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 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 the operation 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.
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