Gynecomastia means the formation of female-type breasts in men. Normally, the breast in men is a functional and underdeveloped tissue.
Breast growth is physiological due to hormonal fluctuations in adolescence and old age. Gynecomastia in adolescence is temporary, it improves when hormonal balance is achieved.
Gynecomastia can also occur as a result of excessive weight gain and loss.
Apart from that, causing an increase in the estrogen/androgen ratio,
- Some testicular and adrenal gland tumors,
- Liver and thyroid gland diseases,
- Some types of lung and liver cancer,
- Alcohol and drug use
- antidepressants, drugs used for bodybuilding,
- some blood pressure medications,
- Hormonal disorders can cause gynecomastia.
These reasons should be ruled out when evaluating gynecomastia.
Gynecomastia, which we call idiopathic gynecomastia and occurs without any reason, is the most common cause of gynecomastia.
Today, gynecomastia is quite common. The reason for this is thought to be environmental factors, GMO foods and dietary habits.
- According to the type of tissue it contains, large breasts in men are of three types: gland (mammary gland) density, adipose tissue density and mixed (mixed) both tissue density types.
- Gland-weighted open surgical method is suitable. The excess gland tissue is removed by entering the breast tissue with a semicircular incision made under the nipple.
- It is possible to get results with fat-dense type liposuction.
- In the mixed type, results are obtained by pulling out the gland tissue through liposuction and small incisions made under the nipple.
- The duration of the operation is 1-1.5 hours depending on the technique used. You can be discharged on the evening of the operation or the next day.
- It is necessary to use a corset for 6 weeks after the operation.
- Causes of gynecomastia should be carefully evaluated and excluded with preoperative hormonal evaluation and breast ultrasound examination.
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