Due to some hormonal imbalances, some men may experience gynecomastia, or enlarged breast tissue in men, which could pose a psychological nuisance. But fortunately, it has a solution here at ClinMedica. Gynecomastia patients first undergo the necessary blood examinations to determine the cause of their gynocomastia and how it could be treated. Those who are over 18 years old with no contraindications could undergo a surgery to reduce their breast size.
Gynecomastia operations are performed under general anaesthesia and and take approximately 1-1.5 hours. Low-grade gynecomastia can be operated under local anaesthesia. The type of operation depends on the degree of gynecomastia.
Liposuction, laser liposuction or VASER is used on patients without excess skin. In liposuction, the operation is performed by entering through 2 holes opened from the sides of the breast. In patients with excess skin and/or tissue, however, the breast tissue is cut through the nipple and undesired tissue is surgically removed.
After gynecomastia operation, silicone tubes called drains are placed in order to prevent blood accumulation in the surgical area. It is advisable that the patient spend at least one day in the hospital after the operation. Patients operated under local anaesthesia may be discharged on the same day.
For 2 months after the operation, excessive movement of the chest muscles should be avoided and a special corset should be worn to provide support during movement and aid with the recovery of the chest area. Usual activity could be resumed within 3-5 days.