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What is gynecomastia and is there a treatment?

Having large breasts resembling a female breast form in men is called gynecomastia. It cannot be treated medically. The only treatment is surgery.


Why does gynecomastia occur?

Although there are various diseases and factors that cause gynecomastia, 95% of them have no cause. In 30% of boys, their breasts grow during puberty, and in 30% of these children, the growth in their breasts does not fully regress and becomes permanent.

At which age range can gynecomastia surgeries be performed?

It can be performed on any man over the age of 18. However, in cases where it causes severe psychological problems, surgery planning can be moved to earlier ages.

Can gynecomastia surgery be performed with local anesthesia?

Depending on the procedure, surgery can be performed under local anesthesia (regional anesthesia) under general anesthesia or sedation. Patients who have undergone surgery under local anesthesia under sedation can go home after a few hours of rest.

Is only liposuction performed in gynecomastia surgery?

There are various techniques in gynecomastia surgery. One of these techniques is liposuction. In some cases, liposuction alone may be sufficient, and sometimes it should be combined with other techniques to achieve a definitive result.

Which technique is chosen according to what in gynecomastia surgery?

The choice of surgery technique determines the consistency and predominant structure of the breast tissue. While gynecomastia rich in adipose tissue can be treated with only liposuction, open surgery technique is inevitable in cases with hard breast tissue.

How are gynecomastia surgeries performed with open technique performed? Is there a trace left?

In the technique described as open technique, it is the incision made in the colored skin-colorless skin junction of the nipple with a half-moon-shaped incision to remove the breast tissue inside. There is no obvious scar.

How long should the corset be worn after the operation?

The special corset, which is in athlete style, is worn between a week and a month, depending on the patient’s condition.


Is it a painful surgery?

Gynecomastia surgery is not a very painful operation. Even if pain occurs rarely, ordinary painkillers are sufficient.


When can I start work after gynecomastia surgery?

Depending on the weight of the work done, it can be returned to work between the 2nd day and the 6th day.


How long after gynecomastia surgery can I exercise?

For sports that work the chest muscles, one month should be waited after the surgery. Other sports can be returned immediately.

Will it occur again after gynecomastia surgery?

Recurrence is very rare in cases of gynecomastia without an underlying cause. Even in case of repetition, there is a partial reversal and does not completely restore