Gynecomastia is the condition of enlarged breasts in men. There may be many causes of gynecomastia. These can include tumors, hormonal factors, etc. However, these do not account for even 10% of the causes of gynecomastia. Over 90% of the remaining causes are idiopathic, i.e. the enlargement in breasts without any cause. So, this 10% portion of the causes should be eliminated first for the patients who think of undergoing a gynecomastia surgery. Patients are required to take some hormonal tests and breast USG procedures and analyses before the surgery. The results should be reviewed and then the surgery should be planned, if there are no underlying causes. For surgical planning, either open surgery or closed surgery by liposuction may be carried out. If the method will be open surgery, the incision starts from the nipple and the breast and fat tissues in that area are removed. For treatment by liposuction, the side parts of both breasts are incised not exceeding 1 cm and the breast and fat tissues are extracted by vacuuming with cannulas. Patients are hospitalized for 1 day and return to their normal lives within 1 week. Patients use special corselets or elastic bandages in the breast area for 45 days.
WHAT IS GYNECOMASTIA AND HOW TO CURE IT?