Factors that affect the cost
Plastic surgery prices is a major factor that influence the decision of choosing surgeon A over surgeon B. The average costs of a certain surgical procedure (for a breast lift for example it can range between 3000 to 5000 USD). The cost of plastic or cosmetic procedure is divided into several fees like, the surgeon fee, another fee that the anesthesiologist charges (which is usually lower than that of the surgeon), garments needed for post-op skin thightening, medications, if you stay over night at the hospital or facility (this will be charged also extra).
Rodrigo Alves, a person who is now popular in social networks, has had more than 20 surgeries. These procedures have costed him close to 200k USD. He is now considering a hair transplant based on stem cell technology that might end up costing him over 7700 USD.
For a Liposuction the cost, besides the already mentioned factors, varies according to the areas treated. For example having fat removed from the abdominal area can cost you from 3000 to 7000 USD.
This is determined by each plastic surgeon. The more demanded the surgeon is, the more experience he/she has, the more patients he has had, then the more likely that the surgeon will charge more for his work. This is natural, the professional values his work by what others expect from him/her.
Usually surgeons in a high populated metro area charge more than surgeons of a smaller town. The demand and competition of valued doctors create a plastic surgery market with higher fees and costs. While in a less populated, rural area, where cosmetic interventions are less demanded the fees are lower in comparison.
Liposuction Prices per Area (2014)
(reference http://www.smartlipo.com/costs.html )
|Upper & Lower Abdominal Liposuction (both upper and lower)||$4,000-$9,000|
|Lower Abdominal Liposuction (lower only)||$2,500-$5,000|
|Arm Liposuction (upper and lower)||$2,000-$6,000|
|Outer Thigh Liposuction||$3,000-$6,000|
|Inner Thigh Liposuction||$3,000-$6,000|