Can my "gynecomastia" be fixed with exercise? (Photo)
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To correct the excess skin, a surgical procedure to removal excess skin is required. A consultation with a plastic surgeon could help to determine exactly what the surgical plan could be to provide you with the results that would provide the best results for you.
Look for a plastic surgeon who has performed many, many gynecomastia procedures who can demonstrate with photographs results that you would hope to achieve.
Addressing Gynecomastia with Surgery
According to official statistics, 36% of adult young men and 57% of older #adult men in the United States have this medical condition in one of the four grades. About 200,000 to 3 million cases of #gynecomastia are being reported every single year. So if you have #breast #enlargement and you feel you're an exception, please understand that 1 in 3 young adult #men and 1 in 2 older adult men are just like you and have breast enlargement. Several common factors can cause gynecomastia including excessive levels of #estrogen, natural #hormone changes, use of recreational drugs or alcohol, medications and their associated side effects, and, various health conditions. Also, there are different types of #gynecomastia.
There are three types of surgical treatment options available that treat gynecomastia. Your board-certified plastic surgeon will recommend the type best suited for you. The most important decision to be made before performing any surgical procedure is determining whether you are an ideal candidate. Weight, and more specifically body mass index (BMI), need to be considered when deciding. For instance, studies have shown that patients with BMI > 30kg/m sq (placing them in the obese category) have a higher complication rate. Therefore, it is important for patients to be as close as possible to their normal body weight prior to surgery. Not only will this decrease risks of complications, but will also enhance the aesthetic results. Further, normal body weight is different from one patient to another.
Plastic Surgery Necessary for Gynecomastia
Exercise will strenthen and elarge the muscle under breast but not the breast tissue itself. Prominence of the male nipple and areola can be reduced by removing some of the breast tissue below the areola in conjunction with gynecomastia reduction.
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Congratulations on your significant weight loss! Unfortunately, as the other surgeons have said, the skin laxity can only be repaired with surgery. You should consult with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who has experience with gynecomastia repair. Best of luck!
Can my "gynecomastia" be fixed with exercise?
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Congratulation on the weight loss. Like many people that have lost a significant amount of weight, you are left with excess skin that has lost it's elasticity. Unfortunately the only way to get rid of that is with surgery. Exercise will not do it. I recommend that you see a board certified plastic surgeon in consultation to get more specific answers to your questions which can best be addressed after a thorough history and examination is performed.
Best of luck to you!
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