Gynecomastia is often an embarrassing condition among boys and men, and may not be as easy to get rid of as one might think. The fatty tissue in a man’s breast can often be stubborn and hard to get rid of, especially when targeting through exercise. Here’s what you need to know about fatty deposits in the breast.
What is Gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia is excess fatty or glandular tissue that accumulates in the pectoral region in men and boys, causing breasts to become overdeveloped. In some cases, this extra tissue is caused by a hormonal imbalance. Other times, gynecomastia can be caused by medicine the patient is taking or by excessive weight gain.
Can Exercising Get Rid of my Gynecomastia?
Because the root of gynecomastia is not always weight-related, exercising regularly can only do so much. Often times, gynecomastia is caused by a hormonal imbalance in young boys and men. In this case, treating gynecomastia with exercise alone is unlikely to give the desired results. Treating the hormonal imbalance in the man or boy may eliminate the appearance of gynecomastia, but results are not guaranteed.
So, if Exercise Can’t Get Rid of It, What Can?
In most cases, gynecomastia is treated with liposuction, excision surgery, or a combination of the two. Liposuction alone may get rid of the tissue if the gynecomastia is solely composed of fat cells, but excision surgery may be necessary if there is excess glandular tissue. By doing the procedure, the pectoral muscle will be more toned and contoured. The procedure itself will rely on the type of tissue to be removed, and the size and volume of the fat in the area to be treated.
If I Do the Surgery, is it Gone Forever?
Absolutely! The treatment eliminates all fat cells in the treated area and is therefore considered a permanent procedure. Keep in mind that weight gain in the future may affect the areas that were treated. A balanced diet and regular exercise are always recommended.
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