(P/S: The above estimation bases on surgical fee alone. The total fee would include all surgical fees + non-surgical fee. If you require an anesthetist's service, which you almost would, then you need to pay an additional fee for his/her service too)
Factors Affecting the Cost
The above liposuction costs also depend on the following factors:
If you weigh 175 lbs, your cost might be more than another patient who weighs 135 lbs and both of you go for the same procedure, say, liposuction of the abdomen.
This is the most "pricey" part of your liposuction cost. The more areas you want to do; the more difficult the surgery and the bigger your size - all these would increase the time and effort the surgeon needs to put in.
Hence, cost of liposuction of the abdomen alone is less than the cost of doing liposuction on both the abdomen and the outer thighs, for instance.
Costs creep up if you've previously gained and then lost a significant amount of weight as the surgery is more difficult and requires more time.
And this also applies if you've any area(s) previously treated with liposuction since the fat usually contains scar tissue which makes liposuction in the same area more difficult.
Don' go for Cheapo Surgery! Your Body's at Stake!
You can see that the cost of liposuction is not what you and I can afford.
So your natural first-line defense would be: "I could go for a cheaper one".
Please don't put your body on a "discount rack"! If a surgeon offers cheap, you got to raise your antennae of alert already because:
(P/S: You should also go to a board-certified plastic surgeon [from the American Board of Plastic Surgery], who has extensive, specific liposuction experience and expertise in all areas of plastic surgery.
This board certification requires a surgeon to undergo specific and intense surgical education and training.
He or she commands hefty fees, but you're confident to receive the most appropriate treatment and techniques for your condition which enhance your chance of success and reduce the risk of complications)
The last 2 categories may lower your cost of liposuction but your peace of mind may be disturbed.
Treasure your Body
You're putting your body on the line; don't stinge, if that's the toughest thing I can say to you.
If you really, really want to go for the surgery, you would need to go for quality (i.e. the surgeon's experience, expertise and surgery skill) which is everything that counts. Cost of liposuction should then be a no issue to you.
That's why if cost is an issue to you, don't do the surgery. If you think paying cheap liposuction costs would not matter, think again because cheap means the surgeon could have left undone a lot of things and you could end up like these:
Cost of Liposuction is Steep
I would suggest you think carefully about going for the surgery especially if you've to incur debts to finance it.
Not to mention the discomfort and pain you need to go through and the non-permanent results you might have......
Why waste your hard-earned money on something that's not even designed to help you lose weight?
Change your diet and exercise. That's my motto. It should be yours too.
It doesn't cost a dime.
Oh well, may be just a couple of dollars (buying sports shoes, some weights and an exercise ball....).