Gynecomastia, popularly known as breast enlargement in men, is tissue growth in the breasts as a result of an imbalance in the hormones responsible for milk production, testosterone and estrogen. It mainly occurs when testosterone in the body decreases and the hormone estrogen increases. This may occur in the form of mass, sagging, cracking and swelling in the breast area, especially in adolescence and in men over 50 years of age.
Glandular gynecomastia is caused by enlargement of the mammary glands. Mixed gynecomastia: An increase in adipose tissue in both the mammary glands and the breast. Fatty gynecomastia: with a large increase in adipose tissue.
Before the operation, it is important to protect the surgical area from impact, injury and sunburn. Smoking and alcohol consumption should be stopped at least three weeks before the procedure. You should not eat or drink anything for at least 5 hours before the procedure. Blood thinners should be discontinued at least ten days before the procedure.
This technique is used to remove the accumulated adipose tissue in the breast area. A flexible plastic probe called a cannula is used to remove the melted fat using a vacuum and several small incisions are made. Excision Excess skin or fat tissue is cut with the excision technique. This technique should be used when cutting the nipple or dark circle around the nipple.
Before surgery, it is important to protect the affected area from blows, injuries and sunburn. Smoking should be stopped at least three weeks before the procedure and alcohol should be avoided at least 48 hours before the procedure. You cannot eat or drink anything for at least five hours before the procedure. Blood thinners should be discontinued at least ten days before the procedure.
Breast enlargement in boys usually occurs at the onset of puberty. In order to perform the surgery, the body must have completed its development and therefore the patient must be at least 18 years old. In order to perform gynecomastia surgery in men over the age of 50, the patient's health must be sufficient.
No matter what technique is used, breast regrowth is impossible because the tissue that causes male breast augmentation is removed.
Wound healing varies according to the skin structure and lifestyle of the patient. The scars usually disappear within 3-6 months.
Excess breast tissue is removed through a crescent-shaped incision from the side of the nipple. Normally, 7-10 days are sufficient to recover and return to normal life after gynecomastia surgery. The patient should rest for the first 3 days after the procedure. Within 7-10 days, bruises and edema disappear and the wounds are closed. It may take 3-6 months for the skin to completely heal, return to its normal shape and decrease the numbness in the breasts.
Since gynecomastia is performed under general or local anesthesia, there is no pain during the operation. Mild pain after the procedure can be relieved with painkillers prescribed by the doctor. This mild pain may last 7-10 days. Although it varies from patient to patient, most report no pain.
After gynecomastia, the patient should not be exposed to the sun for 3 months. After the operations in the summer months, sunscreen with a high sun protection factor should be used. Carelessness in this matter can leave dark traces behind.
The average recovery time from gynecomastia is 7-10 days. However, arm movements should be restricted, and in case of strenuous work, the rest period should be extended by consulting the doctor.
It is essential to use a corset for 4 weeks after the surgery. After these 4 weeks, it is recommended to continue wearing the corset during the day to speed up the healing process.
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Turkey is one of the most popular countries in the world when it comes to gynecomastia surgery. In addition to competent doctors, hospitals with high standards of development, short operation and discharge times and reasonable prices are the reasons for this. Istanbul is one of the cities that hosts the most tourists for gynecomastia surgeries. The reason for this is that Istanbul is recognized and recognized worldwide in both cultural tourism and health tourism.