Every BBL surgery will differ, based on the amount of fat that needs to be harvested and transferred to meet your goals. “Often fat is also added to the hips in addition to the buttocks with extensive liposuction of the flanks (love handles) and lower back to achieve a more curvy, hourglass shape,” Marina del Rey, California plastic surgeon Dr. Ziyad Hammoudeh, says in a RealSelf Q&A. “The cost can range widely based on the amount of time needed to complete all of the steps.”
Because liposuction can involve significant shifts in the body's salt and water balance and requires sophisticated medical equipment, it's important to only have liposuction with an experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Weinberg, at a recognized and fully certified facility like Mississauga Cosmetic Surgery Clinic. For the strictest attention to safety, Dr. Weinberg always performs liposuction in an accredited surgical facility or hospital and limits the amount of fat he removes in a single surgery.
Most of our liposuction patients opt to have their procedures performed at our clinic because they appreciate the personal attention of our registered nurses and the pleasant environment of our private facility. However, because Dr. Weinberg is Division Head of Plastic Surgery at Trillium Health Centre, arrangements can easily be made for those patients who may wish to have their procedure in the hospital, such as those having large volumes of fat removed or patients with significant health issues.
Other variables affecting price of liposuction include the 1) experience of the surgeon and 2) geographic location of the surgeon. An expert liposuction surgeon who has done thousands of liposuction procedures, who consistently achieves outstanding results, and who is in great demand, will often charge more than a less experienced surgeon. Surgeons who are not busy may offer discounts, or entice prospective patients by offering free consultation. Surgeon’s who have had unhappy patients and who do not have a good reputation might also lower liposuction prices in order to attract new patients. In geographic areas where rents and labor costs are high, one can expect higher prices for liposuction.
Dr. Weinberg specializes in liposuction of the neck, offering patients a long-lasting, significant improvement in their profiles. Fat can accumulate in the neck beneath the chin and jaw, causing the appearance of a double chin. This can make you look overweight even if you're not. Tumescent liposuction using a small cannula is a safe and effective way to reduce stubborn pockets of fat from the neck.
It’s important to understand exactly what your doctor’s quote includes. Does the number only include your surgeon’s fee? Or will it cover anesthesia, hospital fees, pre- or post-op appointments, and medications you’ll need throughout your recovery? If your doctor’s estimate doesn’t consider all those costs, be sure to factor them into your budget. Also be sure to ask how your surgeon handles revisions, in case you aren’t happy with your initial results.