Gynecomastia is a common male breast disorder. It is not a tumor, but just an increase in the amount of a man's breast tissue. For more information on gynecomastia, see our Q&A called Gynecomastia.
Treatment of gynecomastia depends on the underlying cause
(e.g., hormonal, use of certain prescription medications, liver disease, presence of certain tumors other than in the breast, or a rare genetic condition). Hormonal disorders resulting in gynecomastia may be treated with hormonal medications. If a patient is taking a prescription medication that has gynecomastia as a side effect, lowering the dose or changing the prescription medication may result in a disappearance of the gynecomastia.
Surgical options for treating gyecomastia include:
• Suction lipectomy, which is a procedure involving making an incision in the breast and removing fat tissue using a suction device
• Cosmetic surgery to remove excess tissue in the breast
• Suction lipectomy and cosmetic surgery