When Gynecomastia Strikes

When Gynecomastia Strikes

Living with gynecomastia, or unwanted male breast tissue, can make many men feel embarrassed and isolated. It's not something many men want to discuss, either. However, did you know that nearly 70 percent of men experience gynecomastia in their lifetime? While many of these cases develop in middle age or later, younger men and even boys can also develop unwanted breast tissue. Whenever gynecomastia strikes, Dr. Johnson can remove it and help give you the masculine look you want.

Teenage Gynecomastia
Between 50 and 60 percent of teenage and pre-teen boys develop unwanted male breast tissue due to the hormonal fluctuations of puberty when estrogen levels are high. There have also been studies that link the development of unwanted male breast tissue in adolescents to exposure to phytoestrogens (plant estrogens) found in personal care products such as shampoo and body wash. Hormone levels become more balanced over time, and most men develop a more masculine appearance in their early 20s.

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