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Can Gynecomastia Be Corrected With Exercise?

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Gynecomastia or male breast enlargement is characterized by the buildup of deposits of fat, skin, and glandular tissue in the chest area. The condition usually affects adolescent boys, teens, and men due to various varied reasons like hormonal imbalances, heredity factors, and obesity. Liposuction breast reduction is the widely accepted standard treatment for the condition. Nevertheless, many people who are uncertain about having this surgical treatment ask if gynecomastia can be addressed through exercise.

This question mainly arises in patients who are unsure about medication or surgery, or if these options are not a viable option for them. Many people may think that their overdeveloped chest is simply the result of being overweight and feel that the problem can be resolved by strengthening the pectoral muscles through exercise and weight training. However, in answer to patient questions on this matter on the RealSelf platform, expert surgeons point out that gynecomastia cannot be corrected with chest exercises. While exercises might mask limited gynecomastia for a period of time, neither exercise or dietary changes can address it.

Some exercises and workouts can help reduce the amount of male breast fatty tissue in obese patients, but it will only have little effect upon gynecomastia. Overdeveloped male breasts are the result of a combination of glandular and fatty tissue, but it does not resolve the condition properly. Gynecomastia occurs during infancy and puberty especially due to hormonal changes. As a result, it will not be affected by either weight loss or strengthened pectoral muscles. Indeed, building up the pectoral muscles may actually make the appearance of gynecomastia even more evident, as this will cause the chest to project out even further. The bottom line is that male breast reduction surgery is the most effective treatment for gynecomastia.

The demand for male liposuction in NYC has increased significantly over the years. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgery (ASPS), surgery to treat “man boobs” rose 36% between 2000 and 2016.

With advanced, minimally-invasive technologies such as Smartlipo in NYC, gynecomastia surgery is now performed as an outpatient procedure with minimal downtime. Plastic surgeons with expertise in the Smartlipo Triplex laser-assisted technique can remove the excess fat and tissue, and create a well-contoured, manly physique. The Smartlipo workstation features a small cannula with three powerful lasers. Laser energy is delivered to target the fat cells and melt the stubborn excess fat, which allows it to be easily removed. As the procedure is minimally invasive, it requires only small incisions. Liposuction using this advanced technology is a good option because the laser energy also stimulates greater skin contraction. The intelligent features of the device allow targeted delivery of energy and prevent overtreatment.

Pre-surgery jitters are common with any kind of plastic surgery and gynecomastia surgery is an aesthetic procedure about which many men have concerns. Following your plastic surgeon’s instructions can help you manage your anxiety and prepare for the procedure. A successful procedure will improve your confidence and self-esteem – you will no longer have to hide your chest or hesitate to go shirtless when you’re on the beach.

If you are considering liposuction breast reduction, choose an AAAASF-accredited plastic surgery practice offering advanced techniques such as Smartlipo. Such practices have plastic surgeons who are experts in performing the procedure using this technology. In a reliable practice, you can expect end-to-end care and support all through the treatment – from the initial consultation and till you have achieved full recovery.

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