Gynecomastia, also derisively called “man boobs” by some is a condition that causes male breasts to swell and become larger than normal. It can affect one or both breasts and can a toll on a male’s self-esteem. If you are a male and are unhappy with the way your chest looks and the way it makes you feel, there are options for treatment. Now is the time to arm yourself with information in order to find the right surgeon to help take care of the issue.

What is Gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia is not simply an abundance of fat in the chest area that liposuction can deal with effectively. Fat is just the half of it. The other half is the breast gland itself. Yes, men have glandular tissue in the chest that can respond to hormone changes and increase in size. In rare cases, the glandular tissue of the male breast can even develop breast cancer just as it can in women.

Surgery to correct gynecomastia is becoming more and more popular for men. However, in monitoring question-and-answer sites like, it is evident that men are reporting disappointing results from their surgery. To properly address gynecomastia, attention must be paid to both the fatty and glandular components of the condition. Liposuction alone can address the fat, but liposuction alone will not completely treat gynecomastia. The glandular component must also be removed to give satisfying results.

When meeting with a surgeon, ask him or her what the plan is to deal with the glandular tissue. The gland must be directly removed to completely treat gynecomastia. Typically, this entails an incision along the lower half of the nipple/areola complex (NAC). This allows access to the glandular tissue to be directly removed. The problem is, it can leave the NAC looking “operated on”. Effective, aesthetic treatment of true gynecomastia requires an experienced surgeon that is Board Certified by the Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Why Choose Dr. Delgado for Male Breast Reduction Surgery?

Dr. Delgado is a board-certified plastic surgeon and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. He has treated gynecomastia patients and all types of male breast enlargement for over 30 years and is dedicated to supporting adolescents and men across the globe. He aims to establish leading professional standards in gynecomastia care and treatment.

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Gynecomastia FAQs

What Causes Excess Male Breast Tissue in Men?

There is an array of possible causes of gynecomastia, including hormonal imbalance, certain medications, thyroid disease, liver disease, alcoholism, adrenal tumors, anabolic steroids, and more.

Does Gynecomastia Cause Breast Pain?

Men and boys with gynecomastia can experience breast pain or sensitivity.

What is Drug Induced Gynecomastia?

This occurs when gynecomastia is the result of taking certain drugs or medications. Once a patient stops the medication that is the cause, gynecomastia may resolve on its own.

Who is at a Greater Risk to Develop Gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia is usually triggered by an imbalance in the hormones testosterone and estrogen. It is most often seen in newborn male babies, adolescent boys during puberty, and older men once their testosterone levels begin to decrease.

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.