What is Gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia is the excessive breast development in men. It was derived from the Greek words ‘Gynec’ (feminine) and ‘Mastos’ (breast). As a result of some studies, it was revealed that one out of every 3 men in the world has it. It is also commonly known as man boobs or moobs. It is not a health-damaging condition. However, this problem affects the physical appearance, which ends up destroying the self esteem of a man and leads to insecurities. Considering how we live in a world where our physical appearance is the first thing that people notice, having it can lead to severe emotional stress.
What causes Gynecomastia?
It occurs as a result of imbalance or irregularity of testosterone and estrogen hormones in men. It may occur if the amount of testosterone in the body decreases and the amount of estrogen increases. Hormonal changes have many different causes. Some of these changes are natural. Some people may not have a medical condition that causes these changes. However, in some cases, a discomfort can cause it. The symptoms include sensitivity and swelling in the breast along with pain and fluid coming from the nipple.
Most commonly, you will witness it in preteen or teenage boys that are going through puberty. However, it is not just restricted to puberty and it can also happen to older men as well as newborn babies. In addition to that, there are certain foods that cause abnormal development of breasts in men. These foods include dairy products such as milk, cheese, strawberries, shrimps, beetroot, soy products, frozen, beer, meat, deep fried food. When consumed, these foods enter the body and lead to the increase in production of estrogens and decrease the production of testosterone.
Besides these causes, drugs and alcohol use can also cause it. Some health problems can lead to hormone irregularities causing it. Health problems that can cause gynecomastia:
- Malnutrition and hunger
- Liver failure and cirrhosis
- Kidney failure
How can Gynecomastia be cured?
Numerous medicines can cure it. However, its best and fast cure is a gynecomastia surgery. If you are not considering gynecomastia surgery as an option for fixing the problem, you can also use drugs such as:
- Some antibiotics,
- Antiretroviral drugs used in the treatment of HIV
- Heart medications, such as calcium channel blockers
- Anti-androgen drugs used in the treatment of prostate cancer or preventing prostate enlargement
- Ulcer medications
- Some anxiety medications
- Anabolic steroids and androgens
- Antidepressants belonging to the tricyclic group.
There are various types of treatments for this depending on the type of gynecomastia. The factors that help determine which gynecomastia surgery you need, the doctor will examine your age, the cause of it and the level of you hormones.
The most effective method in treatment is gynecomastia surgery. Your doctor will determine the type of surgery you need upon your examination. There are different types of gynecomastia surgery depending on its classification. For example:
Glandular Gynecomastia Surgery: In this type, hard breast tissues are predominant and this tissues must be surgically removed.
Fatty Type Gynecomastia Surgery: In this type, fatty tissues are in abundance. It can be treated with liposuction.
Mixed Type Gynecomastia Surgery: In this type, there are excess adipose tissues and glandular tissues. Surgical intervention and treatment can be performed with liposuction.
Gynecomastia Surgery Cost
One of the most important factors influencing people’s decision of choosing a doctor is the cost. Most people try searching for the cheapest gynecomastia surgery cost not considering the fact that the doctor could be unqualified or inexperienced. Currently, Turkey is on top of its game when it comes to medical tourism and offers great gynecomastia surgery cost. If you compare it to Europe, gynecomastia surgery cost in Turkey is very low.
At Esthetic Hair Turkey, we provide all inclusive deals for you including accommodation, transportation, surgery and medical treatment at a very reasonable price making gynecomastia surgery cost very affordable. The reason why majority of the people prefer flying to Turkey to get aesthetic treatments is because Turkish doctors are very experienced and provide good results along with affordable gynecomastia surgery cost pricing.
How to diagnose Gynecomastia.
It is important to examine both breasts for diagnosis. If a walnut-sized firm mass is palpable behind the nipple, you should suspect it. If you are not sure whether you have it, call us. Our doctors and specialist patient advisors will look after you specifically for diagnosis and treatment.
After Gynecomastia Surgery
The process after gynecomastia surgery varies according to the technique used in the surgery. The healing process will be more comfortable if you prefer liposuction or laser techniques. In cases requiring surgical intervention, the patient may be discharged on the same day. It is normal to have swelling and edema after surgery. Those go away spontaneously in the first week after surgery. You may experience mild muscle pain after the operation. The first 3 days after the operation, you should rest and do not move shoulders and arms much.
Gynecomastia surgery cost in Turkey at Esthetic Hair Turkey
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