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.
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You will have an online consultation with your surgeon through video chat. They will perform an online examination, listen to you about your wishes, and will provide you with in-depth information. They will help you to choose what the best approach to your case is.
We'll plan your whole journey, including the date of your surgery and where you'll stay at while you’re in Istanbul. We'll inform you about everything you need to know from what to have in your suitcase to what to do before your procedure.
Our VIP transportation vehicle will be ready at the airport before you land. The driver will be waiting for you. We'll drive you to the hospital. At the hospital, we will perform required blood tests and the COVID test. Then, we will take you to your hotel.
The next morning, we will take you from your hotel to the hospital. Your surgeon will examine and inform you about the procedure. On the same day, you will have the surgery. You will stay at the hospital 1-2 day(s), depending on the procedure.
After your stay at the hospital, we will drive you to your hotel. You will rest and recover at your hotel room during the following week. A wellbeing assistant will visit you every day to inform you, to examine, and to provide medical care.
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We will take you for your 1-week follow-up with your surgeon. They will examine you, remove your bandages if required, and inform you about what you should/shouldn’t do during your recovery period, in detail. Afterwards, we will drive you to the airport.
During your recovery, we will be in touch. We will inform you, check on you, and answer your questions. You can reach us 7 days 24 hours. We will 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.
A gynecomastia surgery may be an ideal treatment for you:
A Gynecomastia Surgery can be life changing because it improves your life physically and emotionally. Notably, patients who have had a Gynecomastia Surgery are amongst the happiest plastic surgery patients. They have been relieved of their burden and they also have improved their appearance.Book your consultation
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. During the surgery, excess glandular tissue and/or excess localized fat are removed. If necessary, excess skin is excised, the areola is repositioned and resized. The firmer, flatter and more masculine chest contours are restored.
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. Your self-confidence will be boosted.
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