Does Medicare Cover Cool Sculpting?

Doctor Answers 8


Medicare does not cover this procedure because this is a cosmetic procedure. My office offers care credit to help with the cost. 

Best of luck, Sheila Nazarian  

Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 56 reviews

CoolSculpting Not Covered By Medicare

CoolSculpting is an elective cosmetic procedure that will not be covered by medicare or any other insurance. There are usually financing options, like care credit that you can look into.

Steven H. Williams, MD
San Francisco Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 50 reviews

Does Medicare Cover Cool Sculpting?

Thank you for your question. Coolsculpting is a cosmetic procedure. Insurance will not cover cosmetic procedures. I hope this helps.

Sonia Badreshia-Bansal, MD
Bay Area Dermatologist
3.9 out of 5 stars 12 reviews

Medicare does not cover CoolSculpting by Zeltiq

Medicare does not cover any cosmetic or aesthetic procedure such as CoolSculpting by Zeltiq. 

Ronald Shelton, MD
Manhattan Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 38 reviews

Medicare does not cover Coolsculpting

Coolsculpting is considered an elective, cosmetic procedure and NOT covered by Medicare. Sorry

Grant Stevens, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 148 reviews

NO byVillar

No.  Cosmetic procedures are not covered by medicare.  Best wishes. Knowledge is power.  Luis F. Villar MD FACS

Luis Villar, MD, FACS
West Palm Beach Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 10 reviews

Insurance coverage of Coolsculpting

No insurance plan covers fat reducing procedures such as Coolsculpting or liposuction.  Private insurance, but not Medicare as far as I know, may cover bariatric surgery which has been proven, under specific circumstances, to produce long term weight reduction and improved health..

Rutledge Forney, MD
Atlanta Dermatologic Surgeon
3.5 out of 5 stars 6 reviews

Does Medicare cover CoolSculpting?

At this time CoolSculpting is a fee for service procedure and is not covered by insurance companies. This is not to say that possibly someday there may be some reconstructive indications, but that is not currently the case.

Best of luck,

Jennifer L. Harrington MD

Jennifer Harrington, MD
Minneapolis Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 67 reviews

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