How do you treat gynecomastia a.k.a. man boobs? There are many resources online or even companies claiming there are natural at-home remedies, gyno pills or even non-surgical gyno treatments like coolsculpting can get rid of your enlarged male breast glands, but this is simply false! True gynecomastia can only be cured by surgically removing the glandular tissue by direct excision by an experienced male breast reduction surgeon and here’s why:
All males and females are born with breast tissue. Gynecomastia is the swelling of the breast tissue in males that cause the appearance of “man boobs” or “moobs”. It can be present in one or both breasts. Usually this swelling is due to an imbalance in testosterone or estrogen, exogenous drugs, or idiopathic. Some cases of gynecomastia may have a combination of both extra breast tissue and fatty tissue.
Breast Tissue is different from fatty tissue. If excess fatty tissue is present, this can be reduced by losing weight, exercising, and proper nutrition, or liposuction. This condition is sometimes called “pseudo-gynecomastia”. If true gynecomastia is present, the breast tissue is a dense glandular fibrous tissue that does not go away with weight loss, exercising or even liposuction. Very rarely is gynecomastia secondary to breast cancer, but this condition should always be considered and ruled out.
XSculpt surgeons specialize in treating gynecomastia with a minimally invasive ChestSculpt™ procedure that only takes 45 minutes. Our ChestSculpt™ procedure involves a triple-therapy technique that uses a SmartLipo laser to melt fat and tighten skin, liposuction to remove any excess fat, and finally gland excision through a tiny key-hole incision to completely remove the gland. Patients can typically resume their normal activities in as little as two to three days. You can see our before and after photos here.
When you are considering gyno treatment options, make sure you do your research and find a qualified surgeon who is highly experienced in evaluating gynecomastia and performing male breast reduction procedures.