Surgical excision and liposuction are the traditional treatments for gynecomastia. However, for a certain group of men, there is now a game-changing treatment option that does not involve any incisions or downtime: CoolSculpting. The noninvasive technique effectively ‘freezes’ away fatty tissue, dramatically improving chest contour. While CoolSculpting might be the answer to your puffy male chest, the technique is not for everyone.
Could I make a good gynecomastia candidate for CoolSculpting?
Gynecomastia is a common condition in men that manifests with an increase of breast tissue. There are many factors that can trigger gynecomastia, including normal hormonal shifts, aging, medications, drug use, and illness. Some enlarged male breasts will be primarily adipose or fatty tissue; in other instances, the gynecomastia is related to glandular tissue. The type of breast tissue will dictate the treatment plan.
CoolSculpting is a nonsurgical treatment that damages fat cells through the application of extremely low temperatures. For this reason, the ideal gynecomastia patient will suffer from large pockets of adipose tissue in the breast. Men with excess glandular tissue do not make good CoolSculpting candidates, as this unique tissue requires surgical excision. Keeping this in mind, almost anyone in generally good health can make a potential CoolSculpting patient.
What kind of results can I expect from CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting works by breaking down the cell walls in fatty tissue. The damaged fat cells are then naturally metabolized and eliminated by the body. Three to four months after treatment, the chest will look smoother and flatter. One CoolSculpting session offers a 25-30% reduction in fat. The procedure can be safely repeated for additional results. With no incisions or sutures, there is little to no chance of side-effects, complications, or scarring. Men are back to their normal routine in less than an hour, with no downtime needed. No one will ever know anything was done.
How do I find out if CoolSculpting will work for my gynecomastia?
If you or someone you love is struggling with gynecomastia, call Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery at (281) 668-7370. We will answer your questions and arrange for a free, confidential consultation with Dr. Paul Vitenas. During this appointment, Dr. Vitenas will help to determine the cause of gynecomastia, and create a treatment plan based on the unique situation. To have a patient coordinator reach out to you, simply fill out our online Contact Us form.