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What is Gynecomastia?

The uncontrolled growth of breast tissue in men is called gynecomastia, and its treatment is surgery. While this situation causes a loss of self-confidence in men, it also brings problems such as difficulty choosing clothes, avoiding swimming, and hunching over.

The most common cause of gynecomastia is hormonal changes due to an unhealthy diet and food additives. A sedentary lifestyle is also a triggering factor for breast growth. In addition, alcohol and
drug use, hypogonadism, aging, tumors, hyperthyroidism, kidney and liver failure, and malnutrition that may disrupt the hormonal balance are among other causes of gynecomastia.

Gynecomastia Surgery

Gynecomastia surgery is performed in two main ways:

  • Liposuction
  • Excision of breast tissue through an open technique

The choice of surgical technique depends on the type and severity of gynecomastia. In necessary cases, both surgical techniques can be combined.
After the surgery, the patient must wear a compression garment, do massages to the treated areas, and avoid heavy lifting as well as strenuous activities like swimming and fitness as instructed by the doctor.


Is gynecomastia treatment permanent?

The probability of recurrence of gynecomastia treated with the proper technique is very low.

Does gynecomastia only occur during puberty?

While gynecomastia commonly occurs during puberty, it can develop at any age. Hormonal fluctuations, which are typical during adolescence, can contribute to the enlargement of breast tissue in males. However, gynecomastia can also occur in infants, older adults, and individuals of all ages.

Does Can gynecomastia resolve on its own?

In some cases, especially during adolescence, gynecomastia may resolve spontaneously. As hormonal fluctuations stabilize, the enlargement of breast tissue can decrease. However, if gynecomastia persists beyond adolescence or causes significant discomfort, it is recommended to seek medical assistance for proper evaluation and treatment options.

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