What is Gynecomastia surgery in Turkey?


Procedure Details

Total Stay Duration
7 Days
Hospital Stay
1 Day
Procedure Duration
2-3 Hours
Anesthesia Type
General Anesthesia
Recovery Period
1-2 Weeks

Gynecomastia is also referred to as ‘Breast Reduction for Men’ or ‘Male Mammary Gland Removal’ aims to reduce enlarged male breasts, flattening and enhancing the chest. In most cases of gynecomastia, the weight of extra breast tissue can cause the breasts to sag and stretch the areola (darker skin around the nipple). In those cases, the position and size of the areola can be surgically corrected and excess skin can be reduced.

Plastic surgery to correct gynecomastia can be named reduction mammoplasty.

Gynecomastia is a condition of over-developed or enlarged more than usual breasts in men that can occur at any time. This situation may be the result of hormonal differences, heredity, excessive eating habits or some certain drug usage.

Low self-esteem may be a product of gynecomastia. To conceal gynecomastia, certain men around the world will resist such athletic activity and intimate relationships.

Gynecomastia is characterized by the following symptoms:

  • Existence of excessive localized fat.
  • Excess glandular tissue is present.
  • Existence of unnecessary breast tissue.
  • Bilateral or unilateral involvement (both breasts or one breast)

What are the causes of gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia has a variety of causes, but most of them are linked to a rise in estrogen levels.

Increased estrogen levels

Both men and women produce testosterone and estrogen in their bodies. In certain men, the latter may have a direct effect on glandular tissue development. Although this is not harmful to the body, it can cause discomfort and insecurity in certain males.

Medications and drugs

Any drugs and prescriptions may cause sex hormone levels to fluctuate and cause hormonal imbalances. Marijuana has been linked to an increase in male estrogen levels, and steroids have been linked to a decline in testosterone levels. Standard levels may also be disrupted by antidepressants etc.

Klinefelter syndrome is a condition that affects people.

It’s a hereditary disorder in which males acquire an extra X chromosome on top of their normal XY genetic makeup. Any man with this disorder may have a small frame, frail arms, and/or overdeveloped breasts, which are not visible.

The Process of Aging

Men’s bodies develop more of the enzyme aromatase, which transforms estrone and androstenedione into estrogen, as they grow older, resulting in a rise in glandular tissue. Fortunately, gynecomastia is treatable. By correcting the formed glandular tissue, gynecomastia surgery in Istanbul will remove the presence of excessively large male breasts.

Istanbul is a major medical tourism destination in Europe, offering a wide variety of men’s plastic surgery services.

Who is a good candidate for Gynecomastia surgery?

  • Alternative surgical procedures may not be able to help men in their condition.
  • Patients that are in good health and may not have any life-threatening diseases or medical problems that may hinder recovery.
  • People who have an optimistic attitude and clear goals in mind for reducing gynecomastia’s physical symptoms.
  • People who have reasonable hopes for the surgery in question.
  • People whose breast production has plateaued and is causing them problems.
  • People who tried diet and exercise and still unhappy due to not losing weight from the chest area.

How To Get Rid of Gynecomastia in Turkey?

Liposuction Technique

In cases where gynecomastia is mainly the result of excessive fat tissue, liposuction techniques alone can be used. This particular one needs the insertion of a cannula, a thin narrow tube through a few small incisions.

The cannula is moved back and forth in a controlled movement to dissolve the excess fat which is then sucked out of the body by vacuum suction.

There are different types of liposuction techniques, which can be used; the technique most fits in your case will be defined before your operation.

Excision Technique

Different excision techniques are suggested where glandular excess skin or breast tissue must be removed to correct male breast reduction gynecomastia. Excision also is required if the areola will be reduced or the nipple will be repositioned to a more natural male contour. Gynecomastia surgery scars occur at this male gyno technique.

Incision patterns can be varied depending on the specific situations and surgical preference and this technique includes surgical removal of breasts. Sometimes gynecomastia has to be treated by both excision and liposuction.

Male Breast Reduction After Weight Loss in Turkey

Owing to the inclusion of extra skin, tissue, and fat, gynecomastia surgery following weight loss frequently necessitates longer incisions and more thorough body sculpting techniques. After weight loss, the ultimate aim of gynecomastia surgery is to attain a rugged, natural-looking chest image with inconspicuous scars.

Gynecomastia Surgery Full Recovery Time

During the gynecomastia surgery recovery, bandages and dressings will be applied to your incisions and a support garment or elastic bandage can be used to minimize swelling and support the new chest contour that you have as it heals after surgery.

One small narrow tube can be temporarily placed beneath the skin to drain any excess fluid that may collect. Gynecomastia surgery recovery time may vary however, you will be able to turn in your daily activities 2 weeks after surgery, this recovery period is also enough to return to work as well. For the following 2 month period, you need to avoid strenuous activity.

The final results of gynecomastia procedures are permanent in most cases. However, if gynecomastia results from the use of certain medications, drugs (including steroids) or weight gaining supplements you have to be fully free from those substances and stay at a stable weight to protect your results.

How Much Does Gynecomastia Surgery Cost?

Plastic and Reconstructive surgeries costs in the United States (US) and Europe vary from £6500 to £8000. Furthermore, this just includes the surgery; consultation and aftercare are not included. Man Boobs surgery care costs in Turkey are typically half of what they are in the United States, United Kingdom and Europe.

The disparity in labour costs and operational fees between Turkey and the other countries is the source of the price difference. Gynecomastia surgery cost abroad depends on the cost of a surgeon’s and medical team’s labour in Turkey is smaller than in European countries, as are the operating costs that fund hospital-related expenses. 

Gynecomastia Surgeons in Turkey

This distinction gives the doctor a significant benefit in terms of doing further surgeries and gaining experience. ClinicExcellents’ board-certified plastic surgeons are extremely well-trained to conduct plastic surgery with excellent success, due to their expertise on a number of patients from all around the world.

Gynecomastia Before and After

Here are a few examples of the Gynecomastia procedure, please click our before and after gallery to see more results.