Before considering a liposuction procedure, one of your first questions is probably, “How much does liposuction cost?” Unfortunately, the answer isn’t as clear-cut as you probably hope because the cost of a liposuction surgery varies by doctor and the area (or areas) you’d like to treat. Although the price will differ for most patients, it is possible to know how much your surgery will cost to be financially prepared.
The region you are looking to get your surgery done in also affects how much your liposuction will cost. For example, the average cost of liposuction surgeries in the United States is about $3,637. The average price of breast augmentation in Atlanta can range from $300-$3000 for treatment in a single area, but remember, this is the average. These numbers also don’t reflect the entirety of the costs associated with surgery; things like booking a surgical center and anesthesia add to the overall cost of the procedure.
Although liposuction surgery in Atlanta is more affordable than the average nationwide cost, you can indeed find quality work, as plastic surgeons in metropolitan areas tend to have more experience. When determining how much you want to spend on a quality liposuction procedure, you should consider your doctor’s reputation, the type of procedure you want, and the cost of associated fees.
What’s Included in Liposuction Surgery Pricing?
Apart from the factors that affect the overall price of liposuction, such as the amount of fat you’d like removed, the number of areas you’d like treated, your doctor, there are several costs associated with the procedure typically included. These additional costs include:
- Fees for anesthesia
- Facility costs from the hospital or clinic
- Medical testing fees
- Post-surgery garments (like bandages or stitches)
- Surgeon’s fee
The price should also include fees for a post-operative follow-up appointment. It is important to note that additional fees may be included, or you may not be charged some of these fees. Therefore, it is essential to know what your costs include when the doctor reviews the final price with you.
It’s common for patients to request an itemized bill before surgery, so you know exactly what you’re being charged. With the above costs included, most liposuction surgeries start at $5000 At Buckhead Plastic Surgery. Regardless of the price, your top priority when considering such a procedure is to make sure you feel confident and comfortable with your plastic surgeon’s capabilities.
Is Liposuction or Non-Surgical Body Contouring Right for Me?
There are advantages and disadvantages to both liposuction and non-surgical body contouring. Liposuction is a more aggressive method of fat reduction and requires significant recovery time. Patients will experience soreness, bruising, and swelling after the procedure.
Liposuction may be an excellent option for reducing more significant deposits of excess fat. It can significantly improve your figure in several areas at once. Liposuction results are visible after the swelling goes down and the treated area heals, although the final result is typically not fully revealed for six months.
Non-Surgical fat reduction may be a better fit if you are already at your ideal weight, have good skin elasticity, and want to target more minor, stubborn trouble spots. However, although you will see results after each treatment, the final will not be as dramatic, and multiple treatments may be necessary.
While neither liposuction nor non-surgical body contouring treatments replace weight loss, liposuction does offer more dramatic and longer-lasting results.
Liposuction Financing Options
If you’re considering liposuction but don’t have the available funds to cover it, options are available. If you qualify for financing, you can schedule your procedure without worrying about paying all of the costs upfront. Instead, financing allows you to pay for your surgery in installments, usually with little to no interest. Payment plans can be covered in 3, 6, or 12-month installments.
Buckhead Plastic Surgery offers several options through three different lenders, including:
- Alphaeon Credit
- Prosper HealthCare Lending
- United Medical Credit
Each organization offers a variety of different plans for its customers. Some lenders’ plans work like credit cards exclusive to healthcare services, while others work like traditional loans. Make sure you shop around to see which lender works best for you and your financial needs. Keep in mind that while you may qualify for specific plans, you may not be eligible for others.
Things to Consider About Liposuction
Liposuction is one of the oldest and most common forms of cosmetic surgery. However, it’s still surgery which is a serious decision and should be made with careful consideration. When considering cosmetic surgery, it’s essential to research and find a reputable doctor to ensure your safety and positive outcome. Dr. Alan Larsen is a double board-certified plastic surgeon with many years of experience in performing liposuction surgeries.
When you book your free consultation, we’ll discuss the areas you want to be treated and create a customized treatment plan for you. Then, we can present all the options available and answer any questions you might have.
It’s also important to schedule your surgery at a time of year where you can fully recover at home. Liposuction recovery time can vary based on which parts of the body you prefer to treat. However, it’s important to discuss with your medical team and plan accordingly; most patients can expect recovery to last 2-4 weeks.
Many patients choose to combine multiple treatments such as liposuction and Accent Prime. Combining treatments can provide even more impressive results in a short amount of time. Call us today to find out if Accent Prime is right for you.
Visit Buckhead Plastic Surgery to learn more About Body Contouring Options
We know this is a lot of information, but we hoped it helped better educate you on the costs and pricing involved with liposuction in Atlanta. We would love the opportunity to talk with you more about your liposuction. To learn more, schedule a free 15-minute consultation with us or download our complete liposuction guide.