This article will explore the cost of some of the most famous fat techniques on the market, including invasive, minimally invasive, and noninvasive procedures. All have a specific purpose, and some can even be used together, but what we will be focusing on today is the financial investment required to get each one done.
When considering which procedure is right for you, it is essential to understand their differences and individual selling points. First, let’s clarify the terminologies people use for different fat-reduction methods.
Invasive procedures, such as the Brazilian butt lift, traditional liposuction, and fat transfers, are methods where general anesthesia is typically used, and a considerable incision is made on the treated area. Minimally invasive procedures include laser liposuction (it can be both minimally and noninvasive). During such treatments, only local anesthesia is administered, and only a tiny, millimetric incision is needed to remove fat from the body. Noninvasive techniques include CoolSculpting and a version of laser lipo that requires no anesthesia or incision. These techniques kill fat cells through tools placed on the skin surface.
Why is this so important? Understanding the distinction between procedures can help you make a more educated decision, as the method chosen often depends on a patient’s time availability and financial situation. As we explained before, more invasive procedures usually take longer and require a more extended recovery period. Prices, meanwhile, are a bit less consistent. To make things simpler for you, we break down the cost of different fat procedures below:
How Much Does Each Procedure Cost?
Liposuction is the most famous and sought-after cosmetic procedure in the game, and it has been this way for years. A study from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons showed that almost 250,000 people in the USA had liposuction in 2017. A liposuction procedure for one area of the body will fall in the range of $3,000 to $5,000.
Brazilian butt lifts (most of the time done as a combo) use fat from one part of the body and re-insert it in another region. In the case of the BBL, the fat is injected in the buttocks, hence the name butt lift. These procedures will cost, on average, between $6,000 and $12,000.
Minimally Invasive Procedures
The king of minimally invasive fat procedures is laser liposuction. This technique uses heat emitted by tiny lasers to melt fat directly through a small incision. Laser lipo combines this new technology with that of traditional liposuction by using a cannula inserted through the tiny opening to suck all the melted fat from the body. This procedure can be done on several areas at a time and costs, on average, $3,000 to $5,000 per treated body part. This number will vary depending on the treated area and your particular location.
Here we have two main procedures and some derivatives; the two main methods are noninvasive laser liposuction (completely different from the minimally invasive variation) and CoolSculpting. They are similar processes, except one uses extreme heat to destroy fat and the other extreme cold. Neither requires incisions or anesthesia, and following both, the body will flush out the dissolved fat naturally over the course of weeks.
Both procedures have similar costs and both can be done on several areas simultaneously. The average price for noninvasive laser liposuction is about $2,000, with most falling between $1,500 and $5,000. CoolSculpting, meanwhile, costs between $2,000 and $4,000 per session, per treated area. Combining multiple body parts into one session can help reduce your cost per treated area.
As we have stated above, there is a wide array of options for you to choose from. Therefore, we highly recommend you sit down with a certified surgeon and go over your expectations and options to select the right procedure for you.