Can gynecomastia be trained away?


Gynecomastia, also known as a man boob, is especially for young men and middle-aged men a major aesthetic problem. At a time when an attractive appearance, even for men, not unimportant, too full breasts can significantly scratch the self-confidence. However, there is a lot that can be done against gynecomastia. Operations, also for men, are becoming more and more salon-worthy and have long since ceased to be a taboo subject.

How does gynecomastia occur?

When a man’s breast develops, there is usually a disturbed hormone level involved. This can begin in the male infant in the womb, where the embryo receives too much estrogen via the placenta. However, the hormonal balance normally re-establishes itself after birth.

Puberty is another developmental stage in which female estrogen and male testosterone can become imbalanced. It is possible that an increased testosterone level plays a role here together with an increased level of the “insulin-like-growth factor 1” plays an essential role. This is at least indicated by a Danish study.

In most cases, this phenomenon disappears all by itself after the end of puberty. In later life, however, changes in the male breast can occur again. In this process, muscle tissue transforms into fatty tissue and the male breast develops.

A unhealthy diet with much Meat from animals which have been treated with hormones can also upset the hormone balance of the human body. If in addition obesity with a body mass index of more than 30 is present, it can also lead to more fat accumulation in the male chest area with a kind of “Pseudogynecomastia” may occur. In this case Sports and a Change of diet to bring about an improvement. In slim or normal-weight men, however, this will do little, in which case you should rule out other causes, such as hormone imbalance, and be in close contact with your doctor.

Other causes for the development of a man’s breast can include the Taking acid blockers may be. These are medications for heartburn and other stomach problems. Chronic liver and kidney diseases may also be involved in the development of gynecomastia, as well as the Taking certain heart medications, antihypertensives, neuroleptics, or drugs such as amphetamines. In this case, it may be useful to consult with your doctor to find out which medications may be the cause.

In addition, if there are abnormalities and unilateral changes in the breast, one should rule out a possible breast cancer, which can also affect men. Hormone therapy of prostate cancer or testicular tumors, which produce estrogen, as well as diseases of the pituitary or hypothalamus or a Hyperthyroidism can also cause the male breast to swell unnaturally.

How to train away a man chest?

First of all, it is advisable to consult a doctor anyway to clarify and exclude pathological changes in the chest. If a man’s breast is mainly caused by overweight, one can try to reduce the accumulated fat by Endurance training and weight training get rid of and at the same time sculpt the pectoral muscles.

A healthy diet with less animal fats and more fruits and vegetables has a supporting effect. In addition, alcohol and soft drinks should be avoided as much as possible. Water, tea and black coffee are better than cola or sweetened fruit juice. Endurance sports boost the metabolism and help to flush unwanted substances out of the body. Drinking alcohol hinders this process, so it is best to avoid it. completely renounce.

For strength training, many exercises are suitable which are already known from school sports. Push-ups and any form of sit-ups in different variations are especially effective. Exercises with weights or an expander are also very helpful. The appropriate instructions for the exercises can be found almost everywhere on the Internet.

In addition, you can take advantage of the offers in the gyms. The trained staff can point out common mistakes in exercises and help put together a suitable workout. Besides, swimming helps build chest and back muscles and is good for the whole body.

If all efforts do not lead to the desired success, for example because the skin is already too overstretched due to severe overweight, one can also think about surgery.

Aesthetic breast surgery for men

In the practice of Dr. Martha Bernard in Munich you can undergo a aesthetic breast correction undergo. The experienced aesthetic surgeon has already been able to help many patients gain a completely new self-confidence with her cosmetic surgery in the breast area.

In an initial consultation, Dr. Bernard explains to each patient the opportunities and risks of such a breast operation on a man – she finds a suitable solution for every cosmetic problem. Sometimes liposuction is enough for an optimal result.

In some cases, the treatment can also be a bit more complex, possibly when there is increased glandular tissue. This is removed through a small incision at the edge of the areola. This is followed by compression treatment. Most operations are performed under general anesthesia and the patient can go home after just one night in the clinic and enjoy the new look of his breast.