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Offline frmom

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my 13 yr old son has gyno and it developed at age 3 i need help finding a surgron now! i have pedi tellin surgeon its breast tissue but so far 1 surgeon said my son is too young despite the fact in his words worse than any adults hes ever seen .i have my son in therapy but his anger is ruining his life he hates school, other normal kids and is isolated by choice he wants surgery and he does any suggestions? im desperate to help him .also where does one get a chest compresion  t-shirt to at least disguise his chest? thanks

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my 13 yr old son has gyno and it developed at age 3 i need help finding a surgron now! i have pedi tellin surgeon its breast tissue but so far 1 surgeon said my son is too young despite the fact in his words worse than any adults hes ever seen .i have my son in therapy but his anger is ruining his life he hates school, other normal kids and is isolated by choice he wants surgery and he does any suggestions? im desperate to help him .also where does one get a chest compresion  t-shirt to at least disguise his chest? thanks

Being patient helps, in most cases puberty gynecomastia goes away on its own. Gynecomastia that has not resolved by two years typically does not go away. 

Check out my Teenage Gynecomastia Gallery.  Here you can find pictures before and after my gynecomastia surgery performed on teenagers and adolescent males.  The small image here will link to its much larger image - you can click on the details about this patient, the problem, surgical solutions, and results.

"How old should you be before considering Gynecomastia Surgery" are very common questions.  What age depends on many factors. 

We have many patients, family members, and parents who have raved how a compression garment can really help while waiting for surgery or until stabilization of a problem.

Body shaping garments are a good temporary contouring solution.  They do not help remove or treat gynecomastia.  When the garment is removed, the gynecomastia is still there.  They can provide an emotional band-aid for the stress of contour issues and bouncing tissues.

There is a theoretical advantage for the person losing weight.  Scars that evolve under pressure do better than scars without pressure.  These garments are designed to help with pressure and scar evolution.  With weight loss, there is the issue of skin shrinkage.  Pressure may help.  However, there are no studies to evaluate such issues.  Trying to desing such a study is difficult if not impossible.

You can see actual examples of Compression Chest Contouring Without Surgery for different types of gynecomastia here:

Compression Contouring After Massive Weight Loss

Body Shaping for Puffy Nipples

Body Shaping Compression Contouring for Overweight Male - This one shows the Black Vest in use.

Body Shaper Compression Garment for Severly Obese Male

Check out the multiple views for each patient. Clink on the links to see other views of the garment and features of this design I prefer.  We have tried many other brands and none seem to come close to what this one offers.

After surgery compression garments do not do well in pool water or sea water.  The salt or chlorine can damage the fabric.  There are Sun Protection Clothing Options designed for water use. 

A wet suit can also help.  Using a thin neoprene like Microprene can flatten the chest in water like a compression garment can help on land.  The after surgery garments do not work well in water, the wet suits do.  Both can be hot to wear, that is why I prefer a very thin garment.

Hope this helps,

Michael Bermant, MD
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« Last Edit: October 30, 2007, 11:32:58 AM by DrBermant »

Offline changedone13

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well im thirteen and what ive benn doing for the the last three years in jr hs is wering under armor or shirts like it under my normal close also surgery is the best option i had mine last week and i fell great so i think you should have it done and insurance uslyy covers it  so good luck
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