What should a liposuction cost?
You are sure to have realized that in the field of liposuction there are huge variations in cost: offers from CHF 2000 to CHF 15000 are feasible. How do such exorbitant price differences come about?
One factor is certainly the cost structure: a personnel-intensive clinic offering a broad spectrum of services and with a well-padded advertising budget has a completely different expense infrastructure than a specialized practice focused primarily on liposuction. And a treatment with general anesthesia or involving an overnight stay in the clinic is significantly more expensive than an outpatient procedure with local anesthetic (whereby the liposuction with local anesthesia is medically preferable in any case). If liposuctions are performed only a few times per month, it will also be more expensive for these reasons—not to mention that here the old saying also holds true: practice makes perfect.
In summary, it can be said that a treatment with local anesthesia in a busy specialized practice can generally be designated as the most cost effective option.
At what price level can you expect a “good” liposuction? One would have to say that there is not necessarily a relationship between price and quality. A liposuction is not a standardized industrial product, but rather an individual service that depends significantly on the training and experience of the surgeon. With a car of brand A, that is twice as expensive as a car of brand B, you can assume that there is an obvious quality difference with better performance and more extras offered. A liposuction with doctor A that costs twice as much as one with doctor B, may not necessarily be better, and with bad luck, the opposite may actually be the case. This fact doesn’t make your selection any easier, but is unfortunately true.
The costs of a liposuction operation with us are composed of a basic fee and a treatment fee. In assessing the costs, it is important for you to know that the prices are fixed by area and are not dependent on the suctioned volume. Also important to know: with us, there are no extra charges such as, for the preliminary consultation, the follow-up care, body mass, drugs, etc.—our price is a package price, in which everything is included.
The basic fee is normally CHF 2,500.-. This includes the personnel, operating room, instruments and apparatus, blood analysis, drugs, lipo panty/body suit, consumable materials, as well as the consultations before and after the treatment. If a liposuction procedure requires two sessions (for example, one session for the tummy and hips, the second for “saddle bags”, inner thighs and knees), the basic fee for the second session is CHF 1'500.-.
The treatment fee is calculated based on the size and number of the areas to be treated. Depending on your wishes, the areas to be treated can be combined “à la carte” according to the table, as long as medically feasible. Of course, the costs are based on bilateral and symmetrical treatment.
The total cost of a liposuction operation is thus composed of both the basic fee and the treatment fee – this cost includes everything, and there are no additional costs.
Liposuction costs (in CHF= Swiss Francs)
|Autogenous breast enhancement (excl. liposcution)||3,000.-|
|Breasts, male S |
|Tummy S |
|Hips S |
|Outer thighs S |
|Inner thighs S |
|Mega liposuction (including basic fee)||12,900.-|
At the preliminary consultation, I will outline the transparent and binding total costs based on the patient’s wishes and what is medically feasible. The amount is usually due on the day of the operation (we accept Visa/Eurocard/Mastercard/American Express), on the other hand, we do not require down payments and offer a fair package price with no additional costs. If you wish, payment of the bill in up to four monthly installments without surcharge is possible after consulting our accounting group. I can discuss the relevant terms of this arrangement with you at the no-obligation preliminary consultation.