Meet Gynecomastia – One Possible Reason Why Your Chest Is Flabby

Amaris B.

Archive Date:

June 16, 2018

Training hard to trade your flabby-looking chest for hard pectorals, but with little success? Maybe it's gynecomastia.

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Blog last updated on:

January 4, 2023

You’ve done your homework and Googled, “How do you build up your pecs?” read Men’s Health, watched chest training videos and, kept a full routine of bench presses, push-ups, weighted dips and dumbbell presses religiously.

Yet, after months of effort, you’re still unsatisfied with the results.

Perhaps the reason why you still don’t have Chris Hemsworth- worthy pecs isn’t due to what you’re doing or eating wrong, but because you’re suffering a medical disorder. But what exactly might you have? The challenge comes in diagnosing your condition accurately though.

Meet the twin nemesis of your efforts: gynecomastia and pseudogynecomastia. In the case of gynecomastia, it is characterised by excessive growth of breast tissue which may lead to feminisation of the male breast, and it cannot be eradicated through diet and exercise alone.

The exact cause of gynecomastia is not entirely clear, though it could be due to the actions of circulating hormones on specific cells in the breast area. Genetic factors, certain usage of medications and even ageing can lead to gynecomastia while its pseudo counterpart happens as a result of built up fat. To make things more confusing, how a guy’s chest will look in both cases is more or less the same!

Gynecomastia or Pseudogynecomastia?

First things first – you’ll be better off consulting a doctor who is experienced in gynecomastia surgery.

That’s where the dedicated medical professionals at Amaris B. Clinic come into play. Started in 2004, Amaris B. Clinic has been offering integrated men body sculpting and weight loss practicum. Led by Dr. Ivan Puah and located in a cosy downtown boutique shop house, there’s no better place to ease your concerns.

At Amaris B. Clinic, you’ll be able to understand better the composition of your chest – how much of it is breast tissue and fat – whether you have gynecomastia or pseudogynecomastia.

How Do You Tell The Difference?

The difference? In the case of the former, you’ll feel a firm concentration of tissue around the nipple area in the form of a disk, with or without pain when it’s touch or squeezed. The effective treatment to deal with gynecomastia is surgical removal of the overly developed glandular and fat tissue. With pseudogynecomastia, no such ring is formed as fat tissue on palpation is somewhat loose and not firm. Pseudogynecomastia, to a certain extent, can be rectified with regular exercise and healthier diet.

Why suffer from frustration by poor post-workout results, and personal pain and embarrassment caused by gynecomastia? Get professional help, and you’ll be ready to whip your shirt off at the beach action-hero style!

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