Do you have enlarged breasts that make you self-conscious? You are not alone. This is a common problem in males. Fortunately, you can get rid of this problem easily!Book your consultation
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.
There are variations of gynecomastia surgery. Here, you can find common complaints and answers for them.
If the enlargement is primarily caused by excess fat and there is no stretched skin, liposuction...
If the enlargement is primarily caused by glandular tissue, liposuction alone is not sufficient. You need to have a...
In that case, the tissue excision method is required. During a gynecomastia surgery with tissue...
Gynecomastia surgery is often combined with liposuction of love handles and abdomen. It is safe to...
If you are not significantly overweight, you may be eligible to have a gynecomastia surgery. In this case...
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Surgeries are performed in prestigious fully equipped hospitals in which doctors from all specialties are present.
You will have an online consultation with your surgeon via video chat. After an online examination, and will help you to choose what's the best.
We cooperate with the surgeons who perform a limited number of surgeries each week to ensure the best results.
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We provide airport transfer and transportation between your hotel and the hospital before/after the surgery via VIP vehicles.
As Clineca, we provide you with patient accompaniment, who will visit you every day in your hotel room during the resting period.
The price includes fees of the surgeon, operating room, hospitalization, tests, medications and medical visits by a nurse.
The price includes hotel layover (including breakfast), and transportation between the airport, the hotel and the hospital.
Interpreter service, BBL pillow, neck pillow (rhinoplasty), eye mask, voltage converter and many others that will enhance your satisfaction.
Turkey is a leading player in medical tourism, and Istanbul, which is an extremely beautiful touristic city, is the plastic surgery capital of Turkey.
Clineca has a holistic approach. We believe that everything should be right for a satisfactory cosmetic surgery experience, including your days in Istanbul. We plan every detail of your journey.
After you fill the form, one of our agents will contact you. They will inform you about the whole experience, in detail. If requested, they will arrange an online consultation for you.
You'll have an online consultation with your surgeon via video chat. They will perform an online examination and help you to choose what the best approach to your case is.
We'll plan your whole journey including your surgery date and accommodation. We'll inform you about every need; from preparing your suitcase to advice before the procedure.
Our VIP transportation vehicle will be ready at the airport for you. We’ll drive you to the hospital and they'll get a blood and the C19 test. Then, we'll take you to your hotel.
We’ll take you from your hotel to the hospital. After your examination, the same day you’ll have the surgery. You will stay at the hospital 1-2 day(s), depending on the procedure.
After your stay at the hospital, we'll drive you to your hotel. A wellbeing assistant will visit you every day to inform you, to examine, and to provide medical care during the week.
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We’ll take you to 1-week follow-up. After your examination and removal of bandages if required, we’ll inform you about the recovery period. Then, we'll drive you to the airport.
During your recovery, we'll inform you, check on you, and answer your questions 24 hours and 7 days. We'll expect you to send photos periodically to follow your recovery period.
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 is a cosmetic surgery procedure performed to restore masculine contours by changing the appearance of male breasts.
Like all kinds of surgery, thigh lift surgery requires anesthesia. Your surgeon will decide whether general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation is more suitable for your case.
There are 2 techniques of gynecomastia surgery: Liposuction technique and the tissue excision technique. Sometimes these two techniques can be combined to achieve better results.
Gynecomastia surgery has several techniques that meet each patient's demands.
Liposuction technique is preferred when most of the excess tissue is fat and there is no sagging stretched skin.*2 During the surgery, your surgeon will make very small incisions to remove excess tissue. Depending on the needs of the patient, there may be one or several small incisions for each breast. Incisions may be placed within the armpit, around the areola, or withing the natural crease below the breasts.*3 Then, he will remove the excess fat and glandular tissue through these incisions and sculpt the contours of your breasts to achieve a natural masculine appearance.
Excision technique is preferred when a larger amount of glandular tissue is present, removal of excess skin is required, the areola is planned to be reduced, or the nipple is planned to be repositioned. In this approach, excess fat tissue, glandular tissue, and stretched skin tissue are excised. The place and the length of the incisions depend on the case. They are typically made around the areola or within the natural creases of the chest. Your surgeon will place the incisions so that the scars will be inconspicuous as much as possible.
Gynecomastia surgery is one of the most satisfactory cosmetic surgeries. The duration of both surgery and hospitalization as well as the low surgical and medical complications make it very attractive for male patients that have gynecomastia which they can’t get rid of.
Although very low, there are possible complications:
Surgeon Related Factors:
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.”
We know you have many questions. Having realistic expectations and deciding to have a cosmetic surgery requires information. Here you can find answers to frequently asked questions about Gynecomastia Surgery.
There are variations of gynecomastia surgery. Here, you can find common complaints and answers for them.
1. Dickson G. (2012). Gynecomastia. American family physician, 85(7), 716–722.
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