MOOBS!

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    May 10, 2015 1:03 AM GMT
    Guys I have a problem. I used to be very much overweight and had a severe case of MOOBS (man boobs)

    Now that I really slimmed down, and actually am starting to have the physique I could only dream of, there's this one thing that just kills my self esteem. My moobs icon_cry.gif

    I workout 6 days a week and never skip a day exercising my chest. What else can I do to get rid of these Balloons? Change my diet, lift heavier? I honestly don't know what to do.

    Hope someone could give me some tips besides surgically removal
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    May 10, 2015 1:07 AM GMT
    lots of cardio! Weight training, and definitely watch what you're eating.
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    May 10, 2015 2:17 AM GMT
    You're not going to like the answer, but depending upon how much weight you've lost (which you did not mention), surgery may be the only solution. Is it just loose skin? If that's the case, nothing but surgery is going to fix that most likely. If you can actually see and feel fat tissue underneath, then you can get that off with intense cardio, weight training and diet. Cardio done first thing in the morning on an empty stomach is the quickest way to get rid of that.
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    May 10, 2015 3:07 AM GMT
    What Radd said ^^^^

    If you were fat for a really long time, then your skin may be permanently stretched. Something you might try is wrapping. This was popular in the 80's. You would wrap parts of your body with sarah wrap for like an hour or two a day and it was promoted to melt fat away and tighten your skin.
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    May 10, 2015 9:35 AM GMT
    Yeah I figured I left out some key information. I used to be 264lbs and I'm now 167lbs.


    I can still feel some fat though, so hopefully those tips will help!

    Thanks guys
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    May 10, 2015 3:43 PM GMT
    Excess fat cells can produce a weak estrogen. Part of your moobs might be breast tissue as a result of this. It won't go away without surgery if that's the case.
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    May 11, 2015 10:41 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidMooooobs! LOL!

    Did you make that one up?

    Like "Madinasour?" icon_lol.gif

    So clever.

    Well, first off congrats on losing over 100lb! That's spectacular.

    And as a few have already chimed in, I am under the strong impression that surgery will be the only option to create the cosmetic change to your chest's appearance.

    It sounds like two possible issues are going on. Firstly, "moobs" can be the result of gynecomastia which is a female breast-like development of tissue under a man's nipples. This tissue can be comprised of excess fatty tissue throughout the pectoral region and/or glandular nodules directly under the nipples. Exercise can only reduce these fat levels so much but reduction surgery will more than likely be required to remove the rest. Any hard lumps will have to be excised by a surgeon.

    The unfortunate thing about being excessively overweight during pubertal development is that it can really mess with a boy's hormone balance. When fat levels are higher than what is considered healthy, female hormones will dominate and will feminize a man's body.

    Maybe when you return to Europe you can explore surgical options. Not sure if your health insurance will work with this but maybe you can get it covered.

    Good luck.


    Lol I did not make up Moobs, it's a term from the UK.

    As much as the word surgery should discourage me, I'm still going to do my utterly best to do what I can. And consult with a surgeon back in EU. hopefully I'll be an Adonis with teabag boobies, So I can cry about it, stating that it gives me emotional distress and nightmares and stuff.

    But thanks for your input. I think I should start to accept that surgery is going to be needed eventually to achieve my dream bod'
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    May 12, 2015 2:56 AM GMT
    Wyndahoi saidExcess fat cells can produce a weak estrogen. Part of your moobs might be breast tissue as a result of this. It won't go away without surgery if that's the case.


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