Article medically reviewed by Dr. Gavin Chan (MBBS, cosmetic physician, liposuctionist)
Dr. Gavin Chan
Templestowe Lower and Berwick Clinics
Dr. Gavin Chan has a background in intensive care, anaesthesia, and emergency medicine. Since 2004, Dr. Chan has provided cosmetic procedures, including anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, liposuction, fat transfer, skin needling, and laser treatments. He is a doctor trainer for various dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections.
Hi… is their a medicine only treatment?
Thank you for your enquiry regarding Gynaecomastia. There are two types of this condition Gynaecomastia and Pseudo-Gynaecomastia.
Gynaecomastia is usually caused by an underlying imbalance in the male and female hormones (testosterone and oestradiol). This can be physiological (normal) or can be, less commonly, pathological. Pathological causes of gynaecomastia include; Klinefelter’s syndrome, cirrhosis of the liver, testicular tumours, prolactin excess, or can be caused by medication.
If the problem of male chest enlargement is not due to enlargement of glandular tissue, but instead it is due to accumulation of fat only, it is called Pseudo-Gynaecomastia, and usually does not have any underlying medical pathology.
Depending on which type of Gynaecomastia you are experiencing will depend on whether you require medication as treatment or Liposuction. I would be more than happy to book you in for a Consultation with our Specialist Dr.Gavin Chan to find out which type you have.
Please feel free to call us on 1300 863 824 if you have any further enquiries or would like to book an appointment.