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CoolSculpting for Men- What are Men Getting Done?

Posted December 01, 2021
Learn about coolsculpting for men

CoolSculpting for men has risen in popularity as a non-invasive procedure that can help cure the “dad bod” blues or the solution to eliminate a double chin or weak jawline. Women aren’t the only ones who are body conscious or want to improve their facial features. Especially after the “zoom boom” trend, men are getting into the cosmetic procedure craze too. 

Instead of having plastic surgery or being injected with fillers men can have Coolsculpting which is a discreet cosmetic procedure. Although cosmetic enhancements have gained more interest and participation with men, it doesn’t mean that the stigma of men having a cosmetic treatment done has entirely gone away. 

We have a long way to go, but meanwhile, CoolSculpting is an ideal procedure for men to take advantage of that helps get rid of stubborn fat we call “love handles” or by making the double chin disappear.

What Is CoolSculpting? 

What is Coolsculpting for MenCoolSculpting is a non-surgical procedure used to reduce fat by using a cooling technique called cryolipolysis. The science behind this fat destroying procedure uses freezing temperatures aimed to kill off fat cells because fat can’t survive below 39 degrees. 

CoolSculpting is performed with a highly advanced device that outputs freezing temperatures deep into the layers of skin where the fat cells have accumulated without harming the top layer of the skin. The cooling device has an applicator, like what you would find with a vacuum nozzle; it suctions the skin to treat the area with advanced freezing technology.

CoolSculpting was first approved in 2012 by the FDA to reduce the fat for the following body parts: 

  • Abdominal
  • Inner and outer thighs
  • Flanks (love handles)
  • Arms
  • Back Chin area
  • Jowls (jawline)
  • Under the buttocks

CoolSculpting Procedure-Step by Step

A CoolSculpting treatment is an outpatient doctor’s visit and with minimal to zero downtime. A person can be treated for a couple of hours and able to conduct normal activities post-treatment. 

Here is a basic breakdown of what to expect during a CoolSculpting procedure: 

  • Before the procedure, the medically trained expert marks the areas where the treatment will be performed
  • A gel pad is placed on the targeted area
  • The practitioner will place the device on the treatment area
  • The machine will suction the skin for 30-35 minutes
  • Depending on the treated area, the treatment will continue to the other side of the body

CoolSculpting doesn’t require any local anesthesia or numbing cream. Depending on where the treatment is located, a patient can typically do other activities, such as reading and scrolling on their phone during the procedure.

Post-Procedure CoolSculpting Results

After the procedure, the fat cells began to die over the course of 3 to 5 days post-treatment. The damaged fat cells are absorbed by the body and released through the lymphatic system to be filtered out as waste. 

Results from the CoolSculpting procedure will be noticeable after two weeks of the session. On average, there is a 20-25% reduction of fat in the treated area. The full results will be most apparent two months after the procedure.

Cool Sculpting for Men - Which Areas are being Treated? 

In recent years, there has been a running joke about men getting to a certain age and donning a “dad bod,” but for many men, they aren’t laughing. They want to get rid of the stubborn fat around specific areas labeled as having a “dad bod.”

CoolSculpting for the Abdomen

There could be layers of fat on top of the abdomen that are resistant to diet and exercise, denying a person a flat stomach. CoolSculpting for the abdomen can help get rid of the slight bulge that hangs over the belt buckle. 

CoolSculpting for Flanks (Love Handles)

One of the most common areas that males want to have treated is the flanks, also known as “love handles.” Using the DualSculpting technique is the perfect method to get rid of the fat bulges on the side of your waistline. DualSculpting is an option for a patient to be treated with two CoolSculpting machines at once.

CoolSculpting doesn’t just address problematic areas for the midsection and body parts. This fat-reducing technique can help define and sculpt facial features like the chin and jawline-a trending area of focus with men. 

CoolSculpting for the chin (double chin)

A double chin has a submental fat layer that develops due to genetics or aging. Submental fat doesn’t come from gaining weight, and it will not go away with losing weight. A non-invasive way to get rid of this fat around the neck and chin is with the CoolMini applicator. A smaller version of the CoolSculpting nozzle designed to treat the chin, neck, and jawline.

CoolSculpting for the jawline 

A weak jawline can be more noticeable as we age. The accumulation of fat is a normal part of the aging process, and the body begins to deposit fat into new places. The effects of the fat deposits around the lower part of the face can start pulling the tissues downward, creating a weak jawline. In 2015, the FDA approved CoolSculpting to treat fat on the lower part of the face. A solution for men to achieve a more sculpted and chiseled jawline. 

How Long Does CoolSculpting Last?

CoolSculpting results should be permanent and last indefinitely. When the fat cells are damaged by the cold, the body clears them naturally. The fat cells that have been removed, or have died, are not coming back. However, if you gain weight after your CoolSculpting treatment, you may gain fat back in the treated area or areas. This treatment is ideal for people who have maintained their ideal weight for some time. 

Am I a Good Candidate for CoolSculpting? 

An ideal patient for CoolSculpting is relatively fit and has some fat around the isolated areas. Here are some key attributes that make a good candidate for CoolSculpting: 

  • Not considered overweight or obese
  • Maintains an ideal weight for an extended time 
  • Plans to continue to exercise and work out after the final results of the procedure
  • Good skin elasticity (no excess skin or sagging)

If you are looking to get rid of your “dad bod” or want a more sculpted and chiseled framed face without having to have surgery or injected with fillers. Then CoolSculpting is the ideal treatment for you to consider. We recommend you consult with a board-certified cosmetic surgeon experienced with guiding men to achieve the ideal body and facial features you have been envisioning. 

Do you have a question about a cosmetic procedure? Try our helpful “ask a doctor” feature. Leave a question for one of our board-certified doctors to answer or may find an answer to your question asked by our Cosmetic Town community. 

- VM

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