Coolsculpting and Emsculpt are two new technologies for fat removal available in the US. They do essentially the same thing but at different rates, with different results (at least initially).
Coolsculpting is approved to be used on love handles (flanks), abdominal muscles (the “muffin top”) and back fat.
Emsculpt is approved to be used on the thighs, upper arms and buttocks.
You can do 2-3 of Coolsculpting sessions (typically 4 weeks apart) per area for an average total cost of $1500-$3000; For Emsculpt you would need 3-4 treatments per area (typically every 4 weeks) for a total cost of $5000-$8000.
Coolsculpting has been available since 2009 and Emsculpt just started being FDA approved this year (2015).
First figure out what you are trying to achieve – if it’s spot fat, do Coolsculpting; If it’s large areas, choose Emsculpt.
Then consider cost – Coolsculpting is cheaper for treating “spot” fat; Emsculpt is cheaper if you want to treat multiple areas with a single session.
Finally, think about how important it is to have immediate results and what the possible side effects are for each treatment.
Emsculpt and Coolsculpting are both great options for getting rid of stubborn fat.