University of Virginia Plastic Surgery
1300 Jefferson Park Avenue 4th Floor
Charlottesville, VA 22908
Phone: (434) 924-1234
Location Hours: Monday–Friday | 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

How Much Does Liposuction Cost?

photo of a young woman (model) showing off her toned physique

Sometimes, “problem areas” linger even if you eat healthy and exercise regularly. Liposuction is a popular solution because it helps you (finally!) get rid of stubborn pockets of unwanted fat and achieve your ideal physique.

There’s no question that a body contouring procedure like liposuction can be life-changing. Still, it’s understandable that you have questions about what to expect financially. How much does liposuction cost? The truth is it varies based on several factors; we explain those cost influences below so you can plan accordingly and confidently embark on your body transformation.

Liposuction Before and After by UVA Plastic Surgery Faculty
Liposuction Before and After by UVA Plastic Surgery Faculty
Liposuction Before and After by UVA Plastic Surgery Faculty

Our Liposuction Techniques

At UVA Plastic Surgery, we perform the traditional method of liposuction, known as the tumescent technique. However, we may offer variations of this surgical approach to ease fat removal and improve your results, including:

  • Power-assisted liposuction (PAL) uses a thin, vibrating tube called a cannula to break apart and suction away fatty tissues.
  • Ultrasonic liposuction uses a special cannula that releases ultrasound waves to liquefy fat cells, making the fat easier to suction away.

Ultimately, our experienced plastic surgeons always take a customized approach to help you achieve your desired results. The complexity of your liposuction procedure and the techniques used may impact the overall cost.

What Affects Liposuction Cost?

In addition to your surgeon’s experience level and the surgical technique used, you should also be aware of the following key factors that influence liposuction pricing:

  • The amount of fat removed
  • The number of treatment areas
  • Which areas of the body are being treated
  • The type of anesthesia used (general versus local)
  • The surgery center’s location and fees
  • How long your surgery takes
  • Post-procedure medications and supplies

While all these variables affect pricing, there’s no need to fret about the possibility of post-procedure sticker shock. At your personalized consultation, we’ll share a detailed price quote for your treatment plan, ensuring you fully understand the cost before committing to surgery.

Types of Liposuction and Cost

Keep in mind that the treatment area impacts the length and cost of your surgery. For example, your stomach liposuction cost will typically be higher than the cost of chin liposuction because it requires more of your surgeon’s time and expertise.

Many patients decide to address multiple areas of the body during liposuction surgery or add other procedures, such as a tummy tuck or breast augmentation, to enhance their results. Our mommy makeover procedure is quite popular because it addresses several concerns at once with only a single fee for anesthesia and one recovery window.

You can read more about the benefits of combining plastic surgery procedures in our related blog post.

Does Insurance Cover Liposuction?

Insurance does not cover liposuction because it is considered an elective cosmetic procedure. Some plastic surgery practices offer liposuction financing options, which you can inquire about during your initial consultation.

While cost is an essential consideration, it should never be the deciding factor when choosing a plastic surgeon to perform your liposuction procedure. You should always prioritize your surgeon’s experience, credentials, and results. Choosing a plastic surgeon who makes you feel comfortable and earns your trust is also essential. A top liposuction surgeon’s before-and-after photo gallery will feature patients with minimal scarring and natural-looking body contours.

Take the Next Step

Now that you better understand liposuction pricing, you may be ready to take action to attain your dream physique. We encourage you to request a liposuction consultation online or contact our practice at (434) 924-1234 to get started.

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