Does coolsculpting give you a flat stomach? (Photo)

Below I attached a couple pictures of my boyfriend and we were wondering how many session with coolsculpting would it take for him to achieve a flat stomach is it possible to get rid of that little pouchy area ? Also of we wanted the love handels gone would that be included when he does the belly or is that extra ? On average how/how much do DRs charge for this I would love if u can give me some info like that ! Thanks in advance ❤❤❤

Doctor Answers 6

Cost of CS

The cost of Coolsculpting depends on how many areas you are having treated. Each area can vary from $600 to $750 dollars. You should speak to your practitioner about how many sessions you will need on each area as well so that you have realistic financial and aesthetic expectations.
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Sheila Nazarian


Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 52 reviews

CoolSculpting Can Achieve a Flatter Stomach

CoolSculpting is a great way to achieve the kind of result you're talking about. The best candidates for this treatment are normal-weight men and women with firm, elastic skin who have pockets of excess fat in certain areas. This is not a weight loss procedure, but rather a treatment to eliminate stubborn pockets of fat that don't respond to diet or exercise. If this sounds like your boyfriend, it could very well be the right procedure for him, but the best way to know is to consult with a highly qualified specialist in your area in person.

We have seen great results with only a single session, and we've seen amazing results after two sessions. It depends how much fat he would like to see reduced in that area. The love handles and stomach are two separate treatment areas and will likely therefore cost you more. Because of all of these different factors, your best bet is to go for a consultation to get the most accurate information in regards to cost, number of sessions, and number of treatment areas.

The costs for coolsculpting the pouch and love handles

Based on clinical studies, coolsculpting will eliminate approximately 20% of the fat cells. To provide the level of correction that is normally provided with liposuction, you will generally need 2 treatments of coolsculpting in each area.

Most facilities will charge by area and the type of applicator used with the price for coolsculpting varying greatly. The costs for coolsculpting vary across the country with coolsculpting generally being more expensive in areas such as New York or Los Angeles, or in areas with few certified coolsculpting centers. We charge starting at $600 per area with the smaller applicators such as coolcore or coolcurve plus. We charge starting at $1200 per area with the larger applicator. Most centers provide savings for multiple areas.

Consult with 3 experienced and expert board certified plastic surgeons who have certified coolsculpting centers to understand your options.

Note: Zeltiq, the manufacturer of coolsculpting, will certify centers only after they demonstrate a high level of training and expertise. Zeltiq's coolsculpting website has a physician locator that provides special distinction for certified centers.

Kris M. Reddy, MD, FACS
West Palm Beach Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 36 reviews

Coolsculpting and Abdomen

Coolsculpting is a fabulous procedure for freezing the fat and reducing the fat bulge by 20% in a given area.  Each area such as the abdomen, and flanks requires a separate treatment and applicator.  Each area is $750 per area unless the large applicator is needed for that area.  An in person consultation is required to tell you how many treatments you would need to achieve the desired result.  Please consult a board certified dermatologist with a great deal of experience with Coolsculpting for the best cosmetic results.

CoolSculpting Of The Abdomen

CoolSculpting is a non-invasive, clinically proven procedure to selectively reduce fat layers in problem areas using a patented cooling technology. CoolSculpting is safe because the delivery of precise cooling affects only targeted fat cells, leaving adjacent tissue unharmed and intact. The procedure developed by ZELTIQ is based on sound science called Cryolipolysis, discovered by scientists from Harvard Medical School.
Some benefits of CoolSculpting include: NO needles, NO surgery, NO downtime. It’s safe. It’s convenient. The results are dramatic!!

CoolSculpting is FDA approved for treating the abdomen, flank and thigh. It is important to have a face-to-face consultation with the provider in order to determine how many treatments you may need. The health care provider will visually assess the fat in order to determine if the person needs debulking or sculpting. The physician will physically assess the orientation of the fat by pinching and feeling it. There is a 20-25% fat reduction in the treated areas. Patients are usually brought back at the 30 days mark to assess their results. At the point, the patient and physician can communicate and determine if additional treatment might be needed for optimum result.

The cost for CoolSculpting is based on a point system. The points are based on how many areas you may need treated in order to receive a treatment to transformation. We have a special going where, the more points you have, the lower the price per point will be. However, it is hard to determine how many areas you may need without seeing you in person. Therefore, I highly recommend coming in for a face to face consultation.

How Much CoolSculpting To Get A Flat Stomach

Hello and thanks for your question. Ideal candidates can expect about a 20-25% reduction of fat with a single CoolSculpting treatment to a given area. Depending on how aggressive you want to be and how flat you want the belly to get then multiple treatments of CoolSculpting will be required. It may not be possible to get a completely flat stomach if there is a component of visceral fat present. Looking at the pictures, your boyfriend has some stretch marks which are also not amenable to treatment with CoolSculpting. The love handles are a separate treatment area. The best thing to do is go for an in-person consultation with an experienced CoolSculpting provider who can develop an appropriate treatment plan. Hope this helps. 

Michael A. Zadeh, MD, FACS
Sherman Oaks General Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 9 reviews

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