There are several factors when it comes to determining the cost of a liposuction procedure. A primary factor is the extent of areas being treated and the total amount of fat being removed. Liposuction procedures here in our Santa Ana office are often combined with other cosmetic procedures, which, as you can imagine, can make a huge difference in the overall cost. If combining liposuction with a tummy tuck, as is often the case, the liposuction is factored into the estimate your surgeon provides but often less than if you got the procedures done separately at totally different times.
Liposuction can also be used to transfer fat to other areas, such as the breast, face, or biceps. In most cases, a breast augmentation using transferred fat costs almost as much as augmentation using implants because the liposuction portion of the surgery is added. Newer innovations, such as the “high-definition liposuction,” combines fat removal with skin etching techniques can make muscle look better defined following liposuction, giving the body a more toned look. This type of liposuction can cost twice as much as traditional liposuction alone but it is a very popular treatment for those wishing to achieve that “six-pack” look of chiseled abdominal muscles.
Overall, liposuction that is removing fat from the abdominal region only will cost much less than a procedure that involves removing fat from the abdomen, flanks, and thighs. And even less than liposuction plus other complementary procedures. We counsel all of our Santa Ana clients that the scope of their liposuction will have a major effect on what you can expect to pay.
In addition to the amount of area the liposuction hopes to treat, cost depends greatly on the plastic surgeon’s experience, reputation and use of technology. In general, the more reputable the plastic surgeon, the more the surgery will likely cost. Experience and skill are valuable assets and to have the best may come at a higher price. A plastic surgeon with considerable experience and recognition in the field of body contouring will understandably cost a higher fee. If he or she uses advanced technology, for your benefit, that may also influence the price. The use of lasers and radiofrequency in liposuction has been proven to provide better results than traditional liposuction, but this equipment is not cheap and also requires special training on the part of the surgeon and his/her staff.
Regardless, remember that this is your body and your health and wellbeing is at stake, don’t cut corners when it comes to plastic surgery. If you live in the Orange County/ NPB/ Santa Ana area and are considering liposuction, contact our office today. You’ll be in good hands with triple board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali Sajjadian
He uses the most advanced and expert technique which translate to quick recovery and excellent results.