Men could experience social and aesthetic problems as a result of breast growth.
The existing breast tissue grows and gains the shape of a female breast. This situation encountered during adolescence returns to normal in a few years.
Liver diseases, testicular tumors, AIDS, hormone usage, different drugs, some medicines are some of the health problems that could cause breast growth in men. For the definitive diagnosis of these situations, hormone tests and radiologic imaging (ultrasound, MR etc.) are required. After the definitive diagnosis is done, the therapy could consist of liposuction techniques and/or surgical plastic operations depending on the size and floppiness of the breast tissue and the levels of breast tissue and/or fat tissue.
The measurement of the breast girth passing on the fold line of the breasts gives the bra size value. Bra sizes increase by 5 cm units and the intermediate values are taken as the upper next value (75, 80, 85, 90 etc). The difference between the value obtained after the measurement of the breast girth passing on the nipples’ line and bra size measurement value gives cup (bone) value and classified as A, B, C, D and DD. The cup size of the bra size is written next to the numerical value (75B, 80A etc.) and the size is obtained this way.
|equal to 70cm 70|
|71 – 75||6.5-13 –> B|
|76 – 80||14-19.5 –> C|
|81 – 85||19.5-26 –> D|
The researches show that breast augmentation surgeries are the most satisfactory surgeries related to breast aesthetics.
Additionally, it is the most popular surgery within the conducted plastic surgeries. Breast implants (silicon or serum physiologic) could be used in breast augmentation surgeries as well as the patient’s own tissue (fat-grafting). The purpose is to augment and shape the breast tissue. Breast implants come in different types in terms of the filling material (silicon gel, serum physiologic), shape (round, drop-shaped) and the features of its surface (flat surface, ragged surface). The used prosthetic materials are certified by FDA (Food and Drug Administration, USA) and harmless to human health.
Breast augmentation surgeries are commonly preferred by young and middle-aged women. People younger than 18 years old are not to be performed surgery except special circumstances.
General rules apply for breast augmentation are; stop taking or regulating Aspirin and other blood-diluting drugs least 1 week before the surgery, not consuming vitamins (such as vitamin e), herbal products (tomato seeds, cherry stalk etc) herbal teas, not taking any alcohol within 24-48 hours before the surgery, quitting smoke 3 weeks before the surgery and not smoking in the recovery period after the surgery.
All the necessary radiological evaluations (ultrasound/mammography) are conducted before the surgery as it is in all the breasts.
Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Okan Morkoc
Drawings and evaluations are performed according to the desired size, shape and the area to be cut.
Breast augmentation surgeries take about 2 hours under general anesthesia. The patient could return home (hotel) after 6-8 hours after the surgery or could stay at the hospital for 1 night. Drain is rarely used. Special support is worn during 4 weeks after the operation. Sports bras without under-wires are used after the 4th week. During 4 weeks, the patient should not perform any sports except walking, should not lift weights, and be especially careful with the arm movements. Sports activities are possible at the end of the 6th week. The breast takes its final form within a period of 3 months.
First few days, irritation and tension could be felt. These could be relieved with using painkillers and anti-inflammatory medicines.
- Stay in Turkey : 2-3 Days
- Stay in Hospital : 1 Day
- Operation Type : General anesthesia
- Companion : Not needed. Patient can take care of himself.
- Surgery Time : 1 – 2 Hours
Would Surgery Cause Loss Of Breast Feeding Function and Sense?
Breast augmentation operation does not obstruct breastfeeding. Permanent sense loss could be experienced very rarely after breast augmentation surgeries.
How Is Scarring In The Breast Augmentation Surgery?
In the breast augmentation surgeries, the circle of the nipple and the fold line of the breast together with the parallel line are used most commonly for the cut. The surgical scar is hard to notice due to its location. Most of the time, these scars gain a very indistinct form in a few years. Still, the healing of the scar is specific to the person in question. Very rarely, some patients may experience excessive scar healing (cheloid, hypertrophic scar).
The most important factors to determine the success of breast augmentation surgery are understanding of the expectations and needs of the patient and the correct planning of the size, type, and location of the implants.