“Man boobs” can be an embarrassing problem that you do not wish to discuss with anyone, not even your physician. If you are plagued by self-doubt and shame related to the shape and size of breast tissue, it is important to understand that there are facts, and there are myths, about your condition. When you can differentiate between the two, you can become empowered to find a solution to your problem.
Myths about Gynecomastia
The medical term for man boobs is gynecomastia. Men who develop excess breast tissue may isolate themselves from social situations out of embarrassment, and this may begin at a very young age. The emotional toll of gynecomastia can be great, which is why it is crucial to address the condition with proven treatment NOT based on myth.
- Exercise can cure gynecomastia. Breast tissue in both men and women consists not only of fat but also of glandular tissue. While a healthy lifestyle can minimize the accumulation of fat all throughout the body, it will do nothing to eliminate enlarged glands. Men who are in otherwise healthy condition may still feel embarrassed about “puffy nipples” and enlargement.
- Pills and creams can cure gynecomastia. Topical solutions tend to aim at reducing the size of breasts by shrinking fat cells. This myth is similar in theory to dieting and exercise, but even less efficient because fat reduction does not occur from the outside in, but from the inside out. Additionally, this “cure” still does not address the issue of enlarged breast glands.
- Gynecomastia is in your genes. While your family lineage may have some affect on the development of gynecomastia, this is not usually significant. Other factors must also be considered, such as recreational drug use, anabolic steroid use, and certain prescription medications or medical conditions.
Multiple “Solutions,” One Proven Method of Male Breast Reduction
The presence of male breasts is a complicated issue that is best addressed by an experienced cosmetic surgeon. Dr. Serure has the knowledge and the skill to treat gynecomastia with a precision surgical procedure.
If you are in the Miami area and are ready to throw off the shame you feel about enlarged breasts, we can help. Schedule a confidential consultation at 305.669.0184.