For those who are overweight, it is to assume that they can lose the extra fat that is prevalent in the chest area with dieting and exercise, only to make things worse. The unflattering chest appearance became more noticeable.
Maintaining a healthy weight and body is always recommended. I
f being overweight is an issue, do make an effort to lose the extra weight. Unfortunately, it is not possible to get rid of gynecomastia with exercise because the majority of the time, the problem is excess glandular tissue which no amount of exercise or healthy eating will eradicate.
In fact, many men have reported that as they lose weight, the gynecomastia actually looks worse because the fatty tissue around the gland shrinks and the gland subsequently stands out more, making the condition more prominent.
The more fat tissues you carry, the higher your chance of developing gynecomastia, so the problem is prevalent among overweight men. However, men who are in great shape do suffer from the condition as well because it is caused primarily by a hormone imbalance.
Gynecomastia is not just an aesthetic problem; it is a medical condition. Symptoms include tenderness around the breast, swelling of the breast gland tissue and more. The cause of the condition varies, and this includes hormonal imbalance and also from the side effects of certain medications.
Ageing is also a known cause of the condition. Gynecomastia during puberty is not uncommon, but if the problem persists into adulthood, surgical intervention is the recommended option.
A masculine-looking chest is arguably one of the key physical traits that are more than just a boost of confidence for a man. The length that a man goes to achieve it can be extensive, but sometimes, the results are hard to come by.
My forte lies in not just performing various forms of lipo procedures, but also in body remodelling. I am committed to providing the results that you want.
I developed 4D Chest Remodelling, a customised 4-step program to not only reduce fat tissues and remove excess glandular tissues permanently but also to stimulate subdermal collagen production to induce tissue remodelling and production of new collagen and elastin.
Unlike the standard gynecomastia surgery, 4D Chest Remodelling is a more complex treatment modality especially planned for those whose ultimate objective is to achieve skin tightening through volumetric stretching using the body vectoring technique.
Step 1: Gynecomastia Surgery
Gynecomastia is commonly caused by hormone imbalance and is the result of excess glandular and/or fatty breast tissues in men. It comes in a variety of degrees from the very mild to significant enlargement. Gynecomastia surgery is still the best option to address the issue effectively.
Step 2: Fat Tissue Removal
For those who not only have enlarged glands issue but also fat accumulation, fat reduction will be carried out. VASER® Lipo is a less invasive form of liposuction. Unlike the standard liposuction, it can precisely target problem areas without causing damage to surrounding tissues. This leaves a more contoured and defined appearance.
Step 3: Subdermal Collagen Production Stimulation with VASER® Lipo
Collagen is important as it gives structure to our skin, bones and all other connective tissue. VASER® Lipo is not only effective in removing excess fat, but it also stimulates collagen production and skin retraction resulting in smoother skin.
Step 4: Nipple Reduction in 4D Chest Remodelling
Gynecomastia patients also may experience nipple issues. 4D Chest Remodelling® can help reduce their sizes for a more symmetrical nipple-areola creating a more masculine appearance.
Gynecomastia – often referred to as ‘man boobs’ – is more common than you may think. Research from the New England Journal of Medicine has shown that it affects almost 70 percent of adolescent boys, and 65 percent of middle-aged and older men.
What is it?
Gynecomastia refers to the medical condition where male breast tissues increase in size. Those suffering from gynecomastia have excess glandular tissue present, often as a result of hormonal imbalance.
Hormonal imbalance is one big factor. In short, testosterone controls male traits such as muscle mass and body hair, while oestrogen is responsible for female traits, including the growth of breasts. A common misconception is that oestrogen is an exclusively female hormone, but in fact, men also produce it in small quantities. When male oestrogen levels are too high, gynecomastia can occur.
While gynecomastia is naturally prominent during puberty due to changes in hormone levels, it can also be an indication of serious medical conditions such as testicular cancer. For most cases in Singapore, the swollen breast tissue tends to go away without treatment within six months to two years. As for older men, the condition can peak again between the ages of 50 and 69; at least one out of four men in this age group is affected! Hormonal fluctuations as a result of health issues like kidney failure, liver problems and malnutrition, can also lead to gynecomastia.
How to check
Use your fingertips to feel for soft, rubbery lumps in your breasts, or directly beneath the nipple area. It can develop in one or both breasts. The size of the lump varies and it may not be the same in both breasts. The swelling of the glandular breast tissue may result in soreness – especially when you press on the skin. If the pain or discomfort is significant, make an appointment with your doctor as soon as possible!
All men produce some amount of estrogen, but when you produce more than the “normal” amount, that may lead to the development of excess breast tissues.
This affects 1 out of 2 teen boys, and 2 out of 3 men above 50 years old, when hormone levels are affected by sexual development, thyroid problems, or as a side effect of some medications.
There are 4 grades in gynecomastia classification, with the mildest being just a local swelling around the nipple area, and the most severe showing a pronounced rounded appearance similar to a female breast.
Both conditions display similar physical traits an enlarged, chubby chest. The difference lies in what’s underneath.
Gynecomastia is caused by overdevelopment of glandular tissues that comprise of fat tissues and glands, mostly as a result of hormonal imbalance and pseudo-gynecomastia is caused by excess fat accumulation.
Only your doctor can confirm what you really have through a clinical assessment.
Genetically, men tend to accumulate fat in the chest and abdomen area – your arms and legs may look slim, but you bulk up in your torso.
When fat builds up behind and around the breast area, the chest appears puffy and swollen.
This is clinically known as lipomastia, adipomastia, or pseudogynecomastia.
The more estrogen you have, the more your body tends to store fat.
Interestingly, fat also causes your body to produce the aromatase enzyme, which can convert testosterone into estrogen and slow down your metabolism.
Unfortunately, a lower metabolism will also mean you burn less fat, and this triggers a vicious cycle where you store more and more fat on your chest area and worsen your hormonal imbalance.
However, one clear sign that you have real true gynecomastia is you can feel a firm mound of glandular tissue around your areola area and painful to touch.
For some, the nipple may even feel sensitive. But if it’s pseudogynecomastia, the entire breast is evenly enlarged.