Gynecomastia is the growth in the breast tissue of men. This condition is seen physiologically in newborn, adolescence and old age in men. Additionally, the condition that progresses with the increase in fat tissue on the breast in overweight people or after weight gain/loss periods and that imitates gynecomastia is called pseudogynecomastia.
In the case of gynecomastia, diagnosis and treatment are needed if the complaints of the individual are permanent (often, if they exist for more than a year). The condition is idiopathic (without any underlying reason) in most cases and the surgical procedure can be planned in line with the patient’s request.
After gynecomastia is clinically diagnosed following the examination, imaging is made with breast ultrasound for the breast area to scan whether there is a mass and to reveal the type of the increased tissue before the operation. The treatment options are liposuction, vaser liposuction (ultrasound-aided liposuction) and/or surgical excision.
The most suitable surgical option is presented to the patient following the detailed examinations and tests before the operation. Additionally, the patient is sent for endocrinology examination before the operation and it is investigated whether there is an underlying pathological condition. If such a condition is detected, medical treatment is primarily recommended and the surgery is planned in line with the suggestions of the consultant endocrinologist after the medical treatment.