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Pseudogynecomastia vs Gynecomastia

“My gynecomastia surgery was fast, painless, and I am already back in the gym less than one month later. An annoying problem that I dealt with for 25 years was solved in a matter of hours.”

Pseudogynecomastia and gynecomastia are two terms that are often used interchangeably, but they are not the same thing. Gynecomastia is a medical condition that causes the development of breast tissue in males. Pseudogynecomastia, on the other hand, is the accumulation of fat in the chest area, which can create the appearance of breasts.

Whether you have pseudogynecomastia or true gynecomastia, it’s important to understand the difference and meet with a qualified doctor to ensure a proper diagnosis and provide a treatment plan for you.

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understanding the difference between pseudogynecomastia vs true gynecomastia

The difference between pseudogynecomastia and true gynecomastia is typically based on the type of tissue responsible for the enlarged breasts in men. In pseudogynecomastia, fat builds up around and behind the nipples. While losing weight, exercise and dieting can help, it can be hard to get rid of pseudogynecomastia. With true gynecomastia, the enlargement is caused by extra breast gland tissue which can only be removed by surgery. This can be caused by a hormone problem, medicine, or a tumor.

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Symptoms of Gynecomastia

Gynecomastia is characterized by the development of glandular breast tissue in males. The symptoms may include:

  • Swelling and tenderness in the breast area
  • Enlargement of breast tissue
  • Nipple discharge in some cases
  • Uneven breast development

What is gynecomastia?

Our complete guide to gynecomastia causes, gyno types, and treatments.Read more

Symptoms of pseudogynecomastia

Pseudogynecomastia, as mentioned earlier, is the accumulation of fat in the chest area. The symptoms may include:

  • Fat deposits in the chest area
  • No glandular breast tissue
  • Breasts appear larger and fuller than usual

Pseudogynecomastia: Common causes

causes of pseudogynecomastia

As people age, fatty deposits can form in the breast tissue, making it appear similar to gynecomastia even though there is no underlying glandular tissue. This is known as “pseudogynecomastia”. Pseudogynecomastia is usually caused by:

  • Obesity
  • Poor diet
  • Lack of exercise
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Certain medications

how to prevent pseudogynecomastia

To prevent pseudogynecomastia, it’s important that you practice a healthy lifestyle. This includes:

  • Eating a healthy diet
  • Exercising regularly
  • Limiting alcohol and drug use
  • Managing underlying health conditions
  • Avoiding anabolic steroid use

Most men who have pseudogynecomastia & gynecomastia have an excess of both fat and glandular tissue in the breasts and require liposuction and gland excision.

Our Chicago gynecomastia surgeons, Dr. Marc Adajar and Dr. Anh-Tuan Truong, use a special, minimally invasive techniques to permanently remove gynecomastia, so you’ll be back to work and the gym in less time.

If you are experiencing any symptoms of breast tissue growth, schedule a consultation with our gynecomastia experts for a proper diagnosis and treatment plan for you.

“It is truly life changing – I’m happy with the results!”

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“The entire xsculpt team was very informative and made me feel comfortable before, during and after my procedure. Dr Adajar was excellent throughout my entire experience and answered all of my questions in a timely manner. Even giving out his personal # so I could send him pictures throughout my recovery as I was a patient from out of town and had to travel for this procedure. If you’re considering having this done I’d highly recommend it! It is truly life changing. I’m happy with the results!”

what exercises can i do to reduce pseudo-gynecomastia?

Depending on the cause of your gynecomastia, some exercises might help.  If you have “pseudo-gynecomastia” composed of essentially fat, then diet, exercise, and weight loss can help reduce the appearance of man boobs.  Some men find it helpful to do chest exercises to enlarge the pectoral muscles to hide the gynecomastia.  If you have true gynecomastia with enlarged breast glands, then enlarging the pectoral muscles may actually accentuate the problem, even making it appear worse.  In these cases, it’s best to have your gynecomastia taken care of definitively with our ChestSculpt™ procedure which includes liposuction and gland removal. After your gynecomastia surgery, chest exercises are recommended to get the best results and achieve that chiseled, masculine chest.

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Gynecomastia “Man Boobs” is no laughing matter

Millions of men suffer from enlarged breast glands or “man boobs” which can affect their health, body image, and self-esteem. Unfortunately, many men have been body-shamed for having male breasts. Few men realize that gynecomastia is not necessarily a fat problem, nor is it necessarily a “normal”. Even fewer men realize that it should be EVALUATED and TREATED by a physician.

Co-founder and gynecomastia surgeon Dr. Marc Adajar suffered from this condition until he finally found a solution. This is what inspired him to help other men like himself and open XSCULPT™ dedicated to treating men with gynecomastia.

Our board certified gynecomastia surgeons are experts at eliminating gynecomastia and providing the latest medical therapies including testosterone replacement and peptide therapy for the best results.

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