Gynecomastia is defined as benign breast growth due to various causes. Gynecomastia is not a disease. It is a disorder of appearance. It is usually seen in adolescence. But, it can also occur in infancy and old age.
The problem of gynecomastia in adolescence can pass by itself. Prolonged treatment of this problem requires treatment. Although gynecomastia is not a health problem, it causes a lack of self-confidence in the people.
Also, various psychological problems and a move away from the social environment. Gynecomastia surgical intervention is required to solve the problem precisely. Surgical treatment depends on the type of gynecomastia. The types of gynecomastia can be examined in four groups as breast growth due to:
- High hard breast tissue;
- High adipose tissue;
- Hard breast tissue and lubria;
- Developing excessive skin in the breast.
What is Gynecomastia surgery?
Gynecomastia caused by hard breast tissue. If there is a gynecomastiacaused only by adipose tissue, liposuction treatment is provided by fat removal method. Also,if there is a breast growth problem due to both hard breast tissue and lubrile, lifting and liposuction operations are performed together. Additionally, if there is gynecomastia caused by skin redness, surgical intervention will be performed again.
The duration of the surgery depends on the method to be applied and the causes of breast growth. But on average it takes 2 hours. In open surgery, tiny incisive incises are made from the lower part of the patient’s chest area and the skin and breast tissue that is too much are removed. Then the incisions are closed with the sutures and the surgery is complete.
In liposuction method, it uses laser or vaser method and the more adipose tissue in the breast removed with the help of thin cannules. After both methods, patients will be given a little stitches. Patients undergoing general anesthesia should stay in the hospital for one day after surgery.
What to Do Before Surgery?
Firstly, the patient undergoes a detailed health screening before the procedure. Its evaluated in terms of blood pressure, heart diseases, and sugar levels. Ten days before the surgical procedure, the patient should avoid drugs and foods that have a blood thinner effect. This is due to preventing swelling and excessive bleeding after the procedure. Don’t be afraid about surgery, medicine has really gone on quite a lot now and you should trust your doctor. After gynecomastia surgery, you will need to wear a corset for a month. This corset should only removed when showering.
After Gynecomastia Surgery
After gynecomastia surgery, patients do not feel pain. Patients advised to rest for the first 2-3 days after surgery. Patients are able to walk after the surgery. But their rest is important for speeding up the healing process. For the first few days after the surgery, solid foods should not taken so that the sutures not forced. After the operation, patients should wear corsets for a period of 3 weeks. This corset should used for up to 6 more weeks after removing it with the permission of the doctor. Patients must wait a week to return to their daily lives after surgery. At the end of this week, light exercises and walks can be. But patients need to avoid movements that will push them.
There are two types of gynecomastia treatment methods. The first of these done under general anesthesia and a half-month incision. Which placed under the breast in the lower part of the brown nipple or in larger breasts, reducing the breast.
The second method is liposuction, which is fat removal. Fat removal technique often used in gynecomastia treatments. With this technique, both the risk of bleeding is much less and the recovery time is shorter.
However, liposuction can performed in small, i.e. 1st or sometimes 2nd degree gynecomastia. In addition, depending on the breast structure of the patient, both methods can be applied together. It should also remembered that breast growth in men does not go away with doing sports. Also, weight loss or any drug use.
Who is suitable to have this surgery?
Men who have a breast growth problem and have reached the age of 18 can have it done. Unless there’s a medical problem that interferes with surgery.
What are the risks of gynecomastia surgery?
As with any surgical procedure, there are of course risks of bleeding and infection. However, with the measures taken before and after the surgery, these risks drawn to the highest level. Therefore, there is nothing to be afraid of. Therefore, any problems that may occur are almost nothing.