Gynecomastia is the condition of overdeveloped or enlarged breasts seen in males. This can occur at any age. It can be a result of obesity, genetics, hormonal changes, or the use of certain drugs.*1 Even if it is not a health issue, this condition can cause significant psychological distress in men.
Gynecomastia surgery is a highly successful surgical procedure developed to reduce the breast size and to restore firmer, masculine chest contours. During a gynecomastia surgery, excess fat and glandular tissue is removed. In extreme cases, removing excess skin, repositioning and resizing the areola may also be necessary.
If you are healthy, have problems that can be solved by a gynecomastia surgery, and have realistic expectations then you are a candidate! Like for all cosmetic surgeries, the first requirement to be eligible for a thigh lift surgery is being healthy. If you are healthy, you don’t have any condition that may impair healing after the surgery, you’re not significantly overweight, and your breast development is completed, then there is no obstacle for your surgery. The second requirement is that you have realistic expectations. You should understand the procedure and its expected results.
The outcomes of gynecomastia surgery can be analyzed in two main categories: aesthetical and psychological.
The enlargement of the breasts may be due to excess glandular tissue and/or excess localized fat. In some cases, excess breast skin is observed. In severe cases, breasts may sag and the areola (the dark area around the nipples) can be stretched. Regardless of the reason, gynecomastia changes the way chest looks. Gynecomastia surgery is a highly effective treatment for this problem. The firmer, flatter and more masculine chest contours will be restored after the surgery.
Gynecomastia obscures the masculine features of the chest. Consequently, it may cause a severe psychological stress in patients. Patients can become highly self-conscious and their self-confidence can be damaged. They may avoid activities which may require them to show their chests. They may have difficulty while choosing what to wear. Therefore, after procedure, strong psychological benefits are expected. You will start to love your body more.
Gynecomastia surgery has several techniques that meet each patient's demands.
After the surgery, there will be stitches on your incisions. There will be dressings on your incisions and you may need to wear compression garment for a while. Right after the surgery, you may experience some soreness for a few days, but it is usually minimal. Your surgeon will prescribe you medication to control the pain. You may experience some temporary swelling. A small, thin tube may be temporarily placed under the skin to drain excess fluid and blood. If you had the liposuction procedure, you may return to work or school in several days. If your surgery included tissue excision, it may take 1 week to feel ready to return to work or school.
The results of gynecomastia surgery are immediately apparent. However, over time, swelling will subside, the incision scars will be fade, and your chest will look better. 2 weeks after surgery, you may gradually return to exercise. After 3 weeks, you may be ready to return vigorous exercise. There is a chance that you may experience a temporary loss of skin sensation in the treated areas. In almost all cases, sensation gradually returns over the following months.
A wellbeing assistant will visit you in your hotel room every day during the first week after the surgery. We will expect you to be in our clinic for your post-op examination 1 week after the surgery, before you leave Istanbul. We will still follow your recovery process while you are away. Clineca will provide you with complete support and inform you about everything you need to know during your recovery. We will be with you from your consultation to the very end of your recovery.
“Gynecomastia may not be dangerous for the body, but it may harm men psychologically. What we do is restore the natural masculine appearance of the chest through careful sculpting.”
During your online consultation, your surgeon will ask you questions about your medical history. They will also conduct a physical examination. Your surgeon will inform you about everything you need to know before the surgery. Clineca will provide you with complete guidance and support before your surgery. You will have a complete and detailed list of instructions.
Most important instructions include,
What you need to do after the surgery will be explained to you in detail by your surgeon and Clineca will provide you with all the support and guidance you need. Most important instructions include:
“Gynecomastia surgery is a minimally invasive surgery with a short and easy recovery period.”
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2. Teimourian, B., & Perlman, R. (1983). Surgery for gynecomastia. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 7(3), 155–157. https://doi.org/10.1007/bf01571338
3. Singamsetty, R., Rout, S. K., Giri, S. K., Panda, R., Behera, K. K., & Sable, M. N. (2021). Aesthetic Outcome of Gynecomastia Management with Conventional Liposuction and Cross-Chest Liposuction: A Prospective Comparative Study. Aesthetic plastic surgery, 1–8. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00266-021-02611-x
4. Zavlin, D., Jubbal, K. T., Friedman, J. D., & Echo, A. (2017). Complications and Outcomes After Gynecomastia Surgery: Analysis of 204 Pediatric and 1583 Adult Cases from a National Multi-center Database. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 41(4), 761–767. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00266-017-0833-z