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Gynecomastia Surgery in İstanbul

What is Gynecomastia (Male breast enlargement)?

The development of the breast area in men as in women and gaining feminine folds and size is called gynecomastia. Breast growth is normal in early childhood. However, growing with puberty and not shrinking afterwards causes social and psychological problems. gynecomastia; It is one of the subjects that plastic surgery is most interested in among male aesthetic procedures. The biggest complaint of men who apply due to breast enlargement; This image they have is ridiculed by their friends. Cruel jokes among boys, especially during adolescence; creates a sense of inadequacy in the person. Psychological problems are rarely accompanied by problems such as pain and tenderness in the breast area and nipple. In the past, it was thought that there was a relationship between the complaint of breast enlargement in men and male breast cancer. However, the existence of this situation has not been clearly demonstrated by the researches. Physiological gynecomastia is observed in 60 percent of men over the age of 70.

What is the operation process like?

Bariatric surgery applications, which are becoming more and more common today, make the lives of overweight people easier, but they cause excessive sagging in their skin after excessive weight loss. In addition, in some structural conditions, we also encounter sagging positions of the breasts in male patients. In such cases, in addition to the liposuction and surgical removal of excess breast tissue, which we have described above, excess sagging skin tissue should be removed. Depending on the severity of the problem, the duration of the operation may take between 2-3 hours. Patient may need to stay in the hospital overnight. Patient can exit the surgery with drains on both sides and patient may be asked to wear a corset for 1 month.


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Frequently Asked Questions about Gynecomastia

What should be considered after gynecomastia surgery?

After gynecomastia surgery, it is recommended to rest the studied area, namely the chest area. It will be sufficient to reduce the pectoral muscle movements, that is, the shoulder movements. The tissue left on the pectoral muscle in the chest area is asked to adhere to it and heal. Therefore, patient have to wear a corset for 1 month. Patient should also consider patient’s doctor's recommendations, if any.

Will there be any scars after gynecomastia surgery?

Since gynecomastia surgeries vary according to the severity of patient’s problem, the doctor who made patient’s surgery plan can give the best answer. But roughly, if only liposuction surgery is performed, patient will not have any scars other than the incisions on patient’s 0.5 cm breast fold line. If patient have an operation that requires surgical removal of breast tissue, a scar remains in the lower half of the ring around the nipple. However, if patient is going to have surgery for sagging, then patient will have scars at an increasing rate according to the level of sagging.

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