Does breast reduction with hormonal therapy work for men?

Not commonly. Although bodybuilders are known to use various drug cocktails to mini ze the development of breasts during illicit anabolic steroid use, these are not advised for the treatment of gynecomastia.
Rarely. Breast enlargment in men is almost always idiopathic (no known cause.) when it is sudden in onset or pronounced, the remote possibility of a hormonal cause should be investigated. This remains very rare, though, so hormonal treatments should not be tried until a hormonal cause is confirmed. Most cases can be treated with combinations of liposuction and direct excision.
Not usually. Hormonal treatments are not without risk, and often do not accomplish the goal of reducing breast enlargement. Also, gynecomastia may be aggravated by deposits of fat tissue in and around the glandular elements. See a qualified cosmetic-plastic surgeon who is accomplished in breast surgery and reductions. Mastectomy is an option if glands very large volumes.
Usually not. Endocrine causes of breast enlargement in men (gynecomastia) must be investigated (i.e. A hormone secreting tumor). Most commonly, however, the cause is not endocrine, and if the condition is severe enough and persistent, the only effective treatment is surgical.

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Are there breast reduction treatments available for men?

ABSOLUTELY. Please seek a consultation with a qualified plastic surgeron. Such a specialist can help guide you with indications and possible techniques. Good luck. Read more...
Yes. The procedure you are interested in is for gynecomastia. Your plastic surgeon will discuss your options with you. Read more...
Gynecomastia. Liposuction and traditional surgery can be used to reduce the male breast. Weight loss also helps. The surgery is done as an outpatient with return to work in 3 to 5 days. Most scars are well tolerated. Read more...
Surgery Helpful. I have found that gynecomastia, if persistent, 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 liposculpture surgery alone may suffice. For patients with excess skin, common after weight loss, skin excision may also be necessary. Read more...