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    Gynecomasty

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    Gynecomasty

    What is Gynecomastia?

    Gynecomastia; It is the abnormal growth of breasts in men due to reasons such as genetic problems, hormonal disorders, liver diseases, cirrhosis, cancer, alcohol addiction, regular drug use and excess weight. Gynecomastia can be seen at any age, but is most common in adolescence.

    How is Gynecomastia Surgery Performed?

    The treatment of Gynecomastia begins with examining the underlying hormonal disorder. The treatment plan is determined according to the type of disease. Gynecomastia surgery is performed under general anesthesia and takes an average of 1-2 hours. During the surgery, excess breast tissue and fatty tissue are removed. Depending on the patient’s health condition, gynecomastia surgery can be performed by liposuction, tissue excision, or a combination of both techniques. The incisions made in gynecomastia surgery are usually small and hidden around the armpit or areola, so surgery scars are almost not visible.

    What are the Techniques Used in Gynecomastia Surgery?
    • Vaser Liposuction:Vaser liposuction is the breakdown of fat tissue using ultrasonic sound waves. It is performed under the general anesthesia in the operating room. A corset is used for 1-2 weeks after the surgery. If the post-operative care recommendations given by the doctor are followed, definitive results will be achieved.
    • Laser Liposuction:Fats are broken down and liquefied by laser beam and removed.

    At the end of the procedure, tightening is performed. It is performed under general anesthesia. A corset is used for 1-2 weeks after the surgery. After the surgery, the doctor’s recommendations must be followed.

    • Surgical Method:As a surgical treatment method, the mammary gland is removed, the classical liposuction technique is used, and the fat tissues in the breast are removed. If there is excess fatty tissue and excess mammary gland in the breast tissue, surgical methods may be suitable compared to other methods. A corset is used for 3 weeks after the surgery. If the doctor’s recommendations are followed meticulously after the surgery, it will help to achieve successful results.
    What are the symptoms of gynecomastia?

    In the following cases, the person should consult a doctor as soon as possible;

    • Abnormal size of breasts
    • Tenderness in breasts
    • Pain and swelling in the breasts
    • Fluid coming from one or both nipples
    Does Gynecomastia Relapse?

    When the cause of gynecomastia is detected correctly, there is no possibility of recurrence. However, Gynecomastia; if it occurs due to hormonal changes, medication use, excess weight or genetic factors, gynecomastia may recur unless the causes are controlled.

    At What Age is Gynecomastia Surgery Performed?

    Gynecomastia in men can usually be performed after breast development is completed, that is, it is after the age of 18. However, since each patient is different, age restrictions may vary according to individual conditions and needs.

    Who is at Risk of Gynecomastia?

    Gynecomastia is a type of disease that can affect men of all ages.

    • Adolescents
    • Those with a family history of gynecomastia
    • Men with overweight or obese
    • Men with hormonal health problems
    • Elderly men
    • Men using steroids and androgens
    • Those with liver, kidney and thyroid problems
    • Those who have an unhealthy lifestyle
    What Are The Points To Be Considered Before Gynecomastia?
    • You should not eat or drink anything for at least 6 hours before the operation.
    • Before the surgery, you should inform your doctor about all your health information such as your chronic diseases, diseases you have had, genetic diseases and medications you use continuously.
    • Smoking should be stopped or reduced because nicotine slows down the healing process.
    • Aspirin or similar blood thinners should be discontinued 1 week in advance with the advice of a doctor.
    • Herbal supplements and weight-loss medications should be discontinued.
    What Are The Points To Be Considered After Gynecomastia?
    • Antibiotics prescribed by your doctor should be used regularly.
    • After the surgery, you need to rest at home for 1-2 weeks.
    • Smoking should be stopped or reduced because nicotine slows down the healing process.
    • You can take a warm bath 1 week after the surgery and return to your daily life by wearing the special bra recommended for you.
    • Heavy sports and activities should be avoided for the first 2 months.
    • Movements that strain the arm and chest muscles should be avoided.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Frequently Asked Questions

    * For informational purposes only, be sure to consult your doctor for diagnosis and treatment.

    • Breast reduction surgery takes approximately 2-3 hours.

    • After breast reduction surgery, it is important that you should wear a special bra and pay attention to your movements. As long as you follow these rules, you can return to your normal life within 3-4 days. There may be swelling and bruising in your breasts after the operation, and these complications usually disappear completely within 2-3 weeks.

    Breast reduction surgery is a safe procedure if it is performed in a hospital, in a sterile operating environment, under the well-skilled expert team and specialist doctor.

    • The results of breast reduction surgery are permanent.

    • It is an operation usually performed on anyone over the age of 18. However, it can also be performed under the age of 18 in cases where it affects the person’s daily life.

    • After breast reduction surgery, 1 night at the hospital should be stayed. In some cases, the breasts may be taped after the surgery, these tapes will be removed within 1-3 days, or a sports bra may be worn directly after the operation. It is recommended that you should not lift weights and do sports activities for 1-2 months. The breasts regain their natural appearance within 2-3 months and then take their full form within 6 months.

    • It is performed under general anesthesia, no pain or hurt is felt during the procedure.

    • It is performed under general anesthesia.

    • Breast Reduction Surgery is safe and risk-free if performed in a full-fledged hospital with a specialist physician and team. There is no scar. Incisions are made in places light, inconspicuous, and well-hidden. If the scar cream and other instructions given by the doctor are followed, there will be no scars.

    • It is not recommended to enter/swim at the pool or the sea for approximately 1 month after the surgery.

    • The breasts will have a natural appearance within 1-2 months. It takes up to 6 months for the full desired result.

    • Breast reduction surgery results are permanent; therefore, there is no need to operate again. The surgery can be performed again after factors such as age, birth, excessive weight gain, etc.

    • Swelling is most noticeable in the first week after surgery. The swelling disappears within 2-3 weeks.

    • Edema is most noticeable in the first week after surgery. The edema disappears within 2-3 weeks.

    • Please contact us to get information about breast reduction surgery costs in 2024. Our specialists will get back to you immediately and answer all your questions.

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