Pseudogynecomastia is also known as twin of gynecomastia as it looks very similar to gynecomastia. Excess breast tissues cause gynecomastia whereas pseudogynecomastia is caused by fat in the chest region. It is best to get it diagnosed by a doctor and not do self-diagnosis. A doctor best knows how to diagnose it. Gynecomastia patients have got a rubbery mound of tissue which is concentric to the nipple areolar complex. Physical examination used to determine if it is gynecomastia or pseudogynecomastia. When physical examination do not yield any concrete result, imaging tools like scans are used.

In a layman’s term, in case of gynecomastia there is a hardness around the nipples. In case of pseudogynecomastia, there is no such hardness. If a person has got a lean physique but suffers from breast enlargement, it is most likely gynecomastia and not pseudogynecomastia.

Treatment options for pseudogynecomastia

There are certain options to treat pseudogynecomastia but its choice depends upon how fast the patient wants the results. Some of the treatment options are:

Reduce fat intake: excess body fat is one of the causes of pseudogynecomastia. In this case, fat consumption has to be reduced, workout focusing on chest fat is needed and supplement to reduce pectoral fat has to be taken. Estrogen rich food items should be included in daily diet.

Workouts for chest fat: workouts which focus on reducing chest fats are one way to treat pseudogynecomastia. The workout routine has to focus on pectoral fat. Diet control and supplements can aid in reduction of pectoral fat. Some of the workouts are decline pushups and bench dumbbell press.

Compression shirts: these are temporary but the quickest way to reduce chest fat. These are very affordable and good for formal occasions. They might be quite uncomfortable in the beginning but a person will get used to it within a few days of wearing it. It hides the chest enlargement.

Chest fat burners: some products are available in the market which are exclusively meant for burning pectoral fat. They give best results when used with physical work and exercise. Simply taking them will not yield good results if not accompanied with any physical activity.

Liposuction surgery: surgery for gynecomastia is an expensive option but it yields the best and sure shot results. The surgery is called liposuction. The best thing about undergoing surgery is that it gives guaranteed results. It is best to go to certified surgeons for best results and safety.