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GYNECOMASTY

Breast growth experienced by men.

The breast is the organ that is seen in both sexes with the task to give milk but functions only in woman because of the genetic and hormonal differences. If there is a female-type growth in the men it means there is a disease here.

Even if it emerges painfully sometimes in men more of then it is an aesthetic defect. Breast growth in men will only increase in adipose tissue, but can also occur only with increased breast tissue. Which type of growth is understood by physical examination or Ultrasonography. Each of them has different causes and treatments. In some cases, the breast tissue is too much and increases the quantity of the skin.

Causes of gynecomasty: it is mostly idiopathic so it does not develop due to any cause. However, weight gain can also develop due to long-term engagement with bodybuilding, various drug uses, hormone disorders and growth factors secreted by various tumor tissues.

Treatment: It is understandable which type of growth after a good physical examination. It is assessed whether the patient has excess skin. Then the treatment method is selected. Treatments are liposuction, Laser liposuction or surgical methods. ‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎

I am favor of doing liposuction or laser liposuction first, even if the patient's excess skin requires a surgical procedure. Because with a good diet, there is no need for surgical treatment (without a trace), I think the patient will like the results.

However, if the patient still has similar complaints 1 year after liposuction, then surgical methods can be tried. Laser or conventional (normal) liposuction procedure is performed under general or local anesthesia. It takes about 1-1.5 hours. After the procedure, the patient is dressed in a flannel-type corset that he will wear one month and the patient leaves the hospital on the same day. After 3 days, patient starts daily activities. He can do sports after 1 week.

OP. DR. MERT DEMİREL