Breast fat can be caused by a variety of reasons:

  • A reaction to medications
  • Hormonal shifts
  • Steroid abuse
  • Regularly smoking cannabis
  • Puberty
  • Simply genetics

Excessive breast tissue on men can be both embarrassing and physically discomforting. It’s even commonly associated with derogatory descriptions such as “man boobs” or “moobs.”  A common misconception associated with this excess of tissue is that working out chest muscles with weights will reduce the excess breast fat. Much like doing sit-ups to reduce belly fat, this is simply a myth. This is known as the spot reduction myth, and while exercising will lower fat content, it does it all over the body evenly. This makes focusing on a single area very difficult to achieve noticeable results right away.

Fortunately, there is a spot reduction alternative that is extremely quick, permanent, and effective. Today, Dr. Weiler discusses gynecomastia or the surgical reduction of excess tissue on male breasts.

The procedure itself is very simple, involving a small incision made on the outside of the areola, followed by the physical removal of glandular tissue and liposuction. The patient will be under general or local anesthesia on an outpatient basis.  Recovery time is also very swift, with most patients fully recovered in two weeks. The incisions made for surgery are imperceptible by this time as well.

Check out the following video to see Dr. Weiler speak on these procedures:

For more on Gynecomastia, its diagnosis, and its treatment in the medical field, please consider reading the following medical journals:

Gynecomastia: physiopathology, evaluation, and treatment – San Paolo Medical Journal

Classification and Management of Gynecomastia – Europe PMC