Gynecomastia in Overweight Men

Gynecomastia is the medical name for enlarged breast tissue in teen boys and men. When gynecomastia is present and the individual is also overweight, the excess breast tissue can become more pronounced.
Gynecomastia surgery can help to reverse the symptoms of male breast growth, giving overweight and obese men a flatter, more normalized chest.

Is It Gynecomastia or Merely Fat on Your Chest?

You may not have known your chest growth had a name until now. That’s what commonly happens with the 20% of males who experience gyno at some point in their lives. For these men, they may feel their body fat is to blame.
However, no amount of exercising or dieting can mitigate gynecomastia when fat and excess tissue are present. Only male breast reduction can give you the flat and symmetrical chest you want.
That fact should never deter from trying to lose excess weight. Gynecomastia patients who are overweight can benefit from weight loss. By losing fat all over, the excess fat on your chest will become minimized, as well, giving you a more attractive chest. You’ll also be doing a good thing for your overall health and longevity by striving to keep healthy.
You can start the process of eliminating the breast tissue on your chest now by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Babak Moein of the Gynecomastia Center of Los Angeles.

 

Can Being Overweight & Obese Cause Gynecomastia?

Yes. Being overweight or obese is a common cause of gynecomastia. When you gain unhealthy amounts of fat, your body will begin producing heavy amounts of estrogen, which is the female hormone responsible for growing breasts.

The Different Types of Gynecomastia

As an overweight or obese man with gynecomastia, you may have a rounded chest. Your nipples might appear puffy. One side of your chest may appear breast-like while the other looks masculine and typical of other males. The breast tissue might be loose and flabby or firm and you may feel tenderness or pain.

No matter how minimal or severe your case of gyno, you owe it to yourself to schedule an assessment for gynecomastia at the Gynecomastia Center of Los Angeles. At the very least, you can rule out ailments that mimic the symptoms of gynecomastia, like male breast cancer.

Is There Hope for Men with Fat Nipples?

Yes! Male breast reduction surgery can remove excess breast tissue and fat, which typically gathers behind the nipple, causing it to protrude. In many cases, the areola can be repositioned and reshaped to create a more symmetrical appearance.

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How Can You Tell if You Suffer from Pseudogynecomastia?

There is one type of gyno that isn’t really gynecomastia at all. It’s referred to as pseudogynecomastia, where the man gathers fat on the chest and abdomen areas. With this extra fat, the man may appear puffy and swollen.
Many men who seek treatment for pseudo-gynecomastia actually go on to get diagnosed with having a real gyno. This is why it is imperative that you get assessed by a qualified gynecomastia doctor like Dr. Babak Moein of the Gynecomastia Center of Los Angeles.

A Consultation with a Qualified Gyno Doctor

A consultation with a gynecomastia surgeon is your first step to eradicating gyno as overweight or obese man. A consultation is a sit-down meeting with your doctor where you can discuss the severity of your male breast growth and possible solutions, such as surgery (or non-surgery).

Treatments for Gynecomastia in Overweight Men

Liposuction 

Gynecomastia responds well to traditional liposuction. Dr. Moein will make tiny incisions on either side of your chest or within the armpit. Those cuts will act as openings for the insertion of a small, tube-shaped device known as a cannula.
Dr. Moein will use the tube to remove the excess fat and glandular tissue that resides under the skin. The chest area is then sculpted for an improved shape that appears more masculine and defined.
Recovery is fast after liposuction. Top gynecomastia surgeons like Dr. Moein will recommend that you wear a compression garment for at least a few weeks. The pressure caused by the garment will help to minimize swelling while supporting the treatment site. You can usually return to your usual routine within a few weeks and back to work within a few days.

Male Breast Reduction 

For more severe cases of gynecomastia in overweight men, male breast reduction surgery may be prescribed. This procedure involves the removal of the glandular breast tissue that is causing the problem.
You know you are right for breast reduction surgery when the area around the chest is stretched out or saggy, creating the appearance of man boobs.
The male breast reduction surgical procedure aims to tighten and reshape the chest to create a more manly contour. In some cases, Dr. Moein will decide to use liposuction in addition to surgical excision to achieve optimal results.

VASER Liposuction 

VASER Lipo is a gyno reduction procedure that works on cases of true gyno and pseudo gynecomastia. During the procedure, Dr. Moein will create tiny incisions along the chest area before inserting the VASER Probe. The handheld device issues ultrasonic sound waves that target and emulsify stubborn pockets of fat. Once the fat cells are thoroughly liquified, they are removed via suction using a cannula.

VASER is a revolutionary technology that selects and targets fat cells only. All the surrounding tissue, such as the nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissues remain untouched during the procedure. That level of precision contributes to an easier downtime, making VASER post-surgery recovery a breeze.

Renuvion (J-Plasma)

Renuvion is another state-of-the-art technology that is useful in many cases of gynecomastia. The gyno treatment for overweight men uses a combination of helium plasma and radiofrequency energy, which has amazing skin tightening effect. The excess fat and breast tissue will first be suctioned out using liposuction. Once the fat is removed, the Renuvion probe is inserted through the small lipo incisions to deliver the J-Plasma energy. The skin around the chest is tightened and made to look more toned and attractive. Like VASER Lipo, the recovery with Renuvion is simple, as there is little downtime or discomfort.

Get Man Boob Treatment by a Top L.A. Gyno Surgeon

Overweight or obese men now have more options than ever before to treat their gynecomastia. Male breast growth is difficult to hide when you are at an unhealthy weight. Gynecomastia treatment is the answer.
Dr. Babak Moeinolmolki (Dr. Moein) operates the Gynecomastia Center of Los Angeles.
With over two decades of experience, Dr. Moein’s surgical precision can give you better chest contours and more symmetry of the entire area. Whether you have tenderness or merely want a more manly chest, all cases of gynecomastia deserve treatment, including cases of pseudo-gynecomastia.
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Moein so that the doctor and his surgical staff can help you achieve a slimmer and flatter chest. Call us at 310-694-4486.

Find out if Gynecomastia Surgery is Right for You!

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From the moment of your initial meeting to surgery and beyond, your health and body shape goals will take top priority.

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