What is gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia is the enlargement of the breasts in men more than the normal male body.
What are the causes of gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia has many causes; Of these, naturally and as a result of the increase in hormones during puberty, growth and tenderness occur in the breasts of men, most of the time these breasts become smaller after puberty, but in some men these breasts remain large and cause discomfort to the man in terms of appearance and even psychologically, among other reasons, some drugs used by the patient or in some diseases and disorders, or excessive alcohol use or excessive weight gain are also among the causes of gynecomastia, but the most common cause of gynecomastia is of unknown cause (idiopathic).
What methods are used for gynecomastia correction?
The preferred method of gynecomastia correction varies depending on the tissue in which the breast is formed, since it is real breast tissue (true gynecomastia), adipose tissue (pseudogynecomastia) or a mixture of both.
These methods are;
Liposuction method: It is the most used method and breast tissue and adipose tissue are removed using special cannulas without leaving any traces.
Surgical method with incision: It is used in cases that consist of real breast tissue (glandular tissue) and cannot be resolved by liposuction, in this method, an incision is made around the nipple. .
In some patients, it may be necessary to use both methods at the same time.
Surgery and after:
The operation takes 1-2 hours according to the preferred method under general anesthesia. In the surgery performed with the liposuction method, the patient is usually discharged on the evening of the operation day,
In the surgical method made with incision, the patient is generally preferred to stay in the hospital for one night, the patient is discharged the next day, in both methods, the patient uses a special corset for gynecomastia, this corset is used for 3-6 weeks.
It is preferred that the patient does not lift weights or do heavy arm movements for 2-4 weeks (depending on the method applied), but he can easily perform normal movements and daily activities after one week at the latest and the patient can return to his normal daily life within 3 days.