Liposuction For Stubborn Areas

Dr. Reichel,

I was given your name by my dermatologist here in Seattle.  I just wanted to check what the ball park (can be big ball park) is for liposuction of tummy area, and how fat on my arms (chicken wings) gets dealt with.  Thanks, CL.

Dear CL,

Thank you for the question.  With liposuction procedures, I treat "by the area".  So, the abdomen (tummy) would be one area.  The cost for one area is usually between $3500 and $4500 depending on size and level of difficulty.  For additional areas, there is an "add-on" cost which is usually between $1000 and $2000.  The first step is to come in for a free liposuction consultation.  I am always there for the consultation (very important to meet the physician that is doing your procedure).  We do an examination and discuss liposuction and determine if you are a good candidate.

Tummies are the number one area treated by liposuction and patients do very well and get great results.  Although you will have results immediately, it takes anywhere from 2-6 months for all of the swelling and healing to be complete.

The most common treatment for fat on the upper arms is also liposuction, although for some patients, a skin tightening laser such as Thermage may be a consideration.  I love the results of liposuction for the upper arm.  Not only does it remove the unwanted fatty deposit, most patients also get a tightening effect from the liposuction.  For some patients, we may recommend a combined liposuction and Thermage to really treat the "chicken-wings".

Thank you for the great Question,

Dr. Jennifer Reichel,  Pacific Dermatology & Cosmetic Center

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