Breast tissue in men is just like women, and in some cases, this tissue may be more than it should be. This condition is called “gynecomastia” in medicine. The growth of the breast area in men due to diet, exercise or hormonal weight gain is also called gynecomastia, and this should not be confused with the development of the chest muscles. Gynecomastia can be observed in adolescence and later in life. The change of breast tissue during puberty is dependent on hormones and can recover with the return of hormones to normal levels at the end of puberty. In later years, there is an increase in the fat tissue in the breasts and in the mammary glands due to the decrease in the level of male hormone and the increase in weight.
If gynecomastia occurs as a result of enlargement of the mammary glands and the patient is uncomfortable with this visual situation, the enlarged parts of the mammary glands are removed and liposuction fat removal operation is applied. The operation performed only with liposuction is performed under general anesthesia. It takes about 1 hour and the patient is discharged on the same day.
If the patient has excess adipose tissue and skin, surgical intervention is required. The operation takes about 1.5 hours under general anesthesia and 1 night hospital stay is required.
You may have mild pain after the operation, but it usually goes away with painkillers. The edema that occurs in the early period will pass over time. Bandage should be used for 1 week. You can return to social life within 2-3 days.