There are many reasons why the body develops love handles, belly fat, and what some refer to as “man boobs” (excess fat on a man’s chest). The simplest explanation is that when more calories are being consumed than burned during the day, that extra energy is stored as pockets of fat. Age is another factor for increased fat accumulation; as people age, their metabolisms slow down. This means that the body burns fewer calories at rest than before. Without a reduction in calories to match a slower metabolism, this change often causes fat deposits to build up.
Significant changes in the body’s hormonal makeup, certain medications, and other underlying medical issues can cause sudden or excessive weight gain, resulting in more fat. Then there are factors such as lack of physical activities, living a sedentary lifestyle, insomnia and alcohol consumption to consider as well. Add high stress to the mix and cortisol levels rise, which can cause weight gain, mostly around midsection, upper back and submental area. So, what to do when you just can’t get to where you want to be physically?
Getting Rid of Excess Fat
Men tend to have more lean muscle tissue than women, which makes it easier to burn more calories than body fat, even during rest. Even when men and women cut the same number of calories, men usually do lose more weight — but it’s only short-term and like women, they too still struggle with troublesome areas.
For many men, unwanted fat deposits can show up on the chest, flanks and abdomen and can be incredibly frustrating when trying to improve overall physique, leading to a negative impact on confidence. Getting rid of excess fat, no matter what the source may be, often calls for the same treatment: diet and exercise and now, supplemental body contouring services.
To achieve significant fat loss, traditionally a combination of weightlifting and cardio has been and continues to be the key to success. Weightlifting builds muscle and muscle burns more calories than fat, making it a valuable asset for fat loss. Cardio burns a large volume of calories in a short amount of time, making it a great tool for fat loss as well.
Yet even with proper diet and exercise, it is normal to struggle with “trouble spots.” And unfortunately, fat tends to stick onto the body in the worst places. However, with today’s innovative and advanced body contouring treatments, men and women can support their efforts in reducing fat in troublesome areas with the assistance of CoolSculpting.
CoolSculpting: When You Need a Little Help
CoolSculpting helps eliminate stubborn pockets of fat that diet and exercise can’t seem to eliminate on their own. CoolSculpting is an FDA-approved, non-invasive fat-reduction treatment for men and women that allows for targeted fat elimination in the stomach, flanks and even under the chin.
CoolSculpt technology works by delivering a controlled freeze to fat cells in a specific area of the body. For example, using CoolSculpting to treat love handles begins with a gel pad being placed over the love handle area and then the tissue-cooling applicators are placed on the body for at least thirty minutes.
After the procedure, the body then begins the process of eliminating the dead cells over the course of a few months. Typically, a person can expect to see 15-25% fewer fat cells in the treatment area, resulting in substantial fat loss. Results vary based on treatment areas and the customized treatment plan.
Combining Contouring Techniques for Optimal Results
CoolSculpting love handles, belly fat and other problem areas is an effective way to complement your fat loss regimen and accentuate muscle tone. To take your body aesthetic goals to the next level, when CoolSculpting is performed in conjunction with other contouring services, such as Kybella and CoolTone, men can achieve optimal results.
From the creator of CoolSculpt, comes CoolTone®. CoolTone treatment is a process of activating the deep muscles of the body to firm and tone in ways that even exercise cannot always effectively achieve.
As a muscle enhancement technology, CoolTone uses magnetic muscle stimulation to contract the muscles to create a toned physique in just a few, quick treatments. While CoolSculpting literally freezes and kills fat cells (which are then naturally flushed out of the body), complementary CoolTone treatment works to tone underlying muscle fibers resulting in stronger, firmer, and more defined muscles.
Kybella is the first – and only – injectable solution for removing unwanted fat around the chin and jaw. Its primary use is to diminish or completely eliminate the aesthetic of a “double chin,” leading to a leaner face shape.
Kybella uses synthetic deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body, to destroy fat cells, signaling the body to expel them. No incisions are required for this procedure.
Next Step to Achieving Your Body Goals
While you will see up to a 20-25% fat reduction in the treated area after a single treatment, the number of CoolSculpting sessions needed depends on the person and the area being treated. To get started shaping your beach body, consult with a CoolSculpting provider that can work with you to determine how many treatments you’ll need to reach your desired goal.
Ready to see more muscle and less fat? Contact us today to learn how Tribeca MedSpa can help you to find your perfect physique.