Why Exercise Alone Won’t Help With Gynecomastia

gynecomastia (3) (4) Affecting over 50% of adolescents and 65% of men middle-aged to older, gynecomastia is a prevalent condition characterized by an excess of breast tissue in men. Though typically posing no health risks, the condition can cause severe emotional and psychological distress. This is why many men seem to try to exercise away their gynecomastia; however, because excess breast tissue is unrelated to exercise, they see no improvement in their condition and experience no male breast reduction.

Don’t be discouraged if this sounds like you. Treatments do exist. Learn more about gynecomastia and what you can do to address it.

Does Fat Cause Gynecomastia?

Excess breast tissue in men is usually caused by disruptions to hormones, which can happen during puberty, due to certain illnesses and medications, or as a consequence of aging. When fat leads to the appearance of male breasts, it is known as pseudo-gynecomastia. True gynecomastia is unrelated to fat deposits.

It is possible to have both gynecomastia and pseudo-gynecomastia. While exercise may help decrease fat deposits, breast tissue is left unchanged.

What Can Be Done About Gynecomastia?

While some instances of the condition do tend to improve on their own, there are circumstances in which gynecomastia persists. The major resolution in these circumstances is surgery.

Male breast reduction surgery excises the breast tissue permanently. You would make a good candidate for male breast reduction if you are in good physical health, suffer from gynecomastia and not pseudo-gynecomastia, and are not at risk of developing gynecomastia in the future.

Certain conditions and lifestyle choices may increase the level of estrogen in the body. By addressing these increases, you can limit the extent to which gynecomastia affects you and the benefits you would receive from male breast reduction surgery.

Find Male Breast Reduction Surgery in St. Peters, MO

At Renaissance Plastic Surgery, our team is ready to offer you a healing environment centered around delivering exceptional results. With four board-certified surgeons, we provide the best in treatment.

To learn more about male breast reduction surgery, if you would benefit, and how we can help you, call 636-896-0600 to schedule your consultation.

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