For a long time, cosmetic surgery and age-defying procedures were primarily used by women, but men are starting to see the benefits of these types of services. Today, more and more men are considering the benefits that a plastic surgeon’s services can provide in helping them maintain a youthful appearance. Men are also seeing the benefits of body sculpting services in helping them restore a firmer and more masculine physique.
Interest in fitness and diet is growing among millions of Americans as people embrace healthier lifestyles. In addition to staving off illness and physical decline, people are living healthier lives as a means of getting into better physical shape. Unfortunately, it’s common to reach a plateau at which stubborn fat can’t be eliminated through diet and exercise. This is where CoolSculpting comes in.
CoolSculpting is the process of freezing fat tissue in the body, so it can be safely eliminated. This is often the best way to remove stubborn fat tissue that can keep men from looking and feeling their best. To help you decide if this is the right procedure for you, below are answers to a few of the most commonly asked questions.
Is CoolSculpting Safe?
CoolSculpting is a non-surgical procedure, so it’s less invasive than other methods of body sculpting. It’s also the only non-surgical process of fat reduction that has FDA approval. This is because the process involves the use of a sophisticated CoolSculpting machine that strictly regulates the temperature of the skin. If the temperature drops to a level determined hazardous for your safety, the machine will shut itself off. This ensures you’ll be safe throughout the procedure.
What Areas Can Be Treated?
While almost any area of the torso can be treated, CoolSculpting is most commonly used to improve the appearance of the abs, or to eliminate love handles. An applicator will be used to apply a gel to the areas to be treated, causing you to feel a chill in that area. Some people also report feeling a slight tugging sensation, but the skin will soon develop a numbness to replace these sensations. This process causes the fat cells to freeze and die. Over time, your body will naturally dispose of the dead fat cells. Within a few days, many people begin to notice the results, but it can take up to four months to achieve the full desired effect.
What Results Can I Expect?
While results vary from individual to individual, most men report feeling impressed with the results. The procedure can help redefine the abs and eliminate embarrassing love handles. Additionally, CoolSculpting is effective in firming up the flabby skin that may have resulted from sudden weight loss.
How Long Does the Procedure Take?
Since this is a non-invasive procedure, it can be done in as little as 30 to 40 minutes. Additionally, there’s no recovery time involved, which means you can leave the office right after your treatment. As soon as it’s over, you can resume your normal daily activities with no aftercare restrictions. This makes CoolSculpting especially convenient for men who live a busy lifestyle.
Who Makes a Good Candidate?
In general, any healthy male can undergo the CoolSculpting procedure. You will come to an initial consultation, which will be used to ensure you are a good candidate and serve as a good time for you to learn more about the procedure. You can ask any additional questions you may have and get more specific answers from the caregiver who will be treating you. Once you complete this initial consultation, you can schedule your first treatment.