Are you a bodybuilder suffering from gynecomastia? If so, surgery may be an option for you.

The New Jersey Gynecomastia Center is your trusted destination for comprehensive solutions for bodybuilder gynecomastia. Our dedicated team of specialists is committed to addressing the unique concerns and needs of bodybuilders facing this condition.

In this overview, we’ll explore what bodybuilder gynecomastia entails, its underlying causes, symptoms, surgical procedures, post-operative care, and address some frequently asked gyno questions.

Contact the New Jersey Gynecomastia Center today to schedule your free virtual or in-person consultation.

Understanding Bodybuilder Gynecomastia

Bodybuilder gynecomastia is a condition characterized by the development of enlarged breast tissue in male bodybuilders. This enlargement is often attributed to the use of anabolic steroids or prohormones, which disrupt the natural hormonal balance in the body.

Additionally, certain supplements marketed to bodybuilders may contain undisclosed steroid or hormone-like ingredients, further contributing to gynecomastia development.

The resulting imbalance can lead to the proliferation of glandular tissue beneath the areola, causing the characteristic appearance of enlarged male breasts.

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Exploring the Causes

The primary cause of gynecomastia in bodybuilders is the use of anabolic steroids or prohormones, which are frequently employed to enhance muscle growth and performance. These synthetic hormones mimic the effects of testosterone, leading to an imbalance between estrogen and testosterone levels in the body. As a result, breast tissue may proliferate, leading to the development of gynecomastia.

Sometimes the patient may be well aware that they are taking these substances. In other instances, they may be taking some “supplement,” unaware that it contains steroids, prohormones, or hormone-like ingredients.  Such substances can result in the development of gynecomastia which can persist even after the causative substances are discontinued.

Recognizing the Symptoms

Symptoms of bodybuilder gynecomastia typically include the presence of firm breast tissue beneath the areola, which may be accompanied by tenderness or sensitivity (similar to standard adult gynecomastia and adolescent gynecomastia).

Bodybuilders affected by gynecomastia often experience psychological distress and a decrease in self-esteem due to the appearance of enlarged breasts.

In severe cases, gynecomastia may result in asymmetry, discomfort, or nipple discharge. Early recognition and intervention are crucial for addressing gynecomastia effectively and restoring a more masculine chest contour.

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Understanding the Surgical Procedure

Gynecomastia surgery in bodybuilders typically involves a combination of liposuction and direct excision of glandular tissue to achieve optimal results.

During the procedure, excess fatty tissue is removed via liposuction, utilizing specialized techniques to sculpt the chest and enhance definition. Subsequently, direct excision of glandular tissue is performed through a discreet incision placed at the lower edge of the areola, ensuring minimal scarring and a natural aesthetic outcome.

This procedure is performed under general anesthesia, with most patients able to return home on the same day.

Post-Surgical Recovery and Expectations

Following gynecomastia surgery, bodybuilders can expect some degree of swelling, bruising, and discomfort, which gradually subsides over the ensuing weeks.

A compression garment is worn to support the chest and minimize swelling, promoting optimal healing and contour refinement. It is essential to avoid strenuous upper body activities, including weightlifting, for approximately four to six weeks to prevent complications and facilitate proper tissue healing.

While individual recovery experiences may vary, most patients can resume non-strenuous activities within a few days and gradually transition back to their regular exercise routine under the guidance of our surgeon.

Check out some more before and after gyno surgery photos to see what the New Jersey Gynecomastia Center can do for you.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When it comes to bodybuilder gynecomastia and the effects of steroids on male breasts, there are many questions to be answered. Below are some of the most frequently asked ones:

Will there be visible scars after surgery?

The incisions used in gynecomastia surgery are strategically placed to minimize visibility. Over time, scars tend to fade and become less noticeable, allowing for a discreet aesthetic outcome.

When can I return to weightlifting?

It is recommended to refrain from strenuous upper body activities, including weightlifting, for approximately four to six weeks following surgery to ensure proper healing and reduce the risk of complications.

Are the results permanent?

Gynecomastia surgery provides long-lasting results, with the majority of patients experiencing permanent improvement in chest contour and appearance. However, maintaining a stable weight and avoiding future steroid or hormone use is essential to preserving the outcome.

Is gynecomastia surgery covered by insurance?

Insurance coverage for gynecomastia surgery varies depending on individual policies and the presence of associated symptoms such as pain or functional impairment. Our team can assist you in navigating insurance inquiries and financing options to facilitate access to treatment.

Can gynecomastia come back after surgery?

While gynecomastia recurrence is rare, it is essential to maintain a healthy lifestyle and avoid factors known to contribute to its development, such as steroid or hormone use, to minimize the risk of recurrence.

How soon will I see the results?

Initial results of gynecomastia surgery are visible immediately following the procedure, with continued improvement as swelling subsides and tissues settle over the ensuing weeks and months.

What post-operative care is required?

Post-operative care typically involves wearing a compression garment as directed by your surgeon, attending follow-up appointments for monitoring, and adhering to activity restrictions to promote optimal healing and outcomes.

Can I combine gynecomastia surgery with other procedures?

Yes, gynecomastia surgery can be combined with other aesthetic procedures, such as liposuction or abdominoplasty, to address additional concerns and achieve comprehensive body contouring results. Your surgeon will assess your candidacy for combination procedures during the consultation process.

Additional Information

At the New Jersey Gynecomastia Center, we are committed to providing personalized care and tailored treatment plans to address the specific needs and goals of bodybuilders facing gynecomastia. Our experienced team of specialists utilizes state-of-the-art techniques and advanced technologies to deliver safe, effective, and natural-looking results.

If you’re ready to reclaim confidence in your appearance and say goodbye to bodybuilder gynecomastia, contact us today to schedule your consultation. Let us help you achieve the sculpted, masculine chest contour you desire with gynecomastia surgery at the New Jersey Gynecomastia Center.

The New Jersey Gynecomastia Center covers the tri state area and beyond. Just some of the main areas of service include:

Don’t worry if you are situated further away from Fort Lee. It is also possible to arrange a virtual consultation for steroid induced gynecomastia, allowing you to speak with our doctors and get you started in the right direction.


At the New Jersey Gynecomastia Center, we’re all about giving you top-notch care from start to finish. From your very first consultation to your recovery and beyond, we’re here for you every step of the way. We’re honored to be entrusted with your care, and we take that responsibility seriously. Our team, led by board-certified gynecomastia plastic surgeon specialists, is dedicated to providing the absolute best in patient care and outcomes. We understand that every person is unique, so we tailor our approach to suit your individual needs. Got questions? Ready to schedule your in-person or virtual consultation? Don’t hesitate to reach out to the New Jersey Gynecomastia Center today. We’re here to help!

New Jersey Gynecomastia Center
1567 Palisade Avenue #3A
Fort Lee, New Jersey 07024
(551) 201-1110