Female type breast (gynecomastia) in men


ancient greek, gynec (feminine)and mastos (breast)It means.

Gynecomastia is a benign female-type breast enlargement in men and is seen in 6 out of 10 men at some point in their life.

It occurs as a result of circulating estrogen/androgen imbalance. Breast enlargement due to adipose tissue deposition alone (pseudo)It is called gynecomastia.

Gynecomastia is encountered physiologically and/or naturally in newborns, at puberty when hormone transitions are at their peak, and in advanced ages, caused by estrogen passing through the placenta at birth.

However, gynecomastia can be observed in some cancer types, especially testicular, in hyperthyroid patients, in people who consume excessive alcohol, in liver-kidney patients, in those who use hormone-containing drugs, after drugs given for ulcers and frequently used drugs such as digoxin, some antibiotics or diazem.

In order for gynecomastia to be treated surgically, it must persist for at least “6 months” after medical treatment. Reshaping operations are performed for large breasts that do not shrink after medical treatment. These surgeries are very rarely performed with a long surgical incision.

Treatment; It is the removal of fatty tissue and hard fibrous tissues localized behind the nipple (liposuction). For this purpose, powered, mechanical (classic) or laser-assisted thin (1-2 mm. diameter) cutting cannulas are preferred and used. After the surgery, a tight corset is used for 2-3 weeks to prevent fluid accumulation under the skin.

The results obtained with this technique are interventions that patients find “highly” satisfactory from a biopsychosocial point of view. They are often applied before summer. A small scar that disappears in 4-6 months and a single stitch to be removed after 10 days will reduce the breasts and upper body and shape it. The hospital stay is 4-6 hours and there is no need for antibiotics.

Your choice to avoid any unforeseen side effects and complications; must be an experienced plastic surgeon. However, the rare male breast cancer is usually associated with testicular atrophy. (with shrinking)are together.

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