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Gynecomastia refers to male breast enlargement. The surgery performed for male breast reduction is called “gynecomastia surgery”.
These surgeries are performed by aesthetics and plastic surgeons. We will try to shed more light into this issue.
Which Department is responsible for Gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia surgery is performed by aesthetics and plastic surgery specialists. Under normal conditions, since it is an aesthetics operation, this surgery is not performed free of charge in public hospitals. However, our patients inform us about some places that perform this surgery, but we do not have any knowledge about the exact hospitals.
We know that general surgeons also perform gynecomastia surgery in public hospitals. But we do not know how successful these surgeries are and how much they cost.
Gynecomastia is swelling in the male breast. Customized vests are sold to fix this problem. But these vests do not provide a permanent solution. In other words, they will apply some pressure on the breast area so as long as you wear them. So, when you wear them, they will only make your breast look smaller.
Treatment with gynecomastia cream or medication is the first search result on Google for the gynecomastia problem. But I would like you to know that surgery is the only permanent solution because the fat tissue in the area needs to be excised. Thus, the cream will be of no use.
What is Female Gynecomastia?
It can refer to excessive breast growth in women. But in order to fix this problem, breast reduction surgery is performed instead of gynecomastia.
Is Gynecomastia Surgery Life-Threatening?
In gynecomastia surgery, fat and adipose tissue are excised from the breast area. In advanced level gynecomastia, the mammary gland will also be excised. The procedure is determined depending on the level of gynecomastia of the patient.
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The only permanent solution of this problem is surgery. Apart from that, exercise and diet will not be useful. Therefore, you do not need to try them. If young patients are aged 12 – 14, they should refrain from having surgery at once. The problem may disappear until the age of 17.
Do I Have Gynecomastia?
A person can tell whether he has gynecomastia or not. However, before the age of 16 – 17, a person should not take it too seriously since it may be caused by puberty. After this age, it will be sufficient to send us or another doctor his photos of the breast area.
Costs of Gynecomastia Surgery
To determine the price, you must know the level of the disorder. There are three levels: 1st Degree, 2nd Degree and 3rd Degree. The first level will be the most affordable, whereas the third level gynecomastia will be charged the highest cost. To get a quote, please send us photos of your breast area via WhatsApp.
Possible problems that you may encounter
- Unnecessary post-surgery pain
- Unexpected post-operative bleeding
- Insufficient fat removal and remaining fat deposition
- Body resistance against anesthesia and allergies
- An exteremly tightening corset and sweating in summer
- Avoiding sea and pool for one month after surgery
- Avoiding lifting heavy objects for a while