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Lots of people are curious about the price of liposuction (which is also referred to as lipoplasty and suction lipectomy). Although the procedure sports a somewhat hefty price tag, it is among the cheaper cosmetic surgeries available. Some the of the cheapest areas for liposuction are the arms, buttocks, female back, hips and outer thighs. These areas could cost around $1,500 to $5,000 to treat.


For the following questions, pick an area of the body discussed in the article and answer questions 1-3.

1.  What factors can affect the overall cost? What qualitative issues are important before you chose the lowest costs in lipoplasty?

2.  What costs do you think are fixed costs relating to these procedures?

3.  What costs do you think are variable costs relating to these procedures?  What costs are mixed?


Heftel, Christian. (2010). What Would it Cost Me to Get Liposuction?, July 30 (Retrievable online at