Gynecomastia is a condition that leads to the overproduction of male breast tissue. While the exact cause is unknown, it appears to be rooted in changes in hormones, resulting in an imbalance that causes excess tissue to develop. Examples include puberty, age, some health conditions, and even certain medications.
Because gynecomastia can cause feelings of insecurity, discomfort, and even difficulty participating in certain activities, many seek out treatment options to reduce male breast tissue. Although puberty-induced gynecomastia may resolve on its own, many patients require treatment to remove excess tissue.
The only effective, permanent treatment for gynecomastia is male breast reduction, a procedure to remove excess breast tissue and sculpt the chest, providing a toned appearance. However, some patients may wonder if gynecomastia can be treated with less invasive measures, such as exercise.
Can Gynecomastia Be Treated With Exercise?
Gynecomastia cannot be treated with exercise. Enlarged chest size due to excess weight is not the same as gynecomastia. Male patients who have developed large breasts due to obesity may be able to utilize exercises that target the chest muscles and cardio to lose weight, resulting in a smaller chest.
For patients with gynecomastia, weight loss and exercise will not work. While exercise can help tone the chest and reduce the appearance of gynecomastia, the tissue will still be present. Therefore, exercise may not be able to provide you with the results you’re looking for.
Removing the breast tissue is the most effective method for addressing the overdevelopment of the breasts and achieving a smaller chest. This can be done through male breast reduction surgery.
Male Breast Reduction
Male breast reduction can be done one of two ways: through liposuction or a surgical procedure. Liposuction is ideal for removing soft tissue, while a surgical procedure is required if hard tissue is present. Dr. Jayesh Panchal can assess the best option based on your needs.
Following your procedure, you may need between three and six weeks for recovery. After that, you may experience a lifetime of confidence and comfort.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are interested in a male breast reduction procedure in Edmond or Norman, OK, schedule a consultation with Dr. Panchal. As a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon, he has been named a “Super Doctor” and a “Top 10 Doctor” at the state and metro area levels.
At Genesis Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa, you can rest assured you’re in skilled hands. Contact our Edmond, OK, office today at (405) 340-9949 or our Norman, OK, office at 405-310-6767.