Can Gynecomastia Go Away with Exercise?

Plastic Surgeon & Skin Care Spa Serving Kansas City, Overland Park, Olathe, Lee's Summit & Nearby Areas of Kansas & Missouri

Posted: December 30, 2021

Man exercising in the gymMany men who struggle with enlarged male breasts are quick to blame their lack of physical activity. If you are one of them, you may have resolved to get serious about your fitness routine. However, depending on your condition, exercise may not actually be the solution that you need.

True Gynecomastia vs. Pseudogynecomastia

It is important to know that there are two types of gynecomastia. True gynecomastia is not excess fat, but rather an increase in breast gland tissue. You cannot target it with push-ups, bench presses, or other exercises. 

Too much gland tissue is often linked to various different causes of hormone imbalances. You can work with your doctor to explore non-surgical treatments, some of which may include changing your medications or cutting back on substances like alcohol and marijuana.

Meanwhile, pseudogynecomastia occurs when excess fat creates the appearance of overly large male breasts. It is not possible to target your chest for fat loss. However, you may get good results from a combination of cardio exercises to burn body fat and chest exercises to strengthen your pectoral muscles. Sometimes, however, stubborn chest fat will persist anyway.

Effective Surgical Solutions for Your Unique Situation 

If your efforts to treat gynecomastia or pseudogynecomastia have not produced the flat and defined chest that you desire, male breast reduction surgery can help accomplish your goals. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Victor Perez can help match you with the right procedure. 

Some men will benefit from minimally-invasive liposuction. Others may require the removal of excess glandular tissue or skin. You can learn more about your options during a consultation.

Book a Consultation in Overland Park

Dr. Victor Perez is a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 25 years of surgical experience. He is sympathetic to the physical and emotional challenges that come with gynecomastia and wants to help you determine the best way to achieve the masculine appearance you desire.

Call 913-685-1108 today to schedule a consultation at Renue Aesthetic Surgery. Our practice welcomes patients from Overland Park, Kansas City, Olathe, Lee’s Summit, and nearby areas of Kansas and Missouri.

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