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Teenage Gynecomastia: Understanding Causes, Symptoms & Treatments

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Adolescent gynecomastia is the presence of excessive breast tissue development in teenage boys, usually occurring during puberty, between the ages of 12 to 18.

ChestSculpt® is a simple 45-minute, minimally invasive surgical procedure to treat teenage gynecomastia. Our Chicago gynecomastia experts utilize the latest medical techniques and methods to get them back to school in less time.

As experts in the gynecomastia diagnosis and treatment, we understand the emotional and physiological effects that teenage boys may experience when they have this condition. Meet with one of the best gynecomastia surgeons in Chicago, Illinois and the midwest for a consultation today. Virtual consultations are available.


Teenage gynecomastia is a condition that affects teenage boys, causing the breasts to become enlarged. This happens when the hormones in the body get out of balance, with more estrogen and less testosterone. It can happen in just one breast, or both, and can be upsetting both physically and mentally. To treat it, lifestyle changes, medications, and even surgery may be necessary.



Teenage gynecomastia develops during puberty and can be caused by:

  1. Hormone imbalance: during the teenage years, the hormones responsible for male characteristics such as testosterone can become imbalanced, resulting in a higher level of the female hormone estrogen.
  2. Medications: certain medications, such as those used to treat depression and anxiety, can cause gynecomastia
  3. Health issues: some health conditions, such as liver disease and thyroid disorders, can also cause gynecomastia in teenagers.


The most obvious symptom of teenage gynecomastia is the development of breast tissue in boys. This can manifest as a small lump under the nipple or as more widespread breast tissue. Other symptoms may include tenderness or soreness in the breast area, as well as an increase in breast size over time. While gynecomastia is not a serious health concern, it can cause anxiety and embarrassment in teenagers, which can lead to social withdrawal and other issues.



If the teenage gynecomastia does not resolve on its own, you can discuss treatment options with your doctor. Some options may include medications, surgery, and lifestyle changes. Medications, such as tamoxifen, can help to reduce breast tissue in some cases. Surgery, such as liposuction or mastectomy, may be necessary for more severe cases. Finally, lifestyle changes, such as weight loss and exercise, can help to reduce the appearance of gynecomastia in some teenagers.


While gynecomastia cannot always be prevented, there are some steps that teenage boys can take to reduce their risk. Maintaining a healthy weight and exercising regularly can help to regulate hormone levels and reduce the risk of gynecomastia. Additionally, avoiding medications that can cause gynecomastia, such as certain antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications, can help to reduce the risk. A medical evaluation with a gynecomastia doctor like Dr. Marc Adajar may help identify any underlying health conditions that may be causing gynecomastia and discuss treatment options.


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Top Gynecomastia Surgeon Xsculpt

Dr. Marc Adajar

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Dr. Marc Adajar is a board certified surgeon and started his medical career in 2006. He continued his impressive surgical career in North Chicago where he co-founded and led a successful medical practice, Precision Surgical Group, a team of highly skilled surgeons dedicated to the surgical needs of the community.

Dr. Adajar has earned numerous awards including Patients’ Choice Award for nine years in a row and Compassionate Doctor 5 year Honoree.



"Absolutely incredible and honestly life changing results from Doctor Adajar. He really knows his stuff. Expectations were met and exceeded. Would highly recommend seeking him out if you are suffering from gynocomastia. a big thing I really appreciated was how up front and honest they were about the pricing. No hidden costs. I’d highly recommend finding a specialist for this kind of thing, as results can turn out very badly if the person doing the surgery is not an absolute expert, and there’s probably few places out there who can match what xsculpt does. The whole team was great. I don’t have a single complaint. Would give more stars if could." -Verified Google Review

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Dr. Anh-Tuan Truong

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Dr. Anh-Tuan Truong is a triple-board-certified Cosmetic Surgeon in Chicago. Dr. Truong is well known for his surgical body sculpting technique, expertise and results.

Dr. Truong has an impressive list of academic and professional achievements. He has earned numerous awards including “America’s Top Surgeons” in the field of Cosmetic Plastic Surgery in 2011 and 2018.



"I was fortunate to have a surgeon as skilled as Dr. Truong, saying his work is that of a perfectionist is an understatement. Immediately following surgery he showed me the procedure that his staff recorded and I was stunned when I saw the amount of glandular tissue he removed. Seeing how much gland was dissected is a testament to his skill and expertise with gynecomastia surgery...They truly care about their patients at the Xsculpt facility. I would happily recommend Dr. Truong to absolutely anyone who is dealing with gynecomastia. It is a life changing procedure." -Verified Google Review

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