How Many CoolSculpting Elite® Sessions Are Needed for the Stomach & More? Answering Your FAQs

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As you’ve researched noninvasive body contouring options, you’ve likely found yourself asking how many CoolSculpting Elite sessions you’ll need for the stomach, thighs, chin, and other areas where we commonly store stubborn fat. To help you plan your “fat-freezing” journey, we’re answering a few questions people often ask about what to expect from the first consult to the final result.

Read on to get the details about the number of sessions you may need, how far apart to space your appointments, your potential total cost, and more.

How Many CoolSculpting Treatments Are Needed for the Stomach?

At our San Diego medical spa, most people need between 1 and 3 CoolSculpting sessions per targeted area. Keep in mind the midsection may encompass a few different areas depending on your goals, including the upper and lower abdomen, hips, and flanks.

Studies show us that CoolSculpting Elite can reduce fat by up to 25% in a treated area after just a single session. If you have a small, stubborn pooch that won’t shrink down despite your best efforts, you may only need a single session to see results. However, if you have a bit more pinchable fat, you may need a couple more cycles to achieve your dream look.

Ultimately, this answer is different from person to person. That’s why the first step in your treatment is a consultation with a provider, who will let you know how many cycles you may need.

How Many CoolSculpting Treatments Are Needed for a Double Chin?

Because this is a smaller region, you’ll likely need just 1 or 2 sessions to treat a double chin with CoolSculpting Elite. We use a specially designed applicator that fits snugly under the chin to maximize your results and comfort. CoolSculpting sessions for the submental area take about 35 minutes. You can learn more about the applicators designed for specific areas in this blog post.

How Many CoolSculpting Treatments Are Needed for the Inner and Outer Thighs?

Both the inner and outer thighs need about 2 sessions on average, but as with any treatment area, this varies from person to person. For the outer thighs, treatments take about 75 minutes. We can treat the inner thighs at the same time with a separate applicator. Treating the inner thighs takes about 35 minutes.

How Long Should You Wait Between CoolSculpting Sessions?

You’ll need to wait at least 30 days before you can schedule your next CoolSculpting session in the same area. It takes about this long for your body to begin processing and flushing out the treated fat cells. Keep in mind that it may take 2 to 3 months for your results to develop completely. Most people come back for follow-up treatment after 1 to 2 months, but once you’re past the 30-day mark, you can have your next session done at any time.

If you’re looking to treat a different area, you don’t need to wait between sessions. In fact, it’s common for people to have multiple areas treated during the same appointment.

How Much Does Each CoolSculpting Cycle Cost?

At our San Diego plastic surgery practice and medical spa, the cost of a CoolSculpting session is typically $750+. We offer package prices for those purchasing multiple treatments, and we happily accept payments from third-party financing programs such as Cherry and CareCredit®.

Procedure Fee Range
CoolSculpting® Elite $750 & up

To see real examples of the results you can expect after CoolSculpting Elite, please visit our before and after photo gallery.

Have more questions about planning your CoolSculpting Elite treatment? Give us a call at (858) 452-1981 or request a consultation online to meet with one of our San Diego CoolSculpting providers.

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