Does Gynecomastia Go Away With Weight Loss?
Gynecomastia is a condition where the male chest grows disproportionately and can appear more feminine. There are several causes—some of which are temporary and will go away with time—and others that may require surgical intervention. Let’s look at the commonly asked question, “Does gynecomastia go away with weight loss?”
Weight loss can certainly reduce the severity of gynecomastia. Depending on the cause, it may remedy the condition altogether. For example, puberty is a common cause of gynecomastia. As hormone levels even out and weight stabilizes, the chest will likely return to normal. Other times, weight gain may be the only culprit, and losing the extra weight may help improve gynecomastia.
However, sometimes gynecomastia is caused by medical conditions, medications, or even weight loss. In these cases, it is likely impossible to fully get rid of gynecomastia by losing weight or through other natural or non-surgical means. This is when surgical intervention known as gynecomastia surgery or a male breast reduction can help re-masculinize the chest.