Newport Beach Dermatologist Clarifies Benefits of CoolSculpting® for Men
Dr. Nancy Silverberg examines the potential for non-surgical CoolSculpting® treatments to reduce pockets of fat on the chest, touching upon the procedure’s efficacy with regard to gynecomastia.
Newport Beach, CA—Developing excess breast and fatty tissue in the chest occurs in men more commonly than typically realized, notes Dr. Nancy Silverberg, a dermatologist in Newport Beach. Whether due to weight gain, a glandular disorder, or puberty, she explains that this condition can often lead to feelings of self-consciousness in patients, many of whom may wish to seek out surgical correction. She says CoolSculpting® treatments, however, may be a potential non-surgical option for certain individuals.
CoolSculpting® is designed to break down adipose (fat) cells by freezing them, explains Dr. Silverberg. She says this method specifically targets fatty deposits and does not affect other types of tissue. As a result, she states that CoolSculpting® can offer an excellent, non-invasive option for fat reduction with little to no downtime. However, she also indicates this precision approach means the procedure will not work on a condition called true gynecomastia, which involves the development of breast tissue alone, and no fat. Pseudogynecomastia, on the other hand, typically concerns fatty deposits alone and often can be addressed using CoolSculpting®, she affirms. Patients considering male breast reduction with CoolSculpting® should schedule a consultation with a board-certified dermatologist to determine if they qualify, she emphasizes.
Not just for the chest region, Dr. Silverberg reports that CoolSculpting® can be utilized on several areas of the body, such as the arms, stomach, legs, and flanks. CoolSculpting® for men, as with all patients, requires little to no downtime and few side effects, she says. Furthermore, she indicates the results will be gradual, typically offering progressive improvement over the course of several weeks and months. This often provides a more natural-looking outcome, the Newport Beach dermatologist suggests.
Ultimately, Dr. Silverberg says she strives to help male patients feel good about their bodies. Surgery, though often effective, may not always be necessary, she indicates, and men seeking to improve the contours of the body, including the chest, without the risk of scars or surgical complications may benefit from non-invasive CoolSculpting® treatments.
About Nancy L. Silverberg, MD
Dr. Silverberg is a board-certified dermatologist practicing in Newport Beach, CA. She attended Cornell University for her undergraduate degree and received her medical degree from St. Louis University School of Medicine, graduating with honors. She then went on to complete a residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Arizona, followed by a residency in Dermatology at the University of California, Irvine. She has also served as a principal investigator for the FDA in clinical trials into new drugs and procedures, and she is currently an associate clinical professor of Dermatology at UCI. Dr. Silverberg is available for interview upon request.
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