Gynaecomastia

Gynaecomastia is a medical term for when men develop a benign growth of the mammary gland. It can be caused by hormonal changes, certain medications, genetic factors or certain diseases. The effects can range from mild swelling to clearly visible breast enlargement.

Procedure

First, there is a detailed consultation with Dr Adžemović to discuss the patient’s individual concerns and goals. Dr Adžemović will perform a thorough physical examination and may order additional diagnostic tests to determine the exact cause of the gynaecomastia.

Once the diagnosis is confirmed, an appropriate treatment plan will be suggested. For hormonal gynaecomastia, conservative measures such as a review of medication or hormone therapy may be recommended. However, if the gynaecomastia is caused by excess fat and glandular tissue, surgery may be required.

Surgical treatment involves removal of excess tissue by liposuction and/or direct removal of glandular tissue. The surgery is usually performed under general anaesthesia and requires some recovery time. The patient will be given instructions on post-operative care and follow-up, including the use of compression garments and restriction of certain activities during the healing period.

Regular follow-up examinations are important to monitor the progress of recovery and to detect possible complications at an early stage.

FAQ

Gynaecomastia is a medical condition in which men develop abnormal enlargement of the mammary gland, resulting in visible swelling or enlargement of the breast.

Gynaecomastia can be caused by hormonal changes, such as an imbalance of oestrogen and testosterone. It can also be caused by certain medications, genetic factors, chronic diseases or the use of drugs such as anabolic steroids.

Symptoms of gynaecomastia include enlargement of the mammary gland, swelling or tenderness of the nipples, irregular breast contours and occasionally pain or discomfort in the breast region.

In many cases, gynaecomastia can resolve itself, especially if it is hormonal. However, if the symptoms persist or cause psychological discomfort, treatment may be necessary.

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