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Tackling the Dad Bod with CoolSculpting™

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Q: My wife and I have three children that keep us extremely busy. She had a Mommy Makeover a few years ago and looks amazing. I am not interested in having surgery, but want to know if there is anything I can do to improve my dad bod?

A: According to the web, the term dad bod often describes a male body type that is “softly round.” Men don’t necessarily have to be a dad to have this body type, but as you likely know, a busy lifestyle with work and three kids does not yield itself to spending a significant amount of time at the gym.

Not all men who have been labeled as having a dad bod indulge on beer and pizza every weekend. Many men who work out every day and eat healthy still have those love handles or that spare tire on their belly that will not go away, and thus make them appear to have the dad bod.

Women have long been held to a higher aging standard than men, but it appears as though that divide may be closing. The taboo against “an interest in how you look” among men is receding, perhaps in part because of social media and the constant sharing of photos. Another reason for this shift may be the increased pressure to maintain a more attractive and youthful look in a highly competitive job market.

If eating right and going to the gym are not giving you that trimmed and sculpted look you desire, one non-surgical and clinically proven procedure I would suggest you consider is CoolSculpting™. CoolSculpting is one of the most innovative treatment options that diminishes unwanted fat without injections, incisions or surgery.

A controlled cooling is used to selectively freeze stubborn fat cells in the abdomen, flanks, back and chin area. It is a noninvasive fat-reduction procedure that eliminates stubborn fat safely and effectively without surgery or the associated down time. This fat reduction treatment is the only FDA-cleared procedure to use controlled cooling to safely target and eliminate diet- and exercise-resistant fat.

CoolSculpting technology safely delivers precisely controlled cooling to gently and effectively target the fat cells underneath the skin. The treated fat cells are crystallized (frozen), and then die. Over time, your body naturally processes and eliminates these dead fat cells, leaving a more sculpted physique. The CoolSculpting fat-freezing procedure can take as little as one hour and it is completely non-surgical, so you can typically return to work and normal activities immediately.

If you are not interested in surgery but being labeled as having a dad bod is not for you, CoolSculpting might be what you need when diet and exercise are not enough.

Written by: Dr. Nathan A. Kludt

 Dr. Nathan A. Kludt, a Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, received a BS from the University of California, Davis, with highest honors, and his MD from Eastern Virginia Medical School, where he was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha, the National Medical Honor Society. He returned to UC Davis, where he completed his general surgery residency before being accepted into the plastic surgery program at UC Davis. Dr. Kludt has been published in the Annals of Plastic Surgery and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and has presented at the California Society of Plastic Surgeons meetings and multiple other regional and national plastic surgery meetings. He is a member of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the California Society of Plastic Surgeons, the California Medical Society and the San Joaquin Medical Society.