What Is Gynecomastia?
How Is Gynecomastia Performed?
Bleeding, edema, infection, anesthesia risks are complications that may occur due to surgery. In gynecomastia surgery, infections such as asymmetry, blood accumulation under the skin, hematoma, fluid accumulation under the skin, seroma can occur. But on the contrary, the risk of tissue loss and infection is quite small. After surgery, antibiotics are used to minimize possible risks. After surgery, a special gynecomastia corset is used. The pain is not very intense, usually in three to seven days people return to daily life, but heavy activities such as sports are initiated after a month. If the liposuction method is preferred, there will be no open wounds, but if the classic open technique was preferred, there will be fine line marks on the heads of the nipples. In gynecomastia operations performed using Liposuction, only very thin spots may remain at the points where the cannula holes enter, but in open operations, it is possible that there will be an incision mark here, since there is a small incision made from the nipple. Gynecomastia surgery does not have any negative effect on breast cancer. In fact, usually because gland tissue is reduced, the tissue in which breast cancer will occur is reduced. This, in turn, reduces the likelihood of breast cancer due to the small amount of tissue that will form breast cancer.
Recovery Process After Surgery
The recovery process of the patient with gynecomastia operation is an average of one week. During this week, edema and swelling descend, bruises decrease. The process after gynecomastia surgery differs according to the technique of the operation.
If vaser or laser liposuction techniques are preferred in treatment, the healing process also passes quite comfortably. After Vaser and laser liposuction applications in the formation of gynecomastia due to adipose tissue, a person gets effective results at the end of about 3 weeks and can easily perform many activities. In cases requiring surgical intervention, local anesthesia may also be preferred in some cases, although the operation is usually performed under general anesthesia.
Patient can be discharged within the same day after the operation. Depending on general anesthesia, the person may need to be monitored overnight, but this condition is not very common.