Can CoolSculpting® Treat Gynecomastia in Men?
There are benefits to CoolSculpting, and once individuals learn about this noninvasive body contouring treatment, they can't believe they waited so long to try it. CoolSculpting treatments have helped male patients make changes to their bodies and feel more confident about how they look. However, can CoolSculpting get rid of gynecomastia? Read on to learn more about treating this medical condition for men with this revolutionary technology from board-certified internist Dr. Dale Prokupek and the dedicated team at Aesthetic Body Solutions in Beverly Hills, CA.
What is gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia is a condition marked by excessive breast tissue in men, usually caused by a hormonal balance. Although gynecomastia poses no significant health risks, it can be an embarrassing condition and, in some instances, have painful side effects. Though male breast reduction surgery is generally performed to treat gynecomastia, CoolSculpting has proven a useful alternative for some male candidates. In just a few short sessions, a male chest can look more masculine and fit, helping Beverly Hills, CA men feel more confident when shirtless.
Is CoolSculpting for male gynecomastia a treatment option?
The primary symptom of gynecomastia is an enlargement or swelling of one or both breasts. The excessive glandular tissue is typically seen behind the nipple, causing the male breast to appear either firm, like a knot, or rubbery. Pain and nipple tenderness can also be a side effect. A qualified expert, like Dr. Prokupek, can do a thorough examination to rule out other potential risks, like an abscess or growth, to determine treatment options. CoolSculpting for male gynecomastia is generally best suited for patients who:
- Display mild to moderate excessive glandular tissue growth
- Have male breasts not caused by obesity
- Want to avoid a more invasive procedure, like breast reduction surgery
- Can devote the time for multiple treatment sessions, as it generally takes 3 – 5 for optimal results
How does CoolSculpting on men's chests work?
CoolSculpting treatments are designed to reduce fat cells in subcutaneous tissue by freezing them away. As the CoolSculpting device is applied to the target area, unwanted fat cells in the male chest area are frozen, so they eventually die off and turn to liquid, allowing the body to remove them naturally. It is a safe and effective nonsurgical treatment for reducing male chest fat in moderate amounts. However, some men need both fat and excess glandular tissue removed to help the appearance of "man boobs." In that case, CoolSculpting on men's chest area may not be the best option to address more complex issues of gynecomastia. Patients will work closely with Dr. Prokupek to determine the best treatment option to achieve their aesthetic goals in Beverly Hills, CA.
Women and men who live a healthy lifestyle and exercise regularly but still struggle with stubborn areas of fat should consider CoolSculpting. For men, the most common target areas are the chest and abdomen. Men who struggle with gynecomastia, or feminine-looking breasts, may look to the innovative technology of CoolSculpting to achieve a more masculine chest contour. Finding the right body contouring solution requires consultation with board-certified internist Dr. Dale Prokupek at Aesthetic Body Solutions. Dr. Prokupek will evaluate your concerns and recommend a treatment plan that will best meet your needs. If you have noticed a change in your breast tissue, contact our office in Beverly Hills, CA, to schedule your CoolSculpting and gynecomastia appointment today.