Gynecomastia in teens is a common insecurity among adolescent boys. So common, even Blue Water Plastic Surgery’s Gynecomastia Specialist Dr. Michael Law, a father of boys, would consider doing this procedure on his own teenagers if they chose. While not a proponent for aesthetic surgery on minors, Dr. Law explains that excessive breast size in males is not always a result of obesity and the benefits of this surgery for minors can have a lasting effect on their confidence at this age.
Gynecomastia, often referred to derisively as ‘man-boobs’, is prevalent in the United States. While gynecomastia for teens can be associated with excess body mass and obesity, many males for gynecomastia reduction surgery are not overweight, but simply have experienced the spontaneous growth of fibrous breast tissue on one or both sides of their chest, for reasons that medical science currently cannot fully explain. For rapidly growing teen boys, this excess tissue has no correlation to their weight, and may not subside quickly.
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The problem can create a vicious cycle of self-consciousness and social withdrawal. With breast area enlargement, a boy gradually becomes insecure about his appearance without a shirt on or even in workout clothing. They begin to avoid social situations in which their chest appearance is obvious, like the gym, a pool, or seemingly mundane sports games with friends. Simple sporting activity that should be fun, come to be a cause of embarrassment and avoided altogether. This can potentially damage their psychosocial development and have a profoundly negative effect on their sense of well-being and quality of life.
No one can be absolutely certain what has caused the significant increase in gynecomastia, but as an expert in this procedure, Dr. Law has seen enough gynecomastia patients with a normal body weight to know for certain that it is not simply due to the rising incidence of obesity.
Gynecomastia patients are among the happiest with their results. They are not only pleased with the enhancement of theirpersonal appearance after surgery, but also become better integrated socially. The outcome of surgery can be truly life-changing, with young men immediately more socially confident and
more socially active.
One very grateful set of parents recently shared with Blue Water Plastic Surgery that their son, who would never even remove his shirt around his family in the privacy of their home, was so happy with his improved appearance that he was frequently shirtless around the house, was back to hanging out with his buddies at the pool, and was thinking of trying out for soccer for the upcoming school year. This kind of story is very typical of the adolescent male patient who has undergone male breast reduction surgery
It is important for any male that is considering undergoing male breast reduction surgery for the treatment of gynecomastia to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon to understand the benefits and the risks of this procedure. The treatment of gynecomastia can considerably increase self-confidence in males and allow them to no longer feel ashamed of their bodies. Reduction methods include liposuction, cutting out excess glandular tissue, or using a combination of both liposuction and excision. The scars resulting from this surgery vary depending on the amount of breast tissue that patient has and the elasticity of their skin. There is currently a 94.4% patient satisfaction rate based on Real Patient Ratings from men who’ve undergone this procedure.
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Dr. Michael Law is a board-certified plastic surgeon located in Raleigh, North Carolina serving patients in RTP, Durham, Fayetteville, Wilmington, Danville, Southern Virginia, and seeing patients from all over the world . Dr. Law performs surgery in our Joint Commission accredited, state of the art freestanding O.R. All surgeries are performed alongside a board-certified MD anesthesiologist who remains at the bedside of the patient during surgery. Joint Commission accreditation is truly a remarkable accomplishment
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