Treatment of Gynecomastia Surgery (excessive breast tissue in males) – Both males and females have breast tissue. It is normal in the adolescent female for the breast tissue to begin to grow under the influence of estrogen which results in normal breast development.
Certain young males (generally in their early adolescence) also experience growth of breast tissue as a result of hormonal changes. In many individuals, this clump of breast tissue spontaneously resolves and the mass disappears after a year or so. In other patients, this breast tissue persists, causing a condition known as juvenile gynecomastia. There are excellent surgical techniques whereby this abnormal mass of breast tissue could be excised surgically without leaving significant scarring and resulting in a very natural appearing breast.