Plastic Surgeon Dr. Dean Kane of Baltimore Answers Question Regarding CoolSculpting
Q. I have a question. The place that I called that does CoolSculpting said they don’t do the chest, but I was wondering if I got it done on my stomach would I naturally start to lose weight in my chest? Because I don’t want to have a flat stomach, and then still have man breast. Like would it even out in other places?
A. Yours is a common misconception of the CoolSculpting (CS) consumer. CS and all other body contouring options will focus fat loss from where it is taken. If you consume the same number of calories and expend the same number of calories, fat will develop in any other residual live fat cells.
Each patients distribution of fat and therefore loss of fat as well are genetically determined. CoolSculpting, laser fat loss, liposuction and skin & fat removal (such as tummy tuck) remove the fat and therefore weight of the tissue removed but has not altered your lifestyle, metabolism nor your genetics. This you must do to maintain the fat loss with diet, exercise and if you have metabolic concerns medications such as thyroid and testosterone (for those with low hormone levels).
Surgical options such as gastric bypass, gastric sleeve and other internal surgical procedures are used for weight loss for obese patients with medical symptoms.
So, to answer your question directly, no, CS performed on the stomach will not reduce fat in other areas of the body BUT if you eat and exercise the same, you may my fat in other areas of the body like the internal organ area or man-breasts. You must work with CS to maintain and improve your body contour.
Please consult with a Certified CoolSculpting Team and Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who understands the many options available and has your best interest at heart. I hope this was helpful.
This information is not meant as medical advice. It is provided solely for education. Our practice would be pleased to discuss your unique circumstances and needs as they relate to these topics.