Is there an ideal age for getting a male breast reduction?

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I am 21 years old. Is there an ideal age for getting a male breast reduction? Should I be waiting until I fully mature, or is it fine to have surgery now?

Amaurr

M, 22, Oregon

If you have persistent gynecomastia that has not resolved since puberty then now is a good time to get it removed surgically


Dr Corbin

www.gynecomastiaexpert.com

If you are 21 and have had the problem for a while, it is likely that it will not go away on its own.  So the answer is that you are a candidate to do the surgery now or anytime you are ready.  You should go for a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon to find out your options.  Best of luck!

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If your condition has been stable for two or more years, then it is amenable to surgery.  I have operated on hundreds of young men for gynecomastia, from age 12-13 and up.  To date, non of them has had a recurrence of the condition.  There is no need to wait until you are "fully mature."

For further information, please check out my website, which is solely devoted to gynecomastia:  www.gynecomastianewyork.com   In particular, read the section on adolescent gynecomastia.

Good luck!


Elliot W. Jacobs, MD, FACS

New York city

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