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Liposuction Cost

The cost of liposuction is influenced by a number of factors. One factor is the qualifications and training of the individual performing the surgery.

Individuals undergoing cosmetic surgery should make certain that their surgeon is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. The American Board of Plastic Surgery is the only Board of Plastic Surgery that is recognized by the American Medical Association. It is not enough to check if the surgeon is board certified because the physician may not even be a surgeon and may be certified by a board that is not recognized by the American Medical Association.

Further individuals should determine if the surgeon is a member of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. This society is composed of board certified plastic surgeons who specialize in cosmetic surgery. To enhance patient safety all members of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery must only operate in fully accredited surgical facilities.

The cost of the surgery is also affected by the number of sites or areas that will be treated.

The definition of what constitutes a site varies from one practitioner to the next. Some surgeons consider the abdomen one site; others consider the abdomen two sites. Some practitioners consider the lateral thighs a single site, others consider the lateral thighs two sites .Some practitioners consider the anterior thigh part of the lateral thigh others regard the anterior thigh as a separate site.
There are separate costs for the surgical facility, the anesthesia and the garments. Your surgeons should be comfortable with all of the types of liposuction available (S.A.L.,P.A.L.,and U.A.L.). The recommendations for your specific case should be based on what provides you with the optimal result and should not be limited by what the practitioner can perform or equipment they can afford to purchase. The bottom line is that comparison of the costs from two practitioners can be confusing .Take your time, do not be afraid to ask questions and get written firm costs preoperatively.

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