Gynecomastia in bodybuilders is typically caused by the use of anabolic steroids whereby an increase in estrogen production causes the growth of male breasts.
Gynecomastia treatment, such as liposuction or male breast removal surgery can provide relief. Here is what to expect when working with a top gyno surgeon like Dr. Babak Moein of the Gynecomastia Center of Los Angeles.
No matter how much weight you sling in the gym, or how much cardio, you can’t seem to shrink the excess meat on your chest. You may have breast growth on one side of your chest or both. You may even have gyno nipples. If you are a bodybuilder and any of this sounds familiar, Dr. Babak Moein at the Gynecomastia Center of Los Angeles can give you a more toned and masculine chest with the best gynecomastia treatments in Southern California.
Gynecomastia or “Man Boobs” as they are sometimes and so very harshly called, is a problem of excess chest growth in males, and not the good kind that comes with hard work in the gym. Fatty deposits and puffy nipples seem to plague a certain bodybuilding population of men, many of whom used performance-enhancing drugs in the past. For most men with bodybuilder’s gyno, the excess breast tissue is localized in the area behind the areola, causing the nipple to protrude.
Puffy nipples can cause embarrassment and shame, particularly when the growth of excess fat causes the breast to take on a feminine shape. For a bodybuilder who takes pride in his appearance, you want a chest that is strong and masculine. Gynecomastia treatment can provide the relief you need while contributing to a more competition-ready chest and body.
The issue of male breast growth can sometimes disappear without intervention. However, it is always recommended to be evaluated by a qualified gynecomastia doctor to verify there is no underlying medical condition present.
Some ailments mimic the symptoms of gynecomastia, such as hyperthyroidism and some tumors.
Most men who exhibit bodybuilder’s gynecomastia have puffy nipples or rounded chests.
If you exhibit these symptoms and are of sound health, you are encouraged to seek treatment.
Surgery involves local or general anesthesia and one or more of the following procedures.
Liposuction is a popular cosmetic body contouring procedure that can give you a flatter, more contoured chest. Using a fat-melting solution, the bonds that secure fat to the surrounding tissue will be broken up. The fatty tissue is then sucked out of the chest area using a thin, hollow tube, known as a cannula.
Repositioned to provide more symmetry to the area. Liposuction is also sometimes used in conjunction with male breast removal to make the chest even flatter. The areola can be repositioned and shaped to add symmetry to the chest, which is important in bodybuilding competitions.
Whereas traditional liposuction is useful for removing large pockets of fat, VASER Lipo removes fat from hard-to-reach places. The result is a more defined chest that allows your hard work in the gym to show through. VASER uses ultrasound energy to break up fat cells, allowing them to be removed using a cannula. Unlike liposuction surgery, VASER Lipo is minimally invasive and comes with little discomfort or downtime.
Renuvion is good for removing pockets of fat around your chest and tightening the skin around it. The hand-held Renuvion device emits a cool blast of energy composed of helium and radiofrequency energy. The result is a flatter, tighter, and younger-looking chest.
Most men are able to go home the same day following their gynecomastia treatment. Expect to rest in bed for a couple of days. After that, you are encouraged to get up and move around. Plan to take it easy for a few weeks.
No heavy lifting for at least four to six weeks, or until your chest is fully healed.
Gynecomastia treatment is a complex surgery. In the right hands, you can experience amazing results. But you must adhere to your doctor’s aftercare instructions and meet with your doctor for follow-up appointments as advised.
You should be back to work within a couple of days and back to your normal routine within six weeks. Your recovery time may vary. Discuss with Dr. Moein to receive a more specific surgery and recovery plan.
On average, you can expect to spend around $7,500 and $8,500 on gynecomastia treatment. Your cost can vary. Financing is available through third-party companies like CareCredit and Prosper Healthcare Lending.
You can reverse the effects of bodybuilder’s gynecomastia and pay for the treatment later. Both financing options come with low monthly payments, but just think of peace of mind!
You work hard to build and maintain a chiseled form. Don’t let something treatable like men gyno stand in your way of building the body you want. Dr. Babak Moeinolmolki (or as his patients fondly refer to him, Dr. Moein) of the Gynecomastia Center of Los Angeles wants to hear from you if you exhibit gyno symptoms.
Do you have fatty tissue on one side or both sides of your chest? Do you have puffy nipples that frustrate you as a bodybuilder?
Schedule a consultation with gynecomastia doctors via video chat. If you are a good candidate for surgery, we can schedule an in-person meeting for a more complete evaluation. Choose a time for the consultation that is good for you by filling the form below or calling us at +1-310-694-4486 the Gynecomastia Center of Los Angeles.
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