If you’re like many Californians, you’re at or around your ideal weight, but you have stubborn pockets of excess fat that will not budge, even with a healthy diet and regular exercise. Over time, your favorite clothes have become a little too tight at the seams and you can’t spot-reduce those bothersome bulges, so you find yourself sitting at home wondering, how much is liposuction at Kaniff Cosmetic Medical Center in Sacramento, CA?
How Much Is Liposuction?
One of the hardest questions to answer about liposuction is how much is liposuction. The answer to this question is extremely personal to the individual. Even if you and your brother had excess chest fat removed, the cost may vary between the two of you based on the volume of fat that was removed, the technique that was used, the type of anesthesia used, and how much anesthesia was used. Without an evaluation, the best we can do is give you a brief overview of the range of costs you can expect for a given location.
How Much Is Liposuction for the Upper and Lower Abdomen?
Typically, you can expect to pay between $3,800 and $8,000 when receiving liposuction to remove excess fat from both the upper and lower abdomen. While this may sound like a lot, it’s important to remember that liposuction for the lower abdomen alone can cost anywhere from $2,500 to $7,500. We can’t tell you exactly how much you would pay for just upper abdominal fat removal, but it would generally be between $500 and $1,300.
Since we offer such significant savings when you combine areas, such as the upper and lower abdomen, it does not make sense for you to pay for one procedure and then save up to pay cash for a second procedure. Taking that route would result in, among other things, having to pay for anesthesia and surgeon’s fees twice. If you don’t want to pay cash for your procedure, sign up for a credit card or installment loan from a company that provides loans for cosmetic procedures.
How Much Is It for the Back?
If you have excess abdominal fat, there’s a good chance you also struggle with excess back fat. Using liposuction to remove excess back fat can cost you anywhere from $2,000 to $4,500. You can expect to pay closer to the upper end of that range if you are targeting your lower back because there is probably more excess fat there than you would have at your bra line.
How Much Is It for the Chest?
Men and women alike come to us to have excess fat removed from the chest. Some women use liposuction as an alternative to a breast reduction, a procedure that reduces the size of the breasts by removing breast and skin tissue and a tiny amount of fat tissue.
Men commonly seek this procedure to treat pseudo gynecomastia. Gynecomastia is a medical condition characterized by the excessive growth of breast tissue. Regardless of why you would like to have fat removed from your chest, you can expect to pay between $3,800 and $8,000.
How Much Is It for the Upper Arms?
If you hold your arms out to your sides and find that you have excess fat hanging from your triceps, you’re probably a good candidate for liposuction of the upper arms. If you’d like to look and feel sleek, strong, and sexy in a sleeveless or strapless dress, you can sculpt the upper arms of your dreams for a mere $2,000 to $5,500.
How Much Is It for the Flanks?
Removing excess fat from the flanks via liposuction will usually cost you between $2,500 and $6,000. However, if you combine this procedure with another desired fat removal location or another body contouring procedure, you will save a significant amount of money.
How Much Is It for the Buttocks?
If you’re looking to wave goodbye to your banana roll for good, expect to pay between $2,000 and $5,000. If your buttocks is not your only trouble area, you should strongly consider combining liposuction for the buttocks with other trouble areas, such as the inner thighs and knees or outer thighs and knees.
If you were only targeting your inner thighs and knees, you could expect liposuction to cost around $3,300 to $6,500. If you were only targeting your anterior thighs and knees, you could expect liposuction to cost around $2,500 to $6,000. By targeting both your buttocks and legs for fat removal via liposuction, you will save on OR fees, surgeon’s fees, anesthesia fees, and more.
How Much Is It for the Face?
Having excess face fat is a particularly challenging problem to have. If you have a little extra upper abdominal fat, you can wear a looser shirt or go for a flowy dress that is cinched just below the bust line. If you have excess neck fat, you can wear a turtleneck or scarf when the weather cools off, but there’s not too much you can reasonably do to camouflage your excess fatty tissue deposits.
If you’re looking to remove excess fat from the area around the chin, cheeks, jowls and neck, you can expect to pay between $2,500 and $5,000 depending on the volume of fat that needs to be removed, the technique or techniques used and the type and amount of anesthesia, among other factors. Once we assess your needs, we will provide you with a quote for your procedure.
How Much Is It for the Hips or Waist?
If you’re looking to remove excess fat from the hips or waist, expect to pay between $2,500 and $6,000. This is the same price that you could expect to pay to have excess pockets of adipose tissue removed from the outer thighs. However, if you combine these areas, you can save a significant amount of money. During your initial consultation, we will advise you regarding whether your trouble area is your anterior thigh or outer thigh.
How Does Anesthesia Affect the Cost of Liposuction?
The amount of anesthesia you need to remain comfortable during your procedure affects the total cost of liposuction because your total procedure cost will be higher if you receive a larger dose of medication.
However, the largest driving factor affecting price is the type of anesthesia that you opt for. Opting for general anesthesia will cost you more than opting for local anesthesia without sedation will cost you. However, local anesthesia will not put you to sleep so you would be numb and awake during the procedure.
How Does the Volume of Excess Fat Affect the Cost of the Procedure?
Generally, your procedure will be more expensive if you have a larger volume of excess fat that must be removed from a particular location. There are several reasons for this. Primarily, more anesthesia will need to be used to keep the area numbed for a longer period of time. Secondarily, procedures that take longer, even when ignoring the cost of anesthesia, cost more than procedures that are completed in only an hour.
How Does the Location of the Excess Fat Affect the Cost of Liposuction?
As discussed above, the cost of liposuction varies fairly significantly based on the targeted location. There are several reasons for this, but the most significant is that the location of the excess fat affects how complicated the procedure will be.
For example, it is far more complicated to perform lower abdominal liposuction than it is to remove excess fat from the triceps or underarms. Furthermore, targeting the lower abdomen typically results in a higher cost than targeting the arms because of the size of the area and the volume of fat that needs to be removed.
How Does the Technique Used Affect the Cost of Liposuction?
During your initial consultation, if we determine that you are a good candidate for this procedure, we will discuss the most effective technique for your unique needs based on the amount of fat that needs to be removed and the area the fat is being removed from. Once we’ve identified the appropriate technique, we will provide you with a quote that is valid for 30 days.
If your bottom line is that you don’t care how long the procedure takes, but you must undergo the most affordable procedure, then traditional liposuction will be ideal for you. If, however, you are looking for a more time-efficient procedure that will remove as much fat, or more, as traditional liposuction, you must pay for the convenience and cutting-edge technology.
Is Liposuction Covered By Health Insurance?
The only way to know whether your health insurance provider would cover liposuction is to read your policy. For the most part, health insurance providers consider liposuction to be a cosmetic procedure. Therefore, they do not cover any part of the cost.
We’d like to reiterate, however, that you should speak with your health insurance provider regarding whether liposuction is covered. If you have a medical condition causing shoulder, neck, or upper back pain, such as excessively large breasts, your policy may cover the cost of lipo.
What if I Can’t Afford Liposuction?
If you’re worried about the up-front cost of liposuction, don’t be. Our friendly, understanding staff will help you apply for CareCredit or Alphaeon Credit. Care Credit has partnered with us to offer no interest if the procedure is paid in full within the six-month promotional period. This gives you plenty of time to receive reimbursement from your health insurance provider if lipo is deemed medically necessary or cash from selling part of one of your investments.
CareCredit also offers the opportunity for a reduced APR for the first 24 months post-op and fixed monthly payments spread out over five years. Alphaeon Credit offers deferred interest plans that extend all the way to two years and payment plans that extend all the way to five years. The best part is that they offer credit limits up to $25,000, so you can rest assured you will achieve your ideal aesthetic and not pay a red cent upfront.
If you’re still worried about the cost of liposuction, let us know during your initial consultation. CoolSculpting may be right for you to achieve your aesthetic goals at a lower cost to you.
Learn More About Liposuction Costs Today
Unfortunately, there’s no way to answer EXACTLY how much is liposuction without an initial consultation. If you’d like a quote for how much it would cost you based on the anesthesia you need, the particular fat removal method that is best suited for your needs and the areas you need excess fat removed from, please contact us now at Kaniff Cosmetic Medical Center in Sacramento, CA to schedule your initial consultation. We are more than happy to help. See you soon!