The average cost of liposuction is contingent upon many factors. The most significant factors in determining the cost of liposuction is the size or weight of the individual and area of the body. The more fat that is removed, the higher the cost. Liposuction is surgery that is performed in an operating room. Operating room fees vary between hospitals or outpatient clinics. Other factors that affect the cost of liposuction surgery are laboratory and anesthesiologist fees.
The average cost of upper and lower abdominal liposuction in 2009 is about $7,000. This is one of the most frequently performed liposuction procedures. Liposuction on the lower abdomen alone cost an average of $4,000.
There are three types of liposuction, super-wet, ultra-sound assisted and tumescent. Ultra-sound assisted liposuction is the most expensive and costs about $300 more than the super-wet or the tumescent. Anesthesiologist fees for abdominal liposuction are about $500 to $1,000. Surgeon's fee is approximately $2,000, and the operating room cost is about $700.
Liposuction procedures on the outer thighs costs $1,600 to $5,000, depending on how much fat is removed and the liposuction technique used. The cost of liposuction will also depend on the geographic location and amount of experience and board certifications your surgeon has.
Liposuction procedures performed on men are generally more expensive than women. Men have more fibrous fat, and the fat tends to be harder than the fat in women.
Inner Thighs, Knees, Waist & Hips
An average cost of liposuction on the combined inner thighs and knee areas is $2,000 to $5,000. Liposuction average cost on the combined waist and hips $1,600 to $5,000.
To have liposuction performed on the buttocks cost $1,500 to $5,000 and depends on how much fat is removed, the expertise of the surgeon and the cost of the operating room.
Arms, Back & Facial Areas
Plan to spend a low of $1,500 to $5,000 for liposuction procedures on the arms. Liposuction techniques on the back area will cost $1,500 to $4,000. Using liposuction techniques to remove fat from the combined neck, chin and cheek areas, fee are $2,000 to $4,000.
Breast and Flanks
Removing fat from breast using liposuction cost an average of $3,000 to $7,500; flanks, $2,000 to $5,000.
Having liposuction procedures performed on multiple areas of the body during one operation is more cost-efficient because the fees for the operating room, surgeon, laboratory cost and anesthesiologist fees are only slightly higher than for liposuction on one area of the body.