Gynecomastia surgery is an effective treatment option for men suffering from gynecomastia, but many patients wonder if this is the only solution for addressing gynecomastia and its symptoms. Below, we’ll explore the situations in which you might need gynecomastia surgery so that you can determine if this treatment is right for you.
Have You Seen Results from Diet and Exercise?
In some cases, man boobs aren’t caused by gynecomastia, and they are actually caused by poor diet and exercise habits. If you’ve developed stubborn fat in the chest, the first way to go about eliminating it is to improve your health habits. You can do this in two simple ways. First, you can try reducing the amount of calories you consume per day to help your body lose weight. There are many different ways to do this, so you may want to consult a nutritionist for a personalized plan. Second is that you can try exercising more – or burning more calories! A calorie deficit is key to losing weight, and you should try this before deciding to pursue surgery. If you don’t see results with consistent effort, it might be time to look into gynecomastia surgery.
Do Your Symptoms Still Persist?
If diet and exercise did not produce results, it’s likely because your issue is with fatty tissue in the chest, not just the simple accumulation of fat. Fat can be lost more easily through diet and exercise, while fatty tissue can remain despite these efforts. The buildup of tissue is what characterizes gynecomastia and makes it so difficult to eliminate. In these cases, gynecomastia surgery is often the best and one of the only treatment options available.
What Can I Expect from Gynecomastia Surgery?
Gynecomastia surgery involves making small incisions in the chest to surgically remove fatty tissue causing the appearance of man boobs. This procedure can provide permanent relief from gynecomastia, helping patients achieve the masculine, sculpted figure they’ve always wanted. While there is some brief downtime associated with the gynecomastia procedure, many patients find it well-worth it to achieve life-changing results. You can see some of these results in our gynecomastia before and after gallery.
If you’d like to learn more about gynecomastia surgery or determine if this treatment is right for you, contact us today to schedule your consultation at the Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Center of Texas. Dr. Wilcox and Dr. Morrissey are also offering virtual consultations for your convenience.