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Gynecomastia is the name given to male breast growth. It can be unilateral as well as bilateral. It can lead to negative social and psychological effects. Although the cause is mostly idiopathic (undetected), some hormone disorders, drug use, chronic liver, thyroid and kidney diseases can cause gynecomastia. Gynecomastia may be characterized by an increase in mammary gland or adipose tissue or both. With the examination and tests your doctor will do, it will be determined from which tissue the problem originates and an appropriate treatment plan will be determined. While liposuction is mostly preferred in the treatment of gynecomastia rich in adipose tissue, this method may be insufficient in the removal of a gynecomastia rich in breast tissue and surgical excision may be added. In cases with significant excess skin, skin tightening can be achieved with procedures such as VASER (ultrasonic) liposuction, while in the presence of a larger and drooping breast, it may be necessary to surgically remove the excess skin. The surgery is performed under general anesthesia and may require an overnight hospital stay. The operation takes 1-1.5 hours. It is entered with 0.5 cm incisions corresponding to the folds close to the areas where the fat will be extracted. A special liquid is given under the skin through these holes for pain control. After waiting for a certain time, the fats are broken down with energy-based devices and the broken fats are extracted from the same places. The drain is not placed. The corset, which is dressed at the end of the operation, should be used for 1 month. After the operation, nutrition begins in a short time. Discharge can be scheduled a few hours after the operation. A special corset is used for about 3-4 weeks. There may be slight fluid leaks from the suture areas on the first day. You can take a bath 2 days after the operation. Returning to work can be done after 1-week, light exercise after 3 weeks, and heavy exercise after 6 weeks. Bruising and swelling can be seen in the operation areas, and it takes an average of 2-3 weeks for them to heal. Full recovery is at the end of 6 months – 1 year. These times may vary according to the procedures added to the oil pulling operations.