If you’re a man who’s experienced stubborn, hard-to-lose fat in the chest area, you’ve probably heard the frustrating term “man boobs.” However, there’s actually a medical term for the fatty buildup in a man’s chest: gynecomastia. The more we learn about male gynecomastia, its causes, and its symptoms, the better we can help treat it.
The Belle Medical team is excited to announce that we’ve recently become capable of treating a certain type of gynecomastia that we weren’t able to treat before. Read on to learn more about gynecomastia and our new, groundbreaking procedure.
What Causes Gynecomastia?
If you’re dealing with gynecomastia, you’re not alone. Studies show that 60% of men and boys around the world develop some form of gynecomastia in their lifetime. Male gynecomastia essentially has two causes. The first is fatty deposits in a man’s chest, often called “pseudogynecomastia,” which we’ve always been able to treat through HD Body Sculpting. In this procedure, we permanently remove fat cells from the patient’s chest and then sculpt their chest area to their desired shape. Because the body is unlikely to create new fat cells after puberty, the results of this treatment are permanent.
However, another cause of gynecomastia, which is often referred to as the “true” form of gynecomastia, is glandular, meaning the fat buildup in the chest is a result of too much estrogen in the male body. An increase in estrogen can be caused by many different factors: pollution, plastics, pesticides, and even certain medications. As estrogen in the body increases, testosterone decreases, which signals to the body to increase the size of the breast tissue in the chest. In cases of tissue-based gynecomastia, no amount of dieting or exercise will help. Luckily, we have a solution.
How We Treat Male Gynecomastia
Until now, Belle Medical was only able to treat male gynecomastia caused by fatty deposits in the chest area. Recently, though, we developed a procedure that allows us to remove the gland that is responsible for the tissue-based, “true” gynecomastia caused by increased estrogen in the body.
Previously, removing glandular gynecomastia required extensive surgery performed by a specialist outside of the Belle team. Traditional tissue-based gynecomastia surgery involves general anesthetic and often requires multiple visits over a span of five or six weeks, not to mention the extra weeks (or even months) it takes to recover from such an invasive procedure.
Belle is now able to remove glandular gynecomastia in-house using techniques that are just as fast, simple, and minimally invasive as our standard HD Body Sculpting and Fat Transfer treatments. Our patients get excellent results in a fraction of the time traditional surgery would take, and their cost savings are significant as well. This procedure is an exciting solution for men who have suffered years of insecurity and low self-esteem due to gynecomastia.
Schedule Your Male Gynecomastia Treatment Today
If you struggle with “man boobs,” or gynecomastia, and lifestyle changes don’t help, Belle Medical will. Once we determine the cause of your gynecomastia, we can recommend the treatment that will work best for you. If it is caused by an imbalance of estrogen and testosterone in your body, we can now schedule you a safe, simple, in-house surgery to remove the gland causing the increase of breast tissue in your chest, helping you regain the figure and the confidence you’ve been missing. Contact Belle Medical to learn more and schedule your free consultation.
McKay has a love and passion for health and physical aesthetics. He went to Utah State on a full-ride academic scholarship, majoring in Biomedical Sciences with a minor in Exercise Science and Sports Nutrition. McKay is currently the CMO of Belle Medical, a competitive bodybuilder, and a Certified Personal Trainer and Dietitian. When he’s not reading up on the latest breakthroughs in health and fitness research, he’s working hard to set trends of his own. Most importantly, McKay truly believes that with proper eating habits, training, and the right medical interventions (a la Belle Medical), no physique or personal body goal is out of reach for ANYONE.