Pseudogynecomastia is also a real issue. Unlike gynecomastia, it is caused by the presence of excess fat not involving glandular tissue generation. Men who suffer from pseudogynecomastia will be advised to embark on an exercise and weight loss program and if no change is observed, liposuction will be recommended. Gynecomastia, on the other hand, cannot be treated with diet, exercise or liposuction.
Here’s a guide on the efficacy of the different treatments when it comes to treating gynecomastia and pseudogynecomastia.
It has little effect for those suffering from gynecomastia aside from helping to get rid of excess fat. Exercise has no effect on the glandular tissue, which is the concern of gynecomastia patients. For pseudogynecomastia patients, exercise and a healthy diet may help to improve their condition.
Non-invasive Fat Reduction Treatment
As with exercise, improvements in gynecomastia may only be experienced in the form of fat reduction with no effect on the glandular tissue. In pseudogynecomastia, a patient will experience fat reduction but it depends on the individual’s responsiveness and anatomy to the treatment.
Liposuction is a commonly sought-after treatment to remove excess fat but in true gynecomastia and mixed gynecomastia, it does not have any effect on the glandular tissue. It is more effective for those suffering from pseudogynecomastia as the main issue is excess fat.
Glandular Tissue Removal Surgery/Gynecomastia Surgery
This treatment is effective for gynecomastia patients as it not only gets rid of the glandular tissue, it can also reshape the chest’s appearance. Those suffering from pseudogynecomastia need not undergo this treatment as often, a liposuction procedure would suffice.