What is the Cost of Liposculpture?
The cost of a treatment will vary based on a number of different predictable factors. The biggest and perhaps most important cost to consider with liposculpture is the plastic surgeon's fees. Typically, skilled, experienced, and well-trained plastic surgeons will charge more. The fees for your plastic surgeon's time are going to play the biggest role proportionately in determining the bottom line. But a surgeon that is highly skilled is much more desirable for a procedure involving precision, like liposculpture.
The other major consideration involved in the cost of your liposculpture treatment is the type of procedure that you choose to use to get rid of the fat deposits on your body. Procedures involving technologically advanced devices may cost more, but may take less of your surgeon's time to perform, altering the cost of the procedure. Your plastic surgeon may recommend a particular type of liposculpture treatment to you based on your unique situation and health profile.
Other factors that can impact the cost:
- Hospital or facility fees
- Anesthesia and anesthesiologist fees
- Prescription medications
- Compression garments
- Time off from work
If you're considering liposculpture, talk to your plastic surgeon about the fees involved in your procedure. Sometimes plastic surgeons will offer a discount to patients who undergo more than one procedure at the same time (for example: liposculpture and breast augmentation). If you're thinking about having more than just one procedure performed, discuss the possibility of having them both performed at the same time. Because you only need to pay a flat hospital or facility fee and anesthesiologist fee for the day of your surgery, combining procedures can significantly impact the bottom line.
Most liposculpture surgeries are elective, meaning that they are not medically necessary. As such, most insurance companies do not offer reimbursement for this type of procedure.
Talk with your doctor about financing options to make your procedure more affordable. There are a number of different financing opportunities available for patients who are considering the procedure. Special medical loans are often available to patients who would prefer to pay for their liposculpture surgery over the course of several months or perhaps years. Discuss the financing options with your doctor at the initial consultation to learn more about how you can make the surgery more financially accessible to you.