What is Gynecomastia?

What is Gynecomastia?03.09.2022


Gynecomastia which is seen in men is the name given to the abnormal but benign growth that occurs in the breast tissue due to the imbalance in the estrogen and testosterone hormones. This growth, also known as breast growth in men, can only be seen in one breast or in both breasts in some people.

Gynecomastia is a problem that can occur at any age. This problem does not always cause much trouble in terms of health, but it can be very difficult for the individual to cope with the aesthetic concerns brought by this condition.

Depending on the cause of gynecomastia, spontaneous healing may occur, but in some people, it is absolutely necessary to have medication or surgery.

What are the Symptoms of Gynecomastia?

The most obvious symptom of gynecomastia is swollen breast tissue. Apart from this, some people also complain of breast sensitivity.

People who complain of swelling, pain or nipple discharge in the breast should consult a specialist without delay.

What are the Causes of Gynecomastia?

The most common cause of gynecomastia is fluctuations in the testosterone hormone. As a result of natural changes, medications, drug and alcohol use, complications caused by various health conditions, and the use of certain herbal products and supplements, there may be a decrease in the level of this hormone. And this leads to increased estrogen levels and naturally, breast growth in men.

Although estrogen hormone is mostly associated with femininity, it is also produced in men in very small amounts under normal conditions. However, if the estrogen level is well above normal, or if there is an unbalanced rate of estrogen production with the testosterone level, this can cause gynecomastia.

Gynecomastia in baby boys is usually caused by the effect of the estrogen hormone in the mother's body. This problem most often disappears by itself 2-3 weeks after birth.

Breast growth in men may increase due to hormone level fluctuations experienced during adolescence. But this condition disappears after adolescence, along with the regular functioning of hormones again, and breast tissue returns to normal.

Breast growth in adult males begins to reappear, commonly between the ages of 50 and 69. The effective factor in this is the decrease in the testosterone hormone.

How to Treat Gynecomastia?

There is a possibility to recover from gynecomastia spontaneously. However, if this does not happen and creates psychological and physiological problems that will reduce the quality of life of the person, treatment should be applied. Medications or surgical methods are preferred for the treatment of gynecomastiaGynecomastia surgery can be performed with two different methods, these are; liposuction and mastectomy.

In gynecomastia surgery with liposuction, adipose that causes swelling in the breast are removed, but the mammary gland tissue is left.

In the mastectomy procedure, the mammary gland tissue is completely removed. This surgery is usually performed using small incisions.

Both surgeries must be performed by an aesthetic, plastic and reconstructive surgery specialist who is an expert in the field.

Is Gynecomastia Surgery Difficult?

Gynecomastia surgery is an operation that is short and practical, both the duration of the operation and the recovery period. In general, postoperative pain and soreness are not experienced intensely.

Are There Any Scars After Gynecomastia Surgery?

Since gynecomastia procedure is performed with a tiny incision made on the nipple, there is no apparent scar afterwards. This thin incision scar is hidden in the nipple line.

Gynecomastia or Lipoidosis?

"Gynecomastia or lipoidosis?” This question can be answered after a specialist doctor's examination. Having lipoidosis in the breast area means that it contains conditions in which fats are found only under the skin. Liposuction is sufficient for lipoidosis problem.

What is the Process After Gynecomastia Surgery?

How the process after gynecomastia will proceed varies according to the technique of the surgery. If liposuction is preferred, the healing process is comfortable. After liposuction applications performed for gynecomastia due to lipoidosis, apparent results are obtained at the end of an average of 3 weeks and many activities can be performed again.

Since the surgical intervention is performed under general anesthesia, it may be necessary to stay in the hospital for 1 night.

Edema and swelling may occur after surgery. These disappear spontaneously after 1 week. In addition, some patients have mild muscle pain. In the healing process after breast reduction in men, it is necessary to rest for 3 days and not to move the arms and shoulders too much. After the 2nd day, it is possible to have a short shower and walk.

Gynecomastia Surgery Prices

Gynecomastia surgery prices vary depending on which method to be used in the surgery and the cause of gynecomastia.  For more information and to make an appointment, you can call our call center at 0850 222 04 94.