additional fees. It is crucial you ask your doctor if these fees are included in your quote. While some of the services listed below are essential (anaesthesia, for instance), others are not always necessary (nursing services). What you end up paying for is therefore up to you.
Some potential extra costs include:
- Consultation fees: $50 – $100. This fee is usually reimbursed if the patient decides to undergo surgery.
- Compressive garments: These can cost anywhere from $10 for a facial garment, to $150 for an abdominal garment. Quality garments are available cheaply, and many patients buy one or two extra pieces, due to soiling from fluid drainage.
- Anaesthesia: Under general anaesthesia, additional “Sedation fees” of $400 – $1,000 will apply. Local anaesthesia is not only safer but much cheaper, since most doctors will perform the anaesthesia themselves.
- Facility fees: Up to $1,000 in some cases.
- Laboratory testing: $200 – $1500. Includes blood testing, which is required for tumescent liposuction.
- Nursing and staff fees: Most larger clinics or hospitals will charge for post-operational nursing and staff services.
- Touch-ups: Only about a quarter of liposuction patients require touch-ups. Touch-ups are small, simple procedures cost about one-third the price of the original surgery. They are usually needed by larger patients and take place 2-3 months after the initial surgery.