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Eliminating Gynaecomastia


I am a fit, 32 year old male. I have always had what looks like small female breasts over my pec muscles, which really bothers me. What are my options to get rid of this?

One of the most common complaints from male patients concerns the dreaded “man boobs” that many men struggle with. This excess breast tissue in men, a condition known as gynaecomastia, is the source of a great deal of discomfort and embarrassment for many men. Our patients often ask us if there is anything that they can do to eliminate this condition. Gynaecomastia is a condition that causes enlarged breast tissue in men and can affect just one breast or both. It can be caused by a variety of factors including heredity, weight gain, hormonal changes, some medications or use of steroids. For most men the cause is unknown. At the first signs of gynaecomastia, many men begin working out in hopes that a combination of diet and exercise will help to eliminate fat in the area. Most fitness buffs know that it is next to impossible to spot treat fat, meaning that if you lose weight you tend to lose it all over the body and not just in one spot. Performing repeated pectoral exercises in attempts to reduce the size of male breasts actually builds the muscle underneath the tissue which ends up emphasizing this problem. Unfortunately, gynaecomastia is difficult to treat with lifestyle changes because it is not simply caused by weight gain. It is the result of a complex variety of factors that are often unresponsive to weight loss. For most men suffering from the condition, the only long-lasting solution is a male breast reduction procedure. During this procedure I remove both fatty and glandular tissue from the breasts and may remove any excess skin that remains. Men who are tired of living with constant fear of judgment and embarrassment can obtain the relief they are looking for through a male breast reduction procedure.