Male Breasts: Understanding and Treating Gynecomastia

Deemesh Oudit - Manchester Plastic Surgery

1. What are Male Breasts (Gynecomastia)?

Male breasts, commonly known as gynecomastia, refer to the enlargement of breast tissue in men or boys. The condition is characterized by a combination of glandular tissue and, in some cases, excess fatty tissue in the breasts. It can affect one or both breasts, sometimes unevenly. While gynecomastia is not a serious problem medically, it can lead to emotional distress and self-consciousness about body image.

Gynecomastia can present at any age and is distinct from the muscle hypertrophy of the pectoralis muscles or the adipose tissue accumulation known as pseudogynecomastia, which is typically related to weight gain.

2. What Causes Male Breasts (Gynecomastia)?

The development of male breasts or gynecomastia can be attributed to several factors. One primary cause is an imbalance between the hormones estrogen and testosterone. Estrogen, the hormone that controls female breast growth, and testosterone, which inhibits breast growth, can become unbalanced for various reasons, including puberty, aging, and other health conditions.

Other potential causes of gynecomastia include:

  • Medications: Certain drugs, including anti-androgens, anabolic steroids, HIV medications, anti-anxiety drugs, and some antibiotics, can contribute to the development of gynecomastia.
  • Health Conditions: Medical issues such as hypogonadism, hyperthyroidism, kidney failure, and liver disease can lead to gynecomastia.
  • Substance Abuse: The use of alcohol, marijuana, and other drugs are also associated with the development of male breast tissue.
  • Herbal Products: Some plant oils, such as tea tree or lavender, used in shampoos, soaps, or lotions have been linked to gynecomastia due to their estrogenic activity.

3. How to Treat Male Breasts (Gynecomastia):

Gynecomastia, a condition characterized by the enlargement of male breast tissue, can be effectively treated at Dr. Deemesh Oudit’s clinic. Our approach is personalized, considering the severity and underlying causes of the condition. Here are the specialized treatments offered:

  • GYNAECOMASTIA / GYNECOMASTIA (male breast reduction): Dr. Oudit specializes in male breast reduction surgery, which is an effective and permanent solution for gynecomastia. This procedure can involve:

    • Liposuction: This technique is utilized to remove excess fatty tissue from the breasts, significantly improving the chest’s contour and appearance.

  • Comprehensive Aftercare: Post-surgical care is crucial for gynecomastia treatment. Dr. Oudit’s clinic offers dedicated aftercare programs to ensure a smooth recovery and the best possible outcomes.

At Dr. Deemesh Oudit’s clinic, each treatment plan for gynecomastia is bespoke, tailored to meet the unique needs and goals of our patients. We ensure that you receive not just clinical excellence, but also compassionate care throughout your journey with us.

It is essential for individuals suffering from gynecomastia to consult with a qualified plastic surgeon, like Dr. Deemesh Oudit, who specializes in male breast reduction procedures. A consultation will help determine the most appropriate course of action based on the individual’s specific circumstances and the underlying cause of the condition.

In conclusion, male breasts or gynecomastia is a common condition that can be effectively treated through a variety of methods, depending on the individual case. Whether through observation, medication, surgery, lifestyle changes, or psychological support, those affected can find relief and regain confidence in their appearance.


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Amazing and caring stuff professional doctors. My Surgeon Dr Oudit based at My Cosmetic Clinic in Salford, Chapel Street was thorough efficient and extremely helpful from start to finish. A gently spoken man who listens and gives you an honest professional opinion in terms of cosmetic achievement. The nurse who looked after me was absolutely phenomenal -Davina Pre -and -post Op. Thank you. Carla for Aftercare apps is amazing and lovely as well. Easy place to reach too. Thanks for everything guys! Loving my new contours!! 🙂

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March 18, 2023

I had a few consultations in Ireland (that's were I'm from) and I decided to get a few from the UK also. Dr Deemesh Oudit put me at ease immediately ,went through everything with me including the current medication I am on that I felt so confident I decided to go ahead. My preop was done over the phone and I was able to travel over the day before surgery to get my bloods done. I saw Dr Oudit before my surgery and after my surgery. I had also been given all of the information I needed before going for surgery for the care after. The surgery was pain free all I had was just some neck stiffness. The nursing staff were brilliant and catering staff in Beaumount were lovely. I am absolutely delighted with the results, I have one other small procedure to have done. I would definitely recommend Dr Oudit to my friends and family, it took about a year to make the decision to go ahead because of the other consultations that I have had. Also Michelle Oudit who deals with his correspondence is also great.

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October 18, 2023

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January 18, 2023

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January 18, 2020

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