Do Pills For Gynecomastia Work? Plastic Surgeons Opinions
No, there are no medications which will reduce the size of your chest. However, if the gynecomastia is based upon an endocrinological disorder, then treatment of the underlying medical condition should improve the appearance of the breasts.
Weight loss may also be beneficial. I would not advise a patient to take a supplement which is not FDA regulated as the contents, dosages and side effects are uncertain and may have other implications. (Robert L. Kraft, MD, FACS, New York Plastic Surgeon)
Pill for Gynecomastia
There is no medication or supplement that has been shown scientifically to treat gynecomastia.
So called natural supplements are not subject to the rigorous testing by the FDA that prescription medications are subject to. Therefore the makers of these products often make unrealistic claims regarding their benefits.
Real gynecomastia and pills
It is unlikely that pills can treat real gynecomastia. Sometime there is a slight reduction in the size of the gynecomastia,but usually it is not sufficient for most patients. (Mordcai Blau, MD, New York Plastic Surgeon)
Can a pill treat gynecomastia?
The only effective treatment of gynecomastia is surgical – with liposuction, direct excision of breast tissue or a combination of both. No pill has been devised to successfully and predictably treat excess glandular tissue. However, it should be noted that any potential underlying cause (aside from pubertal changes) should be investigated before surgery or there may very well be regrowth.
Male breast reduction (gynecomastia) correction
The use of Gynexin is not popular in the USA and I typically see patients that have tried these non-surgical methods which have failed. I rarely see an individual who has had successful use of these products.
The treatment depends on an assessment of the glandular/fatty rato of the breast composition. Fatty breasts can be treated with liposuction or minimally invasive techniques whereas glandular breasts are best treated with surgical removal of the gland. (Otto Joseph Placik, MD, Chicago Plastic Surgeon)
Options for removal of the male breast
There has been a lot of false advertising regarding drugs and pills over the Internet claiming the removal of gynecomastia. There is no scientific evidence to support these claims. Drugs that help with weight loss will reduce over all fat content of the body and chest, but will not affect the glandular breast tissue.
Medical treatment for gynecomastia
In general there is no effective medical treatment for gynecomastia. Exceptions to the preceding statement include but are not limited to gynecomastia secondary to pituitary tumor, adrenal tumor, gonadal insufficiency and chemotherapy. (Jay M. Pensler, MD, Chicago Plastic Surgeon)
Treatment of Gynecomastia
There are no pills that I am awere of that will effect gynecomastia, other than stopping whatever drug caused the problem if this is the cause. Determining if there is a cause and treating it is the first consideration.
Only surgery will correct gynecomastia.
Stay away from pills that may be harmful, and that certainly don’t work. It would be great if pills worked, but they don’t In most men, gynecomastia is a local problem that can be locally corrected with good, low risk surgery. (George J. Beraka, MD (retired), Manhattan Plastic Surgeon)
There is no medicine available that I know of that removes gynecomastic. Surgery is the treatment of choice — liposuction with removal of the breast tissue works well. (William B. Rosenblatt, MD, New York Plastic Surgeon)
I am not familiar with Gynexin, but I would assume that in order for it to be effective at all, it would involve some hormonal manipulation. I think this is ill-advised without consulting with an endocrinologist.
The surgical treatment usually involves both excision and SAL and almost always results in a happy patient. (John Whitt, MD (retired), Louisville Plastic Surgeon)