Male Breast Reductıon
What is a Gynecomastia?
The medical term gynecomastia means “woman-like breasts.” A common condition in one or both breasts affecting an estimated 40-60 percent of men often a result od hormoneal changes, hereditary conditions, disease or the use of certain drugs. Male breast reduction procedure surgically removes fat and/or glandular tissue from the breasts, and in rare cases, excess skin to obtain a flatter, firmer chest consistent with a masculine body contour.
Gynecomastia is characterised by the following in one (unilaterally) or both breasts (bilaterally);
– Excess localised fat,
– Excess glandular tissue development,
– A combination of both excess fat and glandular tissue,
– Self consciıousness concerning the breast area.
Certain lifestyle factors can contribute to this condition. Overweight men should first attempt to correct their enlarged male breasts through weight loss and exercise. In some instances overweight men may be discouraged may be discouraged from making the surgery. Best candidates are those who have firm, elastic skin that will reshape to the body’s new contours in some instances.
How long does gynecomastia surgery last?
No guarantee can be given but results are permenent. It is rare but a second operation may be necessary to achieve desired results.
How is the gynecomastia performed?
Enlarged male breasts can be reduced by liposuction and/or by cutting out excess glandular tissue. If excessive glandular tissue, fat and skin is present, it will be removed surgically. If on the other hand fatty tissue alone needss to be removed liposuction only may be performed.
Duration of operation – 45 minutes/1 hour (general or sedation anaesthesia).
Hospital stay – 1 night.
What to expect dirrectly after surgery:
There may be temporary loss of breast sensation, numbness and burning after the gynecomastia procedure which may last even upto a year. Swelling, however, should subside within six months. A support garment will be worn post surgery for 4-6 to assist healing.
How long will it be before I can get back to my normal life?
3-10 nights stay is recommended in Turkey following gynecomastia. Most men can return to work within 3-10 days however final results will take longer to be seen due to swelling.
Can gynecomastia be performed without scar?
Scars are part of the healing process following an operation but by following the surgeons guidelines scars around the nipple with time will fade becoming barely visable.