Gynecomastia Surgery (Male Breast Reduction)
What is Gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia is over development of breasts in males. There are a lot of reasons for over development of breasts of men. Most common of these reasons is it being a normal stage of development and it is seen in teenage males. This situation corrects itself within a few years. Entrance of puberty is a stage where a lot of hormonal changes happen. Another common reason for gynecomastia is the use of alcohol and medicine. Because alcohol especially occupies some biochemical functions of the liver, destruction of oestrogen and some steroid-based molecules is reduced and this directly affects breast tissues. Some epilepsy medicines, antidepressants, hormonal medicines, and some blood pressure drugs might cause gynecomastia too.
Other than these, hepatitis, cirrhosis, and drug use can be the cause of gynecomastia. Hormone cycle disorders at old age can also cause this. In gynecomastia, differentiation is done with determination of whether or not the tissue that consists of the breast is fat or glandular. This classification directly affects the type of approach of the operation too. If the increase is caused by fat, a liposuction operation will be enough, whereas if it’s glandular, there is a need to remove breast tissue and it is not possible to achieve this with a liposuction. Because of this, it is useful to examine the breasts using ultrasound before the operation.
How is Gynecomastia Operation Done?
There are different approaches to gynecomastia surgeries. One other determining factor of these approaches is if there will be any sagging skin after the operation or not. Although it’s not necessary in most cases, sometimes there might be a need for skin removal too. In cases of these rare situations, a patient must be aware of the scar marks that will appear after the operation. With cases of fat, a 5mm incision is enough to perform liposuction. This surgery can be done under local or general anesthesia.
After Gynecomastia Surgery
After gynecomastia stretches that pressure the chest area are used for 4 weeks. These will make sure that breast skin is correctly sticked to the chest plate. Because we use dissolvable stitching threads, there’s no need to remove them after the operation.
Prices for Gynecomastia
As I mentioned above, gynecomastia can be treated with either liposuction or tissue removal. And sometimes these two approaches might be combined. In addition, sagging and size also affect pricing. As you can understand, an examination before pricing for gynecomastia surgery is very important.
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