Liposuction Cost Tampa

How much does Liposuction cost?

The cost of liposuction varies from patient-to-patient depending on a variety of factors such as the number of areas, the amount of fat to be extracted, surgeon’s and facility fees, among others. On average you can expect to pay from $4,000 up to $11,000 for liposuction.

Cost of single body area liposuction

Liposuction cost can vary greatly depending on the patient; however, an average size woman 5’2″ and 135 lbs. who desires one area like abdomen to be reduced can expect the following:

  • The liposuction cost for one body area can range from $4,000 – $4,500
  • This is approximate of course and based on the amount of fat in these areas. Price would fluctuate 10-15 % up or down based on smaller or larger than average.

Cost of multiple body areas liposuction

Combining 2 or more areas during a single procedure will cost less than performing separate procedures for each area.  It is very common that patients have several areas treated in one session of liposuction. Up to 4 areas of the body can be treated safely in one session.

  • See the above example for 1st body area treated
  • If this same woman desires to add her waist/hips (mid-section) to the same surgery, only add $1,000-$1,500 more so a total of approximately $5,500
  • As you can see the pricing gets progressively less as you add areas during the same procedure.
  • Basically, each additional area (after the first) will add $1,000-$2,000

What is the cost of liposuction in Tampa Florida?

Do not be fooled by liposuction centers that have what seems like extremely low pricing.  There is most likely “small print” exclusions and criteria such “3 areas minimum”, “other fees may apply”, and “BMI extra rates may apply”.  A doctor-patient relationship should begin by being totally direct, forthright, and transparent.  In our view, this is unethical and has no place in the field of medicine.

At Tampa Liposuction Specialty Clinic our price structure is Inclusive with no hidden fees. Even our initial consultation is complementary to allow patients to really get a feel for our staff and physicians before spending a dime with our practice.  Our pricing includes:

  • Pre-op labs
  • Facility Fee
  • 1 compression garment
  • All operative anesthesia and medicine fees while at our clinic for your procedure
  • All post-op visits

What factors determine the cost of a liposuction surgery?

Surgeon fees

According to the ASPS (American Society of Plastic Surgeons) in 2019 the national average of surgeon fees for liposuction was $3,548. This is the average of what a plastic surgeon charges to perform a liposuction procedure. In general, surgeon fees do not include fees of the anesthesiologist. If anesthesia is needed, these costs will be charged separate. Other additional fees to consider are pre-lab work, operating room and liposuction garments.

Surgeons value their fees based on their qualifications, experience and the amount of time and effort required to accomplish the liposuction surgery.

On the other hand, the surgeon’s estimated time and effort depend on the number of areas treated, the size of the patient and the complexity of the case.

Quantity of extracted fat

Treating an area (such as the abdomen) will usually take up more time on larger patients. For example, if a patient has only moderate to minimal fat deposits in the abdominal area, it might take the doctor under 2 hours to complete the procedure. In comparison, for a large sized patient with more fat deposits the procedure will take more than 2,5 hours. The surgeon will have to do more tunneling under the abdomen with the cannula to extract larger fat quantities. Larger fat deposits usually mean more surgical time, hence higher fees.

It is important to know that there is a limit of fat volume that can be extracted in a one procedure. The ASPS and many specialists define 5 liters (1,32 gallons) as a limit for safe liposuction.

Number of treated areas

Many physicians have a discount policy for multiple areas being treated at the same time. In general, treating multiple areas of the body at the same time costs less than if all those individual areas were broken up into separate sessions.

Combining other procedures

Liposuction can be combined with other procedures such as abdominoplasty (tummy tuck).  Fat transfers procedures such as breast lift, face lift, or buttocks augmentation are always performed with liposuction. Doctors offer bundle packages, with discounts on combined procedures.

City / location

Procedures offered in bigger cities tend to cost more. Liposuction can cost more in geographic areas where living costs & rent prices are higher.

Extras, post-op kit, garments

Under the extras fall the cost of the pre-operative lab tests, all post-operative visits, prescriptions of medications needed, the elastic compression garments to wear on the treated areas.

Liposuction cost by body areas

  • Abdomen: $5,250
  • Arms: $3,250
  • Back: $2,750
  • Buttocks: $3,000
  • Breasts: $5,250
  • Chest (men): $4,250
  • Chin / Neck: $3,250
  • Calves: $3,000
  • Flanks: $3,250
  • Inner Thighs: $3,500
  • Knees: $3,500
  • Outer Thighs: $3,500

Are there liposuction financing options?

At Tampa Liposuction Specialty Clinic, we offer several different financing options to make it easier for our patients to afford all of the benefits of liposculpture. Our clinic has strong relationships with reputable finance companies that help our patients by offering both advice and financial assistance.

Many of our patients are surprised by the affordability of liposuction surgery at Tampa Liposuction Specialty Clinic, particularly when they explore our financing options. Financing applications take only a few minutes to complete. The process is easy and afterwards, patients make affordable monthly payments.

Which payment methods are accepted?

Because we believe that everyone should have access to liposuction to regain their self-esteem, feel good about their body and rediscover their full potential, we offer different payment methods.

Conventional methods of payment include:

  • Cash
  • Cashier’s Check/Money Order
  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • Discover
  • CareCredit

Contact us for details about these financing programs.

Remember: higher liposuction costs do not always translate into better results. The lowest price may not be the best decision either. This is a decision that should be based on trust and experience.