Mild Gynecomastia Surgery Case Study
Tom, a 21-year-old student, had taken anabolic steroids as a teen to help in gaining muscle mass while weight training. He immediately stopped when tenderness and swelling developed behind his nipples. The enlargement persisted despite taking Tamoxifen tablets prescribed by his doctor. After waiting two years, embarrassed during the summer months and around girls, he decided to look into surgery.
His ultrasound scan showed that he had mild bilateral gynecomastia with both glandular and fat tissue. His skin was fair and had good elasticity. No stretching of the skin or areolas was apparent.