Gynecomastia is a condition where the male has enlarged, female type breasts also called ‘moobs’. A large section of the male population is suffering from gynecomastia.
The reason for the development of enlarged breasts in the male is obesity, heredity, hormonal, medicine, medical issues, and lifestyle. This condition mainly occurs during puberty. Gynecomastia is usually not associated with any serious medical problems.
Gynecomastia in teenagers is referred to as pubertal gynecomastia. It is a natural phenomenon. In most cases, it goes away as they enter adulthood. However, teenage boys face bullying, lower self-esteem, social withdrawal and lack of confidence because of gynecomastia.
Parents do notice their otherwise active teenager restraining themselves from swimming and other sports. Constant care, positive encouragement, and support are needed from friends and family during this vulnerable period in the life of a teenage boy. The issue needs to be addressed.
Especially with advancement in techniques in Cosmetic Surgery and effective results, it is safe to say that gynecomastia surgery or male breast reduction can be performed to treat boys as young as 14 years old.