Male Breast Surgery on Rise for Teens

Every year almost 14,000 men go under the knife to correct a condition known as gynecomastia: unwanted breast tissue commonly referred to as "man breasts." "It is much more common than you could imagine. Probably 40 to 50 percent of all men have some degree of gynecomastia," said Dr. Elliot Jacobs, a plastic surgeon in New York. The majority of corrective surgeries are done on males between the ages of 13 and 19. "There is a surge of hormones in puberty and we believe there is an imbalance...Full Story
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