Are you a guy who has pockets of stubborn fat that just won’t go away—no matter how much you exercise or diet? If so, there’s a highly popular, non-invasive surgical treatment that can help. It’s called CoolSculpting. It uses a wand that freezes away areas of fat on your body that are hard to lose through regular exercise and a good diet.
More and more men are discovering the benefits of CoolSculpting and reclaiming the bodies they had when they were in their late teens. We’re going to take a look at what CoolSculpting is, how it works, and why an increasing number of men are opting to undergo the procedure.
What is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is an FDA-cleared procedure that was approved for the market in 2012. It helps treats visible fat bulges in several areas of the body, such as under the chin, thighs, abdomen, flank, upper arm, back fat, and underneath the buttocks. Also known as cryolipolysis, it’s intended to freeze and kill stubborn fat cells. Over time, your body will absorb the fat cells, process, and then naturally eliminate them.
The overall procedure can last anywhere from one to three hours. The cost will be dependent upon how much fat you have and the length of treatment time. To date, well over 4,000,000 people have successfully undergone the CoolSculpting treatment, and it’s one of the top five non-invasive procedures performed by plastic surgeons.
The overall results are promising. A recent study showed that, on average, there is a 20 to 80 percent reduction of fat in the treatment area following a single session. That fat loss occurred throughout a 3-month period. It also found that around 82 percent of people who underwent the procedure would recommend it to a friend.
How Does Coolsculpting Work?
CoolSculpting is a non-invasive fat-reducing procedure—which means no incisions, liposuction, or anything of the sort. Patients will come into the plastic surgery office and lie down on the table. A gel will be applied in the target area, and then a wand will attach to the area of fat that you want to get rid of.
You might feel a slight tingle or a sensation of extreme cold. These sensations will subside as the targeted area becomes numb. The freezing cold will start to kill off the fat cells during the treatment session. After the procedure is over, you’ll be clear to return to your normal daily life with little to no downtime.
You probably won’t notice a major difference in the following hours after the procedure. The CoolSculpting procedure killed the fat cells during the treatment session, but it can take a few days to a few weeks for your body to recognize, process, and eliminate the dead fat cells. Sometimes a couple of treatment sessions are required to get the full benefit of the procedure.
CoolSculpting isn’t intended for people who need to lose weight. It’s only a spot-treatment type of procedure. If you’re overweight and diet/exercise aren’t working, make an appointment with a plastic surgeon to discuss alternative weight loss options such as liposuction.
Men and CoolSculpting
So why are so many men getting this procedure done as of late? It’s most likely due to changes in public opinion regarding how men wanting to look their best. Men, much like women, have problem areas on their body that they are not proud of. For some, it could be excess body hair, for others excess fat. By undergoing the CoolSculpting procedure, it can help improve the self-esteem of men by removing stubborn areas of fat.
The popularity of such social media sites as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook have also given rise to the increase in men opting for cosmetic procedures. Plastic surgeons often see an uptick in non-invasive procedures just before the summer season. Guys want to look their best when they’re at the pool, river, or beach.
Another reason that more and more men are undergoing the CoolSculpting procedure is due to their lifestyle. A sedentary job, such as computer programming, requires a person to sit long hours at a desk in front of the computer. If that person has to travel a lot for work, it’s often challenging to find the time to get out to the gym and eat healthy. CoolSculpting can help support the good results gained from a healthy diet and regular gym exercise program.
CoolSculpting for Men in Dallas
If you’re located in the Dallas area and need some help losing that extra bit of stubborn fat on your body, give us a call at (214) 965-9885 or contact us to set an appointment. Our CoolSculpting treatment can be used in conjunction with other non-invasive procedures to help you look your very best. Dr. Adams is a world-renowned plastic surgeon and will sit down with you, listen to your concerns, and suggest the best treatment options available.