Posted by Dr. Shareef Jandali
More and more men are looking for non-invasive body contouring treatments. The attraction to men with non-surgical treatments is that there is minimal to no downtime, meaning no time off from work and no one has to know anything was performed. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, males accounted for about 9% of all cosmetic procedures performed in the United States in 2013.
In our Connecticut plastic surgery practice, most men are looking to treat excess abdominal fat, flank (love handle) fat, and breast fat (gynecomastia). One of the most popular treatments that we perform on men in Connecticut is CoolSculpting®, which can target all three of these areas. CoolSculpting is a completely non-surgical way to permanently remove fat from the male abdomen, flanks, and breasts. The device is FDA approved and freezes the fat away with a patented technology called Cryolipolysis®. It is the only device on the market that uses cooling technology for fat reduction. After the fat cells are cooled to a certain temperature, about 20% of them die and the body naturally eliminates them.
CoolSculpting treatments on men are performed in the privacy of our Fairfield County office. Each application takes one hour to perform. There are no needles, incisions, liposuction, or anesthesia needed. There is minimal discomfort and swelling after treatment, and these usually completely resolve within one week. Since CoolSculpting is non-surgical, men can return to work and exercise right after the treatment.
The body starts to break down and eliminate the dead fat cells a few days after the treatment. CoolSculpting results in men start to be seen about 6 weeks after treatment and final results are seen about 3-4 months after treatment. If desired and clinically indicated, another CoolSculpting treatment can be performed on the same area at the 3 month mark.
CoolSculpting is not a form of weight loss in men and is ideal for male patients who are within 10% of their goal body weight. In addition, it is not ideal for men who have lost significant weight and have excess sagging skin, since CoolSculpting does not tighten the skin.
CoolSculpting® non-surgical fat reduction for men is performed at Jandali Plastic Surgery. Come visit our plastic surgery office in Fairfield County, Connecticut for a free consultation. Call 203-374-0310 to set up an appointment today!
Visit our CoolSculpting website (click here) for more information and before and after CoolSculpting photos.