13 doctors weighed in:
Are there official recommendations for treating gynecomastia?
13 doctors weighed in

Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
5 doctors agree
In brief: Depends on the cause
Gynecomastia can be caused by many things, including medication side effects, hormonal imbalance, street drugs and alcohol, liver failure and cirrhosis, kidney failure, hyperthyroidism, tumors (pituitary, adrenal, testes), hypogonadism (low testosterone), malnutrition.
..The recommendations depend on the cause.

In brief: Depends on the cause
Gynecomastia can be caused by many things, including medication side effects, hormonal imbalance, street drugs and alcohol, liver failure and cirrhosis, kidney failure, hyperthyroidism, tumors (pituitary, adrenal, testes), hypogonadism (low testosterone), malnutrition.
..The recommendations depend on the cause.
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Dr. Barry Cohen
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Surgery
Is usual treatment.

In brief: Surgery
Is usual treatment.
Dr. Barry Cohen
Dr. Barry Cohen
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2 comments
Dr. Marc Polecritti
In some cases, ultrasonic liposuction can also be used
Dr. Gregory Buford
Liposuction alone is generally NOT a good treatment for gyneomastia because it does nothing to address the fibrous sub-areolar gland. This gland must be removed to effectively treat gynecomastia.
Dr. Tom Pousti
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Surgery Helpful.
Assuming a young man has achieved a long-term stable weight and there are no “causative agents” involved, surgery may be indicated to treat persistent gynecomastia.
It is often best treated with partial excision of the prominent glandular tissue as well as liposuction surgery of the peripheral chest area. Skin excision may be necessary in some cases.

In brief: Surgery Helpful.
Assuming a young man has achieved a long-term stable weight and there are no “causative agents” involved, surgery may be indicated to treat persistent gynecomastia.
It is often best treated with partial excision of the prominent glandular tissue as well as liposuction surgery of the peripheral chest area. Skin excision may be necessary in some cases.
Dr. Tom Pousti
Dr. Tom Pousti
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Dr. Richard Zienowicz
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Some consensus
Like big or unusually shaped noses gynecomastia can seriously interfere with self confidence in many individuals and hence can be emotionally but not physically disabling.
If there is any unusual rapid growth, pain, discharge or color changes a visit to your physician is indicated. Mammography and breast biopsy can help diagnose problems that require surgical attention.

In brief: Some consensus
Like big or unusually shaped noses gynecomastia can seriously interfere with self confidence in many individuals and hence can be emotionally but not physically disabling.
If there is any unusual rapid growth, pain, discharge or color changes a visit to your physician is indicated. Mammography and breast biopsy can help diagnose problems that require surgical attention.
Dr. Richard Zienowicz
Dr. Richard Zienowicz
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In brief: Gynecomastia
Depends on your age.
If young teens, wait until mature to twenties. If persists surgery is indicated. Smoking marajuana makes it worse.

In brief: Gynecomastia
Depends on your age.
If young teens, wait until mature to twenties. If persists surgery is indicated. Smoking marajuana makes it worse.
Dr. Alexander Barkan
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