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A 36-year-old member asked:

how much does liposuction typically cost?

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Dr. Andre Berger
Cosmetic Surgery 40 years experience
Range is $2K to $20K: The cost of lipo will vary depending on a number of factors. 1-the number of areas being treated 2-the type of facility and anesthesia used 3-whether this is an initial or touch-up or improvement procedure 4-the method and technology applied to the particular case also, the geographical location where lipo is performed may influenced the cost. For example, lipo costs in manhattan or beverly h.
Dr. Gary Tuma
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Lipo cost: This usually varies based on region that is being treated. There is usually the physician fee, or fee and anesthesia fee. Make sure to see a board certified plastic surgeon.
Dr. Azita Madjidi
Plastic Surgery 30 years experience
Based on areas: It depends on the number of areas you want to treat. Could be between 2200 and 2800 per area. To this you may need to add operating room cost and anesthesia.
Dr. David Dreyfuss
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Liposuction cost: The cost does vary quite a bit by region of the country. In general there is the physician fee and a facility/anesthesia fee. The combined cost per area usually starts around $3000 and can go up from there as you treat multiple areas. Hope that helps.
Dr. Jennifer Tighe De Soto
Cosmetic Surgery 15 years experience
Varies: This is a really tricky question to answer. Liposuction cost depends on many things...what type of lipo, which areas, awake or general anesthesia, geographic location. In our practice SmartLipo costs can range from 1429 to 15000+. For information on our pricing see: http://www.omahacosmeticsurgery.com/cost-financing/

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A 32-year-old member asked:

Are there big risks to liposuction?

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Dr. Timothy King
Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Depends: It depends on your overall health, and how much liposuction is being done. In general, if you are healthy and do not undergo large volume liposuction, it is a relatively safe procedure. As with any surgical procedure, there are risks. I recommend discussing your personal situation with a board certified plastic surgeon who could explain the risks and come up with the best treatment plan for you.
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A 34-year-old member asked:

Are there liposuction complications that happen often?

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Dr. Jon Perlman
Plastic Surgery 48 years experience
Not if done properly: Complications from liposuction are very rare if patient and doctor selection are made carefully. For example a patient with loose skin after weight loss is not a very good candidate for lipo whereas someone with good skin elasticity and localized extra fat is. An unskilled surgeon or a poor candidate for the procedure can cause bad results and even complications. Choose wisely!
A 38-year-old member asked:

Can liposuction leave you disfigured?

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Dr. Alan Chen
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Depends: If improperly done by someone who is not a board certified plastic surgeon, then yes.
CA
A 24-year-old member asked:

What happens to the fat after liposuction?

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Dr. Brian Klink
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Permanent removal: The fat that is removed is permanently gone. The remaining fat cells (not all are removed in any area) may still get larger with weight gain, but the proportions should be much better.
A 38-year-old member asked:

What is the earliest stage to have liposuction?

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Dr. Richard Tholen
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
Age 18, if needed: If you are at or close to ideal weight, have localized excess fatty tissues, and have good overlying skin tone, you are a good candidate to see an abps-certified plastic surgeon experienced in the various liposuction techniques that might be appropriate for you. Liposuction is not a weight-loss technique.

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