Gynecomastia After Weight Loss
Have you experienced massive weight loss, but now suffer from “man boobs”? First of all, Dr. Kotis would like to commend you on your weight loss. Congratulations on losing the weight! That’s a fantastic achievement. Massive weight loss through either dieting or gastric bypass surgery addresses one issue, obesity, which carries many health risks for men that can be reduced considerably by weight loss, however, weight loss is also unpredictable – one cannot dictate to one’s body where the fat goes, and “man boobs” or gynecomastia can develop.
Gynecomastia, a term that comes from the Greek words for “women-like breasts,” can result in genuine psychological distress for those with the condition, and unfortunately many common derogatory terms and insults are used toward men who are suffering. While support groups exist to help improve the self-esteem of affected individuals, many patients want to address this condition proactively.
Oftentimes, patients turn to exercise to address this issue of loose skin. Weight lifting will definitely help you build muscles, but not enough to decrease all of the loose skin in your chest region. Exercise, to a small degree, can help, but you cannot exercise your skin or return its lost elasticity, and therefore you will need to reduce your excess skin via plastic surgery. Gynecomastia surgery is the only way to get optimum results when treating gynecomastia.