CoolSculpting is one of the most advanced procedures at the forefront of localized fat cell treatments. The procedure uses the principles of cryolipolysis to freeze away unwanted fat deposits with a device that controls cooling of the affected body area. Many patients eagerly seek CoolSculpting due to the increasing interest in minimally invasive and non-invasive cosmetic procedures that require little to no downtime. With CoolSculpting the risk is significantly reduced when compared to liposuction and scarring is non-existent.
Also contributing to the popularity of CoolSculpting is the fact that more members of the male gender are now actively seeking appearance-enhancing procedures that help them to look more fit and youthful while seeming natural. CoolSculpting is one of those procedures. Often used on the abdomen, flanks, and back, the innovative technology may also be able to help men who suffer from enlarged breasts.
Can CoolSculpting Help Me?
Enlargement of male breast tissue, known as gynecomastia, is a common condition that is a genuine source of discomfort and embarrassment for many men. Emotional unrest about the appearance of so called “man boobs” can result in lowered confidence and prevents many men from being comfortable without a shirt in intimate and social settings.
Gynecomastia is caused by excessive estrogen, but the origin of the uneven estrogen to androgen hormone ratio is unknown in about 1 out of every 4 cases. Pubescent males can develop gynecomastia as the hormones in their bodies change, and this typically resolves within a couple years. When present in men, the condition may be the sign of an underlying disease, metabolic disorder, side-effect of certain medications or steroids, or the decrease of testosterone as the person ages.
Obesity may also trigger the presence of excess fatty tissue that can be treatable with weight loss and CoolSculpting. This is often referred to as pseudogynecomastia. A consultation with a plastic surgeon will help to determine how much of the enlarged breast is due to fat and how much is glandular tissue. If the majority is glandular tissue, breast reduction surgery is the best solution. However, if fat is main the cause, CoolSculpting may be a viable resolution to the issue. The skin of the breasts must have good elasticity to prevent sagging after the volume is gone and the nipples must not have any irregularities if surgery is to be avoided.
CoolSculpting is not an alternative to the traditional weight loss methods of healthy eating and staying active, but the procedure can help to tone areas of the body that have been resistant to diet and exercise. The following information about CoolSculpting demonstrates why the procedure is so sought after:
- 1 hour sessions requiring no anesthesia
- 25% reduction of fat
- Treats the abdomen, love handles, back, thighs, and other areas of the body
- Pain free
- No recovery
- No scarring
- Natural looking results over the course of 2 to 4 months
- Temporary side effects include mild redness and bruising due to the suction of the device.
To learn how CoolSculpting can help you, contact Dr. Douglas Steinbrech of Gotham Plastic surgery today at (212) 750-0070. Dr. Steinbrech is a renowned New York plastic surgeon who specializes in CoolSculpting and other body contouring procedures. View his before and after gynecomastia photos to see the amazing results that can be achieved.