2177. Cadde Twins İş merkezi No:10/B D:125 Söğütözü ÇANKAYA/ANKARA

Gynecomastia mainly refers to the overgrowth of male breast tissue for various reasons. Similar to the female breast, male breast tissue consists of milk-synthesizing glands and their ducts and mostly adipose tissue. In patients, breast tissue, fat content and the covering breast skin grow and enlarge at different rates. Since this growth can be seen with the naked eye, the main complaint is mostly aesthetic reasons. Although gynecomastia can be seen mostly in adolescence, it can occur at any age. At the beginning of adolescence, approximately 60% of men may develop varying degrees of gynecomastia, but this situation resolves spontaneously within a few years. Breast growth is symmetrical in approximately half of the patients. However, sometimes asymmetric development can be seen. There may also be pain and tenderness in the breasts.

Male Breast Growth

In the search for the cause of gynecomastia patients, a cause cannot be found in approximately 85%. However, very rarely, gynecomastia may develop for many different reasons such as some tumors, some endocrine and metabolic diseases, trauma, psychological stress, obesity, familial characteristics, viral infection and especially drugs.

The treatment of gynecomastia is surgery. However, an endocrinologist should be examined beforehand and the cause of gynecomastia, if any, should be investigated. Examination of the breast tissue with ultrasound is important both in terms of breast cancer and in terms of giving an idea about the structural condition of the breast. If the cause can be identified, only its treatment will result in improvement of the condition without the need for surgery.

The amount of fat and breast tissue in the breast tissue will largely determine the type of treatment. In addition, the necessity of removing the excess skin covering the breast is also important.

Surgical Treatment of Gynecomastia

There are two main methods in the surgical treatment of gynecomastia. Surgery is usually performed under general anesthesia for a short time.

Liposuction: In cases where the breast skin is not excessively loose and saggy, only liposuction is performed by making small incisions. The drain is not used. A corset that can compress the chest area is used at the exit of the surgery. Extremely successful and natural results are obtained in appropriate cases.

In cases where the breast skin is excessively loose and saggy, surgical techniques are applied in which excess breast skin is removed as well as excess breast tissue. As a result, additional scars remain around the nipple and sometimes on its lower parts.

It is an intervention with a low complication rate (such as bleeding and infection) and with very satisfactory results in experienced hands.