Many men suffer from gynecomastia. And It’s no secret that the increased emphasis today’s pop culture places on the male physique has created a correlating effect with gynecomastia awareness. As gynecomastia becomes more well-known, various treatments for it are brought to the forefront. The most common form of treatment for this disorder is through surgery. But alternative gynecomastia treatments, such as medication or the right lifestyle are known to help as well.


When it comes to using alternative gynecomastia treatments, some medicines are used in place of surgery. Three of the most popular include Gynexin, Gynectrol, and GyneMax. These supplements are designed to reduce male breast size, but they have different ways of doing it. Gynexin is an herbal based supplement with the intention of eliminating the fat that results from gynecomastia. This supplement is able to stand apart from the other because of its 99% success rate. This is due to its possession of the natural fat burner, Guggulsterone.

Gynectrol is another supplement that has found success. But it doesn’t tackle gynecomastia by eliminating the fat like Gynexin. Instead, Gynectrol reduces estrogen amounts that might be causing gynecomastia. Like Gynexin, this supplement also contains all-natural ingredients. However, it is recommended mainly for treating pseudogynecomastia cases because breast tissue cannot be removed by oral medications once it has formed. Even though Gynectrol is not quite as effective as its predecessor, it still boasts a 96.5% success rate making it one of the most popular male breast reduction supplements.

GyneMax is the last supplement mentioned. But it is not as popular as its competitors. This supplement is branded as the best herbal supplement for gynecomastia. In reality, however, the ingredients used in this pill suggest that it is better used as a weight loss supplement, rather than a treatment for gynecomastia. Because GyneMax is not as effective, it also contends with many negative customers reviews. These reviews, along with poor performance cement its place as the most unpopular of the three supplements.


Even though surgery or medication are better treatment routes, proper diet and exercise can also help break down breast fat tissue. Elements like zinc, vitamin D, and healthy fats in diets can help achieve weight loss and improve muscle strength. Foods that are high in these qualities include lean beef, eggs, avocados, and walnuts. Gynecomastia food to avoid is soy because it contains high amounts of an herbal type of estrogen. Another diet change that is helpful is juicing. Juicing is useful because it allows the intake of various nutrients the body needs while also minimizing the intake of calories.


While all of these methods are alternative gynecomastia treatments, they are not always the best approaches for eliminating gynecomastia. If these methods do not produce the results that you desire, surgery might be the best option for you. If you have any questions about gynecomastia surgery, get in touch with Dr. Delgado by phone (415) 577-4161 or via our contact form.

Dr. Delgado Bio


Dr. Delgado, MD is a world-recognized plastic surgeon and specialist in the treatment of male breast enlargement, also called gynecomastia. He has developed new techniques and owns and operates, which has become the largest gynecomastia forum in the world. Dr. Delgado holds the two most coveted credentials; the certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and membership in the American Society of Plastic Surgery.