Gynecomastia surgery reduces breast size in men, flattening and enhancing the chest contours. This problem which leads the person to feel bad both physically and psychologically.
This problem is often due to genetics. But sometimes it may appear without any reason and sometimes it may appear after using medicine or hormonal disorder.
Gynecomasty is done for reducting breast size in men, straightens and enhances chest contours.
In some serious gynecomasty cases excess breast tissues may cause the breast to sag and stretch the areola(dark skin surrounding the nipple.) In these cases, the location and size of the areola can be surgically improved and excess skin can be reduced.
Am I Good Candidate for Gynecomasty?
Your self confidence will improve with gynecomasty. So any male who has the problem of big breasts is suitable for this surgery
It makes you uncomfortable to change your clothes in public, beach or gym because of the big breasts and if you are even selective when buying clothes and if you intent to improve your proportions and want to increase confidence in yourself you are a good candidate for gynecomastia surgery.
What are the risks?
The decision of gynecomasty is very personal. You should decide whether the risks and potential complications of gynecomasty surgery is acceptable or not.
Your plastic surgeon will explain the risks of the surgery in detail. You’re asked for signing confirmation forms to make sure fully understand the surgery and all the risks and the possible complications.
Possible risks of gynecomasty surgery include those:
- Reactions to tape, suture materials, glues, topical preparations or injected agents.
- The risks of anesthesia
- Bleeding (hematoma)
- Blood clots.
- Breast asymmetry.
- Breast contour and shape irregularities.
- Changes in nipple or breast sensation may be temporary or permanent.
- Poor wood healing
- Possibility of revision surgery
These risks and others will be explained by our consultants before your permission be taken. It’s vital that you should take into consideration all your questions with your plastic surgeon.
How should I prepare for gynecomasty surgery
You should stop smoking and drinking before gynecomasty surgery. You need to avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements as they can increase bleeding.
The success and safety of your gynecomastia depends on your complete candidness during your consultation. You’ll be asked a lot of questions about your health, what you want from this surgery and your lifestyle.
Step by step gynecomasty surgery
Gynecomasty sugery is done with under anesthesia. So you don’t feel any pain.
Medications are administered for your comfort during the surgical procedures. The options include intravenous sedation and general anesthesia. Your doctor will recommend the best option for you.
In cases where gynecomastia is primarily the result of excess fatty tissue, liposuction techniques alone may be used.
Excision techniques are recommended where glandular breast tissue or excess skin must be removed to correct gynecomastia. Excision also is necessary if the areola will be reduced or the nipple will be repositioned to a more natural male contour. Incision patterns vary depending on the specific conditions and surgical preference.
Combination of liposuction and excision techniques
Sometimes gynecomastia is treated with both liposuction and excision.
What should I Expect
Expectations are the same after gynecomastia surgery; gain self confidence.
This may you will no longer have trouble buying clothes. You will be more confident when you take off your clothes.
Gynecomastia surgery reduces breast size in men, flattening and enhancing the chest contours. This problem which leads the person to feel bad both physically and psychologically. It can be occurred because of various hormonal disorder. Before treatment, the doctor investigates the causative factors then chooses the treatment techniques.
If this disease occurs in adolescence, there is no need to worry and immediate surgery. Because it occurs because of hormonal activity and it disappeared at the end of adolescence. In other words, it is not necessary to start treatment before 18. However, if gynecomastia occurs at the same time with obesity, liposuction can be performed so the person is not affected psychologically.
What should be done after surgery?
It is possible to be discharged from the hospital after a day with the approval of the doctor in these operations that are carried out under general anesthesia.
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Patient’s chest will look more masculine. The results can be observed within 3 to 4 months. Surgery is a permanent solution to this problem usually.
To the continuation of the results you should avoid smoking and alcohol. You need to follow a healthy diet and exercise plan. If you have got any question about this surgery and after surgery process you should talk with your doctor.
Frequently Asked Questions About Gynecomasty
Which age gynecomastia can be performed?
You need to wait until 18 years old for this operation. Then the patient can perform the necessary examinations and surgery as soon as the breasts grow. Thereby, psychological disorders can be precluded.
How Long does it takes?
It takes 1 or 1.5 hour.
Will there any pain after the operation?
There will be no pain thanks to anesthesia.