What is Gynecomasty?
Gynecomasty is a condition in men, referring to excessive development of mammarial tissue in single or both sides, taking a look similar to women. This condition was believed to be rare; however, recent statistical evaluations show that approximately %40 of the population has this problem. Also, gynecomasty in adolescence can be as high as %65. In most of gynecomasty patients, it has been found out that patients have serious psychological traumas and their social lives are affected from this condition negatively. It can be told that they regain their self-trust and social anxieties are totally removed after the operation.
– If gynecomasty does not have any underlying diseases or drugs, it must be treated surgically. Some patients may benefit from drug therapy, but their side effects must not be forgotten.
– Surgical removal of the mammarial tissue and/or LASER lipolysis is the surgical technique used for gynecomasty operations
– Physical examination and ultrasound imaging leads us to determination of the type and level of gynecomasty.
– The type and level of the gynecomasty and your social life is important for determination of the surgical technique which will be used in operation.
– Surgical removal of the mammarial tissue is a procedure that will take approximately two hours under general anesthesia. It can be done with a small cut just under the areola as well as through a small cut after LASER lipolysis.
– LASER lipolysis is used for possible hanging skin and looseness after removal of the mammarial tissue. Therefore, in some of the cases that require removal of the skin, the procedure is done with minimum scars.
AFTER THE TREATMENT
– If removal of the mammarial gland is done through open technique on the areola, you may have to stay for a night in the hospital. Your doctor will suggest using the corset which you will be provided for at least 4 weeks.
– Corset use gets down to 2 weeks in those who are applied LASER lipolysis.
– The decision for the proper techniques can only be made after your examination.
You can return to your work and social life 4-5 days after the operation.