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Gynecomastia (Male Breast Enlargement)


We call the situation in which the breast tissue grows more explicitly than normal in males ‘gynecomastia’. This situation which develops physiologically in the puberty period regresses after puberty in normal conditions. However, in the situations where it does not regress, gynecomastia occurs. This situation often might cause distress in the social standing in the community and socially for men after puberty. Psychological reflecitons are having problems when wearing tight t-shirts, going swimming and playing sports.

It would be the best if the treatment process is started for the patient when there is no regression of gynecomastia and psychological disorders it caused, if any.

As the main reasons for the gynecomastia formation, and the fact that there is no regression, we can list the hormones, muscles, drugs and nutrition.

Considering the classes giving directions to the treatment in gynecomastia,

Phase 1: Less growth there is no excess of skin

Phase 2a: Average growth there is no excess of skin

Phase 2b: Average growth, there is excess of skin

Phase 3: Pronounced growth, there is excess of skin

In phases 1 and 2, gynecomastia is often treated by the liposuction method, but phase 3 might require that excess skin is removed surgically. In this case, the most appropriate decision is made by your plastic surgeon by examining the characteristic of your skin and gynecomastia tissue and by performing ultrasound examination if necessary.

The majority of gynecomastia cases can be treated by a 30- 45 minutes operation with the method of Vaser liposuction or conventional liposuction. In the cases when excesive skin and breast tissue are removed, the area to be removed is marked in the preoperative drawings. The incision will often be around the nipple and in the form of a line extending down from here to the body. It is a surgery that will take 1 -2 hours in average.


This page content is for informational purposes only. For diagnosis and treatment, you should consult your doctor.