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What is Gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia, commonly referred to as male breast enlargement, is a condition that can cause significant emotional distress and physical discomfort for men. This condition involves the development of excess breast tissue, often resulting in an enlarged chest that can resemble female breasts. While it's a common issue, many men are unaware of the available solutions that can help them achieve a more masculine chest contour. In this blog, we'll explore the causes, impact, and the transformative approach of male breast reduction surgery – a procedure designed to restore confidence and comfort to those affected by gynecomastia.

Understanding Gynecomastia

Gynecomastia occurs due to hormonal imbalances that lead to the enlargement of the glandular tissue in the male breast. This can be caused by factors such as puberty, hormone fluctuations, certain medications, or underlying medical conditions. Regardless of the cause, the emotional and psychological impact of gynecomastia can be profound, affecting self-esteem, body image, and overall quality of life.

The Impact on Quality of Life

Men dealing with gynecomastia often find themselves avoiding situations that require them to remove their shirts, such as going to the beach or participating in sports. The psychological burden of feeling self-conscious about their appearance can lead to social withdrawal and anxiety. These challenges highlight the importance of addressing gynecomastia not only for physical well-being but also for mental and emotional health.

Male Breast Reduction Surgery – A Transformative Solution

Male breast reduction surgery, also known as gynecomastia surgery, offers a transformative solution for individuals seeking to regain a more masculine chest appearance. This procedure involves the removal of excess breast tissue, fat, and skin through various surgical techniques. The goal is to create a flatter, more contoured chest that aligns with the patient's aesthetic goals.

The Surgical Procedure

Male breast reduction surgery can be performed using liposuction, excision techniques, or a combination of both, depending on the extent of tissue and fat that needs to be removed. Liposuction is ideal for cases where excess fat is the primary concern, while excision is necessary when glandular tissue or sagging skin needs to be addressed. The surgery is typically performed under general anesthesia and is generally considered an outpatient procedure.


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The cost of operations can vary depending on the type of procedure performed and any additional treatments that may be added.

The cost of the hotel you choose with us will be reflected in the invoice. Depending on the type of surgery, the number of days you will stay is multiplied by the daily hotel pricing. Please note, for certain procedures, hotel stays may not be required as all resting and recovery happens in the hospital. Hotel prices vary depending on your choice and are typically between $50-$60 per day.

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  • Procedures in Türkiye can cost up to 80% less than in many other countries. While one might associate "low cost" with lesser quality, the reality is largely attributed to Türkiye's economic dynamics.
  • The living expenses in Türkiye are significantly lower than in places like the UK, US, or Europe. Over time, the quality of health tourism in Türkiye has seen commendable growth.
  • For international patients, the relatively low prices of medical procedures are influenced by the exchange rate and the depreciation of the Turkish Lira, which has seen a drop of about 400% against the US dollar over the past 4 years.
  • Moreover, the competitive nature of the health tourism sector in Türkiye further drives down the costs, making medical care more accessible.

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Frequently Asked Questions


> The Correct Surgical Method for Gynecomastia

Male breast reduction surgery combines two techniques: surgical excision and vaser liposuction. This approach is effective in preventing recurrence while achieving a proportional and aesthetic chest contour. The combination of these methods ensures lasting results. By employing the bodytite technique during fat removal, the chest muscle shadow becomes more defined, enhancing the athletic and masculine appearance post-surgery.

In cases of glandular enlargement, it's essential to remove gland tissues through a half-moon incision. Neglecting this step increases the risk of recurrence over time. Often, patients previously treated with liposuction alone are at higher risk for recurrence. As a surgeon experienced in gynecomastia cases, I recommend a combined approach, involving a 4-5 millimeter incision near the armpit. This allows for targeted correction of fat accumulation on the chest muscle and vaser liposuction. Additionally, the chest muscle belt becomes more pronounced, contributing to an optimal outcome.
> Precautions and Research
Gynecomastia surgery requires the expertise of a skilled plastic surgeon. The correct technique involves removing gland tissues without damaging muscles, followed by vaser liposuction. Thorough research is vital to find a surgeon experienced in this procedure and who can demonstrate a high patient satisfaction rate. Quality care in a well-equipped hospital with state-of-the-art facilities is equally crucial.
> Recurrence and Guarantees
We stand by the results of our gynecomastia operations performed by our Plastic Surgery Specialist, offering a lifetime warranty against recurrence. This guarantee holds, except when influenced by intensive hormone therapies for sex change. Our comprehensive approach ensures the complete elimination of gynecomastia tissue, providing a lasting solution.
> Surgery Arrangements and Recovery
For individuals in Istanbul, surgery can be scheduled on the day of arrival. Patients from abroad usually opt for surgery on the second day for a more comfortable recovery. After the operation, returning to work is feasible, especially for desk jobs. While the initial 3 days should be dedicated to rest, the overall healing process is rapid, with noticeable improvements after this period.
> Addressing Concerns About Scarring
Incisions of 6-7 millimeters near the armpit area allow for vaser liposuction and fat removal, shaping the region. For some cases, a half-moon incision around the nipple contour is necessary for glandular tissue removal. These incisions heal well, becoming almost imperceptible within 3 months. Expert surgical care ensures the best outcome.
> Duration of Stay for Overseas Guests
A 3-day stay is recommended for overseas patients. The first day includes examination and analysis, followed by the operation on the second day. On the third day, patients can return home. The recovery process is well-monitored through photos via WhatsApp, ensuring a comfortable and informed healing journey.
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