Plastic Surgeon in San Francisco Says CoolSculpting® Can Be Ideal for Men
Karen Horton, MD reveals how CoolSculpting® can be particularly beneficial for male patients interested in fat removal.
San Francisco, CA — “CoolSculpting® has rapidly become the most popular office procedure for men at Horton SPA,” states Dr. Karen Horton, a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in San Francisco. As a non-surgical, non-invasive treatment, she says CoolSculpting® can help men reduce stubborn pockets of fat on the abdomen, flanks, back, chest, and more, all without the downtime and recovery typically associated with surgical fat removal.
“Interestingly, there is an anatomic difference in the quality and texture of fat stored between men and women,” Dr. Horton notes in a recent blog post comparing CoolSculpting® for men versus women. As a result, she adds, men’s fat can often be more challenging to lose via healthy diet and regular exercise, and it can also be difficult to remove from certain areas of the body using traditional surgical techniques such as liposuction. “In these instances, CoolSculpting® may be an ideal treatment.”
To achieve optimal outcomes, Dr. Horton indicates that multiple CoolSculpting® sessions may be necessary, with the exact number depending on the individual’s goals as well as the particular area being targeted. “The average reduction in fat using a single CoolSculpting® treatment is up to 25% for a specific area, and we have seen dramatic results after one to two treatments for many of our patients, particularly males,” she notes.
Recovery from CoolSculpting® is minimal, says the San Francisco Plastic Surgeon, and any post-treatment symptoms like bruising, swelling, or tenderness generally subside relatively quickly. Additionally, she discloses that exercising, lifting weights, and participating in a variety of other physical activities can generally be resumed the same day.
Ultimately, Dr. Horton stresses the importance of consulting a qualified physician when considering any type of fat removal procedure. “A formal evaluation by a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon is required to determine whether CoolSculpting® or liposuction is most appropriate for the patient’s needs.” By doing so, she adds, patients can be assured they will receive the highest quality of treatment and care.
About Karen Horton, MD
Certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada, Dr. Horton focuses her practice on cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery for women and men. She is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, as well as a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the California Society of Plastic Surgeons, among many other organizations. In addition to CoolSculpting®, she offers a wide array of facial rejuvenation, body contouring, breast enhancement, and skin care treatments and procedures. Dr. Horton is available for interview upon request.
Dr. Karen M. Horton
2100 Webster St #506
San Francisco, CA 94115