I'm 14 and I have Gynecomastia, are there any pills I can take to reduce my breasts or is surgery the only option?
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Tratamientos para la Ginecomastia
In some cases it is a pseudo gynecomastia, where the only component that is causing the bulging is fat. In such case we can solve the problem with liposuction and inconspicuous incisions. With true Gynecomastia, we often apply techniques that are used in breast reduction and breast lifts as if it were a female patient as you can see in the video (graphic).
Gynecomastia Concern at a Young Age
There are several common factors which contribute to gynecomastia. These include excessive levels of #estrogen, natural #hormone changes, use of recreational drugs or alcohol, medications and their associated side effects, and, various health conditions. Also, there are different types of #gynecomastia.
Particularly, Normal Gynecomastia is usually apparent in males between the ages of 12 to 15 years old. It is also common for older men 65 years old or more who experience a drop in their testosterone levels. #Normal Gynecomastia takes approximately one to two years to naturally regress on its own.
Adolescent Gynecomastia is hereditary and usually appears in 30% to 60% of boys between the ages of nine to fourteen. Many cases of adolescent gynecomastia resolve on its own as the boy grows into adulthood. Some with #Adolescent may choose to undergo surgery to correct the situation, this usually happens at the age of 18 or above. In severe cases in young boys, the physician and child development specialists will need to speak to the parents regarding the severity of the gynecomastia and if surgery is an option before the age of 18.
Gynecomastia rising near puberty usually goes away without treatment.
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