Enlarged male breasts are a cosmetic concern for many men, but reducing their appearance can be tricky. That’s because gynecomastia, a medical condition in which male breasts are abnormally large, is genetic and therefore does not typically respond to diet and exercise alone.
However, if you’re dealing with what’s known as pseudogynecomastia, exercise may be able to help to an extent. Take a look at the difference between these two conditions, as well as some tips for male breast reduction.
Gynecomastia or Pseudogynecomastia?
In the case of true gynecomastia, male breast glands are abnormally large. With pseudogynecomastia, on the other hand, enlarged male breasts are a result of stubborn fatty deposits that accumulate in the chest area. Because of this, chest exercises may help to address cosmetic concerns associated with pseudogynecomastia, although combining exercise with gynecomastia surgery could offer more comprehensive results.
If you have true gynecomastia, Dr. Andan may recommend male breast reduction surgery, during which he or she can remove the breast gland and liposculpt the chest area. In some cases, less invasive body contouring techniques such as BodyTite may be effective in treating gynecomastia.
Male Breast Reduction Tips
Hiding gynecomastia behind chest wraps, dark-colored shirts or oversized sweaters won’t address the underlying self-confidence issues that many men with this condition face.
If you’ve been searching for male breast reduction tips that don’t require surgery, you may have come across all sorts of ideas, including wearing dark clothing or even wearing a special undergarment for men.
While these tips may be able to help you on the surface, the truth is that you’ll still likely deal with the self-confidence and underlying body image issues that can come along with gynecomastia. If this is the case for you, set up a consultation with Dr. Andan to see if you could be a good candidate for male breast reduction surgery.