Can an existing male Gynecomastia be counteracted by massive chest exercises?
Can Gynecomastia Be Corrected with Chest Exercises?
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Can Gynecomastia be corrected with exercise?
Gynecomastia can be a life changing procedure for a man. I have performed gynecomastia on males in their teens to men in their seventies. Look for a plastic surgeon who has performed many, ,many gynecomastia surgeries, view many, many before and after photos and speak to previous patients.
In some males with gynecomastia the enlarged breast appearance is primarily dense, glandular breast tissue; in others it is primarily adipose (fatty) tissue. The most common form of gynecomastia involves a combination of firm, fibrous breast tissue immediately behind the areola and excess fatty tissue in the surrounding area. Sometimes there is no significant skin excess, while in other cases redundant skin must be surgically removed. Be sure to see a plastic surgeon who has treated all types of gynecomastia surgery and who can form a surgical plan that works for your specific needs.
Gynecomastia cannot be corrected with chest exercises. The only treatment (unless due to medication which is stopped) is surgical (usually a combination of excision and lipo); in fact, many of my gynecomastia patients have been weightlifters or other bodybuilders.
Can Gynecomastia be Corrected with Exercise?
If you feel that your gynecomastia is purely due to excess weight then diet and exercise may be an option. However, for most patients gynecomastia requires a surgical procedure, which combines liposuction of the chest with glandular tissue removal through the areola as the best option. I can perform both of these surgeries through the same small lower areola incisions to minimize scarring and achieve a very masculine appearance to the chest.
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Gynecomastia and exercise
If you have true gynecomastia then exercise will not improve by exercise. Sometimes it can mask small gynecomastia for a period of time but does not take it away nor does diet. If it is pseudo-gynecomastia, then this is fat and not breast gland and this can be reduced with diet and exercise.
Correction of Gynecomastia?
Thank you for the question.
Unfortunate, gynecomastia cannot be corrected with chest exercises.
Gynecomastia comes from the Greek meaning "gyne" meaning woman and "mastos" meaning breasts. It refers to abnormal development of large mammary glands in males. The diagnosis can be made by physical examination where relatively firm tissue (breast gland tissue) can be differentiated from relatively soft tissue (adipose tissue).
Breast prominence due to excessive adipose tissue is called pseudo-gynecomastia or lipomastia. The differentiation of true gynecomastia from adipose tissue is important because the surgical treatment may differ. Usually physical examination by a well experienced board-certified plastic surgeon is sufficient to make the diagnosis and to determine the best course of treatment.
I have found that gynecomastia is often best treated with partial excision of the prominent glandular tissue as well as liposuction surgery of the peripheral chest area. If the prominence of the chest wall is caused by adipose tissue, then liposculpture surgery alone may suffice.
I would strongly suggest that you make sure you are working with a well experienced board-certified plastic surgeon. You will find that this recommendation will be more important than any specific “miracle technology” that you will undoubtedly hear about.
I hope this helps.
Real Gynecomastia as oppose to Pseudo Gynecomastia and exercise
Real Gynecomastia is mainly composed by Gladular Breast tissue .It is mostly an hormonal phenomenon and is not influenced by weight changes or exercise.In actuality it may appear larger when losing fatty tissue .Pseudo-Gynecomastia is composed of fatty tissue and losing weight and exercise can help to reduce the size of breast.
Chest Exercises and Gynecomastia
Unfortunately, by the time most men finally have their consultation with a plastic surgeon, they have realized that exercise, and to some extent, diet, have not improved their gynecomastia. While upper body workouts may improve your overall appearance, the protuberant appearance caused by the glandular tissue remains unchanged.
Exercise / gynecomastia
If the gynecomastia is due to glandular growth, exercise will not improve this. If is mostly fat, that can reduce some with exercise but not the gland. This is best treated with excision. Hope this helps.
If you have pseudo gynecomastia which means just excess fat, and not true gynecomastia which is true glandular tissue, and if you do not have significant excess skin- then exercise and getting your weight down may help.
If you have true glandular gynecomastia or excess skin, you will need surgery. A consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon can answer those questions.
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