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Gynecomastia surgery prompts teenager to lose 80 pounds

September 5, 2013

Luke had suffered with gynecomastia since he was 10 years old. Growing up a few blocks away from the beach would be a dream for most children. Luke, however, dreaded the summer season and never participated in any activity that would require him to take off his shirt.

“Even though I lived close to the beach, I never wanted to go…I always looked forward to when it was cold so that I could hide under a jacket,” says Luke.

At the time of the surgery, Luke was 18 years old, about 6’4” and had topped out at 290lbs. He attributes his weight gain as a teenager with the emotional and physical effects of having gynecomastia.

“I never felt confident or comfortable with myself and ended up just letting myself go. I thought I was just stuck with having the enlarged breasts, I was unaware there was a solution and felt totally powerless,” says Luke.

Before photo of Lagynecomastia
(Luke, 290lbs)
After photo of Lagynecomastia
(Luke, 210lb)

The results of the gynecomastia surgery left Luke with a renewed confidence and drive to continue with the transformation of his body. Through a mixture of a portion controlled diet and cardiovascular program, Luke, now 20, is fully committed to creating a healthier lifestyle. He credits having the surgery with being the catalyst for making the drastic health changes in his life.

“I just want to give a heartfelt thanks to Dr. Cruise and his staff for changing the way I live and how I feel about myself. I can stand tall with confidence and certainty thanks to Dr. Cruise. Thanks again!” says Luke.

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Dr. Joseph Cruise is a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 20 years of experience. Regarded as one of the top gynecomastia surgeons in the world, Dr. Cruise has gynecomastia-specific content that can be found at Dr. Cruise has dedicated his career to cosmetic surgery but has also had extensive training in General Surgery, Hand Surgery, and Microvascular Surgery. Dr. Joseph Cruise is also a member of the Rhinoplasty Society as well as the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

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