Gynecomastia is the name given to excessive breast development in men. It is derived from the Greek words ‘Gynec’ (feminine) and ‘Mastos’ (breast). As a result of some studies, it has been revealed that one out of every 3 men has gynecomastia.
Gynecomastia is not a health-damaging condition. This problem only affects appearance.
Causes of Gynecomastia
Gynecomastia occurs as a result of imbalance or irregularity of testosterone and estrogen hormones. Gynecomastia 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 gynecomastia. Some medications can also cause gynecomastia. Some of these drugs are:
• Some antibiotics,
• Some antiretroviral drugs used in the treatment of HIV
• Some 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
Drugs and alcohol use can cause gynecomastia. Some health problems can lead to hormone irregularities causing gynecomastia. Health problems that can cause gynecomastia:
• Malnutrition and hunger
• Liver failure and cirrhosis
• Kidney failure
On the breasts:
• Fluid coming from the nipple
How Is Gynecomastia Diagnosed?
It is important to examine both breasts for diagnosis. If a walnut-sized firm mass is palpable behind the nipple, you should suspect gynecomastia. If you are not sure whether you have gynecomastia, call us. Our doctors and specialist patient advisors will look after you specifically for diagnosis and treatment.
Gynecomastia treatment may vary depending on the type of gynecomastia. Treatments are determined according to the age of the patient, the condition that causes gynecomastia, and the hormonal level.
The most effective method in gynecomastia treatment is surgical intervention. How the intervention will be performed is determined after the examinations made by the surgeon. Different methods are used in the surgery according to the classification of gynecomastia. For example:
Glandular Gynecomastia: In this type of gynecomastia, hard breast tissues are predominant and this tissues must be surgically removed.
Fatty Type Gynecomastia: Fatty tissues are more. It can be treated with liposuction.
Mixed Type Gynecomastia: There are excess adipose tissues and glandular tissues. Surgical intervention and treatment can be performed with liposuction.
After Gynecomastia Surgery
The process after gynecomastia surgery varies according to the technique used in the surgery. If liposuction or vaser techniques are preferred in the treatment, the healing process will be more comfortable.
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.
Mild muscle pain may be experienced after the operation. The first 3 days after the operation should be rested, shoulders and arms should not move much.
Esthetic Hair Turkey offers you the most comfortable treatments. In particular detailed examination in Turkey contact us for gynecomastia prices.