Many teenage boys will develop breasts during puberty, however, for most, they go away after a couple of years. If the breasts remain, it is unlikely they will ever go away without surgical correction. The great news is that male breast reduction surgery is permanent and can be performed in-office under local anesthesia.
Adult gynecomastia is simply any man with gynecomastia due to excessive breast development as a teenager or in adulthood due to weight gain or use of certain drugs or medication. They type of adult gynecomastia varies from mild to severe depending on age, underlying cause, weight, etc.
Bodybuilders are very image conscious and dedicate a lot of time to keep their bodies in top physical shape. Unfortunately, with frequent use of body enhancing drugs (steroids), hormones are altered, which can lead to the development of excess breast tissue. Even when steroid use is stopped, the breast tissue will remain present.
Weight fluctuation and aging can take a toll on a man’s body, especially in the chest area. Men are often times left with moderate to severe skin laxity causing the areola and nipple to drop downward and sit on the lower portion of the chest. This type of gynecomastia requires a more extensive procedure to address both skin excess, fat and breast tissue.