Gynecomastia

For men who care about their physical appearance, the masculine appearance of the breast area is important. Many men experience significant psychological problems due to their breasts, which are larger than normal.

What is gynecomastia ?

It is called gynecomastia in medical language that causes breasts in men to grow excessively compared to normal and have a feminine appearance. Gynecomastia in short is an abnormal growth of male breasts. Studies show that almost 35% of men have this problem which is frequently encountered during adolescence. It can be solved with appropriate treatment approaches.

Why does it happen ?

Breast tissue grows due to biological factors and some genetically determined hormones. Biologically breast tissue is controlled by hormones such as oestrogen and progesterone. The growth effect of oestrogen on breast tissue is prevented by male hormones. The reason why breasts are large or normal in men is the balance between these hormones.

How is gynecomastia treated ?

Gynecomastia is usually treated not for health, but for the discomfort it causes with people’s appearances. Surgical methods are widely used in the treatment of gynecomastia.

Why should a doctor examine before treatment ?

Before the treatment of gynecomastia, a doctor’s examination is required. An appropriate assessment will investigate the type and stage of gynecomastia and whether there is an underlying problem or not. After evaluation, the most suitable and aesthetically advantageous solution is offered to the patient.

NOTE: The content of this page is for informational purposes only and you should always consult your doctor for diagnosis and treatment.