You can trust board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Miguel Delgado, MD to effectively treat your gynecomastia and perform other cosmetic procedures in Novato, CA. Gynecomastia is a disorder that causes the unwanted growth of male breast tissue and Dr. Delgado specializes in the treatment of this medical condition. To learn more about gynecomastia diagnosis, treatment options, and living with gynecomastia on a daily basis, visit, the leading online forum for gynecomastia information and resources.

What is Gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia has been given the slang term “man-boobs” because it causes the growth of breast tissue in men. There are five main types of gynecomastia:

  1. Teenage Gynecomastia: This occurs between the ages of 10-13 and usually goes away but can persist into adulthood for about 5% of cases.
  2. Adult Gynecomastia: This is often caused by undiagnosed adolescent gynecomastia but can also be caused by hormonal or drug-induced conditions.
  3. Steroid-induced Gynecomastia: Anabolic steroids used by bodybuilders can cause adverse effects like the development of breast tissue.
  4. Medication-induced gynecomastia
  5. Pseudogynecomastia: Unlike true gynecomastia, this type is typically caused by weight gain and is the accumulation of fatty tissue in the breast area.

Gynecomastia Causes

Gynecomastia is often caused by a hormonal change during puberty or as a result of certain diseases, but it is also associated with antidepressants, antibiotics, and illegal drugs such as steroids, marijuana, and heroin.

Other than hormonal changes and drugs, gynecomastia has also been associated with phytoestrogen-rich foods that reduce the production of testosterone. Some of these foods include flax seed, nuts (specifically almonds, pistachios, and peanuts), dried fruit like raisins and apricots, eggs, and dairy products.

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If you are looking for the most conclusive and exclusive gynecomastia private surgical experience in the North West, Dr. Delgado can not be matched. He and his staff work with a passion that is genuine to each patient. Dr. Delgado’s experience and confidence was so assuring throughout the process pre and post op. His guidance and honesty about my options gave me clarity to choose the right direction together with him and his staff. He went above and beyond to accommodate me into his schedule early to meet a personal date and plans I had. I am close to 4 weeks post surgery and I am recovering well and feeling better by the day. Having access to Dr. Delgado and his nursing staff via phone and text has been the best stress relief. The full effect of my surgery has not hit me, I am still in shock at the results and wish I did this years earlier. Thank you Dr. Delgado and Team!!


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Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Miguel Delgado M.D is a renowned gynecomastia specialist and the authority figure behind, the leading online gynecomastia forum. Established in 1986, the forum has provided gynecomastia information and resources for over 30 years.

Gynecomastia Diagnosis

Gynecomastia not only causes enlarged breasts, but also puffy nipples, firm lumps under the nipple, enlarged areolas, pain, and, in rare cases, nipple discharge. A gynecomastia pinch test will determine whether you have true gynecomastia or pseudogynecomastia, an enlargement caused solely by fatty tissue, rather than glandular tissue. You may also be given a blood test if the cause of your gynecomastia symptoms is difficult to pinpoint.

Gynecomastia Treatment

Gynecomastia surgery is the most effective treatment to get rid of breast tissue and resolve gynecomastia symptoms. A combination of liposuction and breast tissue excision can restore the masculine appearance of the male chest and is effective for about 80% of men with gynecomastia.

Medications such as Gynexin, Gynectrol, and GyneMax are also being used to treat gynecomastia and act as fat burner treatment. While these medications can improve some symptoms of male breast development, they only target fat, not glandular breast tissue which is the underlying cause of gynecomastia. Anti-estrogen drugs have also been used to treat gynecomastia but have mainly been effective to treat pseudogynecomastia.

About Novato, CA

Located about 30 miles north of San Francisco, Novato, CA, is home to some of the oldest vineyards in the Californian wine country and a beautifully diverse area. Visitors can enjoy fishing, biking, or hiking in the nearby forests and mountains or relax on the beaches of this coastal city. It is also known for the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Hamilton Field History Museum, and the shopping centers in the quaint downtown Novato.

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