Can Exercise Reduce Gynecomastia?

Fit,Man,Jogging,On,The,Beach.,Mid,Adult,Fitness,Man Gynecomastia is an increase in the amount of male breast tissue. While most often caused by a hormonal imbalance such as during puberty or with age, certain health conditions, medications, and recreational drugs can also cause the condition.

While it does not require treatment, gynecomastia can lead to physical discomfort and emotional distress or embarrassment. It’s for these reasons people often seek treatment.

If you’re exploring ways to eliminate gynecomastia, you may wonder if exercise is an effective solution. This article will explore the answer to this question and your treatment options.

Can Exercise Help Reduce Gynecomastia?

There is a common misconception that diet and exercise alone can get rid of gynecomastia–unfortunately, it cannot. Exercise can reduce fat deposits in the breasts, improving the appearance and shape of your chest. Men with gynecomastia may also have excess fat in the chest area, which can make their condition more prominent. In this case, exercise alone may be able to offer them some improvement.

However, exercise alone can’t eliminate gynecomastia. It can only target the fatty deposits in your chest. Gynecomastia isn’t the result of being out of shape. It’s a medical condition. If you’ve been diagnosed with gynecomastia, you have increased breast tissue. And tissue can’t be “burned off” as calories can; it doesn’t respond to diet and exercise.

How Do I Eliminate Gynecomastia?

Male breast reduction is the best treatment to eliminate gynecomastia. Dr. York Yates is a top plastic and cosmetic surgeon in Salt Lake City, Utah, specializing in breast and body surgical treatments. He regularly treats gynecomastia with positive outcomes and delighted patients.

During male breast reduction, Dr. Yates removes excess tissue either through excision techniques, liposuction, or a combination of the two. The ideal treatment option for your gynecomastia will depend on your body. Gynecomastia caused by steroid use, for example, can be very firm and will likely require excision. Breast tissue that is soft (rather than dense or hard) and has good skin elasticity is ideal for liposuction techniques.

Dr. Yates can conduct a complete and thorough consultation with all potential patients, recommending a personalized treatment plan that offers the best possible results.

Book a Gynecomastia Consultation With Dr. Yates

If you have questions or are considering surgical treatment for gynecomastia in Layton, Salt Lake City, Odgen, or the surrounding areas in Utah, contact the office at 801-525-8741 or schedule a consultation today.

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