During male breast reduction surgery, stubborn fat deposits and unnecessary glandular tissue is removed to help restore a firm and masculine look to the chest. Once completed, your results have the potential to last for a lifetime, but there are some steps you may need to take to maintain your results.
Diet and Exercise
Diet and exercise will play the biggest role in helping you maintain your male breast reduction results. There are many diet trends, but the tried-and-true practice of focusing on fruits and vegetables, lean, proteins, and complex carbs while avoiding processed and packaged foods is perhaps the most effective. Think less “diet” and more” healthy eating habits for life.” This way of eating can help you look and feel your absolute best now and well into the future.
The CDC recommends adults aim for 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity or 75 minutes of intense aerobic activity every week. They also recommend weight training every muscle group at least once a week. These things can help you maintain a healthy weight and will work to prevent a reoccurrence of gynecomastia. The more intense and consistent your exercise routine, the more defined and impressive your results can become.
Do you have to live like an endurance athlete to maintain male breast reduction results? Absolutely not. In fact, simply incorporating daily walks along with weekly participation in an activity like swimming or yoga can help you maintain results. If you struggle to find activities you find enjoyable, consider working with a personal trainer who can help you find things you like. Participating in activities you find fun and rewarding will help to encourage consistency.
In addition to diet and exercise, steps such as not smoking, avoiding excessive alcohol consumption, avoiding all steroid use, and refraining from narcotics (including marijuana) are all important for maintaining your male breast reduction results. During your time in our care, we can discuss these things in greater detail to make sure you are given all of the tools you need to keep your upper body looking healthy and strong.
Please call 405-340-9949 or 405-310-6767 to schedule your male breast reduction consultation at the Edmond or Norman office of Genesis Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa. Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Jayesh Panchal, welcomes patients from Oklahoma City and all surrounding areas.