It may be particularly difficult to enjoy yourself and your summer if you have enlarged breasts. In our blog below, we provide you with suggestions about how you can get the most out of your summer while living with gynecomastia.
How Can I Enjoy Summer With Gynecomastia?
A key to looking and feeling good is to dress how you see fit. If you would be more comfortable in loosely-fitting shirts, then that’s what you should wear during the summer. If you are comfortable shirtless while at the beach, then there is no reason to hide your enlarged breasts. Going shirtless may also force you to build more confidence and love the skin you’re in because you’ll have to ignore what others may say about your condition.
On the other hand, you may be surprised at how few people care about your breasts. Gynecomastia is so common that many people ignore it. All in all, however you feel about your body, you should wear what feels right to you.
Staying active releases endorphins. Endorphins keep your stress levels at bay and give you a surge of confidence. Endorphins also help you feel happy, which is vital to enjoying “bikini season” when you have gynecomastia. In other words, whether you’re playing volleyball or swimming, make sure you stay active. Exercising may also reduce your breast size.
Watch Your Diet
A well-balanced diet can reduce the symptoms of gynecomastia. A poorly-balanced diet adds excess weight to our bodies in general. The extra weight can go to your chest, making your enlarged breasts more pronounced and droopy.
Consider eating more of the following foods if you want to lose weight in your breasts. These foods contribute to weight loss and activate your metabolism. They’re also beneficial for overall health and resolving some medical disorders that may play a role in gynecomastia.
- Low-fat yogurt
- Low-sugar oatmeal
- Brown rice
See a Gynecomastia Reduction Surgeon
Despite our suggestions, we understand that being bold and confident this season may be easier said than done. We also understand that you may want male breast reduction surgery to address other concerns, such as chafing and under-breasts infections. If you are ready to get male breast reduction, then call 617-965-9500 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Rick Silverman today.