18 year old for male breast reduction surgery? (Photo)
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Possible Gynecomastia at Age 18
Gynecomastia is a common occurrence in boys going through puberty.There are different types of #gynecomastia. Categorized as #physiologic gynecomastia, up to 2/3 of boys going through puberty develop some form of gynecomastia. This form of gynecomastia is due to the surges in testosterone and estrogen which often lead to an imbalance of the testosterone:estrogen ratio. Puberty is a difficult time for most boys, with many changes occurring not just physically but also emotionally. Developing gynecomastia during this age can affect the self-image and confidence of a teenager. The peak incidence occurs around 14 years of age.
In up to 75% of boys who develop pubertal gynecomastia, it will disappear without treatment within 2 years. In 90% of boys with pubertal gynecomastia, it will disappear without treatment within 3 years. So deciding who needs surgery is very important in this age group because a majority of these boys will not need any intervention.
#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.
Meanwhile, #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.
Candidate for Gynecomastia removal
Healthy male patients with excess breast tissue or unwanted breast development who have no underlying breast disease.Men who desire improved physical and aesthetic appearance should have realistic expectations based on their condition and the procedure performed.
Intended ResultPermanent reduction of unwanted volume and improvement in the contour and appearance of the male chest.
Procedure descriptionThere are varying degrees of gynecomastia ranging from puffy nipple to severe breast enlargement and/or breast sag. The severity of the gynecomastia will determine which treatment option is necessary. In most cases, men suffer from standard gynecomastia, which can be surgically treated as an in-office procedure under local anesthesia. For more severe cases, it may be recommended that you have your procedure under general anesthesia at an outpatient surgery center. Your consultation will determine which option is best suited for treating your gynecomastia.You should consult with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and decide on course of treatment if necessary.
I have attached a link to help you choose the best one for you!
Male breast reduction surgery
Thank you for your clinical post and photograph. It does appear from the photograph that you do have some degree of gynecomastia, which can be partially glandular or adipose (fatty tissue).Treatments for gynecomastia vary depending upon the surgeon and the degree of breast enlargement. It does appear you’d be a good candidate for non-excisional, non-minimal scarring technique called BodyTite or SmartLipo. During this technique energy assisted device emits radio frequency energy internally, coagulates both gland and fat for aspiration. The advantage of this technique is you get excellent contraction upwards of 35% without the large around the areola or even lollipop scar that reduction surgery may ensue.
OHIP does not cover this kind of surgery, however, you want to make sure that you’re at the age of skeletal maturity and have stopped growing. You want to make sure that you have a normal libido and normal erections with no erectile dysfunction so that you may rule out any underlying endocrinological abnormalities.
If this is purely hereditary glandular hypertrophy and gynecomastia than BodyTite or SmartLipo would likely be your best option.
I have been performing liposuction for over 20 years and the energy-assisted techniques for over 10. These energy-assisted techniques often avoid larger scarfication procedures, which may heal adversely.
I hope this information has been of some assistance and best of luck.
For more information, please review the link below. Pay close attention to BodyTite, SmartLipo and Vaser Lipo.
R. Stephen Mulholland, M.D.
Certified Plastic Surgeon
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18 year old for male breast reduction surgery?
Correction of gynecomastia or breast reduction surgery will certainly help you; the trade-off associated with the surgery in your case will be the presence of scars on the chest. The trade-off for improved contour is one that you will have to accept prior to proceeding.
My best suggestion: when the time is right, seek consultation with board-certified plastic surgeons who can demonstrate significant experience achieving the types of outcomes you will be pleased with.
Then, communicate your goals, concerns, and questions. Learn about the pros/cons/risks/complications associated with surgery. Going through this process, you will be able to make an informed decision whether or not to proceed.
You may find the attached link, helpful to you as you learn more. Best wishes.
Excision of gynecomastia in an 18-year-old.
18 year old for male breast reduction surgery? (Photo)
GYNECOMASTIA Richmond Hill, ON
The decision is yours. Advice to assist in making your selection.Only a board certified plastic surgeon 1. Experience matters. Choosing a surgeon increases the likelihood that they have seen a case similar to yours in the past. Selecting a surgeon whose practice is focused on gynecomastia exclusively is also an indicator of experience. 2. Results matter. The more before-and-after pictures, the better. Pay attention whether the surgeon is confident enough to show multiple angles of the same patient. 3.Only gynecomastia Reviews matter. 4. Expertise matters. Is your surgeon recognized by the profession as an authority in the field? Have they authored books or medical journal articles regarding your surgery? Be realistic about your expectations. Also, revision surgery tends to be significantly more difficult than initial surgery.
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.