If you have a little excess fat that has proven too difficult to get rid of through exercise and diet and you are not so keen about invasive surgery like liposuction, then you can opt for non-invasive procedures such as Zerona and Coolsculpting.
How much does Coolsculpting cost?
Typical Coolsculpting prices vary between $700 and $2,000 for the first session and between $400 and $1,000 for repeat work on the same body parts.
The price depends on part of the body, the specialist, and the geographical location.
For instance, a small applicator used on the upper abs, between the ribs, or on the hips costs $500 to $800.
A large applicator used on the lower abs may cost between $1,200 and $1,500. Treating love handles cost upwards of $1,300.
The patient has to cover the full costs as it is not covered by Medicare or any other health insurance plans.
Is Coolsculpting An Effective Liposuction Treatment?
Coolsculpting is an FDA-approved and clinically proven fat loss procedure. Nevertheless, it is not recommended for anyone wishing to remove large amounts of fat.
Obese and overweight people may need to pursue other weight loss programs before attempting Coolsculpting. The procedure is only ideal for those who want to reduce minor fat pockets that have stubbornly refused to respond to exercise and dieting.
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Are There Any Side Effects To Coolsculpting Treatment?
Unlike invasive surgical procedures such as getting a hysterectomy, Coolsculpting is pretty much painless. It is something you can do over your lunch break and get back to work in the afternoon, much like getting a mole removed or whitening your teeth.
Coolsculpting does not involve taking any pills, creams, or expensive supplements and the results will be permanent, unless you do not maintain your physical exercises and diet.
The procedure involves drawing the bulge of the affected area in between the device’s plates and cooling it. The selected tissue’s fat cells will die due to exposure to the cold temperature over a period of about an hour.
The dead cells will then slowly be expelled from through the body’s natural functions. It can take up to two months for the dead fat cells to completely pass through the system.
No major side effects have been reported. However, patients may experience some redness on the surrounding area’s skin, numbness, tingling, some minor bruising, and some discomfort.
However, this will only last a few minutes and will only rarely last beyond 15 minutes.
Who Should Go For Coolsculpting Treatment?
As mentioned before, Coolsculpting does not work well with obese people or people with lots of fat to lose. The ideal candidate is someone who has already attained the ideal weight but has trouble getting rid of some localized fat, such as those around the belly.
The procedure is ideal for anyone who wants to enhance their looks. Being a non-invasive procedure, it feels like just going for a Brazilian blowout at your local salon and coming out feeling prettier and more confident.