GYNECOMASTIA (Male Breast Enlargement)

Gynecomastia

What is Gynecomastia?

The simplest definition of gynecomastia is that the breasts are as large in men as in women. Male breast enlargement, which is frequently encountered in men with imbalance in testosterone and estrogen hormones, can cause extreme discomfort in some cases. Can sometimes be seen as a side effect of a disease or medication used, while sometimes it can occur due to natural hormone imbalance. Gynecomastia can resolve spontaneously when these conditions are eliminated, but most patients need treatment and surgery.

Gynecomastia, which can also occur in infancy and old age, occurs most frequently during adolescence. Gynecomastia does not harm the health of the person, but large breasts affect the social life of men and damage their self-confidence. That has been present for a long time does not resolve spontaneously. Therefore, treatment and surgical intervention are necessary.

What are the Stages of Gynecomastia?

There are 3 stages of , that is, excessive growth of the male breast. In the first stage, there is growth at the head of the male breast and enlargement in the surrounding brown part. There is no sagging in the breast at this stage.
In the second stage, the breast becomes moderately enlarged. Excess skin and sagging are not seen. In the third stage, there is advanced breast enlargement. However, sagging and excess skin is also seen at the nipple. In the third stage of gynecomastia, the male breast looks similar to the female breast. Non-Surgical Treatment In some cases, can be treated without surgical intervention. In some patients, the tissues that cause growth in the breast may disappear spontaneously. In cases that do not disappear spontaneously, drug treatment and surgical intervention are necessary.

Gynecomastia Surgery

Breast size is a very disturbing condition for men. If this condition, called gynecomastia, does not go away on its own, surgical intervention is needed. There are two basic methods in surgery. One of these methods is the removal of excess fat in the breast area with liposuction. However, only breast fat can be removed in this procedure, there is no procedure on the mammary gland tissue. The second method is to make an incision in the breast and remove both excess fat tissue and mammary glands. This procedure is also known as masectomy.

Gynecomastia Surgery

Gynecomastia surgery, also known as masectomy surgery, is known as a surgical procedure applied to women, but it is also applied to men with gynecomastia problems. Before starting male breast reduction surgery, general or local anesthesia is applied to the patient. After anesthesia, a half-circle incision is made under the breast. Excess fat and tissues are removed through this incision. After this procedure, sutures are applied to the incision sites. After the necessary dressings are made, surgery is over.

Gynecomastia Surgery with Liposuction Method

In gynecomastia surgery with liposuction method, general or local anesthesia is applied to the patient first. After anesthesia, incisions are made under the arm and under the chest and liposuction cannulas are inserted into the breasts through the incisions. Thanks to the reverse pressure, the excess fat in the breast is pulled out. With the removal of excess fat, the feminine appearance of the breasts ends. After this procedure, the incisions are sutured. Dressings are applied to the stitched areas and the procedure is completed. However, it should be known that surgery performed with liposuction method is not a 100 percent definitive solution. Breast growth may recur in the future.

Men with excessive growth in their breasts can solve these problems with surgery. After surgery, which is a very simple surgical intervention, breasts that look like women’s breasts can be restored to their natural state. Male breasts that are excessively larger than normal and even resemble female breasts can damage the self-confidence of the person and cause some psychological problems. Thanks to gynecomastia surgery, it has become possible to eliminate these problems.