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Gynecomastia surgery or male breast reduction surgery, is a plastic surgery operation for male who has extra skin and tissue on the breast area. The reason behind enlargement of a man’s breasts is usually due to hormonal imbalance, genetics, obesity, certain drugs and hormone therapy. These reasons can affect one’s life in a negative way. Our aim is to change this feeling and satisfy our patients.
Why and to Whom is Gynecomastia Performed?
The growth of the glandular tissue in the breasts causes the enlargement and can be seen in half of all the adult man. Breast growth, which is expected to regress in the 20s at the end of adolescence, can sometimes be permanent and requires treatment. You are an ideal candidate if; you are physically fit, have normal weight, breast development has stabilized, a non-smoker or non-drug user and your condition cannot be treated through alternative medical treatments.
Risks and Complications
Gynecomastia results are permanent but if you continue to use drugs and medications that causes gynecomastia or gain weight after the surgery, multiple surgeries might be needed. Unwanted scars, bleeding, infection, blood clots, numbness of the nipples, poor wound healing might be seen after the surgery.
Pre-consultation before Gynecomastia
Before the operation, the surgeon will make a detailed examination of your state of health and talk you about the cause of your gynecomastia. You will also plan what your new breast should look like. It is important to be in your ideal weight for a satisfactory result. You should stop smoking and using alcohol before and after the surgery. You should also stop taking blood thinners anti-inflammatory drugs. Taking specific medications or adjusting current medication also might be necessary.
After the surgery as the wounds are healing your chest will be covered with gauze and bandages and also a special compression girdle will put on. You should continue to wear this corset for the first three to four weeks. To drain any excess blood or fluids, thin tubes might be placed under the skin. After the surgery you will be informed about the medications you should take and how to treat chest area during recovery. You should be careful not to get any damage to the chest area. In order to support the healing process, patients should rest for at least one week.