Explore Non-Surgical Options
Diet and exercise might not always be enough to address the common concern of "man boobs" in some men. At Franklin Skin and Laser, we understand that gynecomastia, the enlargement of male breast tissue, can cause significant emotional distress. While no physical harm is associated with extra breast tissue on the male body, the psychological impact can be profound, leading to a lack of confidence and self-consciousness. Our skilled Franklin surgeon, Dr. Steven Bengelsdorf, offers non-surgical male breast reduction options to help individuals suffering from gynecomastia achieve a flatter, more masculine-looking chest.
Get Rid of Unwanted Breast Tissue
Many things can contribute to the development of gynecomastia, including lifestyle factors like alcohol and drug usage, steroid usage, minimal exercise, underlying disease, hormone changes, general aging, genetics, and some types of prescription medications. To ensure candidacy for the procedure, a thorough consultation, and overview of your health with a physical examination will be performed by our male physician prior to your scheduled appointment.
We offer two non-invasive treatment options for male breast reduction.
We are able to perform cryolipolysis, a method of fat reduction that uses controlled cooling to eliminate fat cells, as well as Exilis, a method of fat reduction and skin tightening that uses radiofrequency heat and melts fat cells. CoolSculpting And Exilis are safe and effective nonsurgical treatments for reducing male chest fat in small amounts. However, some men need both fat and excess glandular tissue removed. In that case, CoolSculpting and Exilis may not be the best options, and you may need further evaluation by a plastic or reconstructive surgeon.
CoolSculpting treatments are designed to reduce fat cells in subcutaneous tissue by freezing them away. As the CoolSculpting treatment begins, an applicator is applied to the target area, in this case, the male breast tissue, that uses suction and controlled cooling. The intense cold doesn’t only numb the targeted area, which assists with treatment comfort, but crystallizes the fat cells to cause cellular death, also known as apoptosis. The dead cells are absorbed, processed, and excreted from the body naturally over the following 12 weeks.
Exilis is the world’s first non-invasive fat reduction device approved for use on the chest for gynecomastia treatment. Exilis targets and liquefies fat cells in the chest with controlled radiofrequency heat and ultrasound energy. As the heat energy penetrates the skin, it can heat the fat cells and cause them to die. Those fat cells are flushed out naturally to reduce the treatment area’s fat layer thickness. The heat, furthermore, initiates the natural healing response of the body, which then stimulates collagen and elastin production over the next 12 weeks.
Contour And Sculpt
CoolSculpting freezes fat through different-sized applicators that are applied to the skin. These applicators work well to de-bulk larger areas of fat. Typically, you can reduce between 15%-23% of fat per session and retreat the area as needed after a few weeks.
This makes CoolSculpting great for reducing fat on large areas of the body, such as the abdomen, flanks, arms, thighs, and male breasts. In comparison, Exilis Ultra utilizes a larger rolling wand, not hands-free applicators, to heat and melt fat. This makes the technology more customizable with its capabilities of being able to contour and sculpt the areas of the body that CoolSculpting applicators cannot fit or cannot be applied. Exilis also tightens the skin so that it can be used as a standalone treatment or as an add-on after bulk fat reduction with CoolSculpting.
Sculpted Chest, No Surgery
Thanks to modern technologies and modalities, our office is able to avoid surgery and customize a treatment plan tailored to your individual body concerns, whether it is for male breast reduction, skin tightening, or increasing muscle definition.
At Franklin Skin and Laser, we can safely and effectively treat most cases of gynecomastia without the use of anesthesia, with little to no downtime and no scars. If any of the below apply to you, you may be a good candidate for non-surgical male breast reduction at our Cool Springs office. A qualified professional, like Dr. Steven Bengelsdorf, can do a thorough examination to rule out other potential risks, like an abscess or growth, and determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure.
A Non-Invasive Approach
Diet and Exercise Not Cutting it? Banish your Man Boobs Without Surgery! Breast tissue on a man should look very different than it does on a woman. There are men, however, for whom “man boobs” are a very real problem. Scientifically, this concern, in which extra fatty or glandular tissue expands the male breast, is called gynecomastia.
On a physical level, there is little concern about extra breast tissue on the male body. Psychologically, however, a man with “breasts” can suffer great emotional distress. Men may attempt to wear clothing that pulls in the chest or hides this part of the body. Regardless of age, a man is likely to suffer from a lack of confidence due to his physique.
Schedule a Consultation
At Franklin Skin and Laser, surgeon Dr. Steven Bengelsdorf offers male breast reduction options that can provide those suffering from gynecomastia with a flatter and more masculine-looking chest. If you are in need of gynecomastia treatment Franklin area residents or guests are encouraged to contact our office to schedule a consultation for your male breast reduction procedure.
More Masculine-Looking Chest
Your journey to a more confident chest begins with our non-surgical Gynecomastia procedure at Franklin Skin and Laser. Tailored to your unique needs and goals, this safe and effective treatment typically takes 30 to 60 minutes to complete, depending on your treatment plan. During the procedure, our skilled surgeon, Dr. Steven Bengelsdorf, will utilize advanced techniques using CoolSculpting or Elixis to target and reduce excess fatty or glandular tissue in the male breast. Unlike traditional surgical methods, our non-surgical approach avoids incisions and minimizes downtime, allowing you to resume your daily activities without delay.
No Incisions, No Downtime
Recovery after CoolSculpting is minimal, allowing you to resume your regular activities immediately. Some patients may experience mild soreness or temporary redness in the treated area, but these effects generally subside on their own shortly after the procedure. With no need for downtime, CoolSculpting provides a convenient solution for those seeking a non-surgical approach to Gynecomastia treatment.
Recovery after Exilis is virtually painless, with most patients experiencing no downtime. The treatment is well-tolerated, and any mild redness or swelling in the treated area typically resolves within a few hours. The ability to return to daily activities immediately after treatment makes Exilis an attractive option for those seeking a comfortable gynecomastia treatment.
To maintain the results of both CoolSculpting and Exilis, it's essential to continue a healthy lifestyle with regular exercise and a balanced diet. While these treatments effectively target and reduce excess breast tissue and tighten the skin, they do not prevent future weight gain or skin aging. Adhering to a healthy lifestyle can help prolong the benefits of your Franklin gynecomastia treatment and ensure lasting results.
All males have different body types and different amounts/kinds of tissue, so no two treatment plans are identical. If you are a man that struggles with gynecomastia, or feminine-looking breasts, you may be interested in one or both treatment options for best results. Finding the correct body contouring solution requires an in-person consultation with our physician for a proper assessment. Dr. Bengelsdorf will evaluate your concerns and discuss your desired results and the best means to reach those results.
The number of treatments needed really depends on your desired results and current physical state. CoolSculpting, on average, requires one to four treatments eight to 12 weeks apart, and Exilis is best performed in a series of four to six treatments about four weeks apart.
With any kind of fat reduction or collagen remodeling treatment, full results may be seen up to 12 weeks after the last treatment in the series is performed.
You should be able to return to your daily routine immediately. There’s generally no social downtime associated with either procedure. There may be some redness, swelling, or sensitivity, which eventually resolves as your body heals. Patients are encouraged to go about their lives and not limit exercise unless the tissue is sore. Patients are also encouraged to increase hydration with water which helps flush out the dead fat cells.
The destruction of fat cells cannot be done with exercise, so these treatments work well for those who truly are good candidates for fat reduction and not looking for a weight loss solution. Both treatment options permanently kill fat cells in the targeted area, although you will need to live a healthy lifestyle with proper diet and exercise to maintain your results. Keeping an appropriate weight will allow for consistent, long-term results and minimal fluctuation. Adults cannot grow new fat cells, so once they are frozen and killed or heated and killed, they are gone forever. It is important to note that these treatments do not remove every fat cell from a treated area. Therefore, if you consume calories in excess or gain a lot of weight, the remaining fat cells will expand as they fill with stored energy.
Both of these treatments are FDA approved and are safe and effective for fat reduction. There are some contraindications for both treatments, but one of our certified clinicians will go through your eligibility before getting you scheduled for the treatment. Client safety is our priority, and we would never perform a procedure that wasn’t indicated or safe for the patient.
Experience the artistry of aesthetic innovation at Franklin Skin and Laser. Our team of skilled professionals is dedicated to helping you unlock your true beauty and embrace your confidence like never before. Whether you seek flawless skin, sculpted contours, or the removal of unwanted tattoos, we are here to exceed your expectations. Take the first step today and schedule a consultation with our experts. Let us craft a personalized plan tailored to your unique needs, so you can embark on a path to radiance. Contact us now to rewrite your beauty story with Franklin Skin and Laser.