Turns out stubborn parts of the body that resist diet and exercise are just as much of a problem for men as they are for women. Fortunately, a non-invasive treatment called CoolSculpting can successfully freeze away unwanted fat for patients of both genders. At Northstate Plastic Surgery Associates in Chico, CA, both male and female patients have gotten great results from this treatment, which can reduce targeted fat by as much as 25%.
Does CoolSculpting Really Work on Both Men and Women?
Even though men and women store fat on their bodies in different ways, this treatment works well for everyone. The fat that women store tends to be more fibrous and more difficult to shed using traditional weight loss approaches. Women are also more likely to store fat in the legs and hips.
Which Areas of the Body Can Be Addressed?
This treatment has been cleared by the FDA for treatment of the abdomen, flanks, thighs, upper arms, back, and along the bra line. It can also address fullness under the chin and jaw. The fact that this treatment can be used all over the body is another reason why it is a good option for both men and women.
How Does It Work?
As the name implies, this treatment uses cool temperatures to freeze fat cells to the point of destruction. The cool temperatures are delivered by an external applicator that we’ll glide over your target area during treatment. In the weeks after your appointment, your body will naturally flush away the destroyed fat cells, leaving the area of concern leaner and more sculpted.
Some patients see great results after a single treatment. For others, a series of treatments over a period of months offers the best results. We can design a treatment plan that is tailored to your individual cosmetic concerns and goals. If patients are going to undergo more than one treatment, we schedule their sessions at least four months apart.
When Will I See Results?
You’ll see some early results fairly soon after your treatment, but the best results will develop after the body has flushed away those destroyed fat cells: a process that can take about three months. Most patients see a noticeable improvement in the area that has been targeted for treatment. And once those fat cells are gone, they’re gone for good. As long as you maintain a healthy lifestyle and don’t gain a significant amount of weight, your results should last a lifetime.
What Is Treatment Like?
Will I Need to Follow Any Special Precautions After Treatment?
Because this is a completely non-surgical treatment, you’ll be able to return immediately to your job or to other scheduled activities. The skin in the treatment area may appear flushed immediately after your appointment, but that will subside quickly. Some patients even schedule these treatments during their lunch hour.
How Does This Treatment Compare to Liposuction?
Compared to liposuction, which is also offered by our practice, this treatment offers more subtle results. However, not every patient is interested and able to commit to the expense and recovery time associated with a more invasive cosmetic treatment like liposuction. One of the key advantages of this treatment is that it offers noticeable results but involves no anesthesia and no downtime.
Is This Treatment for Me?
The best candidates for this treatment are close to their goal weight and are in relatively good shape, but they have a stubborn spot or two that just won’t go away. This treatment won’t help you lose a lot of weight. Instead, it helps contour the body by resolving isolated problem areas. Men, women, and patients with all skin types and tones have successfully used this treatment. The best patients are those who are realistic about the likely treatment outcome and capable of maintaining their results with a healthy lifestyle.
If you’re seriously considering this treatment, the first step is to schedule a consultation with our practice. During this appointment, we’ll review your medical history and talk with you about your cosmetic concerns. We’ll also review the area you’re concerned about and determine whether this treatment is the best approach.
Take the First Step Today
When it comes to flattening and toning down your problem spots, it doesn’t get much easier than CoolSculpting. Join the growing number of male and female patients who have tried this treatment and gotten the body they’ve long wanted. Call Northstate Plastic Surgery Associates in Chico, CA, today and schedule your CoolSculpting consultation.