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Liposuction Costs and What Your Insurance Will Cover
January 15, 2020

Liposuction Insurance Coverage

Stubborn and unwanted fat that doesn’t respond to rigorous exercise or diet can be easily removed through liposuction. This treatment typically caters to eliminating excess fat int he neck, arms, breasts, abdomen, thighs, buttocks, and face.

Liposuction, like most other plastic surgery procedures, is not usually covered by insurance. If you plan to undergo liposuction to improve your appearance aesthetically, your insurance company will likely not cover the costs. However, if treatment is being performed to deal with underlying medical conditions, such as lipoma, some insurance agencies may cover certain expenses.

The Average Cost of Liposuction

On average, the cost of liposuction can range from $2,000 to $7,000. This cost reflects liposuction in only one treatment area. The costs can increase by $1,200 to $4,000 for each additional treatment area. While estimating your total expenses, it’s also suggested to take into consideration any additional fees, including anesthesia fees, lab test fees, and post-surgery materials and mediations.

Why The Cost Can Vary

Considering the costs of plastic surgery is essential to anyone on a budget. While searching for the best plastic surgeon is a great place to start, also looking for an affordable surgeon is just as important. The expenses of liposuction surgery depend on a wide range of factors, leading to the discrepancy in price across different providers. The costs are predominantly governed by the surgeon’s fee, anesthesiologist’s fee, surgical facility charges, pre-op test fees, and the cost of post-operative medications. The location and level of experience of a provider also contribute to a large margin in the fee in addition to the technique surgeons use.

Varying factors typically include:

How Many Areas Are Being Treated

The abdomen is one of the most common areas for liposuction. It’s important to take into consideration that the abdomen is not classified as one area of treatment, and even this large area encompasses multiple regions. Fat also tends to collect in deposits, meaning there might be a small number of smaller procedures that make up a greater area.

How Much Is Being Removed

The overall size of a patient’s body, in addition to the size of the mass being removed, is another factor to take into cost consideration.

The Difficulty of the Procedure

A thorough consultation appointment is the only way to determine how complicated the procedure will be before treatment. Fat can be more challenging to remove from someone who has repeatedly gained and lost weight, and scar tissue can also increase the level of difficulty.

Experience Level of the Surgeon

As with all cosmetic procedures, the level of experience your provider has is a factor. When it comes to cosmetic treatments, you often “get what you pay for.”

Location of the Surgery 

Treatment costs vary from region to region, and the variation can sometimes be significant.

How To Budget For Liposuction Surgery

Some providers offer packages which work out in a more cost-effective way of having treatments performed. If you’re looking to get liposuction done in multiple areas, many providers offer a flat fee option for expenses that come from anesthesia and operating facility charges. This allows for the patient to undergo surgery in multiple areas without individually paying out the additional fees each time.

Is Liposuction Right For You?

Liposuction is the most beneficial to patients who are at or near their ideal weight but still have disproportionate localized deposits of fat that exercise and dieting will not reduce. The best candidates for liposuction are non-smokers who are generally in good health and who have a positive outlook with realistic expectations about the procedure’s outcome.

To determine whether liposuction is the ideal treatment option for eliminating your stubborn fat, contact Hinsdale Vein & Laser today to schedule a consultation appointment.

*Please note that there is a nonrefundable $100 deposit required for liposuction consultations. This will be applied to the procedure cost.

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