When you have a great deal of excess fat, dieting and exercise may not do the trick in terms of weight loss. When this happens, many people turn to liposuction. Liposuction is a procedure that helps individuals reshape their bodies and get rid of that excess weight they couldn't lose using traditional methods.
Lipo, can be performed on just about any part of the body that has excess weight. Although it is most common for patients to have lipo performed in the abdominal area. A person should only consider lipo after they have exhausted all other options in terms of weight loss. Besides, not everyone is a candidate for this procedure.
Candidates for Ab Liposuction and Cost
There are a few requirements a person must meet in order to be a good candidate for lipo. This includes not being a smoker, being in pretty good health, not having any life-threatening medical conditions, and being at least within 30 to 40% of your ideal body weight. It is also important that the patient has a positive outlook as far as body contouring goals.
Lipo cost can range from $3,000 to $4,000 depending on office location, procedures used, area being contoured, and the experience of the doctor. In most cases insurance does not cover this procedure because it's under cosmetics, but some offices offer financing plans. Also, some things are not included in this cost such as anesthesia, medical tests, post-surgery garments, and more.
Choosing a lipo doctor is just as difficult as making the decision to have the surgery done. However, there are some things you need to be aware of when choosing a doctor such as if they're trained specifically in plastic surgery, how many years of experience they have, whether they have the certifications to perform the procedure, if their facility is a state or national accredited facility, and anything else you may want to know.
Another thing to check into when choosing a doctor is whether or not they can show you liposuction before after pictures, so that you may see what type of work they've done. Just about every doctor that performs lipo will have liposuction photos to share with their potential clients. If this is not the case, this may not be the doctor for you.
Deals on Lipo
Because lipo can be very expensive, it is common for patients to look for deals. However, if this is the case, it is important to get references and recommendations from people that you trust such as a family doctor, a close family member, close friends, and others who had the surgery done.
Other places to look for deals include newspapers, online searches, magazines, and more. Just be sure to do your own research, because not all deals are good deals. Choosing the wrong doctor could mean health risks later and other medical problems that can't be fixed. You get what you pay for. So, it might not be a bad idea to pay such a high price for lipo, especially if it means a change on your life.