Sometimes gynecomastia is due to a medical condition. Before undergoing surgery, tests must be done to rule out a medical condition as the cause of the male breast tissue. Hormonal disorders, testicular tumors, brain tumors, certain medications, and recreational drugs can all lead to gynecomastia. Once any serious conditions are ruled out, one can undergo surgery. Or, if a medical condition is found to be responsible for the gynecomastia, surgery can be done once the medical condition is treated.
If the gynecomastia is due to a medical condition, your insurance company may pay for some or all of the breast reduction procedure. If the gynecomastia is not due to a medical condition it is considered cosmetic and your insurance company will likely not cover it.
Male breasts can cause embarrassment and self-consciousness. Many men feel they cannot go shirtless and are uncomfortable being seen in fitted shirts. Some men even fear intimacy due to gynecomastia. If you are a man with excess breast tissue, you may be candidate for gynecomastia excision. This operation improves quality of life and may be life-changing for you.