Helping Boys Overcome Self-Consciousness

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Helping Boys Overcome Self-Consciousness

Gynecomastia is a medical condition characterized by extra breast tissue in males. When it occurs during adolescence, which is not uncommon, it can cause a boy misery and embarrassment.

John T. Cozzone, M.D., a cosmetic and plastic surgeon, has treated many boys with this condition. One patient was so self-conscious about his appearance that he had become introverted. For this boy, Dr. Cozzone excised the aberrant tissue through a small incision in each breast, leaving only tiny scars.

With his confidence restored, Dr. Cozzone’s patient became a body builder and personal trainer. Today he runs his own personal training company and credits Dr. Cozzone with helping him build a satisfying life.