Author Topic: Gynecomastia Worse After Eating  (Read 1866 times)

Offline sryan423

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I have mild gynecomastia (confirmed by a plastic surgeon) and would like to know if the feeling I get after eating (gynecomastia gets worse) will go away after surgery.
I'm weighing the feeling I get with the risk of making the gynecomastia worse with surgery.

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This is a question I have never heard before.  To the best of my knowledge, gynecomastia does not change according to what one has eaten during their last meal.

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Offline sryan423

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Thanks Dr Jacobs.
It may not actually be getting worse, but it feels worse.  It is the bloated feeling I hate the most.  It also gets worse when the weather is warm.  It looks and feels better when I'm cold.
Do you have a recommendation for a surgeon in Colorado Springs/Denver or Memphis?
I spend a lot of time in both locations.

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Sorry, I don't personally know any surgeons in those areas.  Suggest you visit the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and search their website for board certified plastic surgeons in those areas.  Then, check out their websites and search for before/after photos of gyneomastia patients -- there should be a lot.  Then visit at least two and preferably three surgeons to get their opinions -- this is money well spent.  And finally, you can pose questions on this forum as well.

Best of luck!

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I have never heard of this either. I cannot understand why this would happen unless it has to do with the amount of salt you are eating and subsequent fluid retention.
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Dr. Shuster has hit on the issue that I've had patients comment on, since often, bodybuilders are especially sensitive to fluid fluctuations relative to salt and carbohydrate intake. They will describe more discomfort and greater visibility of the condition when they are "bloated" by salt or carbohydrate ingestion.  It's not a common complaint, but one that I've heard before.  
I also don't know any surgeons in those areas.  
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