Stubborn belly fat and man breasts (also known as gynecomastia) are common issues that men can face, and unfortunately can be difficult to reduce even with the help of diet and exercise. Not only can this process be frustrating, but for many men, it can cause a lack of self-confidence.
While exercising regularly can increase the number of calories you burn, leading to weight loss, you cannot target specific areas of your body for fat reduction. This makes minimizing belly fat and man breasts an ongoing challenge, unless you rely on other proven tools to address your concerns.
CoolSculpting is a non-invasive, FDA-approved solution that aids in reducing fat in both men and women, with men specifically loving the results it provides in the chest and stomach. With over 18,000 men seeking breast reduction treatment to minimize excess body fat each year, CoolSculpting may be an option if you’re looking to accelerate fat loss around the pectorals and abdomen.
Why Man Breasts and Belly Fat Are Common Trouble Areas for Men
For many men, excess tissue begins to accumulate along the pectoral and abdominal muscles with age or weight gain. There are two types of tissue that can contribute to the appearance of man breasts and belly fat over time: adipose tissue (body fat) and glandular tissue.
While any man can experience excess adipose tissue with weight gain, excess glandular tissue is a specific medical condition known as gynecomastia. Gynecomastia refers to enlarged male breast tissue caused by hormonal imbalances, certain medications, and medical conditions. Gynecomastia is the most common male breast disorder and affects between 50 to 65% of men worldwide.
If you’re experiencing man breasts and belly fat, it’s important to speak with your primary care physician to determine if you have true gynecomastia or pseudo gynecomastia. The former is a medical condition, whereas the latter is simply excess fat accumulation in the chest and stomach. CoolSculpting effectively reduces stubborn fat deposits to minimize man breasts and belly fat; however, this treatment cannot eliminate excess glandular tissue.
What is CoolSculpting?
Pioneered by Allergan Aesthetics, CoolSculpting uses cryolipolysis technology to selectively freeze and destroy fat cells, which are significantly more susceptible to cold damage than other cells. Cryolipolysis delivers controlled cooling to specific pockets of unwanted body fat, such as man breasts and belly fat, which are then frozen and naturally filtered out over time to visibly minimize body fat.
Benefits of CoolSculpting for Men
Diet and exercise can help men lose or maintain their weight and achieve an active lifestyle; however, man breasts and belly fat can be significantly more difficult to reduce. With more than 7 million treatments performed worldwide, CoolSculpting for men has become an increasingly popular option to help improve the contours of the chest and stomach.
Likewise, CoolSculpting for men is one of the only FDA-approved methods to get rid of man breasts and belly fat with minimal pain and no downtime. Non-invasive and safe, CoolSculpting can be performed in under an hour, plus you can return to work or your typical daily activities immediately after treatment.
Results of CoolSculpting Treatment
CoolSculpting’s fat-freezing technology has been scientifically proven to reduce pockets of unwanted, stubborn body fat in the chest and abdomen in just one session. On average, men who receive CoolSculpting treatment experience up to a 25% reduction in fat layer thickness after a single session, with a 2mm reduction around the abdomen post-treatment.
How Does CoolSculpting on Men’s Chest and Stomach Work?
First, a CoolSculpting specialist applies a thin layer of gel across the treatment area. Next, the specialist will place a CoolSculpting applicator cup on the skin above the pocket of unwanted fat. The applicator cup will cool the area to between 30° and 39° Fahrenheit to freeze the underlying fat cells.
Once the fat cells are frozen, your body will recognize them as injured and begin to naturally filter them out of the treatment area. As the fat cells are frozen and destroyed, the pockets of fat will begin to shrink. Your body will continue to process the frozen fat cells for weeks to months after your CoolSculpting procedure, though you may experience results as early as four weeks post-treatment. More significant results are seen four to six months post-treatment.
Am I a Candidate for CoolSculpting on the Chest and Stomach?
CoolSculpting is neither a weight loss treatment nor a cure for gynecomastia. Gynecomastia cannot be treated with CoolSculpting and will require clinical intervention to minimize excess breast tissue. The ideal candidate for CoolSculpting on the chest and stomach is an active individual who can support fat loss with a healthy diet and exercise.
Why Choosing a CoolSculpting Specialist is Critical
When searching for how to get rid of man breasts and belly fat, the first step is to learn whether your excess chest tissue is from clinical gynecomastia or pseudo gynecomastia. If stubborn body fat is the cause of your man breasts, CoolSculpting may be the solution for a more desirable chest and stomach.
At Tribeca MedSpa, our Master CoolSculpting Specialists are led by board-certified doctor, Dr. Gerald Ginsberg, MD., who are highly skilled at creating a customized fat reduction plan that works in conjunction with a healthy diet and exercise. With years of training across multiple body contouring objectives, allow our specialists to help you achieve the chest and stomach contours you’ve been working toward!
Ready to get rid of man breasts and belly fat? Contact us for a complimentary consultation.