Is there any pills to reduce gynecomastia for men?

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Reducing Breast Size in Men

About 200,000 to 3 million cases of #gynecomastia are being reported every single year. So if you have #breast #enlargement and you feel you're an exception, please understand that 1 in 3 young adult #men and 1 in 2 older adult men are just like you and have breast enlargement. According to official statistics, 36% of adult young men and 57% of older #adult men in the United States have this medical condition in one of the four grades.
There are three types of surgical treatment options available that treat gynecomastia. Your board-certified plastic surgeon will recommend the type best suited for you. The most important decision to be made before performing any surgical procedure is determining whether you are an ideal candidate. Weight, and more specifically body mass index (BMI), need to be considered when deciding.
Not only will this decrease risks of complications, but will also enhance the aesthetic results. Further, normal body weight is different from one patient to another.

Orange County Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 94 reviews

Surgical intervention is the best way to address gynecomastia.

A quick Internet search will yield countless products that claim to improve and correct gynecomastia. Unfortunately, no pills are going to effectively address gynecomastia. Surgical intervention will be necessary to truly resolve your concerns. In some cases, this procedure can be done through a small incision in the armpit, to alleviate the need for any scarring on the chest. Luckily, significant improvement is possible with surgery, so you can feel confident about your chest. Visit a board certified surgeon who specializes in treating gynecomastia to discuss your options.

Lee B. Daniel, MD
Eugene Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 16 reviews

Pills for gynecomastia

I know of no FDA approved non surgical/non invasive treatment for gynecomastia. If you are seeking non surgical options for mild gynecomastia, I think that Vanquish which uses RF energy, or UltraShape that uses ultrasound rather than Cool Sculpt would be the best option though all are off FDA usage. Surgery is the best option for the vast majority of patients with gynecomastia.


Thank you for your question.  The only proven way to reduce the size of the breasts in men is to undergo surgery.  Please be evaluated in person by a surgeon who is board-certified in plastic surgery to determine what would be both best and realistic for you.

All the best,

Dr. Results
Miami, FL

Is there any pills to reduce gynecomastia for men?

Thank you for your question.

There are no pills or other medications that can be applied or injected to help with Gynecomastia. The only treatment is surgical.

All The Best !

Ajaya Kashyap, MD
India Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 132 reviews

Pills or incision under the arm WON'T take care of your true gynecomastia.BOTH ARE A WASTE

How should I choose a surgeon? Choose carefully. The decision is yours.
 Advice to assist in making your selection.Only a board certified plastic surgeon 1. Experience matters. Choosing a surgeon increases the likelihood that they have seen a case similar to yours in the past. Selecting a surgeon whose practice is focused on gynecomastia exclusively is also an indicator of experience. 2. Results matter. The more before-and-after pictures, the better. Pay attention whether the surgeon is confident enough to show multiple angles of the same patient. 3.Only gynecomastia Reviews matter. 4. Expertise matters. Is your surgeon recognized by the profession as an authority in the field? Have they authored books or medical journal articles regarding your surgery? Be realistic about your expectations. Also, revision surgery tends to be significantly more difficult than initial surgery.

Mordcai Blau, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 52 reviews


 None that I know of. It is disturbing in an active Gynecomastia practice to hear the number of various "pills"  people have taken on recommendation from a friend at the gym to solve this problem. Chances are many of these are causing other problems. The treatment is surgical which can be performed through a tiny spot inside the armpit  leaving no visible scar on the front of the chest. Hope this helps.

Sherwood Baxt, MD
Paramus Plastic Surgeon
3.9 out of 5 stars 21 reviews

Pills for Gynecomastia

While there are pills that can cause Gynecomastia, there are no pills to make it go away once it's established.

The safest and most effective treatments are surgical. Sometimes softer, fattier forms of gynecomastia will respond well to liposuction alone, but most the time an incision is required around the areolae to remove the firm glandular tissue. For gynecomastia isolated to the area under the areolae, excision alone is usually effective.

Consult an experienced Board Certified plastic surgeon in your area to explore the options available for you.

Joseph Mele, MD
Walnut Creek Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 16 reviews

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