In the years our practice has specialized in the area of gynecomastia, we have seen a large number of "correction trends" come and go. In truth, gynecomastia is somewhat of a tricky condition to deal with, as there are indeed multiple possible causes, and every man's body is different.
What we have found in treating men in our gynecomastia NYC & Long Island offices is that true gynecomastia, regardless of underlying cause, typically has only one treatment option for a successful outcome, and that is surgery.
Treatment by our Gynecomastia NYC & Long Island Surgeons
Read up on this condition and you may hear advice that diet and exercise will rid you of your man boobs. Think of it this way, though. Our bodies contain an average number of fat cells - both men and women. When we gain weight, our fat cells expand in size, not in number. What this means is that losing weight will shrink fat cells.
For the man who has pseudogynecomastia, which is the result of excess weight, a difference may be immediately seen. However, even some men with excess breast tissue from excess weight may have a bit of glandular involvement, in which case the breast may decrease in size but not flatten out altogether. Some patients are not good candidates for surgery; weight loss alone will remedy the breast size issues they are facing.