Your Guide to CoolSculpting®: Cost, Treatment Areas & More

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When the results of diet and exercise plateau and getting your dream body feels like an impossible uphill task, CoolSculpting is there to get you over the hump. This popular treatment contours the body without surgery or downtime, making it an ideal choice for many patients. Learn more about this procedure below, from CoolSculpting cost factors to treatment areas and what to expect.

How Does CoolSculpting Work?

CoolSculpting uses a process called cryolipolysis to freeze fat cells while sparing the surrounding tissues. Developed by Harvard scientists, this FDA-approved procedure delivers controlled cooling to the targeted surplus fat. Once treated, the fat cells crystallize, and the body’s lymphatic system gradually eliminates them.

Before & After CoolSculpting® Case 316 Back View in Ann Arbor, MI
Before & After CoolSculpting
Before & After CoolSculpting® Case 307 Left Side View in Ann Arbor, MI
Before & After CoolSculpting
Before & After CoolSculpting® Case 311 Back View in Ann Arbor, MI
Before & After CoolSculpting
Before & After CoolSculpting® Case 309 Back View in Ann Arbor, MI
Before & After CoolSculpting

What Is a CoolSculpting Treatment Like?

During your treatment session, your provider will apply applicators of different shapes and sizes based on the areas you are targeting. You can expect minimal discomfort during the procedure as you acclimate to the cold temperature and the mild pulling and tugging sensation of the applicators.

Learn more about what to expect from your CoolSculpting treatment in our related blog post.

What Results Can I Expect?

While the results take time to develop (typically 3 weeks to 3 months), the wait is well worth it! Most patients experience a 20% to 25% reduction of subcutaneous fat in the treatment area. The gradual time scale allows the skin to retract, so you won’t usually need to worry about lax skin that doesn’t fit your new contours.

Even better? The metabolized fat will not regenerate, although weight gain may cause the remaining fat cells to enlarge in response.

What Areas Can CoolSculpting Treat?

CoolSculpting is highly versatile and targets areas of the body where stubborn fat tends to accumulate. The most common treatment areas include:

  • Abdomen
  • Flanks (love handles)
  • Inner and outer thighs
  • Bra fat
  • Back fat
  • Upper arms
  • Double chin
  • Underneath the buttocks (banana roll)

CoolSculpting’s specially shaped applicators effectively address smaller and more challenging areas, as well as areas without pinchable fat. These advancements allow for precise fat reduction and customization to each patient’s needs.

How Many CoolSculpting Treatments Do You Need?

While many patients see a noticeable improvement after a single session, the majority will go on to have follow-up treatments to achieve optimal results. How many CoolSculpting treatments are needed will depend on the amount of fat present, the size and number of areas being treated, and your contouring goals.

How Much Does CoolSculpting Cost?

At Center for Plastic Surgery Ann Arbor, our price starts at $400 per applicator placement. During your consultation, we will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan, including how many sessions you can expect to receive to achieve your desired results and how many applicators may be needed per treatment.

Will Insurance Cover CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is considered a cosmetic procedure and is typically not covered by health insurance. However, we offer financing through PatientFi to help make the cost of treatment more affordable. Please visit our pricing page for more details.

What Factors Affect CoolSculpting Pricing?

CoolSculpting pricing varies among most providers, depending on factors such as:

  1. Technology used: As CoolSculpting Elite providers, we offer the latest generation of cryolipolysis technology, which includes specially shaped applicators.
  2. Treatment area: Larger areas or those requiring more extensive sculpting may incur higher costs.
  3. Number of sessions: Patients requiring multiple sessions to achieve their desired results will have additional expenses.
  4. Geographic location: CoolSculpting prices vary significantly depending on the provider’s region and local market trends.
  5. Provider’s reputation and expertise: Experienced practitioners may charge higher fees due to their reputation and track record of delivering consistently excellent results.
  6. Additional services: Some providers may offer package deals or suggest adding complementary services to your treatment plan (such as KYBELLA® for double chin reduction), which affects the overall pricing.

Before undergoing a CoolSculpting treatment, it’s essential to schedule a consultation with a qualified provider to discuss your goals, assess your candidacy, and receive a personalized treatment plan. During this consultation, your provider can provide a detailed breakdown of costs and address any questions or concerns.

Discover Nonsurgical Body Contouring With CoolSculpting

If you would like to learn more about your body contouring options, please reach out to us. You can request a consultation online or call Center for Plastic Surgery Ann Arbor at (734) 712-2323 to get started. Our goal is to help you make informed decisions about your treatment and care so you can get the most out of your CoolSculpting Elite treatment.

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