Enlarged breasts are a common concern for overweight men. Some men want to lose weight all over, while others are content with their weight and merely wish to reduce the size of their breasts. If you are overweight or obese, it is particularly important to choose an experienced surgeon to perform your male breast reduction surgery.
Will My Gynecomastia Disappear When I Lose Weight?
Gynecomastia is composed of both fat and breast tissue. As you lose weight, your fat cells will shrink, while the breast tissue stays the same. This means that your breasts will shrink in size overall, but the excess breast tissue will not disappear. As your body shrinks, your breasts will still be large in proportion to the rest of your body. Gynecomastia surgery will remove the excess breast tissue, and it should not return. In over 30 years of performing gynecomastia surgery, Dr. Jacobs has never witnessed a recurrence.