How much does CoolSculpting cost?

I want to lose around 2 inches of belly fat and was planning on going for liposuction until I started hearing about CoolSculpting, which sounds like it has a lot of potential, plus you have to love there being no recovery time with it. Except from what I can tell, CoolSculpting doesn't seem to be THAT much less expensive than the lipo I was originally considering, maybe 2/3rds of what I imagine my cosmetic surgeon will want for the lipo. That seems a little strange because my understanding is that the big advantage to CoolSculpting is the price. I must be missing something. Am I?


F, 36, Virginia

Hi Joanne,

Coolsculpting has become very popular because it is a non-invasive way to treat stubborn body fat.  In addition there is no down time so you can do a treatment and go right back to work.

The cost of your CoolSculpting treatment can vary quite a lot depending on the areas to be treated and how many treatments are necessary. Depending on your goals, the cost can add up quickly. But compared to the financial and physical cost of more invasive procedures or other “fad” solutions with no real promise or evidence of success, CoolSculpting can be a much more affordable and effective option in the long run.

For more information about Coolsculpting cost you can check out our complete procedure guide.



Coolsculpting is a great option for those that don't want surgery. There is down-time and the cost differential really depends on how many areas you want to treat and what kind of realistic outcome you want.

Coolsculpting can be a very costly treatment, especially when multiple treatments are needed to achieve desired results.  Traditional Liposuction removes more fat deposits.  When comparing the two, the results are much higher quality with liposuction, and the cost is sometimes equal.  It is just "easier" to have an in-office treatment with no down time.  With that being said, if you only wanted abdominal liposuction, that could be performed in an office under sedation instead of general anesthesia.  This would save you the cost of a surgery center/anesthesiologist.  Your best bet would be to have a few consultations with Board Certified Plastic Surgeons in your area.  I hope this information was helpful.  

Best Wishes, Dr. B.

Nope your right on. The advantage of cool sculpting is for patients that absolutely don't want to have surgery and are willing to accept less of a result and less recovery. In actuality over time you may need multiple cycles of cool sculpting and may end up costing you more in the long run. Good Luck! 

Hi Joanne, 

We would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank you for your interest in our practice and our CoolSculpting procedure. We have been successfully offering the CoolSculpting procedure since 2011, and have received great reviews and results from our patients.

CoolSculpting is a non-surgical procedure that uses a controlled device to freeze and destroy fat. Fatty areas are gently pinched between the CoolSculpting applicator, which cools the area to a temperature that causes fat cells to crystallize and dissolve. Each applicator takes approximately an hour to complete and there is no downtime afterwards.

In order to provide you with more information, answer any additional questions or to schedule your complimentary CoolSculpting consultation please contact our Ann Arbor office at (734) 913-5100 or our Jackson office at (517) 789-9800.

Please take advantage of the CoolSculpting  page on our website, Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery  to further assist you in gathering information.   Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery also offers our patients two financing options.  If you are interesting in exploring these options visit our Financing page.

We look forward to hearing from you and participating in your health care needs.

Have a beautiful day. 



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