There are certain physiological aspects of the human body that we designate as masculine and others that we associate with the feminine. It can be troubling or discomforting when the two mix in an unwanted fashion. This is why we have terms such as “man boob,” even though fatty deposits, in theory, are just as “normal” on a male as they are on a female, these dreaded anatomical features are often seen as something to eschew and eliminate as quickly as possible.
Get a More Masculine Profile Without the Pain of Surgery
Essentially, this is what gynecomastia procedures do. When the cause of male breast tissue cannot be traced back to obesity or excessive diet, it can be especially difficult to target using diet and exercise. Indeed, most true gynecomastia cases are caused by changes in hormones over time or simple changes in physique due to aging. In fact, many male patients who suffer from gynecomastia are former athletes.
As former athletes, it’s difficult for many patients to accept that exercise—or more exercise—is not the answer. Indeed, the only way to successfully eliminate male breasts has long been through gynecomastia surgery, which generally requires a long recovery period after the surgery in question.
Accents Cosmetic Surgery is proud to providing a revolutionary new treatment for gynecomastia that does not involve surgery called CoolSculpting, or Fat Freeze. Originally developed to quickly eliminate stubborn pockets of fat without the need for invasive liposuction surgeries, CoolSculpting is an innovative technology that offers a painless way to eliminate fat deposits, and recently this device has been found to successfully treat those types of gynecomastia which are particularly composed of fat. This means you can achieve a more masculine look without the pain of surgery. To get started on your shirtless summers, improved confidence, and more masculine torso, contact Accents Cosmetic Surgery to schedule an initial consultation.
CoolSculpting for Gynecomastia
CoolSculpting works by using cold to your advantage. It turns out that fatty tissue has a fairly minimal resistance to cold, but your skin is much more robust. A small paddle containing a freezing element and a suction element will be placed on your skin in accordance with a preselected target area. Once activated, the CoolSculpting device uses intense cold not only to numb the effected area of your chest, but also to break down the cell walls of the fatty tissue just underneath the skin. This process effectively eliminates the unwanted fat. Simultaneously, the extreme cold numbs your skin with only minimal discomfort. The procedure generally takes about one hour per targeted area, so you can count on two hours if you want your entire chest treated.
The results from CoolSculpting generally do not show immediately. The process of fat cell wall destabilization can take some time, so it may be a few months while everything sorts itself out in your body. The added benefit for patients who want to eliminate their male breasts is that because of the cooling method used by CoolSculpting, the skin tightens around the area that has been treated. As with the other changes that occur during this treatment, you may not see initial results for several weeks, with the most significant changes becoming visible after three or four months.
CoolSculpting procedures are performed in-clinic and usually take roughly an hour or so to accomplish per procedure site. When your procedure starts, the CoolSculpting operator will place the first of two panels against your tissue. You will feel a slight tugging sensation and, of course, a cooling sensation. While this may produce some slight discomfort, anything beyond that is quite rare. In the case of gynecomastia, the procedure will take place in the chest, and it will be up to you and Dr. Berkowitz whether the work can be accomplished in one session or two sessions or, in some more extreme cases, three sessions.
The procedure can be performed in a seated or lying position, depending on your level of comfort. Many patients find CoolSculpting a rather uneventful process, so it would not be a bad idea to bring reading material. In fact, many of our patients pass the time by working on a laptop, smartphone, or reading a book or magazine. Once the session is finished, you will be able to leave and resume your daily activities. There may be some slight bruising, numbness, or tingling after your CoolSculpting procedure, but these sensations are quite rare and always temporary.
Is Coolsculpting Right for You?
CoolSculpting for Gynecomastia in Michigan’s Accents Cosmetic Surgery clinic is a great option for many patients. Generally, our CoolSculpting for Gynecomastia patients have the following characteristics:
- You have small to modest male breasts
- Your male breasts are not caused by obesity
- Your male breasts are largely composed of fatty tissue
- You have little or no desire for surgery or surgery is otherwise not a valid option for your gynecomastia
- You do not require immediately visible results
It’s worth noting that there are some cases in which CoolSculpting is not effective. Generally, the procedure works for roughly 80% of patients. However, in some cases, patients have not seen the desired results. It’s important to keep realistic expectations throughout the process. During your consultation with Michigan CoolSculpting expert Dr. Mark Berkowitz, you should be prepared to discuss what your desired results entail. Dr. Berkowitz will confer with you on the best means to achieve those results.
Results and Recovery
You should be able to return to your daily routine immediately. There’s generally no downtime associated with CoolSculpting, and that’s true even when the technique is used during a gynecomastia procedure. As we mentioned earlier, although you may see some minimal immediate results, it generally takes a few weeks to start to see the benefits of CoolSculpting procedures. Usually in about three to four months, you’ll see peak results. In other words, thanks to CoolSculpting, you’ll see steadily improving results for months, and your dreaded man boobs will be a thing of the past.
If you’re interested in starting the process to eliminate your male breasts, contact Accents Cosmetic Surgery today. At Accents, we put the emphasis on care and comfort of the patient in order to give you great results. Get started on your more masculine profile today.