The cost of liposuction and laser liposuction depends on many different factors. But by knowing what part of the body the patient desires treatment we can begin to generalize how much a procedure will cost. Most clinics will provide a preliminary price estimate for laser liposuction patients based on this information. Generally, larger areas will cost more but the complexity or delicacy of the treatment also affects the final cost. It comes down to the amount of fat to be removed and the work required of the surgeon.
Large areas of the body such as the abdomen, back, chest or legs will cost the most to perform liposuction on. The cost of some of these areas can range from as little as $1,500 per treatment to as much as $10,000 or more. The average cost of abdominal liposuction is about $4,000 while liposuction legs, back or buttocks will cost approximately $3,000. Smaller areas of the body such as facial regions including the chin, jowls or neck can cost between $1,500 and $6,000 and average about $2,500 per treatment area. Despite being a fairly low amount of fat in the area the delicate nature or treating the face forces the surgeon to do more detailed work.
In general the cost of laser liposuction for a male patient will be higher than a female patient due to the generally large build of a male body. Men also tend to have more fibrous fat cells making it harder to break and remove from the body. Statistics have also shown that men tend to have liposuction in very particular areas of the body that are known to have the toughest fat cells to work with.
The only accurate way to get an estimate is by consulting a plastic surgeon for a price quote. Since consultation is free and a great way to learn more about options for an individual it is a good idea for anyone who is consider laser liposuction or any other cosmetic procedure. Be sure to verify that any quote you receive is explained so there is a clear understanding what fees or other charges might not be included.