Monday, January 23, 2012


San Francisco, California - Adolescent gynecomastia occurs during the early teenage years typically 12 to 13 years old.  The hormone balance is very critical during this time.  The hormone estrogen encourages female characteristics to develop and testosterone causes male development.  The imbalance of these hormones with an over balance of estrogen will cause breast bud development in males causing gynecomastia.

Adolescent gynecomastia will usually regress within 18 months of development.  When breast enlargement does not regress in a timely fashion, the emotional consequence that can result in the teenage years can be long lasting for both emotional and social development.

adolescent gynecomastia san francisco bay area, california
14 year old with adolescent gynecomastia
before and after photos at 4 months
Despite all efforts, gynecomastia can further affect self-esteem and social development.  A team of approach for these young men is required with an Endocrinologist, dietitian, and social support network.  If all efforts are unsuccessful then surgical intervention may be reasonable to prevent further emotional and social deterioration. The video below is a story of three men who have undergone surgery.
Story of 3 men with gynecomastia-short version

Dr. Delgado is a gynecomastia specialist who has performed hundreds of these surgeries.  He has an office in San Francisco and Marin County.  Please call Today 415-898-4161 or email for a in office or virtual consultation.


  1. Hi Dr. Delgado,

    Absolutely beautiful work! Thank you for this informative post that helps get the word out to adolescents who suffer from gynecomastia. It really helps them to not feel alone in their condition. The results you show in your video and before/after pictures really give hope to patients! Just thought I'd send you a compliment on your post and beautiful work. I'll definitely find you on Facebook so I can follow your posts. If you'd like to follow my blog, you can find it here at Even though we're thousands of miles away from each other, it's nice to support a fellow gyno specialist in the same field as myself!

    Dr. Emmanuel Asare in NYC

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  5. Gynecomastia in kids and teen is a real issue. It is difficult for them to deal with and it's good to be able to help them. Aside from the confusion about their bodies during a time of development, the psychological burden is a heavy one.

    I wrote about it here.

    Dr. Emmanuel Asare, Advanced Cosmetic Surgery of NY

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