CoolSculpting is a popular method of unwanted fat removal that utilizes advanced fat-freezing technology. While CoolSculpting can permanently get rid of excess fat pockets, this method of fat removal doesn’t come cheap.
So why does the CoolSculpting treatment cost a lot? Aside from its long-lasting effects, CoolSculpting is considered one of the safest, non-invasive ways to contour the body. Millions of people all over the world have tested the patented CoolSculpting method and experienced results that made spending their money worthwhile.
CoolSculpting is a noninvasive procedure that utilizes the cellular response to cold in order to break down fatty tissue. As the treatment extracts energy from the fat layers, the fat cells die gradually and leave the surrounding area unaffected. Within 3-4 months after treatment, digested cells are sent to the lymphatic system and are filtered out as waste.
CoolSculpting treatments only take 1-3 hours long. As a high-end solution for fat removal, CoolSculpting is expensive as it requires trained professionals to operate the technology and make sure they get the best results.
CoolSculpting was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2012, and over four million treatments have been administered globally since. It has quickly become the preferred fat removal treatment option by patients, as it is effective, noninvasive, and safe.
Effective: Rather than collecting the fat from inside these cells as most fat reduction procedures do, CoolSculpting targets and removes these fat cells entirely from the body. Studies have found that CoolSculpting can get rid of 20%-80% excess fat in treated areas, and you can achieve visible results weeks later. As long as a patient maintains their weight and lives a healthy lifestyle, the excess fat cells will not grow back in the body and leave the treated area toned.
Noninvasive: One major reason why CoolSculpting is popular is that it is completely noninvasive, unlike traditional liposuction. It's easy and painless, as no knives, needles, or anesthesia are used on the patients. Since no incisions are made, no scars are left on CoolSculpting patients. As a non-surgical procedure, there is also zero downtime and recovery needed. There is no healing time or restrictions with CoolSculpting. Patients can resume day-to-day activities almost immediately after.
Safe: There will always be risks with most surgeries, even with the best, board-certified plastic surgeons performing minor operations. CoolSculpting is a highly rated, low-risk, noninvasive fat removal option. This means no bleeding, scarring, or complications are likely to arise. And unlike most cosmetic surgery, the procedure will not take a toll on your body. While there may be mildly uncomfortable side effects in some cases, these usually disappear after a few days.
CoolSculpting is a procedure that uses a handheld device, with applicators that resemble the nozzles of a vacuum cleaner. For most clinics, a cosmetic surgeon will place a gel pad onto the targeted area, and use an applicator to deliver controlled cooling and suction technology onto the unwanted love handles.
The state of the art CoolSculpting tool is part of the reason why the procedure tends to get expensive. The applicators are a versatile kind of technology which can address multiple areas for treatment. The chin applicator is smaller than the other CoolSculpting tools, and may cost $700-$800 to use per session, while the abdomen applicator may cost between $600-$700.
In some places, patients are charged based on how many applicators are needed during the session. Some plastic surgeons would recommend several applicators in different angles to achieve a sculpted look, while other cosmetic surgeons will decide based on the fat distribution in a specific target area. This depends on the patients, who may need 3-5 applicators over two sessions.
CoolSculpting should be performed by a trained professional. According to the American Med Spa Association (AmSpa), CoolSculpting would be considered by most states as a medical treatment. Patients are required to pass a medical exam conducted by a doctor, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant, which will assess if the patient can undergo the procedure. AmSpa also advises those who are interested in having CoolSculpting done to consult with a board-certified physician in person to determine what procedure is best.
Most med spas would have board-certified cosmetic surgeons among their staff, who can be consulted on how many CoolSculpting treatments are needed and how to address each area. These specialists would best know the science behind CoolSculpting, and how best to use its technology to minimize any discomfort. They would know the best methods of removing the love handles on the thighs, abdomen, upper arms, and other areas.
On average, the price of CoolSculpting is around $2000 - $4000 for one session.
However, the CoolSculpting cost is much lower than liposuction surgery. Though they produce similar results, liposuction is more expensive. Fees for the surgeon, anesthesia, operating room, and medications for liposuction are much higher compared to an average CoolSculpting cost.
With similar body contouring treatments, the CoolSculpting cost would still give the best value for its price. BodyTite costs an average of $7000, and reaches $14,000 in some cases. SculpSure is less expensive at a price range of $1400 - $1500, but it only received its FDA approval in 2015 so there is currently not much information about it.
At the NJ Center for CoolSculpting, the price is right. We offer $1000 off your first session, and you are sure to get high quality treatment in one of New Jersey’s most luxurious med spas.
Our board-certified medical practitioners can easily be consulted regarding your CoolSculpting concerns, and we are committed to providing our patients with the best CoolSculpting results. Schedule your appointment today.
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"The treatment itself was not uncomfortable. Afterwords, I felt great. I didn't really notice anything for about 30 days. After day 30 until about a month later, I started noticing that my favorite jeans were not as tight anymore. I wasn't having to suck in to get them buttoned. And by that two month period after my CoolSculpting
"It's subtle at first, and then a month later you look and go, "Wow - It really did something!" It really moved the bar for me, and I'm feeling better about myself already. It feels so good to put on anything and know I look as good as I've ever looked. And I didn't say that or feel that when I was in my 20's, 30's, and 40's."