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Gynecomastia Treatment

Gynecomastia is the development of female type breasts on a male.

Oral medications to treat Gynecomastia

Many cases of gynecomastia reduce over time without treatment. However many hormonal affecting hairloss drugs such as Finastiride and Dutasteride can cause gynecomastia. Keep in mind however that in many cases if nothing is done the breast development will resolve itself even if you do not discontinue the treatment due to hormone levels re-balancing themselves over time. Treatment may be necessary if gynecomastia doesn't improve on its own or if it causes significant pain, tenderness or embarrassment.

Physicians often recommend that you maintain the same dosages for a few weeks to see if the breast growth is re-absorbed. Many men will panic and stop treatment altogether and that may or may not resolve the Gynecomastia

Medications used to treat breast cancer and other conditions such as tamoxifen and raloxifene may be helpful for some men with gynecomastia. Although these medications are approved by the FDA they have not been approved specifically for this use.

In severe cases the breast tissue can be removed surgically however many men find that a regime of raloxifene will eliminate the growth.

In one study Raloxifene was found to reduce Gynomastica more than 50% in 86% of patients. See your physician for more details about Raloxifene treatments.

Surgery to remove excess breast tissue

Before and after Liposuction to remove Gynecomastia

If you still have significant bothersome breast enlargement despite oral treatment your doctor may advise surgery.

Two types of surgery are used to treat gynecomastia:

Liposuction: This surgery removes breast fat, but not the breast gland tissue itself.

Mastectomy: This type of surgery removes the breast gland tissue.


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