Gynecomastia Surgery


Gynecomastia surgery aims to straighten and clarify the chest lines by reducing the overgrown breast size in men.

In advanced cases of gynecomastia, the weight of excess breast tissue can cause the breasts to sag and stretch the areola (Areola: the dark ring surrounding the nipple). In these cases, the position and size of the areola can be surgically improved.

In answer to the question of "what is gynecomastia?", it can be given that "it is the condition of enlargement of the breasts that can be seen in men of all ages". Hormonal changes, heritability, obesity, or side effects of some drugs are among the reasons for that. This can cause psychological problems in men and usually damage their self-confidence. Some men even avoid certain physical and social activities to hide their condition.


Gynecomastia: Procedure

In some cases, if the main cause of gynecomastia is excess adipose tissue, the liposuction technique alone can be used. This procedure is performed through several small incisions. The inserted thin tubes are moved back and forth in a controlled manner to loosen the excess fat, and this fat is then removed from the body by vacuuming.

A surgical procedure is necessary if excess skin is removed due to dense breasts. This includes reducing the areola and repositioning it to a more natural contour. Incision patterns vary depending on the extent of the surgery and the surgeon's preference.


Gynecomastia: Consultation

Consultation between the patient and the surgeon in gynecomastia surgery involves these:  

  • The patient's expectations,
  • Health status,
  • Ongoing treatments,
  • Drug allergies,
  • Medical records.

It is very important to understand all aspects of gynecomastia surgery. It is natural for the candidate to be excited about the new look he is waiting for and to experience some stress before the surgery. These moods must be shared with the surgeon.


Gynecomastia: Recovery

The recovery period of gynecomastia surgeries is usually 1-2 weeks on average. During this time, the patient should be comfortable and avoid strenuous activities to facilitate recovery and prevent complications. 

During the first few weeks, a compression vest is worn to help the skin rest and prevent fluid buildup. Some swelling and bruising can be expected during this time. These symptoms disappear over time with the help of prescribed medications.

Within a few weeks, the patient can return to work and start doing light exercises. The surgeon's instructions must be followed. Final results can be seen on average 6 months after surgery.

If the candidate has a healthy lifestyle, the tissue removed by breast reduction surgery will not be seen again by itself. In this sense, the surgery is permanent.
No. Exercises can further underline the excess tissue in the breasts unlikely. It can usually be resolved with gynecomastia.
As with all other surgical procedures, certain risks can be seen in gynecomastia surgery. Common complications include bruising, bleeding, edema, scarring, numbness of the nipples, and asymmetrical appearance of breasts.
Patients typically need to wear a compression garment for several weeks and avoid strenuous activity and heavy lifting for a few weeks. Pain and discomfort can be managed with medication. Swelling and bruising are common but will subside over time.
Good candidates for gynecomastia surgery are men who have enlarged breast tissue that is causing them physical or emotional discomfort, have good overall health and have realistic expectations for the outcome of the surgery.
Patients should avoid strenuous activity and heavy lifting for a few weeks after surgery. However, once the recovery period is over, patients can resume normal exercise routines. Many patients find that they are more comfortable exercising after gynecomastia surgery because they are no longer self-conscious about their chest appearance.

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