Costs vary across the country but the CoolSculpting makers, Zeltiq, set pricing discount limits. Typically a single love handle size session that requires the small/medium applicator is $750. The larger applicator which typically covers an entire abdomen area is $1500. BUT, with package pricing, these costs can be dramatically reduced. See examples of TREATMENT to TRANSFORMATION configurations. Often there are discounts to keep pace with the competitive community as well. During the CoolSculpting procedure, the selected area is drawn up between two cooling plates and held in place by suction. Over about an hour’s time, the skin between the plates is super-cooled to just above freezing. Because the fat cells are more sensitive to cold, the precise temperature maintenance during the procedure begins to disrupt fat cells while not damaging other layers of the skin. The near-freezing action is what causes the fat cells to begin a breakdown process called apoptosis. Once the fat cell breakdown begins, it continues slowly over a number of months while the body “digests” the broken down fat cells, prompting a firmer, tighter contour and reducing the size of the fat bulge or fat pocket. Plan on seeing your final results in 3 to 4 months. Remember the fat breakdown and removal works on the body’s natural time clock. Some patients see beginning changes after a couple of weeks.
Repeat treatments can be undertaken after two months if you want additional fat reduction. CoolSculpting is effective for those with a normal weight profile who wish to reduce specific discrete fat bulges that have been resistant to weight loss or exercise. It is not an effective treatment for those who are grossly overweight, have excessively large fat deposits or for those with significant large area fat pads. You CAN repeat treatments and have adjacent treatments through what’s called Treatment to Transformation. Potential CoolSculpting candidates are invited to call for a consultation to determine if CoolSculpting is an appropriate treatment. Remember that this is not a substitute for weight loss. If after dieting to a normal weight leaves you with leftover fat bulges, that’s the time to look into fat freezing. Initial sensations are a strong suction and then cold.
After about 10 minutes the area becomes numb for the rest of the treatment session. You may feel some discomfort as the area warms back up and during the post-treatment massage. It’s possible you may also have some temporary bruising, tenderness, numbness or cramping. The CoolSculpting device is FDA-cleared in the U.S. for fat reduction for the abdomen, flanks and thighs, chin and small areas. The science behind the procedure, called Cryolipolysis,™ was developed by two world-renowned dermatologists at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School. Cryolipolysis technology was co-invented by Dr. Dieter Manstein and Dr. R. Rox Anderson, Wellman Center for Photomedicine, affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School.
Well over 4 million treatments have been performed. CoolSculpting is the #1 most popular non-surgical fat reduction procedure in the world!