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Budgeting for Leaner Body Contours
Lipoplasty, or liposuction, is a plastic surgery procedure that involves removing stubborn fat deposits. Unlike breast or face surgery, liposuction procedures are not confined to specific areas of the body. A lipoplasty can improve the contours of virtually any part of the body, and is often combined with other plastic surgery procedures. No two liposuction procedures are alike. Therefore, the cost of the procedure can vary dramatically from case to case, depending on how many areas are treated. We understand that planning for plastic surgery requires careful budgeting, and Dr. Azita Madjidi can help you understand liposuction cost during a consultation at our Houston office. Contact us today to learn more.
Like all of our plastic surgery procedures, the immediate cost of your liposuction will include:
Liposuction prices also differ according to the area of the body targeted, as well as the amount of work needed to accomplish the patient’s goals. For instance, lipoplasty of the neck, which is a relatively small area, is typically half the cost of the same procedure performed on a patient’s arms, abdomen, or back. After initial consultations, Dr. Madjidi provides patients with an estimate that is valid for six months. It is important to understand that some fees can increase for reasons beyond our control.
Although liposuction is a versatile treatment suitable for a wide variety of applications, it is not the choice for weight loss. If removing excessive fat will cause the skin to sag, then Dr. Madjidi will discuss removing the additional skin as well, or direct you to an appropriate alternative to liposuction. As part of your consultation, Dr. Madjidi will also explain the related risks and appropriate post-operative care instructions.
While liposuction can eliminate stubborn fat deposits that do not respond to exercise or dieting, it is not a substitute for a healthy lifestyle. Patients who are overweight should not expect a liposuction to create dramatic changes to their appearance. Ideal candidates for liposuction are already in good health and normal weight. Dr. Madjidi will thoroughly explain the capabilities and limitations of liposuction so that you can determine whether the procedure is the right choice for you. Once a liposuction is performed, you can help maintain the results by maintaining a healthy diet and regular exercise routine. Meanwhile, a patient’s satisfaction with their enhanced contour and better-fitting clothes can provide a significant boost in self-esteem. When considering the cost of liposuction, remember that the treatment has the potential to not only help you look better, but also feel better, and experience a greater quality of life.
Dr. Azita Madjidi takes a personal approach to analyzing and planning a patient’s cosmetic procedures, taking the patient’s goals, lifestyle and health into consideration. As a versatile and highly-effective cosmetic treatment, liposuction can create leaner body contours, improving the patient’s overall appearance and boosting their self-esteem. If you would like to learn more about liposuction, including the cost, recovery process, benefits, and risks, please contact our office today.
by Azita Madjidi
Houston Plastic Surgery