Gynecomastia (Breast Enlargement In Males) Antalya
What is gynecomastia surgery?
Gynecomastia is a condition characterized by the enlargement of breast tissue in males. It can result in the appearance of breasts similar to females. Gynecomastia is usually caused by an imbalance of hormones. During puberty, hormonal changes can lead to temporary breast tissue enlargement, which often resolves on its own. However, in some cases, the condition persists into adulthood. Gynecomastia can also be caused by certain medications, such as medications containing estrogen or anabolic steroids, as well as underlying medical conditions or lifestyle factors like obesity or excessive alcohol consumption.
Which surgeries are available for the treatment of gynecomastia?
Several surgical options are available for the treatment of gynecomastia. The choice of surgery depends on various factors, such as the extent of breast tissue enlargement, the amount of excess skin, and the underlying cause of gynecomastia. Common surgical procedures include:
- Liposuction: This procedure involves the removal of excess fat from the breast area using a thin tube called a cannula. Liposuction is typically suitable for cases where gynecomastia is primarily caused by excess fatty tissue.
- Mastectomy: In cases where there is a significant amount of glandular tissue or excess skin, a surgical technique known as mastectomy may be performed. This procedure involves removing the excess tissue and reshaping the chest for a more masculine appearance.
- Combination procedures: Depending on the individual's specific needs, a combination of liposuction and mastectomy may be used to achieve optimal results. This approach allows for the removal of both fatty tissue and glandular tissue, as well as excess skin if necessary.
What should be performed before gynecomastia surgery?
Before undergoing gynecomastia surgery, it is important to consult with a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon. They will typically perform a comprehensive evaluation to determine the specific cause and severity of your gynecomastia. In preparation for surgery, the surgeon may recommend the following:
- Medical evaluation: A thorough medical examination, including blood tests, may be necessary to assess your overall health and identify any underlying conditions that could affect the surgery or recovery process.
- Medication review: Inform your surgeon about any medications or supplements you are currently taking, as some medications and substances can increase the risk of complications or interfere with the surgery. Your surgeon may advise you to temporarily discontinue certain medications prior to the procedure.
- Lifestyle adjustments: If you smoke, it is generally recommended to quit smoking several weeks before surgery, as smoking can impair healing and increase the risk of complications. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including regular exercise and a balanced diet, can also contribute to a smoother recovery.
- Discussion of goals and expectations: Sit down with your surgeon to discuss your aesthetic goals and expectations from the surgery. Having clear communication about your desired outcomes will help ensure that the surgical plan is tailored to your needs.
- Preparation instructions: Your surgeon will provide you with specific preoperative instructions, which may include guidelines regarding eating or drinking before surgery, as well as any necessary steps for preparing the surgical site.
Remember, the above recommendations may vary depending on individual circumstances. It's crucial to follow your surgeon's instructions closely to maximize the chances of a successful surgery and smooth recovery.
How long does the gynecomastia surgery last?
The duration of gynecomastia surgery can vary depending on several factors, including the extent of the gynecomastia and the surgical technique used. On average, the procedure can take anywhere from one to three hours. However, it's important to note that this is just an estimate, and the actual time can vary from case to case. During the surgery, the surgeon will carefully remove excess breast tissue or fat to achieve the desired result. It's best to consult with a qualified plastic surgeon who can provide you with more specific information based on your individual situation.
The length of the hospital stay for gynecomastia surgery is typically short, often just a few hours. Gynecomastia surgery is commonly performed on an outpatient basis, which means you can usually go home on the same day as the procedure. However, in some cases where the surgery is more extensive or complications arise, an overnight stay may be necessary. Your surgeon will provide you with specific details about your expected hospital stay based on your individual circumstances.
Typically, it is recommended to take a few days to a week off from work to rest and recover. During this time, it's important to avoid strenuous activities, heavy lifting, and any actions that could strain the chest area. This allows for proper healing and reduces the risk of complications.
However, everyone heals at their own pace, so it's crucial to follow the advice of your surgeon and have regular follow-up appointments to monitor your progress. They can provide personalized recommendations based on the extent of the procedure and how well the healing process is going.
Remember, it is important to prioritize your health and give yourself adequate time to recover before fully resuming your social and professional activities.
How much scarring does gynecomastia surgery leave?
The amount of scarring left after the surgery can vary depending on several factors, including the technique used by the surgeon and individual healing abilities. Generally, the goal of the surgery is to minimize scarring and keep it as inconspicuous as possible.
Most gynecomastia surgeries involve small incisions around the edge of the areola (the dark skin surrounding the nipple) or in the natural creases of the chest. These incisions are strategically placed to keep them hidden as much as possible. While some scarring is inevitable, skilled surgeons aim to keep the scars minimal and well-concealed. Over time, scars often fade, become less noticeable, and blend with the surrounding skin.
It's important to discuss scarring with your surgeon during the consultation phase. We can provide more specific information and explain the techniques we use to minimize scarring.To obtain more information about breast uplift and breast reduction surgeries, please contact Sibel Atalay Aesthetic Clinic in Antalya.