Coming up with the conclusion that your gynecomastia is something you are going to get rid of with going on a diet and by exercising is missing several points. Thinking that you’re going to turn to a Superman approach to try to manage your primarily medical-genetic problem through diet and exercise alone is missing the point and is problematic. Large manboobs-gynecomastia is mostly a genetic problem that can also be exacerbated by certain prescription medications and enhanced by one’s body fat content and a diet high in carbohydrates.
Many surgeries are elective just as Liposuction is an elective procedure. Other common ELECTIVE surgeries include vasectomy, tubal ligations, bariatric-weight loss surgery, facelifts, laser and electrolysis for unwanted hair, laser for varicose veins and the list goes on. Other elective medical-personal related decisions that are ELECTIVE in nature are having Botox treatments, going on a diet, getting pregnant and having children, abortion, not eating breakfast, drinking or not drinking coffee or alcohol, using illicit drugs and the list goes on!
All surgeries small and large need to have patients properly prepped and prepared, and need to walk patients through each step of the preoperative issues, intra-op steps, and post-op issues, whether surgeries are minor or major and whether they are ELECTIVE or optional or required.
I am so happy to have had my manboobs removed 5 years ago both for mental health improvement reasons and for my overall long-term physical health reasons. I am more confident with things I do with my grandchildren, especially in swimming pools and in public at water parks and almost every day while seeing patients in my Gyn & Aesthetics practice. One’s emotional health and confidence is as important as physical health.
Having liposuction on my chest five years ago helped me immediately change my bad behavior of missing breakfast. The knowledge I gained from becoming a surgeon and that was reinforced by my liposuction surgeon gave me the will, and strength to start always eating a high protein breakfast and to stop missing breakfast.
Bottom line, this liposuction is not a major surgical procedure and is truly a Jump Start for you to starting eating breakfast each morning….and reducing carbs on your daily diet and the positive effects from Liposuction would be a strong daily reminder to do some things differently.
You have a great daily incentive, now that you know more of the peri-operative and post-operative facts, to stop allowing yourself to make the frequent-now unhealthy decision to skip breakfast or to eat too many bad breakfasts or too many after supper carb snacks. ‘Reduce’ means to reduce and not to eliminate eating the wrong things. ‘Always’ eating, each and every morning is an ’Always’ necessity, that’s made up of a high protein and moderate fatty breakfast with no more than 10 carbs….will cause weight loss in 95% of overweight people.
Why not give yourself an opportunity to help yourself feel better……..about yourself by getting rid of your manboobs? Why give away this opportunity to help you eat a little better and to look better? You are about to give up one of the biggest and easiest ways to Feel and to Look better. You are about to give away a huge incentive for yourself, an opportunity, to be healthier in your daily eating habits.
Many patients contemplating having a body contouring improvement procedure like Liposuction will think about backing out at the last minute out of fear of having this elective cosmetic procedure. Also, some patients decide against having Liposuction because they think you’re not deserving to have this done. Others are told that they don’t have the moral right to change one’s body looks with surgery, even if this type of elective cosmetic is thought to improve your mental health. These thoughts are common but they are not usually the best nor correct or even healthy conclusions. It’s normal to come up with this type of fourth quarter ‘I am going to exercise myself out of this genetic manboobs embarrassing-for-me problem’, but I suspect you’re still in the mindset that if I have my manboobs corrected than I must be too vain of a person and/or not strong enough of a person to take care of ‘them’ myself.
I had major major bariatric bypass surgery that was ELECTIVE in 2005 and almost everyone told me not to do it. The same comments arose when I had my elective laser liposuction three years ago on my manboobs. I too was scared but I did it for me and my mental health…and it turned out to be a great jumpstart for me to eating a little better; and WHAM, I not only started looking and feeling better, and feeling better about myself, I started dealing better with my eating disorder because I began looking and feeling better every day. It was 20 times easier to eat a higher protein breakfast every morning and to stop my destructive and unhealthy habit of missing breakfast after seeing my boobs gone…I began wanting to keep them that way and one thing lead to another and my weight has stabilized these past 5 years.