There are a lot of problems a teenager can run into in high school. Being unaccepted, getting bullied, and trying to become comfortable in their new and changing body are all issues that can arise during these turbulent years. But some teenage boys can develop a much more sinister condition that can leave them feeling shamed and embarrassed for their entire life.
Gynecomastia in Teens
Gynecomastia is a condition where the breast tissue on a male can overdevelop, leading to the appearance of more feminine looking curves. While a percentage of teenage boys will experience some sort of breast swelling during puberty, the majority of these cases are temporary. Teenagers that are using steroids however for bodybuilding or athletics can cause further complications to their bodies.
The Dangers of Steroids
Steroids can affect your body in a lot of negative ways. The drug enables the body to produce more testosterone so that men can gain muscle mass and bulk.
This over production of testosterone will cause imbalanced hormonal levels within the body. As a result, the body will create more estrogen to even itself out.
When a teenage boy is young and his body is still developing, his hormones are already extremely imbalanced. Adding steroids to the mix can result in shrunken testicles, hair loss, pain or difficulty while urinating and gynecomastia symptoms.
Long term steroid effects include stunted growth, increased risk of blood clotting and increased levels of bad cholesterol, which can all lead to heart failure.
There is Only One Treatment for Gynecomastia
If you suffer from true gynecomastia, potions, powders and pills will not help you. The only way to get rid of man boobs is to undergo a male breast reduction surgery.
The Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Team are among some of the most experienced and renowned plastic & cosmetic surgeons in the New York area. Their decades of combined experience ensures that you will receive outstanding service.
If you want to change your life and stop being embarrassed about your body, pick up the phone and schedule an initial consultation with our team. They will work closely with you to answer all of your questions and concerns.
Get rid of your man boobs and reclaim your life today with gynecomastia surgery!