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Gynecomastia Operation for Men

Due to many different reasons, the breast size of men increases, this condition known as Gynecomastia. Breast glands exists in men and women, but usually it is small in men. The natural imbalance between estrogen and testosterone ratios leads to increased tissue in breast. Gynecomastia problem, which happens to one in each five men during puberty or after 50, and it is possible to notice it even in new babies. The baby while in the womb receives estrogen, due to this reason we may notice Gynecomastia in newborn babies but this problem disappears after a short period. Gynecomastia occur in men due to hormonal changes, and it occur when testosterone level decreases more than estrogen in the body. By aging, this problem disappear when the ratios of hormones balances again. Gynecomastia happens to men after 50 due to low levels of testosterone and increased fat. Gynecomastia, which usually happens during puberty, causes a lot of psychological and social problem. It makes you avoid sport or going to the beach or swimming pool, and forces you to wear wide clothes, and stand curved and escape gatherings. Each condition must be treated by itself. Experienced doctors are performing this procedure and their successful results are high, and day by day, their fame is getting bigger in Turkey.

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Gynecomastia Symptoms

To diagnose the condition of Gynecomastia, a physical examination is required, hormonal tests, and MRI and other necessary tests. However, there might be some other reasons behind Gynecomastia and should be sought.

Gynecomastia have some other symptoms in addition with the increased breast tissue:

  • Swollen breast tissue.
  • Sensitivity in the chest.
  • Difference in breasts size.
  • Pain in the chest.
  • Feeling a bump under the nipples.
  • Flowing nipples.

If you notice any of these symptoms or some of them, you should consult a specialized doctor to diagnose the condition in detail.

There are four levels of Gynecomastia, divided according to the size of the breast and sagging.

First Level: There is no increase or sagging in the skin, the increase in the breast size is limited.

Second Level: No sagging in the skin but there is an increase in the breast tissue.

Third Level: In addition to the increased breast tissue, there is a saggy skin.

Fourth Level: The increased breast tissue reaches the size of women breast, which needs a surgical intervention.

Patients who had done the procedure under local anesthesia can leave the hospital at the same day of operation, but patients who has done it under general anesthesia can leave in the next day. You should wear a corset for one month after the operation to prevent sagging. There is no pain after the operation because it is very simple, but in the first few days after the operation, liquids may occur or sensitivity or bruises in the operation site. Usually, these symptoms disappear after 3 or 4 days after the operation. You can shower after two days of operation. Three days of rest are enough. At the end of the third day, the patient can go back to normal life normally. During this period, patients should pay attention to personal hygiene and bandages. There are some things to consider after the operation:

  • For 4 weeks, at least after the operation, do not stretch your arms or lift heavy things.
  • Use the prescribed medications regularly.
  • Avoid heavy sports for two months, after one month of the operation you can do light sports like walking.
  • Do not smoke or drink alcohol for one month at least after the operation.
  • Do not sleep on your chest for 15 days.
  • Wear the medical corset for the prescribed period by your doctor.

Gynecomastia is a simple operation, and by following your doctor’s instructions you will get the aesthetic appearance easily.

All men over 18 can do Gynecomastia Operation, the doctor will make a physical examination before the operation with hormones test, blood test, and other necessary tests. This way the doctor will figure the reason of Gynecomastia. Surgical intervention is planned when there is no specific reason or if there was a problem and got solved but the patient’s condition did not change. The procedure’s technique varies according to the level of Gynecomastia. There are some things to consider before the operation:

  • Inform your doctor about the medications you are using.
  • Stop using headache medicines, herbal supplements, vitamins, and aspirin a week before the operation.
  • If you smoke or drink alcohol, you should stop a week before the operation in order to recover faster.

Even if Gynecomastia is a simple operation, you must follow the doctor’s instructions during and after the operation so you can heal easily.

There are four levels of Gynecomastia, divided according to the size of the breast and sagging.

First Level: There is no increase or sagging in the skin, the increase in the breast size is limited.

Second Level: No sagging in the skin but there is an increase in the breast tissue.

Third Level: In addition to the increased breast tissue, there is a saggy skin.

Fourth Level: The increased breast tissue reaches the size of women breast, which needs a surgical intervention.

Patients who had done the procedure under local anesthesia can leave the hospital at the same day of operation, but patients who has done it under general anesthesia can leave in the next day. You should wear a corset for one month after the operation to prevent sagging. There is no pain after the operation because it is very simple, but in the first few days after the operation, liquids may occur or sensitivity or bruises in the operation site. Usually, these symptoms disappear after 3 or 4 days after the operation. You can shower after two days of operation. Three days of rest are enough. At the end of the third day, the patient can go back to normal life normally. During this period, patients should pay attention to personal hygiene and bandages. There are some things to consider after the operation:

  • For 4 weeks, at least after the operation, do not stretch your arms or lift heavy things.
  • Use the prescribed medications regularly.
  • Avoid heavy sports for two months, after one month of the operation you can do light sports like walking.
  • Do not smoke or drink alcohol for one month at least after the operation.
  • Do not sleep on your chest for 15 days.
  • Wear the medical corset for the prescribed period by your doctor.

Gynecomastia is a simple operation, and by following your doctor’s instructions you will get the aesthetic appearance easily.

All men over 18 can do Gynecomastia Operation, the doctor will make a physical examination before the operation with hormones test, blood test, and other necessary tests. This way the doctor will figure the reason of Gynecomastia. Surgical intervention is planned when there is no specific reason or if there was a problem and got solved but the patient’s condition did not change. The procedure’s technique varies according to the level of Gynecomastia. There are some things to consider before the operation:

  • Inform your doctor about the medications you are using.
  • Stop using headache medicines, herbal supplements, vitamins, and aspirin a week before the operation.
  • If you smoke or drink alcohol, you should stop a week before the operation in order to recover faster.

Even if Gynecomastia is a simple operation, you must follow the doctor’s instructions during and after the operation so you can heal easily.

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During Gynecomastia Operation

Usually this procedure is done under local anesthesia, but according to the level of Gynecomastia and breast size, it might be done under general anesthesia. Excess tissue is taken from the breast by liposuction or by making surgical incisions according to the level of Gynecomastia. The operation takes one or two hours. In the first two levels of Gynecomastia, the excess tissue is removed by liposuction, in the third level, also liposuction is done but maybe the excess skin is removed depending on the sagging condition. In the fourth level, a similar operation to breast reduction for women is performed, the breast reduction procedure is done by making a flipped T letter. By this method you can get a taut breast after taking off the excess tissue and saggy skin. It is normal to stay at the hospital for one night due to general anesthesia.

Reasons behind Gynecomastia

There are no diseases that may cause Gynecomastia. Usually it happens due to hormonal imbalance and rarely a tumor. One of the genetic factors that may cause Gynecomastia is different levels of hormones in the body, unhealthy nutrition, weight gain or loss, or medications that affect the hormones.

Over Weight: Weight gaining leads to increased fat in the body, which increases the tissues size in the breast. Losing weight even with sport will decrease the tissues but sagging will be noticeable.

Hormonal Imbalance: The imbalance between testosterone and estrogen is one of the important reasons behind Gynecomastia. Usually, the reason of this imbalance is unknown, but the increase of estrogen is the reason behind gynecomastia.

Some Diseases: Hepatitis, hepatic cirrhosis, liver failure and other liver diseases, kidney failure, lung cancer, lung diseases, thyroid disease, genetic diseases such as Kleinfelter syndrome or tumors in testicles may lead to an increase in the size of breast tissue.

Side effects of medications: Some medications which are taken for a short period or continuously, might have some side effects that lead to Gynecomastia. In addition, Gynecomastia may occur with men who use steroids for bodybuilding.

Bad Habits: Some bad habits such as smoking, alcohol and drugs may affect the lung functions, which leads to Gynecomastia.

Most Common Questions

No, Gynecomastia cannot be treated with medicines. Only surgical intervention is the best solution that guarantees eliminating Gynecomastia with permanent results.
Usually, people who work at offices can go back to work after 3 or 4 days. People who need physical activity in their jobs especially if they need to move their arms a lot, can get back to work after a couple of weeks.
Gynecomastia can occur again if there are hidden reasons behind it, or fat increased in the body. But it is kind of rare that Gynecomastia happens after operation.
You can do this procedure if you are over 18.
Prices vary depending on the applied technique, the hospital, and the doctor who is performing it. You will get the final price after the examination.
Yes, you should wear the medical corset for a month after the operation to get the desired result and to prevent sagging.
You can do light exercises during the first month after the operation like walking, but heavy sports that requires so much effort can be done after the first month.
You can diagnose Gynecomastia by doing the necessary tests like blood test and hormones test, sometimes it requires genetic tests such as BT, USG, or MR.
Breast takes its natural shape after the operation directly, but a pool of liquids may occur, bruises or swelling. These swellings disappear during the first month and the breast takes its final shape after six months.
Even if sport is so helpful for Gynecomastia, but it does not help completely. If the reason behind Gynecomastia is increased fat, it can be treated well by sport. But if the reason is increased size of breast tissue, sport is never enough.

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