This is a common myth that is unfortunately not true. I would love for you to lose weight and for your gynecomastia to disappear, but it doesn’t work that way. This fine young man illustrates the impact of weight loss with gynecomastia present. In his case, he lost 41 pounds, and to his dismay, he still had gynecomastia. As you can see, it’s a bit smaller, and more lateral fat is gone, but the actual appearance of gynecomastia is unchanged. You can make a case that it looks worse because he is in much better shape after losing weight, and his gynecomastia is more noticeable and out of place.
As a rule, weight loss is ideal for all patients with gynecomastia and entertaining surgery to treat it. It is best to be in your ideal BMI (Body Mass Index) so the results are the very best. More importantly, living with a healthy weight has enormous health benefits for life; less heart disease, hypertension, high cholesterol, and cancer, for starters. Many of my post-surgical gynecomastia patients lose weight and get into the best shape of their lives. The motivation of having a nice chest makes it easier to diet and exercise and see the true benefits of your efforts without gynecomastia ruining everything.
The only way to treat gynecomastia is with a surgical procedure to remove the tissue and contour the chest, so it’s defined and masculine. No more female-like breasts or puffy nipples to ruin your day. Diet, exercise, and medications will not resolve your gynecomastia. We all would like to control our gynecomastia destiny without anyone’s help. Still, the reality is that a highly experienced plastic surgeon can be the key to your new gynecomastia-free life.
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