If you’re one of the many men hitting the gym this month, then you probably have goals of weight loss and building muscle.
However, if you also have the goal of getting rid of man boobs on your fitness list, then there are a few things you should know about the condition (known as gynecomastia) before you start your new fitness routine.
Let’s take a look at the claim that exercises can get rid of man boobs.
Do Exercises Work?
There are two reasons for male breast enlargement: gynecomastia and pseudogynecomastia. Gynecomastia is caused by hormonal imbalances that can be triggered by a wide variety of factors, including illicit drug use, prescription drugs, age, and genetics.
Unfortunately, established cases of gynecomastia cannot be treated using exercises or by losing weight. In fact, building up the pectoral muscles in the chest can cause gynecomastia to become more prominent, since the extra muscles make the breast tissue stand out even more.
Pseudogynecomastia, on the other hand, is due to excess body fat (also occurring in the chest area), and can be resolved through reducing body fat through diet and exercise. It is impossible, however, to only target the chest, so in order to get rid of pseudogynecomastia, all-over weight loss must occur.
A combination of cardiovascular exercise and chest toning exercises (such as those presented here: http://www.menshealth.com/fitness/banish-your-man-boobs) can help get rid of man boobs caused by obesity.
So why doesn’t exercise help to treat true gynecomastia? The answer is simple: Once excessive fatty tissue and glandular tissue have formed, they don’t go away on their own. Fat cells can shrink, but men with gynecomastia have breasts that are resistant to weight loss.
Additionally, excessive glandular material in the breasts cannot resolve itself. Fortunately, there is an effective treatment available: surgery.
The only effective solution for gynecomastia is male breast reduction surgery, which involves liposuction to remove excess fat and complete removal of the breast glands. A qualified cosmetic or plastic surgeon must perform the procedure in order to produce optimal results.
Gynecomastia surgery can cost several thousand dollars, but the psychological benefits are well worth the expense. To help our patients afford surgery now, we offer zero down and interest free financing options with low monthly payments for patients with approved credit.
The Gynecomastia Surgery Experts
Despite the fact that up to half of American men suffer from the condition at some point during their life, gynecomastia treatment specialists are still fairly uncommon in the United States.
For treatment you can trust, consider visiting our New York gynecomastia experts at our Manhattan or Long Island locations. Our surgeons boast excellent, consistent, and safe surgical services. Call either location today to schedule your free, private consultation.