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Do you get hormone therapy if you have gynecomastia?

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Tom Pousti
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Usually Not.

Most cases of gynecomastia are not treated with hormonal therapy.
If persistent, it is often best treated with partial excision of the prominent glandular tissue as well as liposuction surgery of the peripheral chest area. If the prominence of the chest wall is caused by adipose tissue, then liposuction surgery may suffice.

In brief: Usually Not.

Most cases of gynecomastia are not treated with hormonal therapy.
If persistent, it is often best treated with partial excision of the prominent glandular tissue as well as liposuction surgery of the peripheral chest area. If the prominence of the chest wall is caused by adipose tissue, then liposuction surgery may suffice.
Dr. Tom Pousti
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Dr. Larry Nichter
Cosmetic Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Gynecomastia meds

Unless you have an endocrine imbalance you do not receive hormone therapy for gynecomastia.

In brief: Gynecomastia meds

Unless you have an endocrine imbalance you do not receive hormone therapy for gynecomastia.
Dr. Larry Nichter
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Dr. Barry Press
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Generally not

While some cases of male breast enlargement are due to hormone imbalances, in the vast majority the cause is unknown.
The treatment is generally surgical with a combination of liposuction and direct removal of glandular tissue. This operation is usually quite successful and leaves very small scars. Rarely, skin will have to be removed; this will result in more scarring.

In brief: Generally not

While some cases of male breast enlargement are due to hormone imbalances, in the vast majority the cause is unknown.
The treatment is generally surgical with a combination of liposuction and direct removal of glandular tissue. This operation is usually quite successful and leaves very small scars. Rarely, skin will have to be removed; this will result in more scarring.
Dr. Barry Press
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Not usually/legally

Although many hormone therapies such as those used for prostate cancer and other medications may produce gynecomastia, it is generally not treated or prevented with oral medications due to concerns with adverse side effects.
However, it has come to my attention that body builders illicitly using andrgneic hormones will take tamoxifen to prevent side effects of breast growth.

In brief: Not usually/legally

Although many hormone therapies such as those used for prostate cancer and other medications may produce gynecomastia, it is generally not treated or prevented with oral medications due to concerns with adverse side effects.
However, it has come to my attention that body builders illicitly using andrgneic hormones will take tamoxifen to prevent side effects of breast growth.
Dr. Otto Placik
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