Non-surgical body sculpting for men continues to grow in popularity. At the New England Center for Body Sculpting, we happily offer our male clients non-invasive options using the latest technologies for reducing fat, enhancing muscles, and contouring masculine physiques. Read on to learn more about non-surgical body sculpting treatments for men, including CoolSculpting, Emsculpt, and Exilis.
Growing Demand for Non-Surgical Body Sculpting Among Men
While cosmetic treatments are associated with female patients, men comprise a growing demographic taking advantage of cosmetic technologies that sculpt and shape the body without surgery or downtime. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, since 2000, there are 65% more men seeking non-surgical cosmetic procedures.1 Other studies suggest men comprise up to “20% of individuals seeking” such procedures.2
Why More Men Seek Out Cosmetic Enhancements
Several factors are driving the rising demand for cosmetic treatments among men. The most straightforward reason is the increased confidence men get when they look fitter, healthier, and more attractive.
Another significant influencer is competition in the workplace. Research suggests that men who look younger, more in shape, and more attractive gain a considerable career advantage over their older, less attractive co-workers. Professionals deemed “attractive” make more money and receive more promotions than equally qualified professionals considered less attractive. Moreover, hiring managers tend to see younger-looking job applicants as more intelligent and capable than older looking applicants.2
The workplace is not the only arena where men are hoping to gain an advantage. Men also turn to cosmetic procedures to enhance their dating life. According to an analysis from Bloomberg magazine, body sculpting treatments for men “are becoming viewed by men as a method of self-enhancement, like eating well, wearing nice clothes, or going to the gym.”
Why Men Choose Non-Invasive Treatments Over Surgical Options
According to Dr. Julia Edelman of the New England Center for Body Sculpting, “many of our male patients want to enhance their appearance without surgery or downtime.” Dr. Edelman continues, “Our body contouring treatments are convenient and completely non-invasive. We can easily complete and Emsculpt of the abdomen or Exilis of the eye area, neck, or chest within an hour.”
“There is little to no downtime,” explains Dr. Edelman. “Clients can continue their normal activities or return to work immediately after treatment.”
Dr. Edelman also notes that surgical procedures, such as liposuction, may deliver near-immediate results but require restrictions and downtime. Surprisingly, this deters men who do not want anyone to know they are getting “work done.” In comparison, non-invasive body shaping treatments provide dramatic but natural-looking results that appear gradually over several weeks. This mimics the physical changes that may result from strict dieting or intense workout regimes.
The Most Popular Treatments for Men
Three popular cosmetic treatments give men a more masculine-looking physique without surgery or downtime: the muscle-enhancing device known as Emsculpt, the fat-reduction option known as CoolSculpting, and the advanced radiofrequency and ultrasound treatment with firming, smoothing, and wrinkle reduction treatment known as Exilis.
Emsculpt for Men
Emsculpt is the first FDA-cleared treatment for enhancing muscles. This fashionable, new, body-contouring procedure uses highly focused electromagnetic (HIFEM) energy to stimulate powerful muscle contractions. A single, 30-minute treatment induces more than 20,000 powerful contractions. The contractions trigger the strengthening and enhancement of muscles and increased muscle definition.
Among men, some of the most popular treatment areas include:
Emsculpt on the abdomen: strengthens the core, reduces belly fat, and defines the abdominals for that chiseled, washboard look
Emsculpt on the Legs: Men use Emsculpt on the legs to build up and contour their calf muscles
Emsculpt on the Arms: With Emsculpt, men can strengthen their arms, building and defining their biceps and triceps
CoolSculpting for Men
CoolSculpting is the world’s #1 non-surgical fat reduction treatment. It uses the advanced science of cryolipolysis to freeze stubborn bulges to death. The fat-freezing treatment is ideal for isolated deposits of fat that resist diet and exercise.
The most popular treatment areas with CoolSculpting for men include:
The abdomen to reduce belly fat
The flanks to minimize love handles
The submental region (chin and neck area) to reduce a double chin
CoolSculpting is commonly used in conjunction with Emsculpt on men who want to define their abdominals but have significant belly bulge. With the fat-freezing procedure, men can reduce the stomach fat that obscures their abdominal muscles. Reducing fat that covers muscle is critical if the patient wants to see muscular definition following an Emsculpt treatment.
“For men who are interested in Emsculpt, but overweight,” Dr. Edelman “often recommends first ‘de-bulking’ or decreasing abdominal fullness with CoolSculpting.” Once they have permanently reduced the number of fat cells in their abdominal region, Dr. Edelman “then recommends Emsculpt to strengthen and define abdominal muscle and improve core strength.” Nevertheless, she continues, “if you are not lean, you can still opt for Emsculpt first. You will still feel a difference in abdominal strength. You may choose to reduce the residual fat that covers the abdominals after your Emsculpt treatments if you prefer.”
Exilis for Men
Exilis is a body-contouring treatment that combines radiofrequency (RF) and ultrasound technology. This dual-energy treatment reduces fat and tightens skin. While extremely popular among women, men are beginning to jump on the Exilis bandwagon to contour their bodies.
Moobs, or man boobs, is a common term for a condition where men have unwanted fullness in their chest. Exilis is one of the only non-surgical options to reduce this fullness and restore a more masculine contour to the chest area.
Besides reducing fat, Exilis can also rejuvenate the skin. Anti-aging is a popular treatment application for men seeking facial rejuvenation without surgeries like a facelift or browlift. With Exilis, RF and Ultrasound energy stimulate collagen production, which softens the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around
the eyes (crow’s feet)
the forehead (horizontal wrinkles)
the brow (the vertical lines, or “elevens” between the eyebrows)
Body Shaping for Men in Massachusetts
Body contouring is not just for women. Men, too, desire the confidence and competitive advantage of a rejuvenated look and enhanced physique. For men living in Southeast MA or northern Rhode Island, Dr. Julia Edelman of the New England Center for Body Sculpting can help you contour a more masculine aesthetic. Learn more about CoolSculpting, Emsculpt, or Exilis by scheduling a free consultation. Contact the New England Center for Body Sculpting online or call 508 947-2852 today.