Eliminate Excess Male Breast Tissue

Published on August 19, 2016 by

While enlarged male breast tissue can be an embarrassing condition, it is far from rare. Men of all ages develop enlarged breasts when the breast tissue grows or fat gets accumulated around the tissue.

Reduction of male breasts is quite possible and can be achieved through a variety of methods.

Male Breast Reduction Procedure

Male breast reduction surgery is the most effective option for recontouring of the male chest. Men should go for this only if all the other methods of treatment have failed to provide any results. Male breast reduction surgery involves removal of glandular breast tissue and/or fatty tissue in order to reduce the size of the breasts.

Following a Proper Diet

The presence of lipids in the breasts can be lessened by eating less-fatty foods, since a low-fat diet will allow fewer fats to accumulate in your breasts. All the excess calories need to be burnt out. Male chest reduction pills or creams can aid in converting excess fat to usable energy.

Medication Options

Pills for male breast reduction have ingredients that multiply the level of testosterone in the system. These pills can also lower the body’s level of estrogen hormones. These actions are a way to prevent the enlargement of male breast tissue.

These pills are able to reduce the number and size of fat cells that have accumulated on the chest. Two pills have to be taken each day. The pills are made from ingredients like extracts of cacao, green tea, and caffeine.

Pills are absorbed a lot quicker by the system than methods like creams. It is important to remember that pills alone are not sufficient to reduce male breasts. You will also need to exercise regularly and follow a proper diet.

Prescription drugs as well as herbal pills can be taken to reduce the size of the male breasts. Herbal pills are considered to be more effective and safer because the human body is used to herbal ingredients.

Gels or creams or serums are other medical options. They work best for men with moderately enlarged breasts. These can reduce male breasts and they are usually very inexpensive and easy to use. They are readily available.

The ingredients found in these can minimize the fat cells accumulated around the enlarged male breast tissue. Vitamin A, extracts of ginkgo biloba, and aloe vera are some of the natural ingredients used in these. These creams can take quite some time to be effective.


Exercise may be an ideal method for reduction of your male breasts. A professional trainer will be able to guide you in selecting the perfect exercises that will help to tighten your chest muscles. These exercises include the following:
Pushups – With these, the upper chest muscles become tighter and firmer. The amount of fat will also be reduced in the upper chest through these.
Interval training – Short, intense exercises of the upper chest are done alternately with less-intense exercises. These are effective because they take longer to do and as such burn the excess fat.
Dumbbell exercises – Using dumbbells to do inclined presses is a good option. This exercise is able to provide a boost to the chest muscles.
Seated rows – These can be used to make the pectoral muscles firmer.

Arrange a Consultation

Schedule a consultation regarding male breast reduction to find out the best method to reduce your male breasts. To set up an appointment with Dr. Jaime Schwartz, a skilled board-certified plastic surgeon with years of experience, contact our office.

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Beverly Hills Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Jaime S. Schwartz specializes in breast reduction, breast augmentation, breast cancer reconstruction, and breast revision.