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Gynecomastia / Enlargement of Male Breast

Gynecomastia (male breast enlargement) refers to female breast enlargement in men due to hormonal reasons or to some medicines used. It may also occur due to some genetic diseases. Although male breast enlargement is due to excessive weight gain, male breast enlargement caused by this excessive fat deposition is not fully considered as gynecomastia. However, the treatment methods are the same.

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During the adolescence period, a follow-up is recommended for male patients who complain about a female type breast. Because when adolescence ends, male breast enlargement may end. If there are genetic diseases or hormonal reasons, the treatment of these causes is planned first and then the surgical procedure is applied.

A patient with a complaint of male breast enlargement is examined in detail and mammary ultrasound is usually requested. The method of the surgery to be performed is determined according to the examination and ultrasound results.

Surgery is basically performed in two ways;

1- Liposuction
2- Removal of excess tissue (excision)

There are different techniques defined in both ways and the most appropriate method is determined by the examination. These two methods can be used together.

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How is Gynecomastia Surgery Performed?

I prefer Laser Lipolysis or Vaser Lipolysis when the liposuction method is used for male breast enlargement surgery. While these two methods remove the excess fat tissue, it also creates tightness on the skin. If the excision method is performed in gynecomastia surgery, there are many techniques for this method, so after each patient is examined, it is determined whether to cut from the nipple or mammary fold. The excision methods naturally leave scars. However, after 1 year they turn to the skin colour and do not disturb.

What Should Be Considered After Gynecomastia Surgery?

If male breast enlargement surgery is performed by the excision method, you should stay in the hospital for 1 day. You have drains that collect liquids such as serum and blood. These drains are usually taken out on 2nd days and you are discharged from the hospital.

You wear an undershirt-type slim corset to cover your entire breast after male breast enlargement surgery. You should never take off this corset for 20-30 days. You can continue to wear tight undershirts or the corset until the 3rd month.

Can I Do Exercise After Gynecomastia Surgery?

You can do exercise without forcing yourself 4 weeks after the gynecomastia treatment.

Is Gynecomastia a Permanent Method?

If the cause of male breast enlargement is determined correctly, gynecomastia surgery is a permanent method. For example; If the taken medicine caused the appearance of female breasts and it was not questioned, breast enlargement will repeat as long as you continue to use this medicine after the operation. Therefore, the cause of male breast enlargement should be investigated thoroughly.