Lipsuction in Santa Barbara | Things to Remember When Considering the Cost

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When a client attempts to get their dream body through a healthy lifestyle with no results, they often opt for liposuction. This cosmetic procedure is typically a same day procedure that can produce almost instant results, hence why it is so popular. The popularity of lipo in Santa Barbara has led to an increase in costs, and an increase in patients attempting to find ways to save money while achieving the same wonderful results. Clients are advised to remember these things when they are considering the cost of liposuction and to follow these helpful tips to help them save money. 

Consider Everything Included in the Cost

The complete cost of surgery includes several things, such as a fee for the facility used, medications provided before or after surgery, bandages, anesthesia, and lab testing prior to surgery. One surgeon in Santa Barbara may provide a cheaper price, but the patient may be required to pay for their own lab fees and medication. Before selecting a surgeon, clients should ask what the total price of the surgery covers to ensure that they are getting the best deal. 

Losing Weight First Can Save Money

Often, surgeons charge patients more if they require more liposuction, or fat reduction from various areas on the body. Patients that get their body as close to their ideal image as they can prior to surgery will not require as much lipo, which can save them money. 

Experience Costs More

Finding a plastic surgeon in Santa Barbara that charges rock bottom prices might sound like a dream come true, but it can lead to a plastic surgery nightmare. Experienced surgeons often charge a higher price because of their previous experience, and surgeons without previous experience typically charge a lower price. Before selecting a surgeon, inquire about their previous experience, how many years they have been practicing as a plastic surgeon and make sure that they are appropriately licensed. 

Bundle Procedures to Save Money

Patients in Santa Barbara that plan to have a breast augmentation with fat instead of implants can save money by having both procedures done together. The fat that is removed during this plastic surgery can be cleaned and used for the breast augmentation. Clients that would like to have a tummy tuck can also have the procedures completed together. The original cost will be higher, but the over all cost will be much lower as clients will not have to pay for things such as facility use twice. 

Cut Costs Where Possible

Clients that cut costs in several areas will discover that they will pay significantly less for lipo in Santa Barbara than other clients will. For example, a client can use a discount prescription card to pay for prescriptions, which will be cheaper than obtaining those medications from the doctor. Clients can also lose weight and sculpt certain areas to decrease the amount of liposuction needed, opt for a surgeon that already has a facility, and purchase their own gauze so that they do not have to pay for the gauze that is sent home with them after the procedure. Cutting the little costs where possible will add up to big savings when it comes to this plastic surgery. 

Ask About Special Deals

Sometimes, plastic surgeons in Santa Barbara have promotions. Ask surgeons if they have deals during certain times of the year or offer special discounts. A surgeon may offer a special discount for first time patients or offer cheaper lipo closer to bathing suit season when the procedure is more popular. Simply calling plastic surgeons can save clients a thousand dollars on their procedure. 

Saving Money Isn’t Always Worth it

Liposuction in Santa Barbara can be expensive, but it is not always worth it to save money. For example, clients that opt for the cheapest plastic surgeon they can find may find themselves in the hands of an unskilled, unlicensed plastic surgeon. This can be extremely dangerous. Patients that would like to save money are encouraged to remember that their safety should always be a top priority. 

Liposuction is the fastest way for patients to lose excess body fat and sculpt the body to perfection. It can be expensive, but these tips will help every patient save money safely on their liposuction procedure.  

Michael Giuffrida

Michael A. Giuffrida, MD

After establishing a successful plastic surgery practice on the East Coast and accumulating over 20 years of experience, I decided to open a new office in Venice Beach. I'm thrilled to be here and cannot wait to work with new patients in Los Angeles. In my spare time, you’re most likely to find me at the yoga studio. I’m an avid yoga practitioner, and recently completed my 200-hour teacher training through the Yoga Alliance. I also enjoy surfing, cycling, and spending time with my two sons.

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