All individuals, whether male or female, possess both female hormones (estrogens) and male hormones (androgens). During puberty, levels of these hormones may fluctuate and rise at different levels, resulting in a temporary state in which estrogen concentration is relatively high. Studies regarding the prevalence of gynecomastia in normal adolescents have yielded widely varying results, with prevalence estimates as low as 4% and as high as 69% of adolescent boys. These differences probably result from variations in what is perceived to be normal and the different ages of boys examined in the studies.
Using general or local anesthesia, Dr. Robbins will remove excess glandular tissue, along with extra skin and fat from the enlarged breast. For the best results, Dr. Robbins will customize the procedure to your needs, such as liposuction for breasts that merely require the removal of fatty tissue. For men who experience sagging or dropping breasts, Dr. Robbins will reposition the breast’s nipples for a more natural look. To see how a gynecomastia procedure can improve your physical appearance, look through the following before and after photos: