Part 1 in a 3-part series about the rise of CoolSculpting.


The LA Times recently featured a fascinating look at how the latest technologies are causing a steep rise in the number of men who choose to get noninvasive cosmetic procedures: With cosmetic treatments, more men enlist in battle of the bulges.

A slew of nonsurgical body contouring treatments promising to zap inches on your lunch hour has taken off recently, ushering a flood of new patients — many of them men — into doctors’ offices.”

The article talks to doctors about a handful of different technologies currently in use – as well as one that’s FDA-approved but doesn’t come out till later this year – and then gives summaries of how each one works. Importantly, it also ranks them according to how effective the plastic surgeons interviewed found them.

At the top of the list? CoolSculpting. Yes, the nifty technology that freezes and kills fat cells in the targeted area – offered right here in Dr. Daniel’s Eugene office – is far and away one of the most effective noninvasive treatments according to plastic surgeons who use it:

“Still, at least one treatment is consistently delivering measurable results, doctors say — from 1 to 3 inches per application — with few adverse effects and no downtime. Others are on the way to lure the two-thirds of Americans…who won’t consider elective surgery.”

The article also includes a nice breakdown of how the process works:

“A vacuum-type head sucks in an area of fat from the abdomen or flanks and exposes the underlying fat to extremely cold temperatures for one hour while protecting the upper layer of skin . . . This process, called cryolipolysis, destroys about 25% of the fat cells in the area . . . These damaged cells are then flushed out of the body over the course of one to two months.”

To read more about the procedure and get your questions answered, click over to our CoolSculpting FAQ page, or click below to schedule a consultation.

Dr. Lee B. Daniel, Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
244 Country Club Rd
Eugene OR   97401