How Much Weight is Typically Lost After Male Breast Reductions?

What type of diet would you recommend to obtain and maintain the best post-surgical results?

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Weight loss after gynecomastia surgery

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Depending on the extent of your gynecomastia, little weight is lost with the procedure.  It's best to be near your ideal body weight going into surgery in order to get the best, most lasting results.  The diet that is best is the diet that you can maintain--something that's balanced and complete, and one which you can live with.  Fad diets are not useful except for short-term weight reduction, since they tend not to be sustainable in the long-term.

 


Newton Plastic Surgeon

Weight loss after gynecomastia surgery

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A very small amount of gram weight is removed in gynecomastia surgery and there would be a minimal, if any, weight loss. Since you are inquiring about diet post-operatively, I would be concerned as to whether you need to lose weight prior to undergoing the procedure as a significant weight loss after surgery may alter the result.

Robert L. Kraft, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Gynecomastia and Weight Loss

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Not much weight loss will occur with gynecomastia surgery if any at all. It is best to be at or close to your ideal weight prior to surgery. Before and after surgery it is wise to eat a healthy diet consisting of protein, fruits, vegetables, complex carbohydrates, and a good multiple vitamin. Go easy on alcohol and watch your portions. Try to maintain this along with a good exercise program and stay healthy for life.

Miguel Delgado, Jr., MD
San Francisco Plastic Surgeon
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Male Breast Reduction

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There is no weight loss after this procedure.  It is not like the female breast reduction where lots of breast tissue is removed. This is really for contouring of the chest area.  The best thing to do is to be at your lowest, most stable weight and continue to be healthy and exercise after surgery as well (per your surgeon's recommendations). If you have surgery and then lose a lot of weight, it will probably change your results as well.

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Male Breast Reduction Does Not Result In Significant Weight Loss

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Unlike breast reduction in women, gynecomastia reduction in most men does not result in any appreciable weight loss. This is due to the relatively small amount of breast tissue removed compared to what is taken out in most women. Gynecomastia is an effective male chest contouring procedure that at most results in a pound or two of actual weight loss even in larger conditions.

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Weight loss after male breast reduction

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unfortunately, not much weight is lost during male breast reduction.    A very large female breast reduction is around 2 kg per breast.   Therefore, male breast reductions usually involve less than 300-400 grams of tissue removal.    

A well balanced diet is always recommended, such that you maintain a stable weight.   Large weight fluctuations after surgery will significantly alter your postop result, so try to do surgery at a weight you can realistically maintain longterm.

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Male breast reduction

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After male breast reduction you will loose zero pounds. This surgery may include liposuction , but this is for body contouring not weight loss

Samir Shureih, MD
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Gynecomastia

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You may lose a few pounds at most after a male breast reduction, but this really depends upon what the chest looks like now.

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Diet after gynecomastia surgery

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Not very much weight is lost after gynecomastia surgery. Even men who have very large breasts and need skin removed will loose only a pound or two. A good healthy diet after any surgery should include protein, water or juices, and vitamins with minerals.

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Baltimore Plastic Surgeon
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