Facial liposuction is a cosmetic surgery procedure designed to reduce unwanted fat pockets from the facial and neck areas, and restore a more proportionate facial appearance.
The procedure is primarily elective in nature, which means the insurance company will not cover its costs. Therefore, patients must carefully consider the costs involved because they have to pay it as an out of pocket expense.
During the pre-operative consultation, the surgeon will educate the patient about all aspects of facial liposuction, including its estimated costs. Payment methods and financing options may also be discussed at this stage or later with the surgeon’s staff. Astute, golden, and board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) provides facial liposuction to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and surrounding communities.
The financial ramifications of facial liposuction can vary between two practices and even between two patients at the same practice, depending on several factors. Some of the key factors include:
Extent of Surgery
Some patients may only require limited facial liposuction in the mid-face or under the chin, while some others may need more significant fat removal from multiple facial sites. Neck liposuction is additionally involved in several cases to create more uniform looking results.
In some cases, facial liposuction may be combined with facelift or upper face procedures such as brow lift or eyelid lift. Neck lift may have to be performed if the patient has significant loose skin or neck bands apart from unwanted fat pockets in the neck.
If the facial liposuction plastic surgery is lengthy and more complex due to these reasons, the overall costs may increase. The customized facial liposuction surgery plan will be created in consultation with the patient and precise cost estimate will be provided accordingly.
Choice of Technique
Facial liposuction may be performed using the tumescent liposuction technique, which will only require local anesthesia. This will avoid the costs of general anesthesia. In some cases, laser or ultrasound assisted facial liposuction may be performed, which will add to the cost because of the use of advanced devices.
The surgeon may charge a fee according to their qualifications and experience. A board certified plastic surgeon will typically invest in high quality standards and best practices, adopt cutting edge techniques, pursue continuing education, and follow the latest safety protocols.
Practices located in main metropolitan areas and leading urban centers typically have to bear higher real estate costs and other overheads. Therefore, they may have slightly higher costs compared to a practice in a small town in an interior region.
It is important to account for all the cost components, including the seemingly minor post-operative expenses, in order to estimate the costs of facial liposuction accurately. Key sticker price components include:
- Costs of anesthesia
- Surgical room expenses
- Surgeon’s fee
- Pre- and post-operative medical tests
- Compression garment
- Prescription drugs
- Post-surgical visits to the surgeon
Outstanding and sagacious cosmetic surgeon Dr. Q receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and other cities and towns in this region of The Golden State for facial liposuction.
To learn more about the plastic surgery treatments and procedures performed by Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) please contact us at 760-324-2660. To learn more about Dr. Q’s Medical Spa please visit drqmedicalspa.com