Best Ways To Get Rid Of Man Boobs

We have all heard the jeer of “man boobs,” and I am sure if you have been the victim, it was a source of anxiety and embarrassment. You may be surprised to learn that many men suffer from excess fat deposits on their chests or even the formation of actual fibrous breast tissue. When this occurs, it is a real medical condition called gynecomastia.

Even though this condition is not a serious health concern, for those men that experience it, mental anguish can lead to issues related to their emotional health, such as anxiety and depression. Fortunately, this issue can be eradicated through one of a few different cosmetic procedures. In this blog post, we are going to explain how to get rid of man boobs forever so they never make you self-conscious again.

Why Do Some Men Get Boobs?

Gynecomastia can occur for many different reasons and at different stages of a male’s life. Sometimes it can affect both breasts, and in some cases, it is isolated to just one side.

Man boobs can be caused by an accumulation of excess fat in the nipple area of a man’s chest; however, true cases of gynecomastia happen due to an imbalance in male and female hormones. Most people think that males only have testosterone and females only have estrogen in their bodies, but both men and women have a balance of each hormone, and when that gets out of whack and men are exposed to excess estrogen, they can develop genuine breast tissue.

You may have noticed that the nipples of male newborns are often swollen and look like breast buds. This is normal and is simply estrogen that has been passed to the baby from the mother. It will normally go away by itself in just a few months.

Obese men frequently have man boobs, and losing weight will alleviate much of their problem. More often than not, they require some intervention to address left-over fat and create a more normal-looking chest.

When boys hit puberty, many chemical changes take place, and it can take a couple of years for everything to adjust to the correct ratios. Sometimes this can cause the enlargement of one or both breasts. This is pretty common and will normally go away without having to see a doctor. If a teen boy still has the issue at the age of 17, it is recommended that he seek medical intervention to determine the cause and seek treatment.

Other Known Causes Of Man Boobs

The development of male breasts can also occur as a side effect of taking some prescription medications. If you are taking medicine and start to notice changes in your chest, you should talk to your doctor to find out if they are caused by the medicine.

Male breasts can also be caused by drinking too much alcohol or using steroids or recreational drugs.

Men over 50 can begin to develop man boobs because, as they age, they begin to experience hormone shifts just like women do during menopause. This is called andropause, and their testosterone levels decrease, which can result in symptoms very similar to their female counterparts, such as mood swings, loss of memory, trouble sleeping, depression, crankiness, weight gain, etc.

Are There Workouts To Get Rid Of Man Breasts?

Workouts may be beneficial if you are not suffering from true gynecomastia and your issue is related to excess fat. Unfortunately, when fat accumulates in this area of the chest, it tends to be resistant to traditional dieting and exercise.

Performing workouts that concentrate on the chest area will not reduce the appearance of gynecomastia. Building up the underlying muscles will make the glandular tissue appear even rounder, accentuating the appearance of your man boobs.

What Kind Of Treatment Can Get Rid Of Man Boobs?

The technique used for getting rid of man boobs will depend upon the underlying cause. A man may look like he has female breasts because he has accumulated pockets of fat or because he may be suffering from gynecomastia, and there are cases where it is a combination of the two. To determine the type of treatment needed, you must first determine which of these is the underlying cause.

If the issue is related to fat, it will usually be soft and jiggly and may lessen with weight loss. Gynecomastia presents with tissue that feels harder and is located under the areola. It can also cause a rounder appearance that looks like female breasts.

A visit to a cosmetic surgeon can help identify which condition is present, and then a plan can be created to treat it.

1. Liposuction
Excess fat can be safely and effectively removed with liposuction, and this is often used to flatten out a man’s chest. Unfortunately, this area tends to be resistant to dieting, and there are no exercises to get rid of man boobs. In fact, it often makes them more noticeable.

Vaser lipo gynecomastia before and after
VASER lipo gynecomastia before and after

Usually, a cosmetic surgeon will use liposuction to remove excess fat and contour a man’s chest so it appears more masculine. Vaser liposuction is a technique that uses ultrasound energy, which allows the surgeon to target specific areas without affecting others.

During this procedure, a special fluid is injected under the skin to help numb the area and prepare for the procedure. This fluid also helps the extraction process go more smoothly. A thin metal tube (cannula) is inserted through a tiny incision, and while it remains stationary, the ultrasound waves shake the fat cells loose, and it vacuums up the fat cells that are unwanted. (The standard form of liposuction requires that the cannula be moved in a side-to-side motion under the skin to break up the fat cells, which creates more swelling and bruising during recovery.)

Liposuction is normally used to treat both excess fat and genuine gynecomastia.

2. Surgery
Since true gynecomastia is composed of growths of glandular breast tissue, there are no workouts to get rid of the manboobs that form as a result.

The glandular breast tissue that forms in gynecomastia needs to be removed through male breast reduction surgery. Normally this is done using an incision under the round, darker skin (areola) that surrounds the nipple. The incision placement is deliberate to hide as much visible scarring as possible. The surgeon cuts out the extra fibrous breast tissue, breast buds, and any other glandular tissue necessary to create a natural-looking manly chest. Last, the surgeon adds a few stitches to close up the incisions.

Both surgery and liposuction are usually done to address instances of true gynecomastia because they offer optimal results.

The Surgeon You Choose Is Critical To Your Outcome

The surgery to eliminate gynecomastia is complex and requires a patient and expertly skilled surgeon. The results of your surgery will greatly depend on the doctor’s skill level and experience in performing this type of procedure. Issues such as nipple asymmetry, significant scarring, and hollowing can be avoided when you choose an expert who knows what they are doing.

How Is The Recovery After Getting Rid Of Man Boobs?

The duration of your recovery will depend on the extent of the procedure required to correct the appearance of your chest.

If your procedure only required liposuction, your recovery time will be around two weeks. During that time, you will wear a special compression garment that will help reduce the bruising and swelling that are normal after liposuction.

If excision of breast tissue was required, your recovery might be extended to three or four weeks, depending on how much was removed. During your recovery, you will need to wear a compression garment to keep the treated area stable and to reduce the swelling that may happen as a side effect.

Most men do not experience much pain during recovery and normally do not require any medication, but some soreness is normal. Sometimes men lose sensation in the areas where the procedure was performed, but this is normally only temporary.

3 Other Treatments That Can Aid in the Removal of Male Breast

PHYSIQ body treatments help to reduce excess fat deposits while toning the underlying muscle below. Using a combination of unique energy and electrical muscle stimulation, each 30-minute Physiq treatment can help to sculpt your chest and provide manly muscle definition.
2. BodyTite
BodyTite is a minimally invasive treatment that uses radiofrequency heat to melt away unwanted fat, tighten and improve the texture of the skin, and enhance the contours of the chest.
Gynecomastia before and after with BodyTite
Gynecomastia before and after with BodyTite
3. Morpheus8
Morpheus8 is the combination of radiofrequency energy and microneedling that helps firm the skin from deep within. The treatment prompts the production of collagen and elastin and remodels the underlying structure of the skin, which in turn improves the texture of its surface. Morpheus8 can be used on a man’s chest to provide more definition.

Where Can I Find Help to Get Rid of My Man Boobs?

If you are struggling with embarrassment from man boobs, it is easy to get help. Dr. Angelina Postoev, a triple board-certified plastic surgeon at SurgiCare Arts & Aesthetics, can remove fat deposits and excess breast tissue from your chest and give you the masculine chest you desire.

Set up a consultation today to learn more about all the options available that can remove your man boobs forever and give you the defined masculine chest you desire.

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