I can not afford more money for surgery. Does Gynexin Work for Gynecomastia?

I can not afford more money for surgery. What to do ? I'm scared of having Liposuction.


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I can not afford more money for surgery. Does Gynexin Work for Gynecomastia?

Gynexin will probably not have a substantial effect on your condition. A comprehensive review of your health and medications is necessary.
Seek a plastic surgeon with specialty training in gynecomastia surgery.

Beverly Hills General Surgeon
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There are a number of products that claim to cure gynecomastia. Unfortunately, they do not. Surgery is the only real answer for gynecomastia. Take your time researching a surgeon with experience and expertise who will leave you with the results you want with as little scarring as possible.

Michael Law, MD
Raleigh-Durham Plastic Surgeon
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About Gynecomastia and Options for Treatment

The male breast is composed of glandular tissue and fatty tissue. An excess in either type of tissue can cause the chest to take on the look of gynecomastia. Gynecomastia can affect #men of all different body types. There are different types of #gynecomastia.

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. 
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.
Several common factors can cause gynecomastia including excessive levels of #estrogen, natural #hormone changes, use of recreational drugs or alcohol, medications and their associated side effects, and, various health conditions. Also, there are different types of #gynecomastia.
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. 

Jed H. Horowitz, MD, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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There is a solution for you!

Gynexin is snake oil.  The company offers no data - as is so typical of these "natural"/herbal charlatans.

BUT - all plastic surgery programs have a clinic for the graduating residents...these are folks who have trained for the better part of a decade and are just about to go into practice...they do surgery for minimal costs and are supervised by a faculty member.  

i do this with UCLA residents and the patients receive better care - dare i say - than what patients get in the community from many doctors in practice.

Call the big university hospital near you and get in touch with the plastic surgery department.

Steven Teitelbaum, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 44 reviews

Cost of Gynecomastia Surgery

Liposuction alone will not work for true gynecomastia since liposuction removes fat and not breast tissue. Supplements may work minimally for some patients, but the company claims that the pill works on breast tissue and fat without any data from controlled, randomized studies to back up their claims. The other thing to consider is that even if the supplement works, you would have to continue it for life to maintain the effect, which is going to be very costly in the long term.

If you cannot afford surgery, you can ask surgeons about a modified approach (such as performing the procedure under mainly local anesthesia with pill sedation to avoid the cost of anesthesia). This approach is harder to tolerate, and it may be harder to be as aggressive, but it can work well for some patients, and it can save patients a significant amount of money. You may also inquire about payment plans or financing, which some practices offer to help spread out costs. 

Dana Goldberg, MD
Jupiter Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 31 reviews

Your options

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.

Pills and potions

Unfortunately,  the only sure fix to gynecomastia is surgery (lipo with gland excision).  Herbal remedies have no proven track record. 

Tim Neavin, MD
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 30 reviews


No pills or creams can reduce the size of your breasts. You can try diet and exercise, although this will only help if you have excess fat in the area, and not glandular tissue.

Does Gynexin Work for Gynecomastia?

I do not know of any medication that is effective in treating gynecomastia.  I suggest consulting with a plastic surgeon to review your options.  Good luck and be safe.

John T. Nguyen, MD, FACS, FICS
Double Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

John Nguyen, MD, FACS
Houston Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 71 reviews

Gynexin for male breast reduction

Most nutritional supplements are not regulated and the ingredients may not be consistent. There is no evidence that this product helps to reduce gynecomastia and I would be concerned about systemic effects to the rest of your body. I suggest you have a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon who has experience treating male breast enlargement. If you are otherwise healthy the risks of surgery are very low and the improvement in your contour and self esteem are significant. Most plastic surgeons offer some sort of financing options. 

Andrew Goldberg, MD
Fairfax Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 9 reviews

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