What is Gynecomastia?

In this blog post, what is gynecomastia?, is it harmful? And we will talk about treatment.

What is Gynecomastia? Turkey Fibemed Healthcare

What is gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia is defined as benign, excessive breast development in men. It is derived from a combination of the Greek words 'gynec' (feminine, feminine) and 'mastos' (breast). Some studies say that one out of every 3 men has gynecomastia. Gynecomastia, which can also be observed in infancy and old age, occurs most frequently in adolescence. According to a study conducted in Turkey, the frequency of observation in adolescent boys is 34.6%. Although gynecomastia is not harmful to health, it causes distress and embarrassment to the person himself. Long-standing gynecomastia cannot regress spontaneously. It requires medical treatment and, if necessary, surgical intervention.

What are the causes of gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia is caused by the irregularity or imbalance of estrogen and testosterone hormones. In other words, if the amount of testosterone in the body decreases or the amount of estrogen increases, gynecomastia may occur. This hormonal change can have many causes. Some of these changes are natural and there is no other underlying medical condition. Other gynecomastia may occur due to another ailment.

  • Gynecomastia due to natural hormone changes
  • Gynecomastia due to drugs that cause gynecomastia
  • Gynecomastia due to drugs and alcohol
  • Gynecomastia due to Health Problems
  • Gynecomastia due to herbal products
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How is gynecomastia diagnosed?
Manual examination of both breasts is important for gynecomastia. A hard, walnut-sized mass is felt behind the nipple. These examination findings should be confirmed by performing breast USG to the patient. Examination and USG findings are guiding for diagnosis and planning of treatment.

What are the treatment options in gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia treatment options are determined according to the type of gynecomastia. There are many classifications of gynecomastia. The course and response to treatment of gynecomastia in adolescents is measured using the Nydick classification. In this classification, the type of gynecomastia is determined by the size of the glandular tissue disc located under the brown ring (aerola) on the nipple. In adolescents with a disc diameter less than 4 cm, it would be more appropriate to inform the patient and wait for it to pass spontaneously. However, if the patient's complaint lasts longer than 4 years or if the clinical findings that disturb the patient increase, there is an indication to start treatment. If the disc in the patient is in the range of 4-6 cm, medical treatment can be applied. In cases with disc diameter larger than 6 cm, surgical intervention is recommended.

What is Gynecomastia? Turkey Fibemed Healthcare

gynecomastia surgery
Surgical intervention is the most effective and definitive method in the treatment of gynecomastia. The type of intervention is decided after the examinations made by the surgeon. Again, different methods can be used against different classifications of gynecomastia. For example;

  • In glandular type gynecomastia, the hard breast tissue is dominant and needs to be surgically removed.
  • There is excess glandular tissue and adipose tissue in mixed type gynecomastia, surgery and liposuction are used together.
  • Fatty type gynecomastia is predominantly fat tissue, it can only be treated with liposuction.

In another classification, the size of the breast tissue and excess skin are evaluated. The form of surgical intervention is determined accordingly.

What is Gynecomastia? Turkey Fibemed Healthcare

After gynecomastia surgery
The process experienced after gynecomastia surgery differs according to the technique of the surgery. If vaser or laser liposuction techniques are preferred in the treatment, the healing process is also very comfortable. In the formation of gynecomastia due to adipose tissue, after vaser and laser liposuction applications, the person gets effective results at the end of about 3 weeks and can easily do many activities.

gynecomastia corset
Gynecomastia corset is a medical product that should be used after gynecomastia surgeries. One of the most important points after gynecomastia surgery is the constant use of this corset. This corset, which is very simple to use, should be worn immediately after the operation and should be worn continuously for a period determined by your doctor (2-3 weeks). After the third week, it is beneficial to wear the corset only during the daytime, especially during heavy activities. This period is about 6 weeks.

In summary, gynecomastia is not a problem to be afraid of. With good surgical operations performed by specialist doctors, the problem can be solved forever. Having this surgery in Turkey is much more affordable and of higher quality compared to world prices. As Fibemed Healthcare, we are planning this surgery and many other surgeries for you. We offer you the best doctors and hospitals. In addition, we provide not only treatment but also flight ticket and accommodation services to ensure your comfort. You will not be alone in Turkey during these processes. Our Fibemed Healthcare customer representative will always assist you.

Heal&Travel with Fibemed Healthcare

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