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Naturally, cost is an important factor in any plastic surgery procedure patients consider. Surgery is expensive, and it’s important to understand the financial implications of a voluntary procedure before you move forward.

If you’re interested in Smartlipo laser liposuction, then you’re probably wondering how the cost breaks down. Here’s what you need to know about how those fees are determined.

Per Area

The major factor in determining cost is the area(s) to be treated. Surgeons generally charge per area and charge more or less depending on the size and complexity of the treatment areas.

If large or multiple areas of the body are to be treated, the cost can be significantly higher than someone who gets only one area treated.

Amount of Fat to Be Removed

While large amounts of fat are generally not removed with Smartlipo, the amount obviously varies from patient to patient, and affects the cost of the procedure. Laser liposuction is more about body contouring and sculpting than weight loss, but each patient is different, and a custom estimate is required in each case.

Other Fees

While this procedure is usually done on an outpatient basis, there are some surgical fees involved with the treatment. Anesthesia, surgical, and operating fees are all generally included in an estimate, but there may be additional costs, such as medications, tests, and supplies (such as compression garments).

Your surgeon will include these in your surgical estimate so you can factor in all potential expenses when considering the full cost.

Plastic Surgery Financing

Naturally, many patients cannot afford to pay the full cost of the procedure up front. However most plastic surgery practices offer financing for procedures, making Smartlipo pricing more accessible.

If you are considering using financing for your procedure, make sure you understand all the terms completely before you move forward. A plastic surgery practice should be able to provide you with both an accurate surgical estimate and financing options (getting approved depends upon your credit score).

A Word of Caution

Everyone wants to save money, but plastic surgery is not an area on which you should skimp. Cheap laser lipo treatments are less of a bargain if something goes wrong that risks your health or necessitates a revision procedure to get you the results you want.

Because of this, your first priority should be to choose an experienced, knowledgeable, and trustworthy plastic or cosmetic surgeon to perform your procedure. Never choose your doctor based solely on price.

Your safety and results should always take priority, and you can set yourself up for success by choosing a highly-experienced doctor with a good reputation.

Our highly-qualified plastic and cosmetic surgeons perform Smartlipo at an affordable price. Learn more about laser liposuction in New York City and Long Island. Our doctors offer truly beautiful results to our patients. Call us today to schedule your free consultation.

 

Sources:

http://www.smartlipo.com/costs.html

http://www.smartlipocynosure.com/real_experiences/faqs.php

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