Gynecomastia: Breast Reduction Surgery for Teen Boys Increases Self-Esteem
Gynecomastia (Enlarged Male Breasts) Negatively Effects Teen Boys in a Number of Ways
Everyone knows it’s already hard enough being a teenager. Being an adolescent boy with Gynecomastia however, can be devastating. According to a recent study conducted by the Boston Children’s Hospital, the adverse psychological effects that Gynecomastia adds to the normal pressures of being a teenage boy can cause serious problems in general physical health, mental health, social integration and acceptance, self-esteem and eating behaviors.
Adolescence is a time when young men are determining their personal sense of Self. The effects of Gynecomastia on those assumptions about masculinity and identity need to be dealt with early or they can have lasting impact on a man’s entire adult life.
Gynecomastia: Weight Loss and Physical Conditioning Help, But May Not Be Enough
Gynecomastia is most often seen in overweight or obese boys, who are usually just told to “lose weight” in order to reduce the size of their breasts. Weight loss doesn’t address the glandular or excess skin issues however, which can last well into adulthood, compounding the negative effects and causing further degradation of self-esteem and self-worth over the years.
Early Intervention and Treatment for Gynecomastia can Change a Boy’s Life Forever
Male Breast Reduction surgery, to remove the excess fat, glandular tissues and skin and return a young man’s chest to a slimmer, more masculine profile, can mark a complete turning point in how that young man views himself and his personal worth. Dr. Timothy Janiga, MD, FACS, takes great pride in his ability to effect a young man’s entire life, with a procedure which takes only hours.
We would like to encourage you to contact us right away to schedule a consultation for your teen at our Reno/Tahoe office. Dr. Janiga can provide you with a realistic expectation of your son’s personal outcome, answer any questions you have and share case studies and before/after photos.