Gynecomastia is a medical condition that causes enlarged breast tissue in men. This is caused by hormonal imbalances that increase the growth of glandular tissue. Gynecomastia is not medically dangerous, but it can negatively affect a man’s mental health and confidence. Every person deserves to feel at home in their body. That’s why male breast reduction surgery exists to correct gynecomastia. However, not everyone is comfortable with surgical options and may consider non-surgical options first. Let’s explore if you can get rid of gynecomastia without surgery.
Exercise and Diet
Losing weight through exercise and diet can help improve the appearance of gynecomastia but cannot get rid of it. It is a common misconception that gynecomastia is just fat or regular tissue that can be lost from losing weight. Unfortunately, gynecomastia is the body over-developing glandular tissue. No matter how much weight you lose, your glandular tissue will not decrease. That being said, losing weight can reduce the appearance of gynecomastia by removing surrounding fat.
Addressing Root Causes
Gynecomastia is caused by a hormonal imbalance. This hormonal balance can be caused by a wide variety of things like medical conditions, puberty, medications, or anabolic steroid use. In some situations, fixing the underlying issues can reduce the appearance or correct the gynecomastia. This is most common for people who have gynecomastia during puberty. However, not all underlying causes can be treated. You may be unable to stop certain medications or have no control over a medical condition. Some gynecomastia may still remain even after correcting underlying conditions.
Permanently Fixing Gynecomastia
The only way to truly fix gynecomastia is through surgery. Thankfully, Gaines Plastic Surgery offers male breast reduction surgery to restore your chest. Dr. Gaines has been practicing plastic surgery since 1995. With nearly 30 years of experience, Dr. Gaines brings compassion and results to each of his patients. Dr. Gaines and his team understand that everyone should have a body they feel at home in. That’s why he has a comprehensive consultation with each patient to understand their goals and needs. If you’re struggling with gynecomastia, then contact Gaines Plastic Surgery at 352-333-9600 today.