Liposuction Treatment, Areas of Treatment and Average Cost

What is Liposuction?

Falling under the category of plastic surgery, liposuction is one of the most commonly requested procedures. It involves the removal of unwanted fatty deposits that aren’t removed as the result of a modified diet and exercise. While it is typically performed as a single procedure, lipo is also combined with other types of treatment for cosmetic purposes. This procedure is available using different methods, including Smart Lipo and Vaser Lipo.

In general, candidates must be over the age of 18 and in good health. They cannot have certain types of medical conditions, including poor blood circulation, heart disease, diabetes, and lung disease. Plus, lipo is usually reserved for individuals with supple skin and a normal BMI (body mass index). Simply put, liposuction is designed to fix what diet and exercise cannot.

What to Expect with Vaser Liposuction 

Dr. Daneshmand at Ageless & Beautiful Medical Spa in San Diego specializes in liposuction and body contouring. For anyone who has experienced traditional liposuction, Vaser Lipo is going to seem like a day at the spa. The procedure was introduced in 2002 by Sound Surgical Technologies, LLC, and basically, it uses sound waves to break up fat within the body. For most people, this procedure offers a fuss-free experience to eliminate unwanted fat that isn’t removed through diet and exercise.

During your consultation, you will learn everything you need to know about your procedure. Some patients might experience a little stiffness after the treatment, but this symptom doesn’t last long. The results typically produce clearly defined contours, allowing patients to release a sigh of relief at finally having been able to get rid of unwanted fat.

If you undergo general anesthesia for your Vaser Lipo, you aren’t going to feel anything until after you wake up. If, on the other hand, you only receive tumescent anesthesia, you are probably going to experience a warm sensation in the targeted area.

While you are recovering, you should expect to feel a bit achy with minor swelling, bruising, and a bit of soreness for a week or two, depending on the extensiveness of your lipo procedure.

You might even enjoy coming up with a story or two to tell your friends when they ask what you did to tone your abdominal muscles, arms, or thighs. If you’ve had your love handles or saddle bags removed, be prepared for even more questions because these are two of the most difficult areas to remove with just exercise and diet.

What is the Difference between Smart Lipo and Vaser Lipo?

It is important to understand the difference between Smart Lipo and Vaser Lipo before choosing one over the other. While both methods are successful in removing unwanted fat deposits from the body, small variations exist in the way each process tackles the task of melting and removing fat deposits.

Smart Lipo refers to a type of laser liposuction, a procedure in which a laser is utilized to liquefy fat deposits. A small incision is made in the targeted area, allowing the doctor to insert a small laser probe to destroy the outer membranes of fat cells, which causes them to melt. After this process, a small cannula is inserted to accomplish removal of the melted fat. The laser is helpful in tightening skin as well as in minimizing bleeding and swelling by sealing off blood vessels in the targeted area.

Vaser Lipo refers to ultrasound liposuction, a procedure in which ultrasonic energy takes on the task of liquefying fat deposits for easy removal. The targeted area is first numbed using tumescent anesthesia, and then, a small incision is made from which the ultrasonic probe is inserted. During the procedure, the ultrasonic energy “disrupts” the membranes located on the exterior of the fat cells, a process that causes the fat to liquefy. Next, the doctor inserts a small cannula to remove the liquid. During Vaser Lipo, only fat cells are targeted by the ultrasound energy, reducing the “trauma” experienced by nearby blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissues. As a result, the body heals faster, minimizing the downtime experienced by the patient.

Benefits of Vaser Lipo

In addition to being less invasive than earlier methods of lipo, Vaser liposuction is perfect for active lifestyles since it offers minimal downtime and easy recovery, even when stomach liposuction takes place. In particular, this treatment delivers several advantages including:

  • Quick recovery time, allowing you to return to work and daily routines in just a few days
  • Highly focused removal of fat cells
  • Minimized damage to body tissue
  • Successful in breaking through dense fat tissues
  • Promotes natural transfer of fat cells during additional procedures
  • Highly defined results
  • Enhances your natural beauty
  • Medically safer for patients than early methods of fat removal
  • Skin looks smoother after treatment
  • Results look natural


What is the Cost of Vaser Lipo in San Diego?

It is important to understand that liposuction is a highly individualized procedure, leading to cost variations. Therefore, any estimates you receive are subject to change once you go into the office to arrange for your lipo treatment.

Each of these factors influences your cost of liposuction:

  • Area of the body being targeted
  • Number of areas undergoing Vaser Lipo per physician recommendation
  • Extent of your treatment
  • Surgeon’s fees
  • Location of your physician’s office
  • Operating room
  • Operating supplies
  • Anesthesiologist fees
  • Anesthesia fees
  • Liposuction garment
  • Total number of visits involved

Of course, the doctor’s experience and reputation also influences liposuction prices. The average cost of liposuction in San Diego is about $2,500 to $8,800. Please book a consultation at your earliest convenience to discover what your cost of stomach liposuction or different type of lipo would be for you. According to the average paid in san diego is $5225.

Arm Liposuction 

Fullness in the upper arms is a problem that many women experience, particularly as they age. Exercise and diet seem to do little to shrink these fatty deposits. Arm liposuction provides a reliable option to enhance this area without creating noticeable scars. For women with good skin tone, arm lipo can be used to reshape the contours of upper arms, delivering a youthful appearance without the invasiveness of an arm lift or brachioplasty.

The range for arm liposuction costs is between $2,500 and $5,500. Typically, the fee includes the cost to do both arms since they are considered one part of the body. The actual cost varies greatly due to the fact that the amount of fat needing removal can range from small to large deposits. Other factors, such as the individual’s health, anesthesiologist fees, and office fees, can increase the price considerably. Average arm liposuction prices in San Diego are approximately $2,500 to $3,000 according to users on If you are interested in arm liposuction in the San Diego area, we invite you to ask about our special prices.


Neck Liposuction

Fatty deposits often find their way into an individual’s neck, chin, and jowls, diminishing a youthful appearance and adding years onto a person’s age. Neck liposuction delivers an easy solution for removal of these deposits, essentially restoring a well-defined appearance.This type of procedure typically uses a tumescent approach, which has a high level of success in minimizing the type of scarring that often accompanies any form of liposuction. While scars are usually small in size, they do occur simply because of the nature of liposuction. During neck lipo, fat deposits are removed directly beneath the chin and jaw line in order to reshape this area while minimizing the appearance of hanging jowls, loose neck skin, and/or a double chin.

The average neck liposuction cost in San Diego is approximately $2,500 to $4,500. The actual expense of neck lipo depends upon the physician’s skill and experience, the amount of fat to be removed, and the cost of other aspects of the procedure including anesthesiologist fees. Be sure to ask about current specials for neck liposuction in our San Diego facility.


Abdominal Liposuction

The central area of the abdomen is known to hold one of the body’s deepest pockets of fat. As a result, it is one of the most troublesome spots for people looking to lose weight or redefine their body shape. Abdominal lipo targets this pocket of fat, restoring the natural contour of this area.

The average lower abdominal liposuction cost in San Diego is approximately $2,500 to $7,500, while the average abdominal liposuction prices in San Diego for both upper and lower regions range between $2,500 and $7,500. Dr. Daneshmand always offers a number of special pricing discounts at his Ageless and Beautiful Medical Spa. Please be sure to ask us about our special liposuction prices.


Waist Liposuction

Waist liposuction targets a person’s waistline (the area beneath the rib cage and above the pelvis) in order to encourage an hourglass silhouette. Many women notice a widening of the waist after childbirth, a fact that promotes the popularity of Vaser Lipo for this area. Since the inner and outer thighs often influence the appearance of an individual’s figure, many liposuction surgeons recommend getting the thighs done along with the waist in an effort to encourage appealing results featuring symmetry and beauty.

The average waist liposuction cost in San Diego is approximately $2,500 to $6,000. If you are interested in waist lipo, please ask about our specials. They change regularly, so please check back regularly.


Flank Liposuction Cost

Offering dramatic results, flank liposuction helps to restore an hourglass figure for women while shaping a man’s torso with renewed definition. In fact, it is one of the most commonly requested lipo procedures for men. Most commonly, flank lipo is performed while the patient is under a local anesthetic to avoid breathing complications arising when the patient’s body is rolled over from side to side.

In a man, the flanks are also referred to as love handles, and they commonly develop as fat deposits occur on the body. The flanks are located directly below the rib cage and extend downward to just above the belt line or iliac bone of the hips. More specifically, the fat is deposited atop the oblique muscles, taking away from a previously slender or youthful appearance. In a woman, the flanks are more apt to develop along the sides and back of the body directly below the bra line.

The average flank liposuction cost in San Diego for men are approximately $2,500 to $6,000. If you ask about our specials when you call to schedule your initial consultation, you might discover a discounted price on flank lipo.

Inner and Outer Thigh and Knees Liposuction

Excess fat in the thighs can be unsightly as well as uncomfortable. When the weight is carried on the side of the hips and thighs, it is commonly referred to as saddlebags, a term used to identify bags swung over the side of a horse by its rider. Obtaining inner and outer thigh liposuction can deliver greater definition to this area of your body as strategic areas of fat are removed. Typically, your surgeon begins this process by eliminating the deepest fat pockets first.

The average thigh liposuction cost is between $2,500 and $6,500, depending on whether you are having the inner thighs and knees or the anterior thighs and knees done. If you aren’t receiving lipo on your knees, the price is adjusted accordingly. Here at the Ageless and Beautiful Medical Spa, we have a number of ongoing specials, so be sure to ask what they are.


Stomach/Tummy Liposuction 

Designed to remove stubborn fat deposits clinging to the abdominal area, stomach liposuction helps restore natural contours on this area of the body. Stomach lipo reduces the thickness of the stomach, encouraging a more natural and youthful appearance by eliminating muffin tops, love handles, and other fatty deposits disrupting the sleek appearance of your core. In some cases, a tummy tuck is recommended to enhance the benefits offered by stomach liposuction.

The average stomach liposuction cost in San Diego is between $2,500 and $6,500. Please ask to see if we are currently offering a special cost for stomach lipo.


Ageless and Beautiful and Dr. Daneshmand


In 2004, Dr. Sean Daneshmand opened his Ageless and Beautiful Medical Spa, a zen-inspired facility dedicated to providing anti-aging procedures for men and women looking to recapture their youthful appearance. Dr. Daneshmand offers an extensive range of cosmetic procedures designed to help people in looking ageless and beautiful for as long as possible, including Vaserlipo®, Thermage® skin tightening, Juvederm®, Botox®, vitamin shots, and laser hair removal.