Silly Question re:Coolsculpting - when doing the inner thighs - does that count as one area or two areas in terms of cost?

My instinct is that doing the inner thighs counts as two areas, but I'm hopeful that I'm wrong.

Doctor Answers 25

Are inner thighs considered one or two areas with CoolSculpting?

When treating the inner thighs with CoolSculpting, the applicator needs to be attached for one hour to each side.  That would be considered two applications but you should check with the physician treating you in regards to cost.  Some physicians may base their charge per application and some may price it by area.  The pricing by area would most likely be twice as much as the pricing per application.  


San Francisco Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 18 reviews

Inner thighs is two areas

Hi there, thanks for your question. Coolsculpting is priced per applicator, and at least two applicators would be required to treat your inner thighs. Hope that helps. 

David P. Rapaport, MD
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 37 reviews

Coolsculpting for Inner Thighs

Wishful thinking. It's where you put the applicator so it counts as 2 applications (an hour each one but if you go to a office that has 2 machines you can at least do 2 cycles at once)

Suzanne Kilmer, MD
Sacramento Dermatologic Surgeon
4.0 out of 5 stars 5 reviews

Coolsculpting costs

Coolsculpting works by special applicator that cools the skin to a point to damage the fat cells but not the skin. Over time these fat cells die-off resulting in body contouring. Costs depend on the number of applicators placed, and the thighs require 2 applicators one on each side.

Shahriar Mabourakh, MD, FACS
Sacramento Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 188 reviews

Inner thighs - counted as 2 cycles of Coolsculpting

At our clinic, Coolsculpting is charged per cycle. So yes, that would count as 2 cycles. Many clinics, as also us, do offer a discount, if there are many areas to be treated/ many cycles. Do check with your clinic regarding the same.
Good luck!

Renita (Lourdhurajan) Rajan, MD, DNB
India Dermatologist
4.9 out of 5 stars 16 reviews

Coolsculpting inner thighs

Thanks for the inquiry.  As you have read, coolsculpting is priced per applicator, and it is a minimum of two panels, one on each side, as a starter but understand that each application reduces volume by 20%, so when asking about treatment to completion be sure you get an idea of the cost for additional applications.  Much success to you.

Arthur N. Falk, MD
Albany Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 10 reviews

CoolSculpting inner thighs

Thank you for your question. Coolsculpting is priced per hour, so if you are treating each inner thigh that would count as 2 separate areas since the applicator will be placed 2 times. 
Hope that helped, and good luck to you! 

John A. Kotis, DO, FACS, FACOS
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 13 reviews

SculpSure is the better treatment

SculpSure is a much better treatment than CoolSculpting as SculpSure defeats CoolSculpting in head-to-head studies. SculpSure is the only FDA-approved laser to provide the quickest, most effective treatment (25-minutes; melt 25% of unwanted subcutaneous fat) and easiest recovery (none). Patients complete the treatment and walk out of our office ready to resume their ordinary activities.

Ross A. Clevens, MD
Melbourne Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 95 reviews

CoolSculpting for inner thigh area

The word 'area' could have different meanings when talking about the CoolSculpting procedure. We refer to "area" as an area of concern. Example: What area are you bothered by? Your abdomen? Your love handles? Your inner thighs? In this case we are referring to a general area that a patient wishes to treat. Some clinics also refer to "area" as the number of cooling applicators needed to target a specific "area of concern". For example, the average number of cooling applicators needed to treat an abdomen is 4. So to answer your question, the inner thigh is your "area of concern" but the treatment would require a minimum of 1 cooling applicator per thigh. Hope this is helpful. Best of luck.

Manish Khanna, MD, FRCP(C)
Montreal Dermatologic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 15 reviews

Cost of Coolsculpting

The cost of Coolsculpting depends on how many areas you are having treated. Each area can vary from $600 to $750 dollars. (each thigh) 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.
My best,
Sheila Nazarian

Sheila S. Nazarian, MD
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 51 reviews

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