Bodybuilder Gynecomastia | Achieve the Strongest Chest 2024
Author: Babak Moein, MD FACSBoard-certified,
Fellowship trained in Cosmetic Surgery

Bodybuilder Gynecomastia

Male breast surgery is evolving.  This page begins with surgical results and details bodybuilder gynecomastia. We discuss reasonable expectations, risks, and frequently asked questions.  Please read on.

Introduction To Bodybuilder Gynecomastia

Bodybuilder Gynecomastia
Bodybuilder Gynecomastia

Bodybuilder gynecomastia has been recently developed following the advent of high definition male abdominal etching. Previously, men presented desiring a defeminization surgery that would essentially flatten their chest, called gynecomastia surgery. Traditional gynecomastia surgery involves completely removing the mammary glandular tissue and reducing the fatty breast tissue in the peripheral chest region.

First, the glandular tissues are removed with liposuction or direct excision of the fibrous tissues. Then, the peripheral chest is liposuctioned to create a smooth transition with the peri-areolar region. Instead, today men desire masculinization surgery that demands a strong and bold chest contour, coined bodybuilder gynecomastia surgery. A masculine chest contour requires the creation of an armor plate appearance that has a flat but bold central region with a strong border perimeter, much like the appearance of a plateau that complements a six-pack ab. Bodybuilders are attracted to male masculinization surgery as an alternative to anabolic steroid supplementation associated with adverse medical conditions. Interestingly, gynecomastia in bodybuilders is often caused by testosterone supplementation especially if an estrogen blocker is not used.

The nuances regarding bodybuilder gynecomastia surgery are several. These unique clients are not interested in breast reduction surgery and the mere elimination of puffy nipples. Instead, they desire conservative elimination of breast growth and subsequent excess breast tissue, often termed steroid-induced gynecomastia. The first nuance involves only conservative reduction of the glandular tissues located under the nipple and areola. Since the entire chest is not flattened, some retention of glandular tissue is acceptable to ensure a smooth transition between the periareolar and chest periphery.

Patients may usually undergo liposuction of the glandular tissue rather than direct surgical excision. This technique of glandular reduction rather than excision avoids a potential surgical scar. It is important to note that VASER liposuction utilizing ultrasound energy is the preferred liposuction technique as it assists with removing firmer fibrous, glandular tissues. It is important to remember that breast glands in males are not as prominent as in females and often amenable to reduction using liposuction alone.

The second component is the creation of bold and linear borders that are best characterized by a pentagonal shape. The pentagon includes a horizontal lower border, a short medial oblique, a longer vertical medial border, and a vertical, oblique lateral border. The horizontal collarbone defines the upper border. Just under the clavicle is an infraclavicular triangular concavity that is aesthetically unique to the chest and not altered. The above contour goals and surgical treatment are meant to mimic the strong borders of the pectoral muscle.

The goals of bodybuilders with gynecomastia include reducing the central glandular tissues and fat transfer to the above inferior, lateral oblique, medial oblique, and vertical borders. To create these strong borders, two maneuvers are required. The first requires intramuscular fat grafting of the chest border to strengthen the perimeter and transform curved lines into straight lines. In addition, the chest borders, i.e. adjacent areas to the chest, must be debunked. These debulked areas include the removal of fat from the upper abdominal inscription line, the axillary region, and the sternal line using liposuction techniques.

In summary, creation of the armor plate, chest appearance is critical to creating a masculinized chest that is harmonious when interposed on a high definition etched abdomen. Male breast and chest surgery has undergone an aesthetic evolution inherent in the male body contouring transformations available today.

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Bodybuilder gynecomastia procedure

Bodybuilders with gynecomastia require the creation of a masculinized male breast contour that is depicted by an armor plate appearance. Treatment of gynecomastia is predicated on not just flattening your chest but creating a bold chest appearance that complements your six-pack abs.

Bodybuilder gynecomastia surgery length

Bodybuilder gynecomastia surgery can be performed in 30 minutes to 1 hour.

Bodybuilder gynecomastia surgery anesthesia

Treatment of gynecomastia in bodybuilders can be performed under local or general anesthesia.

Bodybuilder gynecomastia surgery place of treatment

Treatment of gynecomastia in bodybuilders can be performed in a surgical suite.

Bodybuilder gynecomastia surgery side effects

Treatment for gynecomastia in body builders is generally complicated by residual contour irregularities. This is because the appearance of gynecomastia is compounded by two separate tissues, the fat, and glands. Since these two areas have variable consistency, it is common to have some variability in the interface of these two tissues. Remember that the development of gynecomastia involves variable growth of these two tissues. Intuitively, the growth of glandular tissue and body fat are independent. Whereas glandular tissue is more affected by estrogen levels, fat growth is more affected by your overall weight.

Bodybuilder gynecomastia surgery recovery

Bodybuilder gynecomastia surgery patients return to working out within ten days following surgery. If they undergo simultaneous abdominal six-pack etching, recovery may be extended to 2 to 3 weeks depending on the scope of your surgery.

Bodybuilder gynecomastia surgery duration of outcomes

Bodybuilder gynecomastia surgery will traditionally provide permanent results if patients do not undergo major weight gain. Enlargement of breast tissue must be limited by living a healthy lifestyle. The growth of excess glandular tissue can be avoided by keeping your hormones balanced. Similarly, breast enlargement with overgrowth of fat must be avoided with weight maintenance.

Bodybuilder Gynecomastia Frequently Asked Questions:

It refers to advancements in surgical algorithms wherein the male chest looks more prominent in the shape of an armor plate rather than flat, as performed during traditional gynecomastia surgery.

You are a good candidate for male chest and breast surgery if you consider having abdominal etching to achieve a six-pack.

First, your chest will be examined to determine the degree of fat excess and skin redundancy that will guide your surgery. Next, your health status will be evaluated, and your laboratory values will be checked. Your nutrition will also be optimized to prepare you for surgery.

The most common concern following male breast surgery is contour irregularities related to skin redundancy. Therefore, all efforts are made to ensure that skin redundancy will be accommodated with fat grafting to fill in the chest skin redundancy or to use Renuvion skin tightening. Rarely, patients may have to consider skin excision, but this is avoided at all costs to make the surgery inconspicuous.

Breast surgery for men is performed using VASER ultrasound-assisted liposuction that allows for the removal of fatty tissues and the reduction of firmer mammary glandular tissue.

Breast surgery for males’ recovery is tolerable with minimal to moderate pain. Patients will be fitted in customized compression garments for at least one week. Patients will typically be allowed to return to the gym by ten days following surgery.

Male breast surgery utilizes a single, small porthole measuring 3mm on each breast.

There are minor scars following male breast surgery since a single porthole is used to remove both the glandular tissues and fat and add fat back strategically to create the armor plate appearance.

You can typically return home after male breast surgery unless more extensive surgeries are performed synchronously.

Bodybuilder Gynecomastia Patient-Specific Questions:

Typically, the mammary glands reduce volume using ultrasound-assisted liposuction since complete flattening of the breast tissues is unnecessary. This is in contrast to traditional gynecomastia surgery, which includes direct excision of most glandular tissues.

Unlike traditional gynecomastia, which requires direct excision of the mammary gland tissue using an infra-areolar incision, breast surgery for men utilizes liposuction only to reduce the glandular tissue bulk and to remove undesirable fatty tissues. So no lengthy incisions are required. No manipulation of muscle tissue is needed, and patients may return to work and physical activity within ten days following surgery.

Since no lengthy incision lines are needed during breast surgery for males and no manipulation of your muscle tissue is required, patients may return to work and physical activity within 10 days following surgery.

You will immediately notice an improvement in her chest appearance following your breast surgery. Although you will look much improved immediately, you should know that The swelling will go down within 3 months, allowing any skin redundancy to be absorbed.



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