Adolescent gynecomastia, with a typical history of male breast development at the age of 12, will usually disappear by age 15 or 16. However, some breast tissue may remain. By reading the attached article and consulting a plastic surgeon who is experienced in the removal of gynecomastia, you can decide if this surgery is right for you. This condition is usually hormonal and is often a combination of fatty and breast tissue. Ideally, it should be excised after the patient has reached 18 years of age. In cases where the male breasts are extremely enhanced, the procedure may be performed prior to 18 years of age. (This is dependent on the patient's psychological and physical development).
As with all cosmetic surgery, results are most gratifying when expectations are realistic.