Liposuction is typically performed as elective plastic surgery. Therefore, the patient will likely not receive insurance coverage for this procedure.
This makes it vital for the patient to consider the costs associated with procedure while seeking a body contouring procedure such as liposuction.
At the time of the pre-operative consultation, the surgeon will inform the patient on various facets of the procedure, including its approximate costs. A committed surgeon will make sure that the patient has complete clarity on the costs, insurance, and financing to be able to make an enlightened decision.
The Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery, led by board certified plastic surgeons Dr. Burton M. Sundin and Dr. Reps B. Sundin, provides liposuction to patients in Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredericksburg, and surrounding locations.
Liposuction DC Cost Factors
Many factors affect the cost of liposuction plastic surgery at a particular practice or for an individual patient. Some primary factors impacting the cost are:
Size of the Affected Site
Liposuction can help remove excess fat tissue pockets in the buttocks, thighs, flanks, hips, calves, upper arms, knees, calves, and neck. The cost of the procedure may be higher in case more substantial areas are being treated. The cost also varies on the basis of the individual complexities of the patient.
Number of Affected Areas
The patient may require liposuction in a single area or multiple locations. The length of the surgery and number of areas of treatment involved will affect the overall liposuction costs.
Every patient has a unique body type and may need a specific amount of fat reduction to achieve their desired goals. Liposuction costs may be more for patients with a larger body type.
The surgeon may perform the liposuction using tumescent techniques, or advanced devices such as ultrasound or laser. The technique used can cause a marginal impact on the total surgery costs.
The fees of a highly-skilled and experienced plastic surgeon may be higher than those of a new surgeon who is working under the supervision of a senior surgeon. Plastic surgeons with board certification usually invest in best practices and high-quality standards to provide their patients with excellent outcomes.
The dollar amount for liposuction can differ between the two practices. Practices located in busy metropolitan cities and main urban centers will typically have higher costs as the real estate and overhead costs in these areas are higher.
Main Cost Components
Patients should consider all cost elements associated with liposuction surgery, including:
- Anesthesia costs
- Operating room expenses
- Pre and post-op tests
- Compression garment
- Prescription medications
- Post-op appointments
Investing in Quality
The patient should ideally choose to work with a board certified surgeon and the best possible practice for a significant procedure such as liposuction. While the costs of the procedure will soon be forgotten, the patient will experience the results for a long time.
Patients sometimes end up paying more (in terms of a revision surgery) if they choose a less trained or inexperienced surgeon or a practice that is ill-equipped to provide safe and predictable surgeries.
Plastic surgeons at the Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery receive patients from Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredericksburg, and nearby areas for liposuction.
For more information on the surgical and non-surgical procedures and treatments by Board Certified Cosmetic Plastic Surgeons Dr. Reps Sundin and Dr. Burton Sundin at the Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery and M Body Contouring and Laser Centerplease visit:
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