WHAT IS ENLARGED BREAST (GYNECOMASTIA) IN MEN?
Breast growth in a man (gynecomastia) is breast growth in a feminine way in a man. This growth in the breasts occurs as a result of an increase in fat, breast tissue, or both. Various hormone imbalances, medications, and certain endocrinological diseases can cause gynecomastia. But a cause of gynecomastia cannot be found in most cases. In addition, gynecomastia may occur physiologically in men for 3 periods. These periods are infancy, adolescence, and old age, respectively. Gynecomastia, which can be seen during adolescence, is mostly temporary, but can also be permanent. Especially in cases such as hump and back curvature, gynecomastia can manifest itself more. Enlarged breast surgery is essential for men to get rid of this condition.
WHO CAN UNDERGO THIS PROCEDURE?
- Those who complain about feminine appearance in breasts
- Those who do not like the image from an aesthetic point of view
- It can be applied to those whose complaints have continued for more than 1 year.
As before all surgeries, smokers are advised to stop smoking at least 2 weeks in advance before gynecomastia surgery. Before surgery, the patient should inform his/her doctor about the drugs (s)he is using. In particular, blood thinners may need to be discontinued or revised.
Surgery is performed under general anesthesia. Liposuction technique is usually used for adipose tissue that causes growth in the breasts. 0.5 cm incisions made in 1-2 points are entered and fat tissue are removed out by breaking down using special cannulas. If the mammary gland accompanying the adipose tissue is also accessed, the mammary glands are also removed by entering into with a 1-1.5 cm incision made under the nipple.
AFTER GYNECOMASTIA SURGERY
Patients are usually discharged the day after surgery. Immediately after the operation, a supporting corset is worn and this corset is used for 3-4 weeks. After day 2, the patient can take a bath. As from the days 2-3, the patient can return to work and social life with a corset. Swelling and bruises recede within 2 weeks. It is recommended to avoid heavy activity for 6 weeks. In this process, it is necessary not to lift heavy items or to stay away from any activity that will force the body.