Before we can understand where the fat goes during CoolSculpting®, we first must understand what it is. What is CoolSculpting®? CoolSculpting is a non-invasive procedure that is FDA approved that helps remove targeted fat in certain areas such as abdomen, flanks, buttocks, upper back, neck, and medial thighs by freezing the fat off. When I …
The request for male arm sculpting has been increasing recently in cosmetic surgery. With increasing body awareness amongst men, male patients seek to improve their entire body; this includes the abdomen and chest, the back, buttock, and even arms. Considerations that need to be taken in male arm sculpting are twofold:
- Strategic liposuction of “negative” zones, i.e., grooves between the muscles to create shadows
- Fat grafting of the muscle bellies to create bulk
Appropriate Liposuction For Male Arm Sculpting
Proper liposuction of the arms includes etching of the grooves in between muscle groups that include the deltoids, biceps, and triceps. Liposuction of the grooves allows for delineation of the shadows of arms that result in muscle highlights. For this artistic and exacting procedure, VASER liposuction is the state-of-the-art tool.
The most muscular highlight grooves in the arms include the anterior and posterior deltoid lines and surround the deltoid muscle bellies on the front and back of the arms. These two deltoid lines coalesce on the side of the upper arm, where a small upper arm muscle brachialis originates.
The next muscle grooves involve the borders of the biceps and triceps muscles located over both the anterior and posterior arm. The most prominent highlight of the triceps muscle is appreciated over the distal arm of the triceps, where a modified C-shaped highlight groove can be visualized, creating the well-recognized Nike sign.
There are a number of reasons why CoolSculpting doesn’t work. Today in our marketed world a lot of physician offices have access to data and technology that can be beneficial to their practices. Traditional, I have witnessed firsthand the botched results that my patients face when they get cool sculpted. This is because again, a …
Coolsculpting vs liposuction is a common consideration amongst patients desiring body contouring. Coolsculpting vs liposuction have definite differences that must be recognized prior to choosing your body contouring procedure of choice. Coolsculpting describes the procedure to improve contour concerns with a noninvasive technique. This procedure can be done in the office setting and be performed …