High Definition Liposuction Cost

High Definition Liposuction Cost

How much does high-definition liposuction cost? High-definition liposuction cost is determined by several factors, which ultimately are determined by the length of surgery.

The length of surgery is ultimately affected by several factors that include:

  • patient size or BMI
  • the number of desired areas of liposuction
  • whether abdominal etching is desired, and
  • history of prior liposuction, cool sculpting, and gastric bypass.

BMI affects high definition liposuction cost

Body Mass Index explained by colored characters
Body Mass Index explained by colored characters.

The size of the patient is best characterized by patient BMI, which stands for body mass index. Body mass index is determined by a fancy calculation that uses the patient height and weight. The BMI is a universal standard that gauges the overall size of the patient.

The size of the patient or BMI directly affects the time required to complete your high-definition liposuction surgery. It is intuitive that the larger the area that needs to be liposuctioned, the longer it will take to get the fat out.

In addition, the higher the BMI, the more likely it is that your liposuction must be combined with the removal of redundant skin. Removal of skin requires surgical excisions that must be repaired. Sewing of excision lines will require additional time to complete since this is done very meticulously and in multiple layers.

Number of desired areas of liposuction

Several desired areas of liposuction will directly affect the time required to complete the surgery. High-definition liposuction and body contouring patients typically desire to treat all areas of concern, termed 360 lipo. The enumerated,  all-inclusive areas of the body may include the abdomen, armpit, arms, upper back, middle back, lower back, flanks, lateral thighs, medial thighs, calves, and neck. However, not every patient requires all of these areas treated. As such, the number of regions ultimately treated will affect the cost of your high-definition liposuction body contouring procedure.

A woman's body is shown in two different poses with hypothetic areas to undergo liposuction
A woman’s body is shown in two different poses with hypothetic areas to undergo liposuction.

Abdominal etching

Abdominal etching must be differentiated from abdominal liposuction. Whereas abdominal liposuction will uniformly remove all of the deep fat, abdominal liposuction requires selective removal of the superficial fat to create muscle highlights. Fat removal limited to the deep component can be accomplished with traditional liposuction. Removal of fat cells from both the superficial and deep fat deposits does require additional tools and skill which do accrue additional surgical time. As a result, it is understandable that abdominal etching will have a higher high-definition liposuction cost.

History of prior liposuction

History of prior liposuction will affect your high-definition liposuction cost. Liposuction of soft tissues previously liposuction is significantly more complex than a patient who has not had liposuction. This is because liposuction will inevitably cause significant scarring of the soft tissue plane.

Although scarring of the soft tissues is not a concern for us, we use ultrasound-assisted liposuction to remove any residual fat and all of the scar tissue. However, liposuction of scar tissue feels like concrete and does take 50% longer than liposuction of virgin areas.

History of Cool Sculpting

The history of excellent sculpting results in soft tissue beds that are scarred even worse than the history of prior liposuction. This makes liposuction in these areas challenging, needing ultrasound-assisted liposuction as a necessity for removing fat. Even the use of ultrasound-assisted liposuction requires increasing the power of the VASER machine from 70% to 80 % for effective fat removal.

History of gastric bypass and massive weight loss

History of gastric bypass and subsequent massive weight loss results in a more complex surgical plan as it often requires surgical excisions of several areas. This may include the breasts, arms, tummy, lower back and buttock, upper back, and medial thighs. In addition to the extra time required to repair all of these surgical excision lines, these patients will also require liposuction to smoothen out contour lines and junctions between various areas. In addition, gastric bypass patients usually have a low blood count.

Although all efforts are made to raise your blood count, often, gastric bypass patients cannot elevate their blood counts to be able to undergo 360 high-definition liposuction. Patients desiring to experience circumferential high-definition body contouring must have a minimum hemoglobin of 13.0. Additionally, patients who wish to undergo high-definition body contouring of a single side (front or back) must have a minimum hemoglobin of 11.0.

In summary, gastric bypass patients may require two surgeries if they cannot maintain appropriate blood counts, thus naturally making their high-definition liposuction cost higher.

Secondary Cost Factors of High Definition Liposuction

Geographic Location and Its Impact

The cost of high definition liposuction can vary widely based on the location of the procedure. Metropolitan areas often have higher costs due to the increased demand and higher operational expenses.

Surgeon’s Expertise and Reputation

The experience and reputation of the plastic surgeon play a significant role in the cost. Surgeons with extensive experience and successful track records in VASER liposuction typically charge more for their services.

The Extent and Complexity of the Procedure

High definition liposuction often involves multiple body areas, adding to the complexity and cost of the procedure. The more extensive the liposuction, the higher the cost.

Whether you need a BBL

Fat transfer to the buttocks and hips will increase your average Hi-Def lipo cost since it will increase operative times. The extra allotted time is required to not only harvest the fat with liposuction but also to process and reinject the fat into the buttock and hip region.

High definition liposuction often involves multiple body areas, adding to the complexity and cost of the procedure. The more extensive the liposuction, the higher the cost.

Anesthesia and Facility Fees

General anesthesia and facility fees contribute to the overall cost. These fees vary depending on the duration and complexity of the procedure.

Post-Operative Care and Garments

Post-operative care, including compression garments, is essential for recovery and maintaining results. These costs should be factored into the overall budget.

Consultation and Pre-operative Costs

Consultations and pre-operative tests may incur additional costs. It’s important to consider these when budgeting for the procedure.

Recovery and Time Off Work

The financial impact of taking time off work for recovery should also be considered. Recovery time can vary, affecting the potential lost income.

HD Lipo Cost Estimates

Total costs range*:

  • Abdomen – $4,000 – $8,000
  • Male chest – $4,000 – $5,000
  • Arms – $2,500 – $5,500
  • Legs – $3,000 – $6,000
  • Back – $3,000 – $5,000
  • Combined areas – $6,000 – $15,000

High Definition Liposuction Cost Conclusion

In summary, high-definition liposuction cost is determined by multiple factors that ultimately affect the length of your surgery. A comprehensive consultation will provide your personalized high-definition liposuction cost. After you meet with your doctor at your initial consultation you will be able to break down the cost of your cosmetic procedure to have Hi-Def liposuction performed. 

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