One of the most common questions that Dr Lanzer gets asked as a Cosmetic Surgeon
is, “what are the liposuction costs?” “How much will Liposuction cost to have done in
People often write in and request Liposuction costs associated with stomach or hip work. Generally speaking most plastic surgeons and cosmetic surgeons do not like to have a set price, as surgery is an artistic procedure, and really depends on the patients size and exactly which areas they want to have done.
Generally speaking Liposuction prices can vary between $3,000 and $10,000. Other costs associated with Liposuction includes GST, if it is for a cosmetic basis, and theatre costs. Theatre costs may involve just the pure theatre operating liposuction costs, or may include assistance fees and the cost of an anaesthetist if it is performed under general anaesthetic.
Generally speaking Liposuction becomes cheaper once people are having more areas done. There is an initial cost just to set up the liposuction procedure, asses the patient and take photographs and start the operation. Adding extra areas tends to be easier and therefore the costs are not necessarily doubled, if double the number of areas are performed.
For instance Dr Lanzer commonly perform a full body Liposculpture, which will include areas such as: arms, neck, stomach, back, hips outer and inner thighs, knees and ankles. For this there will be one set price which we would call the full body Liposculpture cost. In such a situation the patient would have to also allocate money for a general anaesthetic as it would not be possible under a local anaesthetic.
Discover Liposuction Costs and All It’s Advantages!
An increasingly large amount of patients now opt for Liposuction Surgery. This procedure is perfect for those that do not require a large quantity of fat to be removed, but rather small amounts for natural looking curves.
If you’re looking to lose isolated areas of fat, get a free consultation with Dr Lanzer.
Occasionally Liposuction costs can become much higher if the patient has mega Liposuction. This is when we remove many litres from patients who are overweight, and clearly more than one procedure is required. This may require two or three totally separate procedures or of large volume. Interestingly Liposuction costs have not actually changed enormously in the twenty years that Dr Lanzer has been performing Liposculpture. He thinks what has happened, is that it has become more common, therefor people are having liposuction more frequently, and therefor the costs have tended to remain pretty much the same.
Interestingly a number of years ago when Dr Lanzer was the first to learn the Vaser Liposculpture procedure, through a group of American’s and South Americans, they recommended the price for Vaser high definition liposuction to be $24,000. Dr Lanzer believes that is what they are still charging in their home countries. This price was to high for us in Australia and he found that performing the Vaser high definition, which is the six pack look Liposculpture, was not harder for him than a basic standard Liposculpture. Therefor Dr Lanzer does not charge any extra for that procedure.
Liposuction Costs At Clinics
In our clinic Liposculpture, and and all cosmetic procedures, are charged as one fee. The fee is paid before the procedure and there are no further or hidden costs. Patients do need to pay for a garment for post operative compression, and there are many other nice interesting products that patients have the option to buy which includes: arnica for swelling and super vitamin boost and skin healing creams. All aftercare treatments are included in the initial Liposuction cost. Dr Lanzer is very hands on, and he will often see his patients ten to twenty times after a procedure but there are no extra costs.
When discussing costs it is important to note that the vast majority of patients having cosmetic surgery today and the suburban Australians who are in the work force. They may have saved the procedure or value it as an important lifestyle choice. Rich and famous patients of course have cosmetic surgery but they do not make up the majority of patients who are having surgery. Some patients do take out loans for cosmetic surgery. Dr Lanzer is not super keen on this as it is always nicer for the patient to save beforehand. Having to pay off a loan, can sometimes be distressing to a patient.
People often ask Dr Lanzer, “is it worth me doing this procedure?” The cost of the procedure and if it procedure is worth the money is really up to the patient as an individual. The patient needs to decide how important is having the areas of fat removed, balanced against the actual cost of having it performed?. This is not something that Dr Lanzer can decide for the patient. What he can do is give the patient an estimate of the possible outcomes and of course an upfront quote.
It is Important to always get a quote of the Liposuction costs in writing. Dr Lanzer is very particular in giving exact prices and this is all documented and the breakout down, of the areas, and the breakdown of the costs and areas are all given in writing.
Location Where Liposuction Procedures Can Legally Occur
The health services law in Australia is that Liposuction should be performed in a Day Surgery Accredited centre. Dr Lanzer Day Surgery hospital has full accreditation with the health services and therefor offers the highest level of safety and quality that exists in Australia. Some Doctors will perform procedures in their rooms on an occasional basis and this may save some costs but it is generally not recommended. Another way of varying Liposuction costs is when patients come in with groups of families or friends they will sometimes negotiate a reduction in costs. Dr Lanzer is very fair and is open to helping patients.
Dr Lanzer also does a lot of charity work and takes his general kindness into account when he is giving patients the costing for Liposuction. The best way to get an exact and precise Liposuction costs anywhere in Australia or throughout the world is to come in and to have a free, no obligation consultation. Dr Lanzer will also give a cost estimation of Liposuction over the phone, once he has seen the patient photos that have been emailed to him. Today, with email, it is quite easy to do consultations interstate. Dr Lanzer does have centres throughout Australia which makes things easier for patients as well.
The costs of liposuction can be subject to many things, so it is recommended to speak to your cosmetic surgery facility to receive an accurate estimate of your liposuction procedure. Since costs may vary, it is important to speak to your clinic about possible fluctuations in price, or about any hidden costs that could accompany the procedure. The Dr Lanzer Clinic focusses on providing patients with an accurate estimate for their treatment, which is often a vital part of the treatment plan. However, if you should have any questions regarding the cost of your liposuction procedure, feel free to contact us for additional information.
To get a better idea about the cost accompanying liposuction, it could be a good idea to have a look online and search for the average costs of liposuction procedures. As you may already know, it is never a good idea to pick the cheapest you can find, since cheap does not necessarily mean quality treatment. Instead, try to view the average cost of liposuction for each area and evaluate the clinic independently from cost. Only by evaluating the clinic without looking at the cost at the same time, can you get a good overview of the clinic’s quality and services. Once you have created a list of the best clinics, you can make your decision. Of course, we hope you choose our Dr Lanzer Clinic!
View more Liposuction Before & After Photos here.