If your plan is to have plastic surgery in the future, financing is an important consideration to think about when you’re researching a specific procedure. In most cases, the cost of elective cosmetic surgery won’t be covered by your health insurance policy, so you’ll have to pay out of pocket. American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery statistics show that liposuction was the second most performed surgical procedure in 2019. One of the most frequently asked questions every year is “How much does liposuction cost?” Our Nashville-based Nashville Plastic Surgery Institute team will discuss this with you in detail during a personalized consultation and provide you with a personalized surgery quote, as prices vary greatly, depending on each patient’s unique needs. We also offer patient financing plans.

With that in mind, here is a basic rundown of liposuction costs. Prices are determined by various factors, such as:

  • The number of and type of body areas being targeted (some areas have more fat and are more time-consuming, while tiny areas can be more technically challenging to reduce)
  • If you have had prior liposuction (revision liposuction is much more complex than first time liposuction)
  • How long the operation takes
  • The surgeon’s experience and reputation
  • Type of liposuction performed
  • Type of anesthesia
  • Whether liposuction is being combined with additional procedures
  • The patient’s body mass index (a calculation that takes into account height and weight)

The cost of liposuction in the Nashville area ranges anywhere from $6,000 to $10,000, and some sources place the average cost in America at around $6,000, based on patient reviews.

The ultimate cost will include anesthesia fees and other expenses.

While it can be tempting to choose a less expensive, discount option, patients should remember that you get what you pay for with plastic surgery. If a price seems too good to be true, it probably is. It goes without saying that it’s better to not take risks when it comes to a major operation that can dramatically alter your body. Ultra-cheap plastic surgery can put you in danger, increase the chances of botched cosmetic results – which can be difficult to impossible to fix in certain cases, and increase the chance of complications—which can bring additional costs as well. Such riskier surgeries are often performed by non-specialists who lack hospital privileges and don’t have the proper training.

Do your homework, choose a properly trained and experienced plastic surgeon, and ask any questions you need in order to feel comfortable with the cost.

Set up a consultation with our team at Nashville Plastic Surgery Institute to discuss liposuction cost and financing options available to you at our Nashville-based office. Interested in body contouring? Get in touch with us by calling 615.932.7700 or write to us online to let us know more.