How much does CoolSculpting cost?
CoolSculpting uses a non-surgical method known as cryolipolysis to freeze, break down and reduce your unwanted fat cells in the targeted area by up to 25 per cent.
The treatment can give you a naturally contoured look without any invasive surgery and can also be a more affordable alternative to other types of treatment.
Given this, it’s no wonder CoolSculpting has become one of the most popular fat reduction treatments with more than eight million procedures have been performed worldwide.
But what’s included in the CoolSculpting price, and how does it compare to alternatives?
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1 to 4 sessions
Duration of results
Back to work
Full recovery time
No recovery time
Upwards of 660 SAR
35 to 45 minutes
OTC pain relief
How much is CoolSculpting?
The cost of CoolSculpting usually depends on the size of the area you’d like treated. You can target several body parts using the CoolSculpting technique, including the:
- Lower back.
- Upper arm.
Prices in Saudi Arabia start from around 660 SAR per session. Just bear in mind that pricing can vary based on the clinic, city and country, so always ask for a quote at the initial consultation.
Many clinicians recommend you have at least two sessions, as this tends to offer the best results. Discuss this with your own doctor to get their professional opinion on how many sessions you may need, then factor in any additional costs.
What is included in the CoolSculpting treatment?
You can easily break down the costs involved in CoolSculpting by considering the three different stages of the treatment, from pre-procedure to after-care.
The first step to having any type of treatment is to book a consultation with your doctor or clinician. You may need to pay for this initial meeting, so check the price before booking.
Your doctor will ask questions about your medical history and check you are the right fit for the CoolSculpting treatment. If not, they may suggest you need to change some aspects of your lifestyle before – such as stopping smoking, adapting your diet or an exercise regime.
Let them know your expectations and together you can create a tailored plan for your specific goals. You should then receive a quote for the procedure, based on your needs.
During the treatment
CoolSculpting is performed as an outpatient appointment. This means there is no surgery fee, operating room fee or overnight hospital fee. The procedure doesn’t require anaesthesia either – another cost-saver.
The only payment you will need to make is for the CoolSculpting session itself. Total cost is based on the size of the treatment area and the number of devices used. Of course, larger areas will require more applicators.
Following the procedure, your clinician may prescribe you some medication to help with the healing process. This will incur some additional costs, but you must follow their guidance.
The doctor might also suggest you return for one or two additional sessions, especially if the treatment was on a larger area like your stomach or thighs. You’ll have to wait at least 30 days before you can have your second freezing session, though.
CoolSculpting costs compared
Now you know the ins and outs of CoolSculpting costs, let’s see how it compares to other body contouring procedures:
Liposuction remains one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures due to its long-term results and relatively fast recovery time. It’s particularly effective if you are looking to remove fat from larger areas of your body, as liposuction can do this in a single session, while CoolSculpting might require multiple sessions that would increase the price.
However, liposuction is a surgical procedure, and this means there are additional costs involved, such as surgery fees and anaesthesia fees.
Check out our full liposuction cost explainer for a further breakdown of prices.
Ultrasonic cavitation is quickly gaining popularity as an alternative to liposuction and CoolSculpting. The treatment uses high-frequency waves to liquefy your fat cells without the need for any invasive surgery.
Not only does it offer fast-acting results, but it’s also one of the more affordable treatments, with costs starting from 920 SAR in Saudi Arabia. Just remember that it’s mainly used on smaller treatment areas and cellulite, not for weight loss.
Unlike traditional liposuction, laser lipolysis – also known as laser liposuction – is only a minimally invasive aesthetic procedure. While CoolSculpting uses a cooling device to freeze your body fat, laser lipolysis uses a laser to melt it away.
They can both treat similar areas of the body, but prices tend to be slightly more for the laser lipolysis procedure. Prices tend to start at around 10,000 SAR.
Learn about the potential benefits of laser liposuction.
Mesotherapy is a treatment that works by injecting certain vitamins, enzymes and hormones into areas of the body. These can help to smooth, tighten the skin and increase fat loss. Usually, this procedure starts at around 520 SAR per session and you’ll need a few sessions to get the desired results.
While CoolSculpting is a non-surgical option to achieve the desired look you want, there are some lifestyle changes that you might want to try before you go ahead and book an appointment. These include:
- Exercising more – Cardio exercises such as running, walking, dancing and swimming are a great way to boost your metabolic rate and improve your health.
- Changing your diet – try to incorporate more sources of soluble fibre. This can be found in foods such as flax seeds, avocados, blackberries and broccoli.
- Reducing your stress levels – stress produces a hormone known as cortisol that can cause you to gain body fat. Try yoga or meditation to soothe your mind.
If you still notice small areas of body fat that are not shifting, talk to a doctor about the different procedures available and see which one is the right fit for you.
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