How much does liposuction cost?

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Liposuction is a popular surgery procedure that involves removing excess fatty tissue from underneath the skin, usually for cosmetic purposes. This surgery is often an alternative to diet and exercise. People can choose to get liposuction on almost any area of their body. Of course, surgery is expensive, but depending on many factors, you may end up not spending as much as you thought.

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Body Area

The cost of liposuction will vary depending on the area of your body where you intend to get the surgery. Here is a list of popular areas of the body and the average price range for liposuction: Outer thighs: £1,040 to £3,250. Inner thighs: £1,300 to £3,250. Hips/Waist: £1,040 to £3,250. Abdomen: £1,950 to £4,875. Arms: £975 to £3,250. Chin/Cheeks/Neck: £1,300 to £2,925. Breasts: £1,950 to £4,875. Back: £975 to £2,600. Buttocks: £975 to £2,925.

Average Cost

Believe it or not, the average cost of liposuction can be very affordable. According to the Consumer Guide to Plastic Surgery, the national average is around £2,600 for one area of the body.

Location

The cost of this surgery will vary significantly by where you plan on getting it done. For instance, a practice located in New York City will cost significantly more than a rurally located practice in Arkansas.

Factors

These are common factors that determine what the cost of a liposuction procedure will be: patient size, operating room fees, anesthesiologist's service fees, amount of time and effort required and lab fees.

Other Variables

The cost of liposuction is also determined by the type of procedure, the sex of the patient, how long the physician has been practicing and how many areas are being done at the same time.

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