CoolSculpting Cost in Portage, MI
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The demand for CoolSculpting has skyrocketed in the past few years, making it one of the top fat loss treatments currently on the market. There are many reasons why it has essentially replaced more invasive treatments like liposuction, and its value definitely plays a part.
How much does CoolSculpting cost?
Because each treatment plan is customized based on the needs of the patient, the cost of CoolSculpting is different in every situation. There are several factors that determine how much a CoolSculpting treatment will cost, including:
- The areas treated (chin, stomach, thighs, etc.)
- The number of areas treated
- The number of treatments needed
- The size of applicator used
- The clinic providing the treatment
- The geographical location of the treatment provider
To provide an accurate estimate on the cost of the procedure, most providers will want to assess the patient’s body first, then evaluate their end goals.
As stated on the official CoolSculpting website, the cost of CoolSculpting when performed on multiple parts of the body ranges from about $2000 to $4000. On the other hand, for CoolSculpting treatments targeting a single part of the body, it can cost around $500 to $1,200. In addition to this, the price of CoolSculpting treatments in 2020 ranged from $450 to $4,600, with an average cost of around roughly $2,000.
Will insurance cover my CoolSculpting treatment?
CoolSculpting is an elective procedure; it is not considered medically necessary, but is instead chosen by the patient, often for aesthetic reasons. Unfortunately, insurance does not cover elective procedures, so the patient would have to cover the entire cost.
What can I expect for my first visit?
The healthcare practitioner performing the CoolSculpting procedure will discuss how to approach the goals of the treatment. Together, the practitioner will look at the patient’s whole body from different angles, then focus on specific areas where they want to reduce fat.
First, an assessment is performed to determine if the patient is a candidate for CoolSculpting; this includes performing a thorough examination and reviewing the patient’s medical history. It is critical that the fat to be treated with CoolSculpting is subcutaneous, which can be determined by how soft it is: if it is easy to grasp or pull, it is subcutaneous; if it is hard and cannot be pinched between two fingers, it is visceral fat which is located deeper within the body (around the organs). At the conclusion of the examination, the CoolSculpting specialist and the patient agree on a treatment plan that best meets the patient’s needs and their body contouring goals.
What are the requirements for CoolSculpting?
The requirements for CoolSculpting are quite simple and, in many cases, can even be determined by the patient before they schedule an appointment.
If the patient’s abdominal wall muscle is bowing forward and they do not have much fat to remove, then they do not meet the requirements for CoolSculpting. However, if they pinch the treatment area and there is more than 3/4 inch of fat between their fingers, they can receive CoolSculpting. While patients can perform this evaluation on their own, they must consult with a licensed CoolSculpting physician to determine which procedure (if any) is best for their situation.
An ideal candidate is healthy, fit, and looking for a tool to eliminate stubborn areas of resistant fat.
It is a good idea to avoid anti-inflammatory medicines such as aspirin before the procedure to minimize any bruising that may occur.
For CoolSculpting treatments that you can trust, come to Southwest Michigan Dermatology today. Our medical professionals are experienced at removing resistant fat from several different areas of the body with CoolSculpting and can help you reach your aesthetic goals. Call us today to book an appointment for CoolSculpting, or visit our clinic conveniently located at 3000 Old Centre Road, Portage, MI 49024. We look forward to serving you! We serve patients from Portage MI, Kalamazoo MI, Milwood MI, and Vicksburg MI.