The cost of plastic surgery

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.

Surgeon’s Fee

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.

The City/State

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
Back Liposuction $2,000-$5,000
Buttocks Liposuction $2,000-$5,000
Facial Liposuction $2,500-$5,000
Neck Liposuction $2,500-$5,000
Chin Liposuction $2,500-$5,000
Outer Thigh Liposuction $3,000-$6,000
Inner Thigh Liposuction $3,000-$6,000
Hips/Waist Liposuction $2,000-$5,000

Male Liposuction to Carve abs like a Spartan

Having abs like a Spartan is now possible without exercise

One of the new and exciting areas of plastic surgery, helps patients who are in good shape to advance to the next level. Through the selective elimination of fat around muscles and the use of a laser to carve lines, it is now possible to have a flat abdomen with a little excess fat. The surgery is usually performed under general anesthesia, and the recovery time is no longer than 2 to 3 days.

Hi-Def SmartLipo (courtesy of Imagen Body Sculpting & Cosmetic)

Abdominal etching – Defining the ab muscles

Abdominal etching is usually part of a liposculpture. Men liposuction can be done in two ways: with the definition of abdominal muscles or without this kind of carving. There are patients who want to make their bellies look more etched after a liposuction and for this special techniques are used to highlight the abdominal muscles.

Why would you define your ab muscles?

Athletic shapes are becoming more and more a striking beauty pattern in young people and adults, both men and women. For some exercise and diet does the homework, specially quick for those with the gift of the proper genes. While for some others, who are allergic to diets and specially exercise, this is a daunting endeavor and a torture. The accumulation of stubborn fat is an almost impossible target for some bodybuilders (not only the professional ones). Imagine you work out every day, and do at least 1 hour of cardio, have a toned body, have solid rock biceps and chest, but you still have that fat cushion obscuring your abdominal muscles. It is understandable that there might be some sort of Gym-frustration. For all these people, the answer to definitely unveil their abs is Liposuction with abdominal definition.

Abdominal Definition in men and women

It is important to understand that a male abdomen and a female abdomen are very different. Men attempt to have the famous “six-pack” in their abdomens. What guy would not like to have the shredded abs of Spartan soldier like the ones in the movie 300. But if this is done in a woman, the femininity of the body is lost. The abdominal definition of the woman should be more subtle and only the midline and lateral lines, without the presence of squares (six pack). This procedure can be done with conventional liposuction but in general may lead to better results with laser or ultrasound.

The solution: High definition Liposuction (Hi Def- SmartLipo)

To etch the abdominal muscles, cosmetic surgeons use a liposuction technique known as High Definition Lipo (known as SmartLipo Hi Definition) over certain areas as you oblique the center of the line between the straight and horizontal lines that form what is called the six pack.

The HiDef Smartlipo allows us to melt male fat that is different from that found in women. The Smartlipo produces lipolysis, which is the rupture (melting) of the fat cells – converting solid fat to a more liquid state, which is then sucked with other cannula. No method currently exceeds the results of Vaser Lipo including Laser or Laser Lipolisis.

The changes that are accomplished after the marking of abdominal or chest areas are very notorious and prominent. Patient end up looking as if they undergone intense military gym training for several months. If the patient also exercises after surgery then results are much more defined and edgy.

The rim area surgery depends only on that so great is the layer of fat in the abdomen in the lateral region. The same happens with fat in the lower part of the belly button. The improvement depends on how much fat can pinch fingers in that area. That fat is that we can remove. The marking of the abdominal and chest will depend on that later the patient starts an exercise program.