CoolSculpting for Men

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Have you spent hours and hours at the gym, only to continue seeing stubborn fat sitting around your midsection? Would you like to see a more chiseled jawline? The fat-freezing effects of CoolSculpting, or cryolipolysis, can be a wonderful option for men who are in good health but can’t get rid of those last few pounds in problem areas like the abdomen, stomach, lower back, chest and neck.

ArtfulSurgery offers CoolSculpting as a safe, non-surgical procedure to give you the chiseled, firm upper body you’ve been working toward.

CoolSculpting

The FDA-cleared CoolSculpting treatment, which evolved from the science of cryolipolysis, works in a revolutionary way to get rid of unwanted fat deposits and create more defined and chiseled contours. It works by freezing those unyielding fat cells through a very exacting process designed to target only specific areas. Once those fat cells are frozen, they die away and are organically metabolized by the body. That’s it – no needles, no lasers, nothing unnatural or invasive.

While some centers offer CoolSculpting in multiple sessions requiring repeated therapy over months, at ArtfulSurgery, Dr. Elizabeth Lee designs treatment plans to achieve the whole body shaping you are looking for in a single treatment session. With access to up to 4 machines, you can zoom through your CoolSculpting process and see results in the shortest time possible, with no downtime from work and minimal side effects.

Benefits for Men

lafayette-coolsculptingMen and women hold problem weight in different parts of the body. Women tend to store excess fat evenly about the body. Men, on the other hand, store fat in more limited areas generally in the midsection, leading to heavier and more stubborn fat deposits in the belly, love handles area, leading to that troublesome “spare tire.”

CoolSculpting can work wonders for men who have undertaken a healthy exercise routine and diet, but simply cannot get rid of those pesky deposits of fat around the midsection, chest, neck and chin. Call it a “spare tire,” love handles,” “man breasts,” or “turkey neck”; in any case, call Dr. Elizabeth Lee for a consultation and learn how CoolSculpting may be the best and most efficient way to get the body you have been working towards.

Problem Areas

This fat removal method is beneficial for many different stubborn areas. For men, whose physical makeup and biological processes diverge greatly from those of women, problem areas tend to center around the midsection. If working out hasn’t yielded the solid, chiseled body you’ve been working for, CoolSculpting could be the perfect answer for a variety of cosmetic issues.

Stomach

Often, extra padding around the middle hides the benefits of your consistent workout routine. CoolSculpting can help flatten your stomach and reveal your hard earned six pack abs.

Chest

The chest is another major area of focus for men striving to achieve their dream body. This region is a key representation of masculinity, but a perfectly chiseled chest is not the easiest feature to achieve through traditional means. In addition to regular fat deposits there can be hormonal issues at play – gynecomastia, or breast enlargement in men, for example – that get in the way of creating and attaining an attractive, manly chest and pectoral region. CoolSculpting can therefore be applied to great effect to achieve those awesome chest results.

Back

Like the chest, the back is an essential element of the strong male body. By CoolSculpting away those fat deposits in the back, male patients can tighten up the area and start feeling confident and comfortable in their bodies. The bottom area of the back contributes to the volume of love handles and can be a very obstinate area for fat to remain.

Love Handles

Love handles are another area that is difficult to target through traditional means like nutrition and exercise. Even with a well-chiseled belly and chest, extra weight in this upper hip region can get in the way of a man’s physical self-assurance. Fortunately, CoolSculpting can be extremely effective in erasing those love handles and creating a far more streamlined shape from shoulders to hips.

Jawline

CoolMini was developed specifically to treat the laxity and extra bulge under the chin and along the underside of the jaw that hides the firmness of the chin. One of the newer, faster applicators, CoolMini carves away excess tissue in quick and easy applications. As one of the first practices in the United States to work with the CoolMini applicator, ArtfulSurgery has the most experience using this tool to its best advantage. Come in to learn about options for firming up that jawline.

CoolSculpting vs. Other Procedures

There are various other methods for eliminating fat, the best-known of which is liposuction. However, each procedure has its own drawbacks and benefits. As a surgeon fully certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Lee offers a full range of sculpting processes, including liposuction and laser liposuction. Who better to advise you on the best procedure to meet your goals than a physician who has all the tools available?

Liposuction

Liposuction may be an appropriate addition for body shaping if piggybacked onto a procedure such as a tummy tuck, when the operating room, anesthesia and recovery are already part of the treatment plan.

Liposuction is often considered the gold standard for the removal of fat deposits all over the body. But unlike CoolSculpting, it is an invasive procedure which involves a tube, or cannula, being inserted into the body. Fat is then pulled out of the area using suction and physical manipulation, which can sometimes be uncomfortable and leave behind side effects like bruising or swelling. The healing process for liposuction is lengthier than it is for CoolSculpting. While often understood to be a “quick fix” for trimming bulgy areas, healing from liposuction takes time and the end results may not be visible for up to a year. With Dr. Lee’s approach to designing CoolSculpting protocols, a single session at ArtfulSurgery is likely to get you fabulous results in as little as 3 months, without a trip to the operating room or time lost from work.

Alternative Non-Invasive Fat Reduction Procedures

It is a no brainer that smoother shapes without surgery are desirable and many technology companies are trying to jump on this fat reduction bandwagon. Some you may have heard of are SculpSure, Venus Freeze, Ulthera, but there are new ones being launched all the time. Dr. Lee carefully researches each new technology to provide the best treatment for her patients. She has chosen CoolSculpting as the most scientifically proven, effective, comfortable and safe technology available. ArtfulSurgery provides CoolSculpting as a carefully curated process to provide the best fat reduction results.

Are You a Candidate for Male CoolSculpting?

A consultation with Dr. Elizabeth Lee at ArtfulSurgery will conclude whether you are a good candidate for the fat-freezing technique. CoolSculpting may be a great choice for potential male patients who are generally healthy and at a stable body weight. Fat-removal procedures should not be used as a replacement for traditional weight loss methods, but if you are active and maintain a good diet, CoolSculpting could be greatly helpful in chiseling away at those stubborn areas that persist even when you work hard at the gym.

Certain past or current health conditions may prevent patients from undergoing CoolSculpting safely, so make sure to discuss your medical history with Dr. Lee during your consultation visit to make sure the process is safe for you.

Consultation

A consultation visit is essential to determining whether CoolSculpting is the right procedure for you to get the lean body you’re striving for. Dr. Lee will be able to evaluate your health and physical situation, and discuss what kind of outcome you can expect from CoolSculpting and any questions you have before deciding on the procedure. As a plastic surgeon who works with Zeltiq, the makers of CoolSculpting, to design treatment protocols, Dr. Lee will customize a treatment plan to get you the best results in the least amount of time. All costs and fees will discussed with Dr. Lee and the staff so you may choose wisely for yourself and be prepared for treatment day. Make sure to disclose any current issues and medications you are taking in case these create a higher level of health risk as a result of the CoolSculpting treatment. Luckily, the fat freezing technique is one of the safest and most multipurpose procedure for fat reduction and bodily enhancement. Schedule a consultation today and begin your journey to a chiseled new you.

Treatment Process

CoolSculpting is non-invasive, so requires no preparation. Wear comfortable clothes and prepare to relax as you spend time with us at ArtfulSurgery.

Many patients are drawn to CoolSculpting because it involves almost no downtime. During the treatment, multiple applicators will be applied to your problem areas per the plan designed for you during your consultation with Dr. Lee. The applicator draws your tissue in using suction. This can cause a pinching sensation which resolves quickly.

Once all the applicators are on and you are comfortably positioned on the spa recliner, the cool is turned on. Within several minutes, the areas being treated will become numb and you will spend between 35 minutes and one hour, depending on the applicator shape and type needed. At the end of the chill cycle, 3 minutes of massage brings your tissues back to body temperature and starts the process of fat breakdown. This process is repeated until the treatment plan is complete. With up to 4 devices available, the CoolSculpting team at ArtfulSurgery is able to provide up to 20 treatment applications in a single treatment session.

Recovery & Results

The recovery period after CoolSculpting is extraordinarily minimal – patients can even return to work or other normal daily activities immediately afterwards. Some side effects like redness or swelling may occur and generally subside within a couple days. Results may start to be visible by 4 weeks, but is more common to see benefits within two to four months. Improvement often continues for up to a year.