CoolSculpting® for Men

Men who struggle with unwanted deposits of fat can feel self-conscious about their physique and even appear older and less healthy than they really are. While liposuction can be a highly effective fat removal method, not everyone wants or needs surgery to achieve their goal appearance. CoolSculpting® uses innovative technology to freeze away fat without surgery or downtime.*

Dr. Jennifer Harrington is a board-certified plastic surgeon who understands the concerns that men can have about the way they look. During your consultation, she’ll take the time to discuss your goals for your appearance and map out a plan customized to your specific concerns.

Harrington + Associates Plastic Surgery has helped men and women from Minneapolis-St. Paul area and throughout Minnesota with surgical and nonsurgical procedures. Contact us online or call our Plymouth office today at 651-290-7600 for more information about CoolSculpting®, including pricing. You can also learn more by visiting our dedicated CoolSculpting® site, Cool and Sculpt.

Who Is a Good Candidate for CoolSculpting®?

Almost any man who wishes to eliminate stubborn pockets of fat can be a good candidate for CoolSculpting®. Some of the most common reasons men consider CoolSculpting® include:*

  • Stubborn bulges of fat in the abdomen, hips, thighs or buttocks prevent clothes from fitting comfortably
  • The male breasts or arms store more fat than desired, creating a pudgy or overweight appearance
  • Unwanted fat deposits don’t respond to diet or exercise
  • Fat hides underlying muscle tone
  • You are unable to take the downtime associated with surgery
  • You wish to improve upon your results from liposuction or another procedure

Your CoolSculpting® Treatment

CoolSculpting® uses a process called cryolipolysis, which freezes and destroys fat cells without surgery.* The process uses an applicator to cool select areas of the body, targeting the layer of subcutaneous fat with freezing technology without harming the surrounding tissue.* Once the fat cells are frozen, they will die off and gradually become destroyed by the body’s natural elimination systems.*

Your CoolSculpting® treatment will be performed by our certified physician assistant or certified plastic surgery nurse. The treatment itself can take anywhere from 1 to 2 hours, depending on the size and number of the treated areas.* Once the applicator is snugly fit on the area of the body to be treated, you will start to feel coolness on your skin, but for most patients, this sensation fades after a few minutes as the body begins to numb.* Most people report very little discomfort during the CoolSculpting® procedure, and many patients bring a magazine or book to read during their treatment.*

Depending on your cosmetic goals, Dr. Harrington may suggest additional treatments to complement your CoolSculpting® results. Men with “man boobs” (gynecomastia) may achieve their best results from male breast reduction, which can use CoolSculpting® or another body contouring treatment to create the desired outcome. Men interested in eliminating submental fat (a double chin) may also benefit from Kybella™ injections.

DualSculpting® with the Stacking Technique

Using the “stacking technique” offers an advanced way to achieve more fat reduction in a single visit.* Back-to-back applications to the same area during the same treatment session can be 2 to 3 times more effective, eliminating up to 60 percent of fat in the target area.*

Advantages of the stacking technique include:*

  • Increased fat cell apoptosis (cell death)
  • Targeted areas are already numb after the first treatment
  • Greater results after only 1 visit versus 2 visits scheduled months apart

We have two CoolSculpting® units to treat both sides of the body at the same time (wherever applicable), such as the love handles, arms or outer thighs. DualSculpting® also cuts down treatment time by 50 percent, making treatment much more convenient.*

CoolSculpting® Downtime

One of the major advantages to choosing CoolSculpting® rather than liposuction to remove unwanted fat is that CoolSculpting® does not require downtime.* Many patients develop some minor bruising or swelling around the treated area(s), but this should fade within the next few days.* In some cases, people experience tingling or temporary numbness.*

Most men return to their normal routine immediately following their appointment.* CoolSculpting® results develop usually gradually over the course of the following 6 months, although your experience may be different.* Some men begin to notice their results as early as 3 weeks after their treatment.* CoolSculpting® can be performed in a series of treatments over the course of several months.*

CoolSculpting® complications are uncommon, but it’s still important to discuss any concerns you have about the procedure with Dr. Harrington or an assistant. If you notice any sudden increases in swelling, sharp pain or persistent numbness, notify our office immediately.

Next Steps

CoolSculpting® is an effective method of fat reduction that requires no downtime or surgery.* If you have questions or would like more information, please contact us online or call our Plymouth office at 651-290-7600 to schedule your CoolSculpting® consultation and learn more about how to enhance your natural appearance.

*This information is for education only, courtesy of www.coolsculpting.com, and is not meant as a guarantee of results. Your results may vary.