Why Do Some Adolescent Boys Develop Breasts?

The exact cause of gynecomastia is not fully understood. Genetics seem to play a role, as do certain hormones. During puberty, adolescent boys go through significant hormonal changes. Their bodies start to produce large quantities of testosterone as well as smaller quantities of estrogen. Excessive production of estrogens or an imbalance between estrogen and testosterone may be to blame, or the minimal breast tissue that every male has could be extremely sensitive to circulating estrogen. Whatever the cause, the result is the same: a gradual enlargement of the breasts that rarely goes away on its own.

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Can I Do Anything to Treat Adolescent Gynecomastia?

If you (or your adolescent son) suffer from gynecomastia, male breast reduction surgery may be a suitable option. Dr. Elliot Jacobs has performed hundreds of male breast reduction surgeries on preteens and teens, and it is considered a safe procedure with a short recovery time. The results are long-term: Dr. Jacobs has never experienced a single recurrence in over 30 years of practice.

You may be a candidate for male breast reduction surgery if:

  • You are between about 12 and 18 years of age and have enlarged tissue in one or both breasts
  • Are unhappy about your enlarged breast tissue and feel it affects your confidence in your self-image or social life
  • Your breast tissue has been stable for at least two years and is no longer growing
  • You are generally healthy and emotionally mature
  • Your gynecomastia is preventing you from engaging in sports or social activities
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What to Expect From Gynecomastia Surgery in Boca Raton?

During your initial consultation, Dr. Jacobs will go over the procedure with you, including the details of the surgery itself, whether gynecomastia surgery is the best option for your unique circumstances, and what to expect in terms of results. Dr. Jacobs will perform your surgery on an out-patient basis in our Boca Raton, Florida operating room suite. You will be under “twilight sleep” anesthesia during the procedure, which typically takes between 60 and 90 minutes.

What to Expect from Gynecomastia Surgery in Boca Raton?

During your initial consultation, Dr. Jacobs will go over the procedure with you, including the details of the surgery itself, whether gynecomastia surgery is the best option for your unique circumstances, and what to expect in terms of results. Dr. Jacobs will perform your surgery on an out-patient basis in our Boca Raton, Florida operating room suite. You will be under “twilight sleep” anesthesia during the procedure, which typically takes between 60 and 90 minutes.

Is the Recovery Painful?

Young men are usually strong and healthy, and they tend to heal and recover quite rapidly. Soreness after the surgery is normal and is easily treated with painkillers. You should be able to return to school within 2-3 days, and within 4 weeks you should be able to engage in your regular exercise or sports again.

Experience the World-Class Expertise of Dr. Jacobs at Sanctuary Plastic Surgery

Our entire team is here to help you achieve your unique aesthetic goals. Dr. Jacobs specializes in gynecomastia and is a board-certified surgeon with over 30 years of experience. He is a true expert in his field. He has even designed his own special surgical instruments for the procedure to minimize scarring. Dr. Jacobs understands the physical and emotional effects of gynecomastia and is passionate about improving your life by achieving the best possible results for you.

Renewed Self-Confidence and Improved Posture

Your results will be visible immediately, and the excellent elasticity of young skin means your skin should tighten again quickly after your procedure. Gynecomastia surgery commonly results in straighter posture, greater self-confidence and an overall improved quality of life.

Many young men will be comfortable wearing a tight shirt for the first time in years, and finally have the confidence to hit the gym or join a sports team.

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