It wouldn’t be wrong to say that gynecomastia is one of the most distressing conditions for male patients today. In short, female-type breast enlargement in men is called as “gynecomastia”. The most correct way to determine whether a patient has gynecomastia is to have the patient examined by his physician.
You can also get examined by contacting Op. Dr. Çağatay Falcıoğlu.
Treatment Period: 1-2 Hours
Hospitalization: 1 Day
Return to Social Life: A few days later
Planning of the Gynecomastia Surgery
The ordinary procedure in gynecomastia is to remove the adipose tissues and breast tissue via the liposuction method. However, this technique depends on the level of gynecomastia. If the patient is an advanced-level gynecomastia patient, classical breast reduction surgery is considered, and surgery can also be performed by leaving an inverted T-shaped scar by removing all the breast tissue and excess adipose tissue.
Gynecomastia Surgery with Liposuction
Grade 1-2 gynecomastia surgery can be performed via classical, laser, and vaser liposuction methods. There are almost no scars in this technique. The reason is that the adipose tissue and breast tissue can be taken out from a 3 mm incision. Sometimes, when liposuction is not sufficient, a semilunar-shaped incision is made from the nipple and the breast tissue under the nipple is excised. Thus, we warn our patients in this regard.
Gynecomastia Surgery with Inverted-T Breast Reduction
We recommend this type of gynecomastia surgery to the patients with grade 3-4 and having sagging in their skin tissue. Scars may be left in this surgery. The reason is that a long scar may occur in an inverted T-shape that will start under the nipple.
There are various complications that may occur after liposuction. The most important one is blood coagulation that may convert into sepsis and cause infection. It generally occurs as pulmonary embolism. This situation occurs quite rare. You should contact your doctor if you have fever, pain getting less in time, and swelling more than expected.
Sometimes, blood accumulation or fluid (Seroma) accumulation also occurs. In such cases, we may apply minor revision surgeries or centesis by using a syringe.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How long does liposuction take? Will there be any traces? How is the recovery period after the surgery?
The operation is completed in 1-2 hours.
If we have conducted liposuction, there can be scars of about 3 mm in 2-3 places. However, if the cut has been conducted at the nipple, the integrity of the nipple may give out and the scar may be visible even if slightly.
As most of the gynecomastia surgeries are conducted only with liposuction, recovery is fast. A corset must be definitely used following the surgery. Using a corset will prevent the diffusion of the adipose tissues and helps the recovery period to be shorter. After the operation there will be swelling and ecchymosis on the region. These swellings and ecchymoses will disappear in a short period of time.