Liposuction- Is It For You?
Liposuction sounds like something only Hollywood stars would consider. But what about us ‘regular folk?’ We have issues too. Would this be something that you would consider?
As I’ve gotten older, especially now during menopause, I’ve started weight gain around my mid section. I can deal with weight anywhere else, but I’m not used to having to deal with mid section weight. Just being able to “feel” my stomach when I sit down, bend over, or take a bath…I just can’t stop thinking about how uncomfortable it makes me feel.
Liposuction is usually a secondary option when diets and exercise have failed. Lets face it…Sometimes we are just more prone to lose weight in the places we don’t care to lose it, and not in the places that we do. If you can’t lose the weight after several attempts, then you may want to consider Liposuction.
The factors that determine the cost will be dependent upon how many areas of your body you want treated. Are you wanting your thighs, butt, stomach and hips worked on? Then it’s going to cost you. Are you wanting to target a specific area, like me? Then the price will be much lower. It could cost you anywhere from $4000 to $10000 easily ,depending on who does the surgery, how many areas you treat, and where you have the surgery done.
COST VS. EXPERTISE
The cost of liposuction vs. the expertise of the surgeon could be the determining factor in a happy patient outcome. Yes…you want to get rid of the fat…But at what expense? What if you’re trying to get by with the cheapest price possible? Where will it leave you? What if you’re not happy? What if you’d rather have your pre lipo body, than the one you were just delivered. Just like anything else, if you pay less now, you may end up paying more later, just to clean up a botched job.
The factors that determine the cost include:
- The size of the patient
- Time and effort required by the surgeon
- Anesthesiologists costs
- Your weight: If you weight more than 176 pounds, it could cost you more
- How many areas you are considering treating
- Experience of the surgeon
- Geographical location
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Minor risks include:
- Temporary swelling, bruising, soreness or numbness of the treated areas.
- Minor scarring around the incision area.
- Baggy or ripply skin, which usually tighten somewhat over a few months.
Major risks include:
- Puncture of vital organs in the abdomen.
- Fat or Blood clots that could travel to the heart or brain.
- Weight gain AFTER liposuction can be more dangerous, because new fat may gather around your heart or liver. People who have liposuction need to maintain a healthy weight once lipsuction is performed.
- Toxic reactions to the injected fluid, or infections.
Is Liposuction worth the risks? You decide.