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Do you have male breasts? Yes, try breast reduction for gynecomastia

Updated on July 11, 2010
Do you have man boobs? Yes, then this article is for you
Do you have man boobs? Yes, then this article is for you

Are you shy to talk to your doctor? Don’t worry because male breast enlargement or gynecomastia and the consequent need for reduction is quite common for many men around the world who wish for this exclusive cosmetic surgery option. Through this article and also from upcoming articles, I will provide an overview of what is all involved with male breast reduction for gynecomastia and the benefits, risks and costs of breast reduction surgery in men. There are various articles and websites on the internet that provide you information on what is gynecomastia, what is male breast reduction surgery, how gynecomasta is treated with this option, but there are a very few good articles available that provide info on some deep things associated with this procedure which most men searching for breast reduction options online are looking for but they do not get the right information, but in this article and other upcoming articles you will not only find basic information on male breast reduction but you also find information on causes of breast enlargement in males, who are candidates for male breast reduction surgery,  nonsurgical options for male breast reduction, an overview of male breast reduction surgery, risk of surgery for male breast reduction, postoperative care after male breast reduction surgery, how to find and locate a good surgeon for male breast reduction and also in my upcoming articles, I will answer the most important question, IS IT POSSIBLE THAT SOMETIME AFTER SURGERY I MAY REGROW MY BREASTS?”, so read on exclusive answers to all your questions on breast reduction surgery in males.

Normal male breasts versus Gynecomastia condition
Normal male breasts versus Gynecomastia condition

Male breast enlargement or gynecomastia is really common problem than many people think, so they don’t need to be shy and the good news is that male breast reduction procedure is performed in many hospitals around the globe every day and many men undergo this procedure each year. In the recent year, there had been a lot of research and study conducted on developing less invasive methods of male breast reduction and surgeons have been successful in doing that. As you know, in medical words, abnormal enlargement of male breasts is known as gynecomastia and you may be surprised to note that in cases of male breast abnormalities, gynecomastia represents in 60% of cases. Gynecomastia is a condition where a male develops an excessive amount of adipose tissue in his breast that is medically known as pseudogynecomastia.

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Also, it has been found by doctors that gynecomastia may be a temporary condition for some males because some male newborns absorb a large amount of placenta or maternal estrogen and there breasts which become enlarged at the time of birth decrease on their own when they become an adolescent male. Some teenage males also experience gynecomastia at their age because of sudden and frequent hormonal imbalances, but for some cases of chronic gyencomastia, their problem starts from the beginning and remains with them for their lifetime if not treated at the right time, so whatever is the cause of gynecomastia, this disease of abnormal breast enlargement causes these men to feel shy and most men who suffer from gynecomastia opt for cosmetic surgery or other medically necessary treatment to correct their problem.

male breast reduction surgery before and after
male breast reduction surgery before and after

Male breast enlargement or gynecomastia not only causes embarrassment and shame and a type of personality trait but some chronic conditions also cause discomfort and pain and due to tenderness of the breasts.


But the good news for all the men suffering from male breast enlargement is that there are many treatment and surgical options available with doctors and surgeons who have good knowledge and wisdom and are trained professionals of this condition. As problem of breast enlargement and its subsequent reduction cannot be discussed in such short time and space, I promise to post new information each and every day on this condition to update you about this condition and the treatment and surgical options available to you for treating abnormal enlargement of male breasts or gynecomastia.

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      anon1 3 years ago

      I too have a condition called gynecomastia, and have had for many years. I cannot afford to have surgery, so I deal with what I have. I comfortable with them and the looks I get from men during the summer months. I do not go shirtless nor wear tight shirts, but my very pointy male breasts still show through some clothing. So my choice of dress is carefully made. Somedays I wish to have "C or D" cup size breasts and flaunt them like women do to equal the looks I often get. Anyway, I can tell you that Jim's combination of over the counter supplements do not work with those results. How do I know?...I've tried them for over 8 months straight. I tried to even out my uneven breasts with no luck and an empty wallet. You need a medication to supress the male hormone in order to allow any estrogen to run it's course. I choose to wear most shirts made for women because they are made fuller in the chest area than mens shirts. But that's just me. And if those out there reading this are wondering....yes I am a straight married man with children. Before I forget, one very important thing men with any degree of gynecomastia should do is....a self breast exam. It may sound stupid, but men can and do get all types of cancer including breast cancer. Be safe to all and I wish everyone the best of all you deserve.

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      Aurora 6 years ago

      You think Jim wish to be a female? He may have personal reasons why his growing them. But just in case he changes his mind, he can always visit clinics that offer Male breast Reduction. I wrote about it at

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      Breast Reduction Sydney 7 years ago

      I feel kind of disturbed from Jim Mack's comments.This is a great hub and an increasingly common procedure to remove man breasts. Men should no longer feel like they can't do anything about their man boobs.

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      Rajinder Soni 7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Now Jim what you will do with your B cup breasts? I mean what is your purpose of growing them. I think that could be detrimental for your health. Nature has made women to have breasts and not men. Anything out of nature faces consequences.

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      jim mack 7 years ago

      I too have male breasts but mine were desired and caused. I have been working to grow breasts for 3 months and i can tell you that not only is it possible but it def works. i started off for 6 weeks taking fenugreek, fennel, red clover and saw palmetto - double the dose listed on label. I then added Pueraria Mirifica which kicked my growth into high gear. I finally started stimulating my nipples which has caused me to begin lactation - not a lot (not nearly enough to feed a baby) but enough to cause more growth. i am now a full B cup after 3+ months. I am living proof that it works and i really enjoy it.

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      Rajinder Soni 7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks a lot for your visit and comment vanicama23.

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      vanicama23 7 years ago

      Great information, there are so many guys out there with this problem and this is definitely a great source to learn more about their options and about male cosmetic surgery.

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      Rajinder Soni 8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Tanks a lot Destiny1991.

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      Destiny1991 8 years ago

      thanks for sharing

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      Rajinder Soni 8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you so much ocbill for your expert comment. You know it well.

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      ocbill 8 years ago from hopefully somewhere peaceful and nice

      great hub, It is becoming more prevalent possibly due to hormones in foods and too much weight lifting form body buidlers, as they get older gravity comes and it is just excess fat. it's a difficult solution until now.

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      Rajinder Soni 8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks a lot akirchner for your review of this hub.

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      Audrey Kirchner 8 years ago from Washington

      Doing medical transcription, I hear about this quite frequently but know it can be very embarrassing sometimes for men or boys to 'fess up. It is a medical condition and just the 'luck' of the draw. Very useful info and great pics.

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      Rajinder Soni 8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you so much Ethel and Veronica for your beautiful comments.

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      Veronica Allen 8 years ago from Georgia

      Being a female myself, sometimes I don't think about the physical problems men may face. I think as a society, we tend to feel that women suffer through more physical or cosmetic problems then men, since more women are shown or recorded to have corrective/medically necessary surgeries of one nature or the other. This hub helps me to appreciate that men go through some of the same things we women go through. I think most men are just a little more silent about it. Hopefully, this hub will help those who suffer in silence to get the help they need. Great information soni.

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      Eileen Kersey 8 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      Will be a really helpful Hub

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      Rajinder Soni 8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks a lot sarovai for your comment.

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      sarovai 8 years ago

      Useful information. Thank u for sharing.


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