CoolSculpting for Gynecomastia (Male Breast)
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In recent years, the popularity of non-invasive fat reduction treatments has skyrocketed. Eliminating fat cells without the need for downtime through the use of cryolipolysis, also known as CoolSculpting, has become one of the best options out there. CoolSculpting offers safe and effective removal of excess fat, eliminating unwanted fat in areas like the abdomen, upper thighs, knees, and submental area (double chin). Recently, CoolSculpting has been studied for efficacy in the removal of male breast tissue to determine if fatty tissue can be eliminated through the power of fat freezing.
For many male patients, fat deposits on the chest are a point of insecurity. The development of excess tissue on the chest area is something commonly known as gynecomastia. In severe cases of gynecomastia, patients experience a buildup of glandular tissue, which is more similar to a woman’s breast. However, the majority of male patients dealing with enlarged breasts do not typically have true gynecomastia–rather, they are more likely to have pseudogynecomastia, where fatty tissue, or a combination of fatty and glandular tissues, has built up along the chest.
CoolSculpting offers patients the option to treat stubborn fat along the chest without the need for an invasive surgical procedure or recovery period, which can be an easy and wonderful way to boost self-esteem. Though some patients may require male breast reduction surgery, most male patients are good candidates for CoolSculpting when it comes to sculpting the chest area.
If you’re frustrated by the appearance of gynecomastia or pseudo-gynecomastia, board- certified dermatologist Dr. Michele Green is here to help. Dr. Green is well renown cosmetic dermatologist, one of the first dermatologists to practice CoolSculpting in her private NYC office. Dr. Green specializes in non-invasive fat removal, skin tightening, Botox®, Juvederm®, and other cosmetic injectables, as well as cosmetic laser treatments. She has been a leader in innovative cosmetic treatments for both men and women for the past 25 years in New York.
CoolSculpting for male gynecomastia
CoolSculpting is an FDA-approved fat-freezing treatment from the pharmaceutical giant, Allergan, known for its aesthetic treatments like Botox and Juvederm. CoolSculpting is a unique non-surgical treatment option designed to eliminate fat cells along the treatment area through a process known as cryolipolysis. The process was discovered by two Harvard medical researchers when they noticed that children who ate a few freezer pops too many would develop dimples on their cheeks. Cryolipolysis uses the higher temperature freezing rates of fat cells in order to eliminate stubborn fat, allowing the body to naturally metabolize the destroyed fat cells and help with body contouring. CoolSculpting is safe to use on a variety of areas of the body, including love handles, double chin, upper thigh, buttocks, and back fat. A recent study has also indicated that CoolSculpting may be affective in treating mild to moderate cases of gynecomastia or pseudogynecomastia by reducing fat deposits in the chest area.
What is Pseudogynecomastia (also known as “man boobs”)?
Gynecomastia is a condition that is commonly signaled by breast tissue build-up and affects around 50% of adolescent males, as well as around 66% of male patients over the age of 50. In the case of gynecomastia, imbalances in testosterone and estrogen levels can lead to glandular tissue developing on the male chest, which has been linked to feelings of anxiety, depression, or lowered self-esteem.
Pseudogynecomastia is a term used to describe fatty tissue build-up along the chest area for male patients. Patients with pseudogynecomastia may notice fat deposits that build up, which can appear similar to breast tissue on the chest area. Unlike severe gynecomastia, which is caused by imbalances in estrogen and testosterone in the body, pseudogynecomastia can be treated purely by eliminatinating the excess fat in the treatment area. The majority of male patients who have enlarged breasts tend to have a combination of fatty tissue and glandular tissue. In these instances, CoolSculpting is an excellent method to reduce the appearance of pseudogynecomastia without the need for invasive plastic surgery or downtime.
CoolSculpting for male breast reduction
If you’ve ever felt self-conscious about male breast tissue, CoolSculpting may be right for you. CoolSculpting is effective at reducing fat cells on the body, and is commonly used for body contouring all over the body. Additionally, a recent study examining 10 patients with pseudogynecomastia suggested that CoolSculpting is a safe and effective method to reduce male breasts and better sculpt the chest area. The participants who completed the study all saw noticeable reduction in unwanted fat in the treatment area after a series of two CoolSculpting cycles over the course of a few months. The study authors observed that any side effects from CoolSculpting were entirely mild and transient, indicating that CoolSculpting on the chest is an entirely safe and satisfactory treatment for patients with fatty tissue on the chest area.
CoolSculpting male chest fat: eliminating Pseudogynecomastia
The process for CoolSculpting is painless and simple. First you’ll meet with Dr. Green to discuss your medical history, as well as aesthetic needs and goals, in order to determine the best treatment plan to meet your needs. The process for CoolSculpting involves the use of a handheld applicator which freezes the fat cells in the treatment area without disrupting the surrounding cells. The treatment process takes between a half hour to an hour, depending on the applicator selected and the size of the treatment area. After the procedure, you’ll be able to go about your normal daily activity, and the treatment will continue to work for several weeks after your treatment, as your body continues to metabolize the dead fat cells.
Does CoolSculpting work for gynecomastia?
According to a recent study, CoolSculpting is indicated as an effective treatment for mild to moderate cases of gynecomastia and pseudogynecomastia. Good candidates for CoolSculpting are patients who maintain a healthy lifestyle and who are within around 30 pounds of their ideal weight. It’s important to note that CoolSculpting is able to eliminate fat cells, but is not a replacement for weight loss. However, due to its ability to reduce pockets of stubborn fat, CoolSculpting is an excellent option for patients with fatty tissue on the chest area.
Can CoolSculpting get rid of gynecomastia?
For some patients with severe gynecomastia, surgical gynecomastia treatments may be necessary to fully remove male breast tissue. In the case of treatments such as surgical excision, it’s vital that you work with a board-certified plastic surgeon or medical professional to limit any potential risks from an invasive surgery. However, for many patients, the removal of excess fat is precisely the treatment needed to contour areas of the body like the chest, which is an excellent non-invasive alternative to fat removal surgeries like liposuction.
Can CoolSculpting be done on chest safely?
Based on recent study, CoolSculpting is indicated as a safe and effective treatment on the male chest area. Additionally, CoolSculpting is already commonly used as a treatment for bra fat, which includes the upper back and underarm area. CoolSculpting for gynecomastia is currently an off-label treatment, which means that it can only safely be offered by a board-certified medical professional, rather than via an aesthetic or medical spa. When engaging in CoolSculpting treatment, it’s best to work with an expert to avoid any more painful side effects or unwanted results. Dr. Green is a leading provider of CoolSculpting treatment and has helped thousands of patients achieve their desired body contouring goals. Dr. Green’s top priority is the safety and satisfaction of her patients.
Does CoolSculpting work on men’s chest?
If you’re wondering, can you do Coolsculpting on your chest?, the answer varies depending on the patient. However, in general, the answer to does Coolsculpting work on male chest is a confident yes. CoolSculpting is able to eliminate fat cells using a flexible range of applicators that “freeze” the fat cells of the treatment area. For this reason, CoolSculpting is highly effective in cases where male patients have fatty tissue build-up on the chest area.
How much is CoolSculpting treatment for the chest?
The answer to how much is CoolScultping treatment for gynecomastia cost varies depending on the applicator used and the number of treatments needed. CoolSculpting offers a variety of applicator options that vary in size and speed, and as session lengths range from 35 minutes to 75 minutes, longer sessions tend to cost more. Additionally, for gynecomastia, we recommend a series of two treatments to best eliminate unwanted fat on the chest area.
If you’re frustrated by the appearance of male breast tissue, CoolSculpting may be the solution you’ve been waiting for. Dr. Green was one of the first dermatologists in New York to treat gynecomastia in her boutique, private office. Dr. Michele Green is an expert in CoolSculpting, Botox, Thermage®, Kybella® injections, and other non-invasive body contouring procedures. If you are suffering from unwanted fat in various areas of the body, and you would like non-invasive body sculpting, please contact our NYC office online, or call us at 212-535-3088 to have Dr. Green develop your unique treatment plan for you.