How much can liposuction cost

If you have a few areas of stubborn fat that you haven’t been able to reduce with diligent diet and exercise, you may want to consider liposuction.  Liposuction is an excellent way to sculpt and contour specific parts of the body.  One of the first questions people considering liposuction ask is – How much does liposuction cost.


Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure that is done to remove excess fat deposits, in order to shape and contour the physique.  Liposuction is traditionally performed using a small hollow tube known as a cannula, and a suction pump. The cannula is inserted beneath the skin through small incisions and is moved back and forth to break up the excess fat, which is then extracted with the suction.

Liposuction can be performed on almost any part of the body, but the most common treatment areas are the abdomen, flanks, thighs, and upper arms (learn more).    

How much can liposuction cost

The cost of liposuction averages about $3,200.  However, liposuction is a very customized procedure, so the cost will be different for each patient, because it depends on the number of areas involved, and the amount of fat being removed.

Other factors that can affect the cost of liposuction include geographic location, the skill and experience of the surgeon, and surgery-related expenses.  In addition, advanced liposuction methods such as laser or ultrasound-assisted liposuction, generally cost more than traditional liposuction.

If you are considering liposuction, it’s crucial to consult with an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon for an evaluation and cost estimate.  The plastic surgeon will determine which liposuction technique is best suited for you, based on your body type and desired results.

Would you like to learn more about liposuction?  

If you are in the greater Orange County, CA area, contact board certified plastic surgeon Tenley K. Lawton M.D., Newport Beach, CA for a consultation. 

You can reach Dr. Lawton at, or by calling (949) 835-4597.

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