Can Gynecomastia Go Away with Exercise?
True gynecomastia can only be corrected with surgery.
Gynecomastia, or enlarged male breasts, is a condition marked by the presence of excess glandular breast tissue or stubborn fat pockets located directly beneath the nipple-areolar complex. The condition can occur in one or both breasts. Gynecomastia is a fairly common condition among all ages, and affects as much as 60% of the male population!
This condition can be the result of a number of different causes including genetics, medical conditions, the use of certain prescription medications or drugs, and hormonal imbalances. While weight loss as a result of a healthy lifestyle can resolve this issue for some men, no amount of exercise or diet will eliminate excess glandular tissue. For this reason, even the leanest, most muscular patients (like the patient shown above) will never be able to reduce the enlarged appearance of their breasts on their own. True gynecomastia requires surgical intervention!
If the problem isn’t glandular tissue, but stubborn pockets of fat or skin, this can also be difficult to shed with exercise for certain individuals. Excess fatty tissue is removed during a male breast reduction to restore and highlight a male chest contour.
Surgery is the most reliable way to correct gynecomastia with long-lasting and satisfactory results. Male breast reduction is an outpatient procedure, and it can be performed under local or general anesthesia. The three surgical methods to correct gynecomastia are tissue excision, skin excision, and liposuction.
The goal of gynecomastia surgery is to get you a firmer, flatter, more masculine, and contoured chest. Typically, there’s minimal-to-no scarring, little downtime, and most importantly, a sense of feeling more comfortable in your own skin. Gone are the days of covering up in baggy clothes or feeling shame in environments where being shirtless is customary, like spending a day on the beach, and working out at the gym. Book a consultation with Dr. Lee to discuss your treatment options today!