Liposuction Costs in the UK and Abroad
Liposuction is of the most popular plastic surgery treatments available. Due to demand, there are plenty of price guidelines and cost comparisons online. Sorting through this immense amount of information can be overwhelming, to say the least. It can be hard to determine whether you’re getting a fair price for the quality that you’re looking for. To help you out, we at Quomedical have researched and sorted through all the data and put together a small cost guideline on liposuction.
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What is liposuction?
Liposuction is a plastic surgery procedure that involves removing deposits of fat from various parts of the body.
The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery found that in 2020, liposuction was the second most popular procedure for both men and women worldwide, accounting for 15% of all procedures carried out by plastic surgeons.
Body image can have great bearing on confidence, motivation and overall happiness. Advances in medical technology make it more possible than ever to enhance your appearance and improve your self-confidence.
Where can liposuction be performed?
Liposuction can subtly correct everything from love handles to saddlebags to muffin tops.
Women usually target the abdomen, breasts, buttocks, hips, thighs, knees, upper arms, cheeks and neck. Male liposuction, which accounts for 15–25 percent of liposuction patients, typically focuses on their chins, necks, abdomens, flanks and breasts.
Are there different kinds of liposuction available?
Vaser liposuction, for example, incorporates a tumescent solution of saline mixed with local anesthetics. Once the solution is injected, high-frequency ultrasound is delivered to break up fat cells. Gentle vibrations emulsify the fat, and the cannula removes it. Since some of the anesthetics permeate body tissue, postprocedural pain is reduced. Vaser liposuction is also designed to protect and preserve the surrounding tissue in targeted areas.
Laser-assisted liposuction works in a similar way by delivering heat and laser energy to melt the fat and get the job done.
The water jet-assisted method uses a pressurized stream of saline to loosen and dislodge fat cells from connective tissue rather than destroy them. The cannula is used to gently irrigate the area and suction the fat. Using water results in minimal trauma to body tissue, less bruising or swelling and a speedier recovery.
It’s important to note what liposuction is not. It is not a treatment for obesity or a weight-loss solution. Ideal candidates are healthy for the most part. They eat well and get plenty of exercise, but they still have stubborn areas that resist these noble efforts. The procedure is strictly cosmetic and has no health benefits.
Liposuction enhances the contour of the body for a more attractive physique. Patients who take care of themselves and maintain a healthy weight after surgery enjoy permanent results.
How much does liposuction cost?
Costs vary depending on a variety of factors, some of which are listed below
Prices vary between countries because of the current exchange rates, respective national regulations and the wages of the medical staff.
AREA OF THE BODY
Liposuction costs vary for different areas of the body. For example, it might be cheaper to get liposuction on your arm versus getting it on your entire back. Getting liposuction on multiple parts of the body will also impact the cost.
AMOUNT OF FAT REMOVED
More fat removal means more time and resources have been used for your procedure, thus making it cost more.
Additional items, such as any medication or compression garments may not always be included in the initial price.
How much can I expect to pay for liposuction?
Prices can reach over €10,000 in the UK and US, whereas our verified clinics in various other countries offer liposuction starting at rates that are thousands cheaper - up to an 80% decrease in price for the same high-quality treatment.
To make the decision process easier for you, we've broken down the average starting prices across a few popular countries. In case you don't find what you're looking for on the list, make sure to get in touch with us. Our patient care team is available 24/7 to make sure you get the treatment of your dreams!
Please note these prices are average prices for the given country, and the final price may vary depending your individual case.
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Where should I have liposuction?
Traveling abroad for liposuction may be an effective way to find more affordable options without having to compromise on quality. The importance of choosing a skilled surgeon can’t be overstated, but by all means, shop around for the best price - we work with clinics abroad that combine both.
When researching any country, look for a surgeon who has performed a high number of liposuctions with good results. Also, verify their own or their clinic's credentials. Read online reviews and testimonials by people who have had a few months to evaluate their outcomes. After you’ve narrowed it down to a handful of surgeons, conduct phone interviews if possible. Remeber that at Qunomedical, we only work with reputable professionals whose experience is shown in their results. We've also strictly vetted them ourselves and have listed their clinics here for prospective patients to browse. If you'd like to reach out to us, we'd be happy to help you narrow your choice down to the destination that best suits you.
Your health, personal satisfaction and overall well-being come first, but it’s nice to also save money along the way to gaining more body confidence.
How can you save on your liposuction treatment?
Below is a list of suggestions on how to save on liposuction treatment. Click on each title to expand for more details.
SHOP AROUND FOR FLIGHTS AND ACCOMMODATION
You can save a lot of money by reducing travel expenses, especially on flights and accommodation. Flight comparison sites like Google Flights and Skyscanner let you compare flight prices and view the cheapest times to fly. If international flights are expensive from your nearest airport consider taking a train or flying with a budget airline to a larger airport with better connections and cheaper flights. Trivago and Expedia can help you compare hotel prices.
Many high-quality clinics and hospitals can be found as part of package deals for international patients, which include treatment, accommodation, transfer to and from the airport, and hospital stay. This is not only very cost-effective but also lets patients gauge the total cost of their trip beforehand - that's why we present our prices this way too.
INVEST IN QUALITY
Selecting an experienced plastic or aesthetic surgeon that you can trust is crucial. It is important that you do not just go for the cheapest price and that you make sure that the hospitals and doctors you are considering are either internationally accredited or have the highest national accreditations. This way, you’ll ensure that you’re getting treatment that is either as good as or better than it is in your home country.
Where can I find your clinics?
We work closely with a number of plastic surgery clinics around the world, all of which are highly experienced in dealing with international patients and offer high-quality treatments at affordable prices. These are some of our most popular clinics:
Mexico Transgender Center, Tijuana
The information in this article is for educational purposes only and does not replace medical advice. Always consult your doctor before starting any treatments.
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