Gynecomastia: Due to some hormonal imbalances, some men may experience gynecomastia, or enlarged breast tissue in men, which could pose a psychological nuisance.
But fortunately, it has a solution here at ClinMedica’s contracted hospitals. Gynecomastia patients first undergo the necessary blood examinations to determine the cause of their gynocomastia and how it could be treated. Those who are over 18 years old with no contraindications could undergo a surgery to reduce their breast size.
Gynecomastia operations are performed under general anaesthesia and and take approximately 1-1.5 hours. Low-grade gynecomastia can be operated under local anaesthesia. The type of operation depends on the degree of gynecomastia.
Liposuction, laser liposuction or VASER is used on patients without excess skin. In liposuction, the operation is performed by entering through 2 holes opened from the sides of the breast. In patients with excess skin and/or tissue, however, the breast tissue is cut through the nipple and undesired tissue is surgically removed.
After Gynecomastia operation
After gynecomastia operation silicone tubes called drains are placed in order to prevent blood accumulation in the surgical area. It is advisable that the patient spend at least one day in the hospital after the operation. Patients operated under local anaesthesia may be discharged on the same day.
For 2 months after the operation, excessive movement of the chest muscles should be avoided and a special corset should be worn to provide support during movement and aid with the recovery of the chest area. Usual activity could be resumed within 3-5 days.
Breast enlargement in men is called gynecomastia. It can be seen in approximately 60% of adolescents, regardless of a specific disease. Although gynecomastia can occur as a result of disease or hormone therapy in hormone producing organs, many of them are not caused by a particular disease.
When evaluating a gynecomastia patient, firstly examination and hormonal tests are performed. Patients under 18 who do not have any underlying disease are suitable for the operation.
Gynecomastia operations are performed under general anesthesia and last for 1-1.5 hours. Low-grade gynecomastia can be operated under local anesthesia. The type of operation varies according to the degree of gynecomastia. Two types of surgery or combination of these operations, mainly surgical removal of the tissue and liposuction, are applied.
Liposuction, laser liposuction or VASER is sufficient in patients without skin excess. In liposuction applications, operation is performed by entering through 2 holes drilled from the side of the breast. In patients with excess skin and / or tissue density, breast tissue is reached through the incision around the nipple and unwanted tissue is surgically removed.
After the gynecomastia operation
After the operation, silicone tubes called drain are placed in order to prevent blood accumulation in the surgical area. Silicone tubes (Drains) are placed in the surgical area to prevent blood and fluid accumulation in the early postoperative period. It is appropriate for the patient to spend at least 1 day in the hospital after the operation. Approximately 6-8 hours after the effect of anesthetic drugs can rise to the patient’s feet. Patients operated under local anesthesia can be discharged on the same day.
Excessive movements of the chest muscle for 2 months after surgery should be avoided. The patient can return to his daily work within 3-5 days. For the first two months, a special corset should be used to compress the chest area. These corsets provide comfort while moving and contributing to shaping the chest area.