In men, genetic disorders, hormonal conditions, various diseases, excessive consumption of alcohol, drug use for reasons such as the growth of the breast tissue feminine breast appearance is called “gynecomastia” is called.
Gynecomastia also causes social problems such as self-esteem problem, posture disorder, and affect of dress style. This condition should be differentiated from physiological gynecomastia which can be seen in adolescence in men . The condition that causes gynecomastia should be investigated. Surgery is planned after the underlying cause is revealed .
What are the stages of gynecomastia?
There are three types of gynecomastia. The first stage is limited growth. Second stage breasts are larger, but no sagging. The third stage is the stage of sagging with growth in the breast. Gynecomastia does not improve with sports or drug use. However, a few surgical or medical methods can be created. According to the stages of gynecomastia, treatment is determined. For the first stage, liposuction, laser lipolysis methods or sometimes biolipolysis injection is sufficient. In further gynecomastia, excess tissue should be removed surgically to relieve sagging .
How long does the surgery take?
The duration of the operation lasts 1-2 hours according to the technique to be applied.
How is the surgery performed?
Gynecomastia can develop due to adipose tissue, mammary gland tissue, or both fat and breast tissue . Only liposuction surgery in adipose tissue-induced gynecomastia however, in other cases, treatment is performed by removing the excess fat and breast tissues with a half-moon incision made around the nipple. Severe skin excess fat, and mammary tissues near the skin in an amount of removal if condition that may need to occur.
What are the points to consider in the postoperative period?
The patient is discharged from hospital on the day of surgery or one night after surgery . The first day is a pain that will decrease with painkillers, but no excessive pain is expected. After surgery, drains are placed on the breast to be removed sometimes after 1-2 days. The patient returns to work after the 3rd day, provided that he does not work in very heavy works. Heavy exercises and overload lifting are not recommended for a month. Corsets are recommended for approximately 3 to 4 weeks after surgery.