Bethesda, Maryland Liposuction
Many of us have just a little bit of fat that we'd like to get rid of. It may be the love handles, or maybe just a bit of a paunch. Some people have just a little bit of off-putting flab around the hips or upper arms. The thing is, you can do squats, lunges, crunches, and push-ups all you want, but this fat may not go away. The reason for this is that spot reduction is a myth. When you can't get rid of that last pocket of fat, that's where a plastic surgeon can play a role through liposuction.
Liposuction is an aesthetic fat reduction surgery that is performed to remove targeted pockets of fat from different parts of the body. Thanks to liposuction, you can finally lose those love handles, ditch those saddlebags, and eliminate that remnant of a gut. (We should note that liposuction is not a weight loss surgery, but merely a means of addressing that last bit of problem fat on the body.)
What is the cost of liposuction?
At our cosmetic plastic surgery center, we often get asked about the average cost of liposuction surgery. We find that national averages and general price ranges actually don't paint the whole picture about liposuction surgery. In fact, they can sometimes be misleading given the number of factors involved in surgical cost.
If you would like to find out what liposuction may cost for your needs, we'd be more than happy to provide you with a price quote and breakdown during a consultation. We feel this is more honest and accurate than providing a range of prices.
Factors That Affect the Cost of Liposuction Treatment
Some of the factors that may affect the total cost of liposuction treatment include:
- The credentials or training of the cosmetic surgeon
- The location of the cosmetic surgery practice
- The need for combination surgeries (i.e., tummy tuck and other body lifts)
- The complexity of the patient's case
- Special technologies or techniques for the surgery
- Promotions that are run by individual practices
Is liposuction covered by health insurance?
In the vast majority of cases, liposuction is not covered by health insurance since it is cosmetic in nature and hence an elective surgery. That said, it doesn't hurt to double check with your insurance provider in case you may happen to qualify for some coverage.
Financing Options and Payment Plans for Liposuction
The total cost of a liposuction treatment may prove too much for an individual or a household to bear on its own. For that reason, there are financing plans available that can help. It's best to think of these financing options as a traditional loan or a credit card.
Your plastic surgeon will partner with a lending institution that will cover the total cost of surgery upfront. The patient will then pay back the lender on a monthly basis. Interest rates will apply to the total cost of the loan.
Learn More About Liposuction and Body Sculpting
If you would like to learn more about liposuction as well as your many other options for body contouring treatment, be sure to contact our Bethesda, MD cosmetic plastic surgery center today. During your consultation, we will be sure to discuss all of your options in greater detail, answering all of your questions in full so that you can make confident choices regarding surgical care.