For a significant population of adolescents in India Gynecomastia is a persistent problem. Gynecomastia usually occurs during a critical formative period with regards to self-image and gender identity and this process may disrupt normal psychological development. Various studies have shown young men who suffer from male breast pattern suffer from lack of confidence and tend to shy away from the social gathering.
Persistent breast enlargement negatively affects self-esteem and other areas of mental and emotional health in adolescent males. Even a hint Gynecomastia can have adverse psychological effects in boys and lower scores on a standard quality of life assessment. Male breast enlargement can cause more anxiety than being overweight.
Gynecomastia is benign enlargement of male glandular tissue common in adolescent boys and over time, the problem goes away but persists in about eight percent of boys who are overweight. But the reality is losing weight will not make this problem go away and patients who have a true glandular enlargement or a large amount of excess skin in the breast area.
The only way to solve this problem is to get male breast reduction surgery by a plastic surgeon who would remove all the fat from the chest and if necessary, remove the breast glands which will give the permanent solution to this problem. That is why surgeons strongly consider referring their patients with Gynecomastia to get the surgery done and this has actually restored confidence and self-esteem in many young men.