Sometimes you have pesky fat that just won’t go away no matter how much dieting, no matter how much exercise you do, so you turn to procedures but that makes you wonder which one is the right one for you. There’s a lot of methods out there to sculpt your body with plastic surgery but that’s usually invasive and it can take a while for you to see results.
Invasive surgery is expensive and not preferable so you may then ask what you can do to help yourself aside from dieting and exercise. And that’s where CoolSculpting comes in, which is a non-invasive procedure that can help you lose fat with noticeable results in months.
What? How? Cost?
CoolSculpting is FDA-Approved and utilizes cryolipolysis, fat freezing, that kills the fat cells. On average, it removes around 22% of fat in the treated area after a couple weeks. Due to the nature of the procedure and versatility of the equipment, it’s great for removing pinch-able rolls of fat.
CoolSculpting, cryolipolysis, is done by using a suction-based handpiece which, well, freezes the fat in the area. Due to the temperature, some people experience numbing; numbing that can be uncomfortable but still bearable. But since the CoolSculpting CoolAdvantage system released, it gives more comfortable treatments with less numbness and tingling involved.
Due to the procedure being unnecessary, chances are you will have to pay the full cost. The average cost is around $2000 to $4000 per session, depending on where the treatment is had. The larger the area the more it will cost as well as how many areas are being treated. It also depends on where you live, your provider, and any appointments you may need.
Generally speaking, you will only need one session for a given area, however, if it’s not satisfactory then you can go forward with another session. This is not a solution to weight-loss so you probably shouldn’t keep getting this done unless your doctor thinks it’s a good idea. Complete results should be seen after four to six months.
CoolSculpting is pretty versatile in the sense that it can be used in a wide range of areas. Areas where this procedure can be applied include under the chin, under the jawline, thigh, and abdomen and flank, which is just the side of the torso. It can also be used to remove bra fat, back fat, and any fat underneath the buttocks.
Given all of that, there’s a good chance, a great chance even, that this procedure can be applied to the area that you wish. However, it should be noted that this is not a weight-loss treatment even if it does remove fat, it’s advised that those undergoing this procedure are within 30 pounds of their healthy weight.
As with anything in life, there are risks, if you have cryoglobulinemia, cold agglutinin disease, or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria then you should not have the procedure. If you have anything that could cause complications such as a medical issue or a recent surgery, allergies, or sensitivities then it would be a good idea to let your doctor know. This is less of a procedure for those who must get healthy and more for those who are looking to try a different approach to shaping their body.
This treatment while non-invasive still has a wide range of side-effects, so wide in fact that they won’t all be noted, however, typically the patient will experience redness, swelling, bruising, tenderness, aching, or skin sensitivity. If you have a procedure located under the chin or jawline then you might feel a sensation of fullness in the back of the throat.
Another notable but rare side-effect is the affected area becoming visibly larger in which case there would need to be surgery to resolve this issue. There are more side-effects that are officially listed, however, aside from the rare effect, it’s all fairly minor and temporary, this is just to inform and make sure that you won’t be worried or discouraged if you see pictures of people with the treatment with these effects.
Difference Between CoolSculpting and EmSculpt
Both Coolscupting and EmSculpting are non-surgical body sculpting procedures that lead many to wonder what the difference between the two is. To start off, both are FDA-approved, and both are effective at their jobs, however, CoolSculpting has been around longer than EmSculpt.
EmSculpt is the only one that actually builds muscle while reducing fat, it usually removes up to 19% of fat while increasing muscle mass by 16%. CoolSculpting only removes fat and removes up to 22% of fat after a couple of weeks post-treatment. CoolScuplting also has multiple pieces of equipment that can allow it to reduce fat in many areas.
Results are different from these two procedures, for EmSculpt it’s for removing fat and building muscle when you’re already fit and lean. CoolSculpt is for those who have “pinch-able” rolls of fat that they would like to be removed. Which one suits you most is up to you but your doctor can give valuable input on which is best for you.
Another difference resides in the procedure. In EmScupting, the patient can relax as their muscles are pushed to the max, no temperature or suction is involved. CoolSculpting does involve temperature and can even be uncomfortable for the patient. However, treatment is shorter than EmSculpt treatments. CoolSculpting patients usually only need one session while EmSculpt requires a minimum of four sessions.
CoolSculpting is a body shaping procedure, it’s purpose is to remove areas with a high-fat concentration that you’d rather not be there. It removes this fat by using cryolipolysis which is just a fancy way of saying that it freezes the fat. During this process, there can be some discomfort and numbing and the side-effects afterward are mild except a rare effect that requires surgery to resolve.
The cost of treatment ranges from $2000 to $4000 but that depends on how big the area is, but the bright side to this is that you’ll only need one session to be satisfied and the procedure can be applied to many areas. A big difference between CoolSculpting and Emsculpting is that no muscle will be built from this procedure but it will remove more fat. Consult a doctor to determine which is best.