Patients seeking the removal of fat in specific body areas may consider the advanced, non-surgical CoolSculpting procedure.
This procedure does not involve a significant risk of complications or an extended recovery phase. For this reason, CoolSculpting is especially popular with working professionals and busy mothers.
In comparison to plastic surgery such as liposuction, CoolSculpting is more cost-effective. At the time of the initial consultation, the surgeon will inform the patient on various facets of the CoolSculpting procedure, including its approximate costs.
The Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery (VIPS), led by board certified plastic surgeons Dr. Burton M. Sundin and Dr. Reps B. Sundin, provides CoolSculpting to patients in Richmond, Fredericksburg, Tysons Corner, Northern Virginia, Washington DC, and surrounding locations.
Cost Comparison with Surgery
Plastic surgery procedures for fat reduction, such as liposuction, are typically more expensive compared to CoolSculpting. Since CoolSculpting is a non-surgical procedure, it does not involve expenses related to general anesthesia or intravenous sedation which are often necessary for surgical procedures for fat elimination.
Plastic surgery can be complex and invasive warranting detailed pre-operative preparation as well as post-surgical care and monitoring. Such facets will add significantly to the costs of the procedure.
CoolSculpting usually does not involve such costs. A single CoolSculpting session is completed between 30 to 60 minutes and can be performed as an in-office procedure.
In comparison, a fat reduction surgery will take place at a hospital or surgical facility, which further increases the costs of the procedure.
Factors Impacting CoolSculpting Costs
The costs of cosmetic procedures are usually higher in main urban centers compared to smaller towns in the interiors.
Various factors such as the real estate costs, average costs of living in the area, and local taxes impact the costs of products and services in a specific area, including the cost of cosmetic procedures such as CoolSculpting.
Extent of Treatment
The costs of CoolSculpting may differ between two patients on the basis of the extent of the treatment that the patient needs in a particular body site.
The treatment costs for more extensive body areas, such as the abdomen, buttocks, thighs, or back, may be much more than the costs related to the treatment of smaller sites such as the knees, ankles, cheeks, or chin.
The number of treatment sessions that a patient requires also affects the overall procedure costs.
If the patient is undergoing treatment for many body areas involving multiple sessions, the overall monetary amount of the procedure will be determined based on the number of areas involved and the number of CoolSculpting sessions that a patient needs.
Many professional medical care finance companies now provide loans on competitive terms, such as faster approvals and low rates of interest, to patients seeking cosmetic procedures like CoolSculpting.
The loans may even have a zero interest rate for a specific period and offer a maximum loan term of up to 60 months. Patients can also seek financing from traditional alternatives such as bank loans, credit cards, and loans from friends and family.
Is CoolSculpting covered by insurance?
Elective cosmetic procedures, such as CoolSculpting, are typically not eligible for insurance coverage. The patient can ask the treatment provider for any rebates or payment plans that they may offer to offset the costs of the treatment.
The Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery receives patients from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Tysons Corner, Northern Virginia, Washington DC, and nearby areas for CoolSculpting.
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