Body aesthetics


What Is Gynecomastia (Male Breast Enlargement)??

Gynecomastia, the big breast problem in men, is the growth of the male breast similar to the female breast. The breast tissue consists of adipose tissue and mammary glands (parenchyma) in both men and women. Gynecomastia can only be due to an increase in the amount of fat, only the amount of parenchyma or the increase in both the amount of fat and the parenchyma. Which tissue reproduces can be determined by performing breast ultrasound. Breast enlargement in men is observed due to hormonal changes, adolescence, age, excessive alcohol consumption, liver disease and some medications.

How Is Gynecomastia Assessed?

Breast growth (gynecomastia) in men is classified in 3 degrees from simple to difficult. Mild gynecomastia (grade 1) increases the tissue without excess skin. With moderate gynecomastia; With the increase in tissue, a certain excess of skin can be seen. With advanced gynecomastia, there is an excessive increase in tissue and there is a sagging of the breast that resembles the female breast.


When And How Is Gynecomastia Performed In Men?

During puberty, men’s breast tissue grows slightly and shrinks after about 1-2 years. Therefore, surgery on people whose breast tissue is growing should not be done immediately. Gynecomastia surgery is performed on people who have completed adolescence (around 16 to 17 years old) and who have been diagnosed with gynecomastia for at least two years.

Gynecomastia surgery can be performed under local or general anesthesia, depending on whether the gynecomastia is mild or severe. If the fat tissue increases, it is sufficient to perform liposuction only. If the parenchyma that causes gynecomastia is elevated, it must be surgically removed. Sometimes it may be necessary to do both methods at the same time. When gynecomastia has progressed and skin sagging has occurred, in addition to emptying the breast, the excess skin must be removed.

Is Gynecomastia Surgery Painful?

In general, after gynecomastia breast aesthetics, there is no pain that could bother the person. However, there may be a slight discomfort in the form of you, but this is very easy to relieve with pain relievers. The person who has undergone gynecomastia surgery can easily do the daily activities again in 2 or 3 days after the surgery.

Do Scars Develop When Treating Gynecomastia?

According to the characteristic of gynecomastia, if only liposuction is to be performed, the operation is carried out through two 3-millimeter holes that are opened in the area on both sides of your breasts towards the armpit. There is no scar on the chest. If the gynecomastia tissue is to be surgically removed, an incision is made that includes the lower half of the colored section around the nipple, and only a very vague scar arises that does not interfere with the appearance. However, if there is pronounced sagging of the skin and the breast is really as large as that of a female breast, a gynecomastia operation similar to the breast reduction in women is carried out, which creates a permanent scar at the surgical site.

What Should You Watch Out For After Gynecomastia?

After the operation, you will usually be discharged from the hospital the same day. After 3 days you can take a bath. You should use a gynecomastia corset or bandages that pressurize the breasts for about 3 weeks. I recommend wearing tight bandages for 3 weeks instead of corsets. Because the swelling can decrease, the corset can appear too large, which reduces the effect.

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