How much does Dallas Liposuction Cost and what are the alternatives?
The evolution of body contouring procedures has led to a variety of surgical and nonsurgical options. Liposuction is a popular surgical procedure, but its cost can vary depending on factors like the plastic surgeon’s experience and the areas of the body treated. Nonsurgical options like CoolSculpting are also available and can be a great way to target and remove stubborn pockets of fat.
Body contouring procedures have come a long way since liposuction surgeries started in the 1970s. Since then, the evolution of both surgical procedures and nonsurgical options has been studied and widely proven. Luckily, now a patient has a choice when considering surgery vs. nonsurgical options.
Occasionally, clients want to know the differences between these options and which would best fit their needs. If you’re comparing CoolSculpting and liposuction, there are a few things to keep in mind.
How much does liposuction cost in Dallas?
Much like CoolSculpting and other body contouring procedures, treatments are customized to help patients achieve their ideal outcomes and goals. The liposuction procedure is a surgery that removes unwanted fat from areas across the body.
Fat removal can be a unique procedure because clients all have different goals in mind. When undergoing a surgical procedure, the cost of the plastic surgeons, anesthesia, the operating room, and other hidden costs that you may be unaware of all add up to your full procedure cost.
What’s the average cost of a liposuction procedure?
The average liposuction cost can range from $1,000 to $12,000. Realself states the average cost of liposuction to be around $6,000. The importance of a liposuction consultation is to design the treatment plan and outline the full liposuction costs. The surgical procedure and plastic surgeon experience will be discussed during the consultation. Patients opting for plastic surgery will need to discuss what results they want and what areas they want to perform liposuction, like the upper arms, to fully design their procedure costs.
Because there are so many varying factors, answering how much does liposuction cost is very nuanced. Short answer? It depends.
Why have a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon before a liposuction procedure
The consultation for liposuction will help determine the amount of excess fat, the best way to achieve a slimmer appearance for the patient, and credential the plastic surgeon based on experience, how many surgeries of liposuction performed, and what results the surgeon typically achieves.
You’ll want to know how aggressive the surgeon wants to be and how much fat can be removed. Sometimes, clients think they only want liposuction, but they actually need a tummy tuck to achieve their goals. Speaking to a highly trained provider can help bridge this gap and educate a patient on what to expect during the surgery.
How to get a price quote for liposuction cost?
You’ll also receive a liposuction costs breakdown during that initial consultation and have the opportunity to discuss any other procedures you want to add while under anesthesia, like a breast reduction.
Additionally, you’ll discuss recovery advice that works for most patients, including the use of compression garments.
Who should perform an outpatient procedure like liposuction surgery?
The liposuction procedure should always be performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon. Anyone else performing plastic surgery procedures can lack the proper training to facilitate great and safe results. Often, liposuction surgery is combined with other commonly performed body contouring procedures in the operating room, including tummy tuck surgery or even a neck lift. While bedside manner does matter when choosing a provider, the best thing you can look for is results.
Sometimes, an experienced surgeon may perform ultrasound-assisted liposuction, laser-assisted liposuction, or suction-assisted liposuction to get the best body contouring procedure results. The most common of these options is to use a suction device during liposuction to achieve the desired result for the patient.
Do all plastic surgeons charge the same for liposuction?
Depending on the experience of the Dallas surgeon, the surgical technique, and the patient’s goal, the treatment cost can vary from one patient to the next. Not all providers charge the same for liposuction. Costs for patients are calculated based on many factors, including the areas of the body treated and the patient’s goals.
When consulting with a plastic surgeon regarding any plastic surgery procedure at an initial consultation, ask for a breakdown of the operating room cost, liposuction costs, and a full explanation of all line items on your quote. The cost of liposuction can vary depending on all of these items.
Are there hidden fees for liposuction?
Pay special attention to the operating room costs, the cost of general anesthesia, and the total cost of surgery. Often, these fees are depending on the treatment areas and the time needed in the medical facility. The time needed to treat multiple areas will be much different than one small area.
Usually, price quotes are straightforward but beware of hidden costs or add-ons that you don’t need or could buy elsewhere (like post-treatment garments can often be cheaper on Amazon than when purchased from the practice). That said, the quality of post-treatment supplies is important; sometimes, it’s better to get those from the surgeon.
What other alternatives exist for liposuction surgery?
Other technologies like laser technology or tumescent liposuction procedure have become really common. During tumescent liposuction, a plastic surgeon can safely perform fat removal without general anesthesia. This is an innovative body sculpting technique. Most surgeons prefer using anesthesia to remove fat cells, especially depending on the amount of fat removed. However, patients undergoing these procedures are still having surgery.
Are there nonsurgical alternatives to liposuction in Dallas?
Nonsurgical alternatives patients may consider include treatments like CoolSculpting, CoolSculpting Elite, and Emsculpt technologies. None of these are considered a replacement for liposuction but are great options to consider when doing research.
Where liposuction surgery happens in one visit, nonsurgical options like CoolSculpting take course over several weeks. CoolSculpting usually includes at least 2 treatment days, and results take about 3 months to fully develop.
Is CoolSculpting nonsurgical liposuction?
The CoolSculpting procedure is a safe way to target unwanted fat and avoid the downtime associated with liposuction. It’s not an alternative to liposuction, but it’s a great way to target and remove stubborn pockets of fat in areas not responding to diet and exercise.
We offer consultations for the CoolSculpting procedure for stubborn areas like the abdomen, love handles, and more. Treated areas included 9 FDA-cleared options. Schedule a consultation with our team to find out if CoolSculpting is right for you. At your private consultation, there are no additional fees to discuss the differences in weight loss, CoolSculpting, or liposuction.
The cost of CoolSculpting, like the cost of liposuction, is unique to you. Here at Element Body Lab, we only offer Dallas CoolSculpting, but we have plastic surgeons we refer to for advice about surgical options, should that be a better fit for your goals.
Can CoolSculpting be performed after liposuction or a tummy tuck?
Great question! Yes- CoolSculpting can be used to spot treat fat deposits after other surgical procedures. Our dedicated CoolSculpting providers are skilled at getting great results for clients after other surgical procedures, like liposuction, tummy tuck surgery, or a c-section.
useful links to continue reading
- Book a consultation here with our team in Dallas, Texas
- Learn more about How CoolSculpting Works.
- Read the CoolSculpting Patient Safety Data Sheet (risks and side effects).