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Gynecomastia is a medical term used to refer to male breasts, derived from the Greek word for “woman-like breasts.” Gynecomastia is a common condition affecting 40% to 60% of all men, but it leads to extreme self-consciousness, preventing men from speaking out about it. Men with gynecomastia suffer from crippling social anxiety and self-consciousness, often avoiding social situations where they may have to take their shirts off, such as beaches and pools.

Gynecomastia surgery is suitable for anyone unhappy with their breast size. However, you should ideally opt for gynecomastia surgery once you’ve reached breast maturity, i.e., once your breasts have stopped developing further. If you seek gynecomastia surgery before that, your breast tissues may continue growing, necessitating another procedure.

What is the lower age limit for gynecomastia surgery?

There is no official directive from any regulatory body on the appropriate age for gynecomastia surgery. However, male breasts continue developing until the age of 18, so it’s highly recommended that you opt for gynecomastia surgery once your breasts have stopped growing.

Gynecomastia surgery may be offered to younger patients as a corrective procedure. Depending on the severity of gynecomastia, the surgery can be done as early as 13-years old. Please talk to your cosmetic surgeon to determine if you’re a suitable candidate for gynecomastia surgery.

What is the upper age limit for gynecomastia surgery?

The likelihood of gynecomastia increases as you grow older because your body may start producing less testosterone. There is no upper age limit for gynecomastia surgery. As such, you can get gynecomastia surgery no matter how old you may be, as long as the doctor deems you fit for the procedure. Please contact your cosmetic surgeon to determine if you’re a suitable candidate for the procedure.

Why choose Avalon Laser for gynecomastia surgery?

Avalon Laser is one of the most reputable medspa clinics in San Diego and Carlsbad. Dr. Tirgari is a double board-certified cosmetic surgeon who has helped several men lose their “man boobs” and get the chiseled chest they’ve always wanted.

Dr. Tirgari avoids cookie-cutter procedures and customizes each treatment to your specific needs and expectations. During your consultation, Dr. Tirgari will examine your chest and body to curate your San Diego gynecomastia treatment plan, which may include non-surgical procedures like VelaShape to melt fat cells and tighten the skin.

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