CoolSculpting is an effective way to achieve fat reduction without the need for invasive surgery. While it’s a popular cosmetic treatment for women, in Canberra it’s the men who are making the most of the fat freezing technology.
We explore why men are choosing CoolSculpting, what are the popular treatment areas and who is a good candidate for the procedure.
What is CoolSculpting fat reduction treatment?
CoolSculpting is a fat reduction treatment that was discovered by researchers at Harvard University and works on the premise that fat cells are vulnerable to cold temperatures. The treatment uses cryolipolysis to selectively target and cause fat cell death. The body then naturally breaks down and eliminates the fat cells.
How does a CoolSculpting treatment work?
CoolSculpting is a walk-in, walk-out treatment that helps to remove fat from treatment areas such as the love handles, tummy and chest without the need for surgery. That means a relatively quick treatment, reduced side effects and no downtime.
An FDA approved applicator is placed onto the surface of the skin that distributes controlled cooling to the targeted area, the stubborn fat cells are destroyed without harming surrounding tissue.
Each CoolSculpting treatment results in a 20-25% fat reduction per treated area. While noticeable differences can be seen with just one treatment, it typically takes 2-3 treatments to see substantial improvements.
Once the fat cells are treated, they are broken down by the body’s lymphatic system over the following weeks and months after the procedure.
The final results are typically revealed three months after the CoolSculpting treatment and are long-lasting. The fat cells in the treated area are permanently destroyed. However, just like other fat reduction procedures like Vaser Liposuction, maintaining a healthy diet and exercise is key in preventing future weight gain.
Popular treatment areas for men
There are several areas of the body men are choosing to have treated with the CoolSculpting procedure. These are areas where stubborn fat hasn’t responded to weight-loss strategies.
The most popular areas for fat removal include:
- Upper arms
- Love handles and muffin top
- Back and flanks
- Inner and outer thighs
- Double chin
5 reasons why men are choosing CoolSculpting
Men are attracted to CoolSculpting for several reasons, including:
- No downtime
As a non-surgical body sculpting treatment, CoolSculpting negates the need for surgery or lengthy downtime. This means you can return to the office after your treatment, hit the gym for a light workout the same day or complete your normal activities.
- No pain
There’s no denying guys are tough, but a large number of men are very happy to opt for a fat removal procedure that isn’t painful and doesn’t require incisions or needles. During your CoolSculpting procedure, you may feel some slight discomfort initially due to the intense cooling and suction pressure. However, this subsides relatively quickly.
- It’s quick
If you’re like many, you’re time-poor. Racing from deadline to deadline, taxing kids from one weekend sport to another or trying to juggle a packed social calendar. You don’t have time to endure long surgical procedures and a lengthy recovery. Fat removal of a CoolSculpting treatment can be completed in as little as 60 minutes depending on the location and number of treatment areas.
- Permanent results
As an adult, your body doesn’t make new fat cells but they do grow in size if you put on weight. Once the fat cells are frozen and destroyed, they are gone from the treated area for good. You’ll benefit from permanent results especially if you adhere to a healthy diet and workout regularly.
- Natural aesthetics
One of the appeals of CoolSculpting is that the results are natural. Many men prefer to keep their weight loss and body sculpting methods under wraps, particularly from colleagues. CoolSculpting provides natural-looking results without bruising, scarring or a plastic-type appearance.
Am I a good candidate for CoolSculpting?
Good candidates for CoolSculpting are men who have noticeable and stubborn bulges of fat they struggle to get rid of. Keep in mind, this is not a weight loss solution. If you are heavily overweight or obese, you may be more suited to a surgical alternative such as Liposuction or a Tummy Tuck.