What is Gynecomastia Surgery?

Men have breast tissues as in women and in some cases this tissue is immenser than it should be. This condition is named as "gynecomastia" in medicine. Boosting of breasts in men by both diet and exercise and also with increasing weight due to hormones is called as gynecomastia. This condition shouldn’t be confused with muscle development at breast area.

Gynecomastia may be observed in men at puberty and in increasing age. Change in breast tissue in puberty is dependent on hormones and this gets better at the end of puberty and with hormones going back to the normal level. And with advancing age, breasts boost in volume (fatty tissue and mammary gland) due to either decrease in testosterone level or increase in weight. If gynecomastia has come out due to boosting of mammary glands, the excessive parts of breasts which have boosted are removed. Also in gynecomastia arising due to boosting of fatty tissue liposuction surgery is applied.

Gynecomastia surgery may be performed under local or general anesthesia. Your type of anesthesia is determined by considering your age and size of your breasts. The surgery lasts approximately for 1-1.5 hours. After the surgery you may be discharged at the same afternoon of the surgery day or the next day. Not much pain is felt after the surgery, therefore you may carry on your daily activities as normal. You may take a bath after 2-3 days and return to your social life.

FAQ

  • If there is a noticeable change in your breast size due to weight change or hormonal reasons and if this bothers you in your social life, yes, you may do under a "Gynecomastia Surgery".

  • You had better share all your expectations and concerns with your doctor. During examination, you should reply to any questions to be asked about your general health condition in details and inform your doctor about your past diseases and medications you use. Surgery areas will be determined during your physical examination, your new body shape will be discussed.

  • Your surgery to be performed in our hospital will be carried out with sedation + under general anaesthesia as to the practice. Its approximate duration is 1-1.5 hours.

  • You will be examined and informed by an anaesthesia doctor before the breast augmentation surgery. Blood diluent medications, vitamins and factors affecting anaesthesia such as alcohol and smoking should be discontinued starting from the date foreseen by your doctor.

  • You may have mild pain but this period is gone through easily with prescribed pain killers in general. Controls take place at the 3rd and 7th days. You may return your social life in 2-3 days.

  • In the early period, a little edema will be seen, but this condition will get better in time. You may return your social activities and working life in 2-3 days.

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