The self esteem of men around adolescence is rather delicate. The over development of breast tissue in males around this time is incredibly common and can have a devastating effect on self esteem. Excess breast tissue in men is called gynecomastia. This condition not only effects adolescent men but also older men, men on medications, or men that have lost significant weight. No matter what stage of life gynecomastia occurs, self esteem is almost always damaged and will often keep a man from removing his shirt in public.
Boston cosmetic surgeon Richard A. Bartlett, M.D. is one of New England’s foremost experts in gynecomastia and male breast reduction. He teaches his male breast reduction techniques at the Harvard Medical School and also lectures on the subject of gynecomastia. Dr. Bartlett has helped numerous patients from throughout New England regain their confidence by fixing this benign, but psychologically disturbing problem. He finds that male breast reduction surgery has a high rate of patient satisfaction because results are so dramatic.