Are you considering coolsculpting to slim down your lower abdomen? Don’t let the cost deter you – we’ve got all the information you need right here.
1.Overview of CoolSculpting
CoolSculpting is a cosmetic procedure that uses controlled cooling to remove fat cells from the body.
The procedure is FDA-cleared, safe, and effective. It can be used on the abdomen, thighs, arms, love handles, and other areas of the body.
CoolSculpting is done by a trained medical professional. The procedure takes about 1 hour to complete. There is no recovery time, and you can return to your normal activities immediately.
CoolSculpting results are permanent. Fat cells that are cooled during the procedure will die and will not return. However, you may gain weight if you do not maintain a healthy lifestyle.
The cost of CoolSculpting varies depending on the number of treatments needed and the area being treated. Most people need multiple treatments to see results. The average cost of CoolSculpting is $2,000-$4,000 per treatment.
2.How CoolSculpting Works
CoolSculpting is a non-surgical, fat-reduction procedure that uses freezing technology to eliminate stubborn fat cells that resist all diet and exercise. There are no needles, no special diets, and no exercise programs required. This treatment is available for both men and women.
CoolSculpting is FDA cleared for the treatment of visible fat bulges in the submental (under the chin) and submandibular (under the jawline) areas, thigh, abdomen and flank (love handles), along with bra fat, back fat (under bra), upper arm and underneath the buttocks (also known as banana roll).
3.What to Expect During a CoolSculpting Treatment
During your CoolSculpting treatment, a gel pad and applicator will be applied to the target area. The applicator will deliver controlled cooling to the targeted fat.
You may feel pulling, tugging, or mild pinching as the applicator delivers the cooling. There should be minimal discomfort during the procedure. Some patients report feeling a temporary numbness in the treated area following the procedure.
The treated area will remain numb for up to 4 weeks after the procedure. You may also feel tingling, stinging, aching, or cramping; these sensations typically resolve within a few minutes.
4.How Much Does CoolSculpting Cost?
On average, CoolSculpting costs about $2,700 for one treatment to target one area of the body. However, the total cost of your treatment will depend on several factors, including:
-The number of areas you plan to treat
-The size and number of applicators used during your treatment
-The number of treatments required to achieve your desired results
-Your geographical location
Fortunately, many CoolSculpting providers offer financing options to help make the cost of treatment more affordable. In addition, many providers offer discounts for multiple treatments or for treating multiple areas at once.
5.Is CoolSculpting Safe?
Yes, CoolSculpting is very safe. The technology is FDA-cleared for the upper arm, thigh, abdomen, flank, and back. Millions of CoolSculpting procedures have been performed worldwide
CoolSculpting is a minimally invasive procedure that uses an instrument to deliver controlled cooling to targeted fat cells below the skin’s surface. The treated fat cells are crystallized (frozen), and then die. Over time, your body naturally processes the fat and eliminates the dead cells.
It takes about 3 to 4 weeks for the CoolSculpting procedure results to be visible. For some patients, visible results can be seen as early as 2 weeks post-procedure. The most dramatic results are usually seen at around the 6-week mark. However, results can continue to improve for up to 12 weeks post-procedure.
7.Alternatives to CoolSculpting
At-home devices: At-home CoolSculpting devices are available, but there’s no evidence to show that they’re as effective as the professional version of the treatment.
Diet and exercise: As with any weight-loss program, diet and exercise are the most important factors in achieving and maintaining results.
Liposuction: Liposuction is a surgical procedure that can remove small pockets of fat. It’s more invasive than CoolSculpting and carries more risk.
COOLSCULPTING FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How much does CoolSculpting cost?
Prices for CoolSculpting procedures vary depending on your areas of concern, the number of sessions needed, and your ultimate goals. A CoolSculpting consultation with Dr. light will help you determine how many treatments you need, and what your treatment plan will be.
During your consultation, we will discuss the per-treatment price of CoolSculpting, as well as the full price of your treatment program.
Is CoolSculpting covered by insurance?
CoolSculpting is considered a cosmetic procedure and is not usually covered by insurance. However, we offer financing options to make CoolSculpting more affordable.
To learn more about financing for CoolSculpting, click here.
How long is each CoolSculpting session?
Your CoolSculpting session will last between 35 minutes and one hour. During this time, you can relax, read, check email, or even take a nap.
Most patients have multiple sessions scheduled spaced a few weeks apart in order to achieve their desired results.
After your session is complete, you can immediately return to your normal activities—there is no downtime required following treatment.