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Liposuction- Is It For You?

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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.

COST FACTORS

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

GET A WRITTEN ESTIMATE

Always get a written estimate. Telephone estimates are never a for sure thing, so make sure that any clinic or surgeon you are working with are willing to give you a written estimate of what you will be receiving, but the surgeon really needs to look at the patient to know what they are going to expect to get the intended results.

FINANCING

There are many finance companies that will give loans for this type of surgery. You can also pay with a credit card. Note: This is a luxury service, so you’ll have to determine if you really want to go into debt just to look better. Consider your financial situation, before you make a decision.

RISKS

Liposuction done by an experienced doctor in a properly equipped facility is usually safe. Having more than one area treated, or having a very large area treated, may increase the risk of complications during or after the procedure.

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.
  • Shock.
  • 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.

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