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Gynecomastia

What is Gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia is known as excessive breast development and seen in men. Although it is more common in adolescents, it can also be observed in infancy or old age. This condition, which is observed as excessive breast growth, can lead to more discomfort, especially for individuals in adolescence. This difference that individuals have, especially in their adolescence period coinciding with their education life may cause them to feel bad and to experience embarrassment.

Excessive breast development occur due to hormonal reasons. It can be observed due to the irregular or unbalanced spread of oestrogen and testosterone hormones in the body. These hormonal changes occurred in the body can be formed sometimes either due to natural ways or due to other ailments.

Symptoms and Treatment of Gynecomastia

When starting gynecomastia treatment, whether the disease is originating from hormones first needs to be determined to make a correct diagnosis. Therefore, individuals who go to the hospital with the doubt of excessive breast growth should first see a specialist endocrinology specialist. Different ways are followed in the treatment of breast growth. If the growth is in a certain size and under control, it is expected to be recovered itself. However, taking into account the discomfort of the growth and the time elapsed, different applications such as medical treatment or surgical treatment methods can be applied. When preferring the medical treatments, treatment is initiated taking into account the factors such as the patient’s age, medical history, and hormone level.

Symptoms of gynecomastia can be generally sorted as pain, swelling, fluid from the nipple and tenderness. As in all diseases, the person should go to a health institution without wasting time to get results accompanied with the correct diagnosis and treatment method in such hormonal diseases. Such diseases which may aggravate life conditions and social life of the person may bring along fundamental difficulties in life in case they are not treated. Particularly, thanks to the recent advances in health technology, diagnosis and treatment of such diseases can be performed more easily, and at the same time, the duration of treatment can be shortened and people can return to their usual lives faster. Manual examination of both breasts by a specialist doctor and USG application to the suspected patient are of great importance in diagnosis of gynecomastia.

Gynecomastia Surgery

As in many diseases, surgical intervention can be the exact solution for the person when excessive breast growth is observed. Type of surgical intervention is performed as determined by the specialist physician. Different applications are required in glandular type gynecomastia, fatty type gynecomastia, mixed type gynecomastia and required treatment method is determined by the physician. The gynecomastia corset used after the surgeries is of great important during the treatment process. Accurate and continuous use of this corset is one of the most important subject matters that the patient should consider during the treatment process. This easy-to-use gynecomastia corsets should be used immediately after the surgery as and for the period stipulated by the specialist physician.