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Gynecomastia, also known as breast enlargement in men, is an increase in breast tissue caused by an imbalance of estrogen and testosterone hormones.


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You will always receive a warm welcome to ask any questions related or unrelated with your operation. The gynecomastia problem, which appears in one out of every 3 men, can sometimes be in one breast or sometimes in both breasts. Being the feminine type with large breasts is not a body structure desired by men. With gynecomastia surgery, the male breast form can be brought to a tighter and masculine form.

What is gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia is the problem of breast enlargement in men, which is one of the leading aesthetic problems today. In the male breast enlargement problem, the testosterone-estrogen ratio in the person’s body changes in favor of estrogen. This imbalance causes enlargement of the breast tissue and causes symptoms of gynecomastia, resulting in male breast enlargement. If breast growth occurs only as a result of an increase in adipose tissue; This type of gynecomastia is called lipomatous. This type is also called false gynecomastia.

The problem of breast enlargement in men can be different in everyone. For this, gynecomastia grading is also divided into 3 stages. In the first degree gynecomastia problem, breast enlargement is less in men. In this case, there is no excess skin or sagging. When gynecomastia comes to the second degree, breast enlargement in men occurs in a feminine way. In this case, there is excess skin on the chest; but no sagging. When the gynecomastia problem reaches the third stage; Breast enlargement in men reaches an advanced degree. Excess skin and intense sagging can be seen.

Why Does Gynecomastia Occur?

An enlarged male breast can be caused by many reasons. In short, there are several answers to the question of what causes gynecomastia. Hormonal causes are at the top of the list of gynecomastia causes. Estrogen is a hormone found in men as well. Excessive secretion of this hormone and low testosterone hormone secretion can cause breast enlargement in men. This imbalance is seen in male infants and adolescence, and this is normal for this period. However, as the age progresses, the continuation of this problem confronts the person with gynecomastia.

This hormone imbalance can be caused by obesity, testicular or pituitary gland tumors, kidney or liver failure, and malnutrition. The incidence of gynecomastia may increase with aging. Because aging can also create a hormonal imbalance in the person and lead to the problem of breast enlargement in men.

Another reason that creates the problem of breast enlargement in men is the drugs used. Long-term use of some drugs used in prostate, cancer and AIDS treatments, some antidepressants or antibiotics may cause male breast enlargement problem.

The incidence of gynecomastia is higher in men who use harmful substances such as alcohol, cigarettes, and drugs than in men who do not. Some steroid-derived substances used to increase sports performance may also pose a risk for male breast enlargement.

Finally, although the probability is very low, substances such as lavender oil and tea tree extract, which are included in some herbal skin and hair products, may cause gynecomastia in men due to the phyto-estrogen they contain when used for a long time.


What are the Symptoms of Gynecomastia?

In the first place among the symptoms of gynecomastia, there is breast enlargement, which is clearly visible. And also; Gynecomastia symptoms such as pain and soreness in the breast, breast tenderness, swelling in the breast tissue, a feeling of mass under the nipple, discharge from the nipple of one or both breasts, fluid coming from the breast, and one breast being larger than the other can also be seen.

Gynecomastia Treatment

Gynecomastia treatment varies according to the type of breast enlargement problem in men, the age and health status of the person. Gynecomastia is not a serious health problem; However, it is a problem that affects the physical appearance with the breast enlargement it creates and makes men very unhappy. Gynecomastia is diagnosed after physical examination and USG are diagnosed.

Breast enlargement in men sometimes goes away on its own; however, if there is a situation that does not go away, the causes of breast enlargement in men should be investigated first and accordingly gynecomastia treatment should be provided.

Permanent treatment for gynecomastia caused by breast enlargement in men can be provided by gynecomastia surgery. Depending on the condition of the person, male breast enlargement, which occurs with an increase in fat tissue, can also be treated with Laser liposuction.


How is Gynecomastia Surgery Performed?

Gynecomastia surgery is performed under general anesthesia or sedation, depending on the technique applied. The gynecomastia operation takes 1-2 hours depending on the man’s breast enlargement problem. If the person has a gynecomastia problem only due to the increase in adipose tissue, only laser liposuction; that is, treatment can be provided by the fat removal method. The laser allows the excess skin to be tightened and set in place. In this way, there is no need for a surgical incision and scar. If gynecomastia also includes hard breast tissue, these tissues are removed with a special tool from the hole where liposuction is made. If the hard breast tissue is too much, this tissue is removed with a small incision made on the nipple.

Open surgery is generally preferred in the third degree gynecomastia type in male breast enlargement problem. In gynecomastia surgery, excess fat and breast tissue and excess skin are also removed. These incisions are then closed with sutures. Thus, breast enlargement is prevented in men and the appearance of sagging breasts is eliminated.

Before Gynecomastia Surgery

  • Before the gynecomastia surgery, your doctor will perform the necessary tests and examinations for the operation.
  • The use of blood thinners should be discontinued at least 10 days before the gynecomastia operation. For this, share all the medications you use before the surgery with your doctor.
  • Inform your doctor if you experience a condition such as a cold during this time.
  • Smoking and alcohol use is not desired before gynecomastia surgery. For this, smoking should be stopped at least 3 weeks before the operation and alcohol use should be stopped 1 week before the operation.
  • You should stop eating at least 8 hours before gynecomastia surgery.

After Gynecomastia Surgery

  • It is recommended to rest at home for 3-5 days after gynecomastia surgery. You can return to your social and business life 1 week after the operation.
  • Protect your chest from post-surgical impacts, especially the surgical site.
  • There may be mild pain after gynecomastia surgery. These can be relieved with pain medication.
  • Do not lift heavy loads for 3 weeks after this surgery to prevent breast enlargement problem.
  • Doing sports after gynecomastia surgery can cause problems. For this, do not do sports for 3 weeks. After 3 days of rest, light tempo walks can be done.
  • After the operation, attention should be paid to the lying position. You should lie on your back for 7 days. Never lie face down during this time.
  • You should not take a shower for 3 days after the gynecomastia operation. Do not use excessively hot water when you start taking a shower.
  • After the operation, a gynecomastia corset or gynecomastia vest should be worn for 4-6 weeks. Gynecomastia corset is important in terms of reducing edema and swelling.
  • After the gynecomastia surgery, activities such as hammam, sauna and solarium should be avoided for approximately 2 months.

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  • Day 2 - Hospital and Doctor visit

    The first stop will be at the hospital for blood and PCR tests. And finally, you will meet with your doctor. While you are having Turkish coffee, you will be able to talk with your doctor, ask your questions, and tell your expectations. The next step will be physical examination, Vectra 3D simulation and markings. Thus, to see approximate results of your operation on these simulations will be easily possible.

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  • Day 4 - The Day After Operation

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  • Control Day - It Depends on the Type of Your Operation

    Your doctor will check the operation site. With Turkish coffee, you will be informed about the post-operative healing period. Also, written instructions will be given.

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    You will always receive a warm welcome to ask any questions related or unrelated with your operation.

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  • From what age is gynecomastia surgery performed?

    Gynecomastia surgery can be performed from the age of 17-18 depending on the condition of the person. Because 70 percent of the gynecomastia problems that occur during adolescence pass in this period. However, when deciding on surgery, first of all, the condition of the person should be followed, the cause of the breast enlargement problem should be determined and it should be investigated whether he is a correct candidate for gynecomastia surgery.

  • Will there be any scars after gynecomastia surgery?

    The amount of scar varies according to the technique used in gynecomastia surgery. If laser liposuction is performed for the gynecomastia problem, no scar will remain under the breast or under the armpit other than the 5 mm scar where the cannula was inserted. If excess skin needs to be removed for the treatment of gynecomastia, a circle-shaped scar may remain around the nipple.

  • Does gynecomastia recur?

    When the gynecomastia problem is treated with surgery, male breast enlargement disappears and the probability of recurrence is very low. However, this may vary from person to person. Causes such as gaining too much weight, genetics, and some medications may increase the likelihood of gynecomastia recurring.

  • Will there be swelling and bruising after gynecomastia surgery?

    After gynecomastia surgery, effects such as bruising and swelling can be seen in the surgical area. This is because of laser liposuction. These effects are reduced within 2-3 weeks and recovery is achieved. After surgery, the breast structure takes its full shape approximately 3 months later.

  • When should the gynecomastia corset \ gynecomastia athlete be used?

    A gynecomastia corset or gynecomastia vest should be worn immediately after gynecomastia surgery. The gynecomastia corset, which is very easy to wear, should be used regularly. Although it varies according to the situation of the person, the gynecomastia corset / gynecomastia athlete should be used regularly for at least 4 weeks. Your doctor will direct you to use it only during the daytime or while doing more heavy activities, depending on your condition, after a while.

  • Does gynecomastia go away without surgery?

    Does gynecomastia go away without surgery is a frequently asked question. What is important here is what causes the gynecomastia problem. It may be advisable to wait for breast enlargement in puberty; because most of them end with the end of puberty. It is the first choice to concentrate on these factors and eliminate them if possible, in the use of drugs, cancers and other serious health problems that cause gynecomastia. Gynecomastia, which occurs as a result of the imbalance in hormone ratios caused by the internal functioning of the body, is the most common type and requires surgical intervention.

  • What are the prices of gynecomastia surgery?

    There are different types of gynecomastia surgery applied for breast enlargement problem in men. Depending on the surgical technique and the application of liposuction, gynecomastia surgery includes a process that is specially planned for the person. For this, gynecomastia surgery prices vary and it would not be correct to specify a standard price.

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