If you’re in the process of learning more about gynecomastia, you’ve likely come across information about gynecomastia surgery and how it can help reduce breast tissue and fat. Plastic surgery can be a big commitment for anyone, so it’s normal to feel hesitant about going through with such a life-changing experience. One thing we recommend to be part of your research process is reading more about other men’s experiences with gynecomastia surgery. By reading firsthand accounts of men who have undergone gynecomastia surgery, you can get a trustworthy look at the whole experience from the first consultation to the operation to the final result. Here are a few reasons to explore testimonials and personal experiences as you consider your options with our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Miguel Delgado.

They Spread Awareness

Many men go through life with gynecomastia and excess breast tissue without realizing that there are treatment options. Although “man boobs” are the butt of many jokes, gynecomastia is a medical condition that can be a serious detractor from your self-confidence. It’s normal for men to think they’re alone in being worried about the appearance of their chest until they encounter other men online who face the same problems. The more men learn about gynecomastia, the less likely they are to experience emotional distress and self-consciousness about it – especially after cosmetic surgery.

They Can Boost Your Courage

Learning more about gynecomastia surgery can be one thing, but going through with a consultation can be another. For many men, opening up about being self-conscious of enlarged breasts can cause embarrassment – especially when gynecomastia is already met with ridicule. Reading other men’s experiences with gynecomastia surgeons who understand the unique challenges of life with male breast tissue can help steer you in the right direction and boost your courage when it comes to scheduling an appointment.

They Help Build Community

Men with gynecomastia can feel extremely isolated for a lot of reasons. For some men, their self-consciousness prevents them from engaging in social activities with friends or family. Others may feel alone in their emotional discomfort of living with gynecomastia. Reading or watching other men’s experiences with male breast reduction surgery can help you feel a sense of community. By learning more about other men facing similar issues or even interacting on online forums, you can find answers and get support for your next steps.

They Help Manage Expectations

There’s a huge amount of information available about gynecomastia and male breast reduction surgery, but it’s not always relevant to your experience and expectations. Testimonials and reviews from other gynecomastia patients can help you understand the ins and outs of gynecomastia surgery with specific plastic surgeons you may be considering. You can find recommendations, advice, and tips from actual patients so you can better understand what to expect. And you can also see firsthand the life-changing results that can boost well-being and confidence.

Read Real Gynecomastia Stories

If you’re exploring your options with gynecomastia surgery, then Dr. Delgado can help. We maintain the largest online community of gynecomastia patients dedicated to offering support and helping men learn more about their options. The Dr. Delgado YouTube channel is an additional resource where you can find patient stories and experiences that you may find relatable to your gynecomastia journey. Visit our online forums and schedule a virtual consultation with Dr. Delgado in San Francisco or Novato, CA today. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Is gynecomastia surgery worth it?

The vast majority of men who undergo male breast reduction surgery remark that they should’ve decided to go through with gynecomastia treatment years ago. For most of Dr. Delgado’s gynecomastia patients, the procedure and its confidence-boosting results are a complete success.

Can you get rid of gynecomastia without surgery?

This answer will be unique for each person. In some cases, gynecomastia can go away by simply waiting or implementing lifestyle changes. In other cases, surgical removal is the other way to get rid of male breasts.

Should I worry about gynecomastia?

Most often, gynecomastia is not harmful to your health (unless there are underlying health causes). However, many men still experience symptoms like anxiety and depression – in which case, plastic surgery with a qualified and experienced gynecomastia doctor can be beneficial.

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 gynecomastia.psstage.com, 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.