Caused by a hormone imbalance–gynecomastia, or man boobs–is a condition that affects both adolescent and adult males. What cause men to have excess breast tissue growth? According to leading gynecomastia expert Dr. Miguel Delgado in San Francisco, gynecomastia can occur for a number of reasons: puberty, steroid use, and excess fat (a condition called pseudo-gynecomastia). Fortunately, men who suffer from gynecomastia can have treatment options. Male breast reduction surgery is a cosmetic procedure that can remove unwanted breast tissue and create a more appealing chest. For those with pseudo-gynecomastia fat pockets, liposuction can reduce the size of the breasts. The cost of gynecomastia surgery will depend on the individual case, but it usually ranges from $8,500-$12,000.
CoolSculpting a non-surgical fat freezing treatment is not for everyone. Even if you are a candidate, you may wonder if the treatment is right for you. That decision will be up to you and your doctor. Understanding what CoolSculpting does and does not do will help you make an informed decision.
CoolSculpting is not a Weight Loss Program
CoolSculpting is not meant for weight loss for obese people. It is designed to get rid of pockets of fat for people who are at a healthy weight. At the time of your consultation with Dr. Miguel Delgado, M.D. you will learn all the details of CoolSculpting and Dr. Delgado will be able to tell you if CoolSculpting is right for you, and the results you can achieve.
CoolSculpting is not surgery and does not have many of the same risks. However, it is still a cosmetic procedure that should only be performed when it is safe. As a procedure that is popular worldwide, it is a proven effective and safe for the right candidate.
Not Everyone is a Candidate
At the time of your consultation, your medical history will be reviewed. Certain medical conditions that would exclude you from treatment, such as several blood disorders that react negatively to exposure to cold temperatures. In addition, you may not be a good candidate if you have any of the following:
• Sensitivity to cold such as Raynaud’s disease, urticaria, Chilblains, or pernio
• Allergic or sensitive to; fructose, glycerin, isopropyl alcohol, or propylene
• Nerve pain like diabetic neuropathy
• Infected or open wounds
• Any bleeding disorders
• Rashes, eczema, or dermatitis in the treatment area
• Devices like a defibrillator, or pacemaker
• Anxiety disorder
If you have been thinking about CoolSculpting to get rid of your muffin top, tummy bulge, underarm area, thighs, chin, or other areas of small pockets of fat, call now (415) 898-4161 for a consultation with Dr. Delgado and learn if you are a candidate!
Diastasis Recti After Pregnancy
Diastasis recti is a condition usually caused by pregnancy where the abdominal muscles have separated leaving the tummy looking very swollen. Pregnancy can change the shape of the abdominal wall, even for very thin patients.
Studies show diastasis recti can affect 35% to 62% of women who have had children, and can occur after only one pregnancy but more common after twins or two children.
If Exercise Fails, Surgery is the Only Option
Parents Magazine recommends women try exercise first, suggesting some at home programs. However, no amount of exercise will work for most women leaving surgery as the only option. Tummy tuck surgery is the optimal time to have the muscles repaired, and then excess skin and fat can be tightened and removed.
To determine if you are a candidate for the muscle repair you want to see how much muscle separation you have, and it should be at least 2 finger widths and it is best determined by a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.
Full Tummy Tuck Incision Well Hidden
For some patients, only the muscle needs to be repaired and it can be done with an endoscope inserted at the bikini line, this will avoid an incision around the belly button. However, most women opt to have a full tummy tuck to remove significant excess skin and fat. A full tummy tuck will require an incision from hip to hip, and the belly button will need to be re-positioned. The incision is placed in the bikini line and once healed it is well hidden.
Waist Enhancement Procedure
In addition to the traditional tummy tuck, Dr. Miguel Delgado, M.D. offers a waist enhancement procedure to his patients that sculpts and trims the waistline and can improve the shape of the upper buttocks.
If you have been unhappy with your post-pregnancy body, schedule a consultation today (415) 898-4161 with Dr. Delgado and learn what options are available to you.