How Much Does CoolSculpting Cost?

by | Dec 8, 2020

What is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is a fat reduction treatment. It is the only FDA-cleared procedure to use controlled cooling to safely target and eliminate diet- and exercise-resistant fat. What does that mean? There is now an easy treatment to eliminate that stubborn fat that just will not go away even when you are dieting and exercising. CoolSculpting results are proven, noticeable, and lasting, so you will look and feel great from every angle.

How does it work?

It comes down to science. Fat cells freeze at higher temperatures than surrounding tissues.  CoolSculpting technology safely delivers precisely controlled cooling to target the subcutaneous fat cells underneath the skin gently and effectively. The treated fat cells are crystallized (frozen), and then die. Over time, your body naturally processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells, leaving a more sculpted you.

What to expect:

First, schedule and come in for a complimentary consultation with our Body Improvement Manager, Ashley. During the consultation, Ashley will go through your area(s) of fat loss opportunity with you. She will then determine which applicator(s) will be the best fit for you to achieve your individual goals, determine how many treatments and cycles is recommend to get the best results and give you a general timeline with options for packages to purchase (financing also available).

Once you start your treatment the cooling begins and during the first few minutes, you will feel pressure and intense cold, this may feel like cramping, pinching or pain initially. This soon dissipates. We provide CoolSculpting Clients with internet access, a moveable desk for working and Netflix to pass the time.  The CoolSculpting fat freezing procedure is completely non-surgical, so you can typically return to work and normal activities immediately.

When will you see the results?

In the weeks and months following your procedure, your body naturally processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells. Once the treated fat cells are gone, they are gone for good! You may start to see changes as quickly as three weeks after your treatment and will experience the most dramatic results after two months. But your body will still flush out fat cells and continues doing so for up to four to six months after treatment.

The big question… How much does it cost?

Unfortunately, the answer is not quite that easy. The price for CoolSculpting procedures varies depending on your areas of concern, the number of sessions needed, and your ultimate goals. The average patient is about $2000-$4000, again, not super helpful. How the cost breaks down is that every time the applicator is placed on your body (in the desired treatment area) that is considered a cycle. A cycle costs about $750-$1000 retail price (discount package breakdown to come). So for example, if you wanted to do your abdomen (around your belly button), most people are 4 cycles (or 4 applications). The applicator would be placed in a diamond shape first maybe in a rotation pattern, something like: on the lower right side of the abdomen, the machine then vacuums the fat in that area into the applicator and then you freeze. Then the applicator would be moved to the lower left and repeat. Then top left and finally the top right. With each of the cycles the fat that is vacuumed into the applicator, there is damage and eventual elimination of 20-25% of those fat cells. After 8 weeks when you return for your second treatment (and even a third down the line) each treatment will eliminate an additional 20-25% of fat cells and will be another 4 applications (or 4 cycles) each time. This would make a total treatment for the abdomen 8 cycles (or 12 if you go for the 3rd treatment). If you carry your weight in higher and/or lower in your abdomen a single treatment may be 6 or 8 cycles. Or if you only have that little pouch below your belly button it could be 2 cycles, and so on.


As with many aesthetic treatments, the more you do the more you save. Most practitioners follow CoolSculpting guidelines and price break. If you buy a couple cycles (maybe all you want to treat is the under the chin area) then you are more likely to pay the full retail price, but if you are going to do 4 cycles to your stomach and then repeat those 4 cycles for a total of 8, then you enter greater discounts per. You want to do your abdomen twice and your upper arms and maybe the fat above your knees? Package them all together and get even deeper discounts.


As always, if you’re interested in a free consultation at our Boise office, just visit www.bobbibullock.com/coolsculpting.