Can gynaecomastia be treated medically without surgery?

Yes, but only in limited cases.

Perhaps the young man with inflamed tender breasts would be the one most likely to be helped. One can also just wait and see whether time heals. It usually does. Otherwise, surgery is more certain.

Currently, there are no drugs approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of Gynecomastia. Danazol is a synthetic derivative of testosterone that decreases oestrogen synthesis by the testes. Tamoxifen is an anti-oestrogen drug. It may be prescribed as 10mg pills twice daily.

Related FAQs:

Related Treatments

Related Consultants

Mr. Garrick Georgeu

Mr. Garrick Georgeu

Plastic and Aesthetic surgeon with an Aesthetic Surgical degree, specialising in all types of breast surgery, facial surgery, and body contouring.

Find out more

Latest News