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A 40-year-old member asked:

what can i do to pay for liposuction?

5 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Thomas Fiala
Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
Cosmetic surgery: Most surgeons accept the usual forms of payment - cash, credit card, etc. You may want to finance your procedure - and there are third-party companies that do this, like carecredit.
Dr. David Abramson
Plastic Surgery 50 years experience
Paying for surgery: Liposuction is cosmetic surgery which means that it is self pay. Options depending on the doctors office can include, cashmere check credit cards or financing companies like care credit.
Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Elective surg prepay: In most instances this is not a covered procedure and therefore pre payment is expected, however there are a variety of financing plans and credit companies that may be willing to forward the required cash with a payment plan. Good credit rating is usually necessary to get food terms. In some instances, markedly reduced fees can be charged at university training programs.
Dr. Dennis Dass
Plastic Surgery 14 years experience
Paying for surgery: Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery that will need to be paid for prior to the procedure. Insurance will not cover it. Most practices accept cash, credit cards, and also offer financing. http://www.dassmd.com/cost-of-plastic-surgery/index.html.
Dr. Daniel Careaga
Plastic Surgery 18 years experience
Several ways: Cash check credit card financing (carecredit, etc...).

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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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