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Does breast reduction with hormonal therapy work for men?
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Barry Press
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Robert Alexander
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Robert Alexander
Dr. Robert Alexander
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Dr. Mark Labowe
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Mark Labowe
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