Enlarged male breasts, also known as gynecomastia, is a common cosmetic concern for many men and can lead to lowered self-confidence and a poor body image if left untreated.
Male breast reduction is a surgical procedure that can decrease the size of enlarged breasts and restore a smoother, more masculine shape.
One of the most common questions about this procedure is whether male breast reduction results will be long-lasting or if “man boobs” will regrow in the future. Here are some of the factors that could influence your results.
How Male Breast Reduction Surgery Works
There are actually two different types of gynecomastia. When men have true gynecomastia, excessive glandular tissue is responsible for male breast enlargement. Pseudo-gynecomastia occurs when there is excess fatty tissue in the breast area.
Smart Lipo™ can be part of your male breast reduction procedure to help tighten loose skin and enhance your results.
During your consultation, Dr. Andan will determine which type of gynecomastia you have so he or she can most effectively treat it. In the case of true gynecomastia, glandular tissue can be removed, along with some level of liposuction to maximize your results.
To treat pseudo-gynecomastia, liposuction is the primary tool, as it can remove isolated pockets of fat that don’t respond to diet and exercise.
Lifestyle Habits after Gynecomastia Surgery
When glandular tissue is removed, it is unable to grow back. However, because most male breast reductions involve some use of liposuction, the best way to maintain your excellent results is to adopt healthy lifestyle habits after your procedure.
Getting regular exercise and eating a healthy, balanced diet are two of the most important steps to getting long-lasting male breast reduction results.