Is Gynecomastia Reversible?

Plastic Surgeons & Medical Spa Serving Lexington, Frankfort, Georgetown, Nicholasville, and Nearby Central and Eastern Kentucky

Posted: September 30, 2019

Chest of Man With GynecomastiaGynecomastia is a condition in which excess glandular tissue or fat in the chest of males produces feminine-looking breasts. The condition may respond to diet and exercise – at least to an extent – but is not always reversible. It is, however, entirely treatable.

At Plastic Surgeons of Lexington, we offer male breast reduction for the treatment of gynecomastia. Depending on the cause of your condition, this may entail a simple liposuction procedure to remove excess fat deposits or the excision of glandular tissue. The technique most suitable for your needs will depend on factors unique to your situation and can best be determined during your private and confidential consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons.

How to Maintain Male Breast Reduction Results

Gynecomastia can be treated through the excision of tissue or the removal of fat. Once these things have been removed, they will not grow back. In this way, male breast reduction is a permanent solution for gynecomastia. 

It is important to note that, while tissue and fat will not grow back, new accumulations can form if you become sedentary or choose a lifestyle that does not promote health. This means your choices can undo the results you have obtained and allow your breasts to return to a more feminine appearance.

The best ways to prevent a recurrence of gynecomastia is to lead a healthy life. This may include:

  • Exercising regularly
  • Eating a diet primarily consisting of whole foods 
  • Avoiding processed, sugary, or high-fat snacks and meals
  • Not smoking
  • Refraining from recreational drug use
  • Avoiding steroids

When a rigorous exercise routine is adopted, you may even be able to enhance your results by strengthening muscles in the chest and upper body to further define the area previously impacted by gynecomastia.

Of course, you don’t have to become a weight lifter or follow a ketogenic diet to maintain your results. Taking daily walks and doing a few strength-training exercises weekly, when combined with smart food choices, may be all it takes. It can be useful to work with a personal trainer and a nutritionist if you traditionally struggle with healthy lifestyle choices. These professionals can assist in making a plan that works for you while steering you towards the things you will need to look and feel your best.

We are Here for You

From your initial consultation through your complete recovery, the surgeons and staff at our office will be here to answer your questions, help you plan appropriately, and ensure you are comfortable and taken care of. During your time in our care, we will discuss all aspects of your procedure, what you can expect during recovery, how long it will take to heal, and steps you can take afterward to optimize results. 

We are eager to talk with you about your needs and desires, and to help you choose the procedure that will give you the toned, sculpted, and attractive physique you deserve. Call 859-276-3883 to schedule your initial consultation at Plastic Surgeons of Lexington today. We provide male breast reduction for men struggling with gynecomastia in Frankfort, Georgetown, Nicholasville, and surrounding central Kentucky communities.