Is there a pill for male breast reduction?

I believe there is a pill that helps men who have issues around their breasts getting bigger. I don't know if I've got gynecomastia or what but I've definitely developed what I consider to be man boobs and I don't like it one bit. Before I look into other more drastic options, I'd really love to find out all I can about any medication or pill that could help me with my problem. I am very embarrassed by it and afraid that if it is gynecomastia, does that mean I have a serious health problem to boot?

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M, 28, Kentucky

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It’s possible that prescription drugs could work to some extent if your gynecomastia is caused by an endocrine disorder, but this is quite rare. You would need to seek medical advice from an endocrinologist and receive a formal evaluation before considering this form of treatment.

Unfortunately, there are no pills, supplements, or prescription medications that have been proven to effectively reduce gynecomastia. This includes Gynexin, Gynectrol, GyneMax, M 27 (methylphenidate hydrochloride extended-release tablets), CNS stimulants, and a plethora of other pills that you may find online.

While the marketing of these products can look convincing, there is no evidence to suggest that they can reduce the effects of male breast enlargement. These pills are not approved by the FDA and can have some serious side effects and/or drug interactions. I would strongly recommend avoiding these pills and instead using the money to book a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon to discuss your options.

In certain situations, weight loss via diet and exercise may be able to reduce gynecomastia and improve chest definition, but this approach does not help when it comes to removing excess glandular breast tissue. For the vast majority of patients, surgery is the only option.

I understand that you’re hesitant to explore surgical treatment, but you can rest assured that gynecomastia surgery is safe, effective, and can deliver long-lasting results. The procedure usually involves using liposuction or excision to remove excess fat and/or glandular tissue. Recovery time is typically swift, with most patients able to return to work within one week. Best of all, the results are permanent (provided you’re able to maintain a healthy lifestyle in the years following surgery).

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Gynecomastia is a benign condition -- it will not affect your health or your life.  It is, however, embarrassing for many men and they often look for an easy solution to the problem.  Unfortunately, for established gynecomastia (over two years duration), there is no appropriate treatment other than surgery.  There are no pills, lotions, creams, injections, hormones, massage, etc, which will make it disappear.  Sure, there are some remedies available on the internet -- they will empty your wallet but have no effect on your gynecomastia.  Just think, if there were a quick, easy pill for gynecomastia, the whole world would quickly know about it.

If you are concerned about your chest, best recommendation is to seek the opinion of a plastic surgeon in your area who has considerable expertise in gynecomastia surgery.

For further information, check out my website, which is exclusively devoted to gynecomastia:  www.gynecomastianewyork.com

Elliot W. Jacobs, MD, FACS

New York City

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