that a personalized price quote can be provided to you.
Factors That Affect the Cost of Liposuction
Some of the factors that affect the cost of liposuction are as follows:
- The location of the plastic surgery center
- The training and credentials of the cosmetic surgeon
- The complexity of the patient’s case
- The need for combination surgery
- Special technologies used by the practice
- Promotions or discounts unique to a practice
Is liposuction covered by medical insurance?
By and large, liposuction and other kinds of body contouring surgeries are not covered by medical insurance. They are considered elective procedures are not a medical necessity. We do encourage you to check with your insurance provider, however, as policies do vary and some may have special stipulations for coverage if certain circumstances are involved.
Financing Options and Payment Plans for Cosmetic Surgery
Since the cost of liposuction can be a burden on some housedholds, it is not uncommon for different financing options and payment plans to be used to pay for cosmetic surgeries such as liposuction. These financing plans are much like traditional loans or credit cards. A lending institution will cover the total cost of surgery, and the patient is responsible for paying back the lender on a monthly basis. Many find this arrangement helpful in that they are able to budget on a month to month basis accordingly.
Contact Our Center for Cosmetic Plastic Surgery
For more information about liposuction and your many other options out there for advanced body sculpting and contouring, be sure to contact our cosmetic surgery centers serving San Francisco and Sacramento today. The entire team looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve the best possible aesthetic results.