Male breast reductions for teens aged 13-19 increased 14 percent over the last year – the largest increase in teens seeking plastic surgery according to the statistics provided by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Male breast reduction is the third most requested cosmetic procedure among teens today.
Due to an imbalance in estrogen and testosterone, young males can develop larger breasts, which can lead to insecurities and poor self-esteem during their formative teen years. Male breast reduction, known as gynecomastia, can help these teens regain the confidence they need. This procedure has been available for decades, but with current trends in social media focusing on selfies and the individual’s appearance, many teens are turning to surgical intervention to correct these flaws.
Depending on the degree of glandular and fatty tissue involved, male breast reduction may consist of only liposuction or surgery to remove excess tissue in addition to liposuction. In consultation with a qualified plastic surgeon, you can discuss the right options.
Is your teen suffering with the embarrassment of overly large male breasts? Call Allure Plastic Surgery today at (212) 661-2563 to arrange your consultation with an experienced New York plastic surgeon. We welcome patients throughout New York City, Manhattan, and Long Island.