Gynecomastia Surgery in Turkey

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With gynecomastia surgeries, problems of men with feminine breast appearance are resolved.  Gynecomastia can be treated with liposuction and/or excision of mammary gland. The cost of gynecomastia surgery will increase depending on the size of the breast. You will try to brief you on the subject.

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What is Gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia is the breast enlargement in men. Disproportionate male breast enlargement causes both aesthetics and health problems. No man wants to have a feminine breast tissue. Therefore, gynecomastia problem can lead to both physical and psychological problems in men. It is generally seen in infants and adolescents. The treatment is a short and simple surgery.

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How is gynecomastia surgery performed?

Gynecomastia surgery takes 1 hour. It is performed in hospital. Surgery is performed with general anesthesia. Once you regain your conscious, you will wear a corset. This gynecomastia corset is worn for an average of one month. Let’s outline pre- and post-gynecomastia events:

Pre-Surgery

  • Fasting should start from the evening.
  • You should arrive in the hospital one hour before the surgery.
  • You should stop taking anticoagulants one week before the surgery.
  • It may be useful to come to the hospital with an attendant.
  • You should report your regular medications or any chronic disease.

Post-Surgery

  • You should wear a gynecomastia corset for a month.
  • You should visit the clinic for follow-up check-up 3-4 days later.
  • You should take prescribed medications strictly as instructed
  • You should avoid from lifting heavy objects for one month.
  • You should avoid from exercise and cardio for a month.
  • You should rest in the hospital for at least one day.

Does Gynecomastia Go Away Without Surgery? 

In case of actual swelling in the mammary gland, it is not possible to reduce the breast without surgery. However, in case of fat deposition around the breast, exercise and diet may be preferred. However, this will not guarantee a permanent solution to this problem.

Questions to be asked to the doctor who will perform gynecomastia surgery

  1. For how long have you been working as a plastic surgeon?
  2. In which hospital will I have my surgery?
  3. Which faculty did you graduate from? Do you have any special training for gynecomastia surgery?
  4. Do I have gynecomastia?
  5. What should I do for the best result?
  6. What will my post-operative care entail?
  7. Which surgical techniquewill be applied in my surgery?
  8. How many times should I come for follow-up check-up?
  9. What are the risks and possible problems of the surgery?
  10. What will happen if the surgery is not what I expected?
  11. Your pre- and post-gynecomastia surgery  photos

Excision of tissue from the male breast

This is actually a short procedure. An incision is made from the nipple. Breast tissue is separated inside. And then the breast tissue is removed from this incision. If the adipose (fatty) tissue is inadequate, the mammary gland will also be excised. Flattening will be performed with flatting. And then the nipple is stitched. Since self-melting stitches are used, no extra stitch is required.

Costs of Gynecomastia Surgery

According to the statistics of the American Plastic Surgeons Association for 2018, the average cost of gynecomastia surgery is up to $3978. But the cost of surgery charged in Turkey is considerably lower than the average cost charged in Europe or US. The exchange rate differences in Turkey and the lower value of our currency compared to other currencies creates an advantage for Turkey. Low costs should not be interpreted as low-quality or unsuccessful surgery because Istanbul plastic surgery has really advanced in its field. You can have your surgery both with a better quality and more affordable prices.

The cost of gynecomastia surgery also increases depending on the size of the breast. If gynecomastia considerably large, the cost will also increase. It would not be wrong to say that the cost of gynecomastia will be determined depending on its level. After the examination, the type and the cost will be determined.

Health insurances do not cover gynecomastia surgery. At least, it will be difficult for you to be operated by plastic surgeons. According to some reports, even if general surgeons can perform this surgery, plastic surgeons should perform it. Insurances recognized by Turkish government will not cover surgery in private clinics.

The content of gynecomastia surgery cost

  • Anesthesia fees
  • Hospital fees
  • Medical tests
  • Post-operative corset
  • Cost of medications
  • Surgery fee

Causes of Breast Enlargement in Men

Hormonal imbalance is the primary cause of male breast enlargement. Breast enlargement is observed in men who have problems with their hormonal balance. First, the hormonal imbalance problem should be treated. The secondary cause of male breast enlargement is the weight gained due to an imbalanced diet. The weight gained results in fat deposition in the breast. As a result, fat deposition and enlargement in the male breast is observed. Another cause is the imbalances in the body during adolescence. Breast enlargement can also be observed in men due to some medications. One of the other natural causes of male breast enlargement is aging and reduced movement.

Classification of Breast Enlargement in Men

Breast enlargement problem in men may differ for each patient. The size of the male breast may vary from person to person. This difference can be understood more clearly at the end of the examination and also after ultrasound. Therefore, it will be beneficial to divide breast enlargement in men into three categories.

Mild Breast Enlargement in Men

It is the lowest class in which the male breast enlargement is observed. It is usually caused by adipose tissue. Weight gain is the most effective reason. It may be sufficient to interfere with liposuction alone to this breast tissue in men. A great result can be achieved by excising the excess fat tissue from that area.

Moderate Breast Enlargement in Men

Liposuction alone will not be sufficient for interfering with the moderate breast enlargement. Mammary glands and breast glands may also be excised. Therefore, the surgery may take a little longer. It is the most common type of gynecomastia.

Sever Breast Enlargement in Men

It is the severe condition of breast enlargement in men, also known as gynecomastia. Excessive fats are removed with liposuction and the mammary glands and breast glands are removed through a small incision, and the breast is also stretched.

Gynecomastia Treatment in Turkey

In Turkey, highly skilled plastic surgeons who perform  gynecomastia surgery are available. Istanbul ranks first especially in medical tourism. In Istanbul, the rate of gynecomastia surgery is considerably high. The number of tourists from Europe and other world countries preferring Turkish aesthetics surgeons for gynecomastia surgery is increasing day by day. Detailed information will be share in our other article about the cost of gynecomastia surgery in Turkey.

How many times do I have to travel to Istanbul for gynecomastia surgery?

If we were able to examine you remotely, you can have surgery on the day you travel to Istanbul. As a precaution, you will stay in the hospital overnight. Your follow-up check-up will be made the next day. In case of drain, it will be removed. Stitches will not be removed. You will wear the corset for 20 days. Apart from that, it would be beneficial if you make a follow-up visit in 10 days. But it is not essential for those who can not afford to come or those living abroad.

In short, staying in Istanbul for 2 days is enough time for gynecomastia surgery.

How My Post-Operative Diet Should Be?

After the male breast surgery, the patient should have a well-balanced diet. Losing or gaining excess weight may cause fat deposition in the breast again. But this will never progress up to the pre-operative condition.

When Can I Have A Bath?

You can have a bath three days after gynecomastia surgery. You should take off your corset before shower/bath and after drying off, you should put on your corset again. You should wear your corset for 30 days.

What Are the Risks of Gynecomastia Surgery?

After gynecomastia surgery, risks such as bleeding, infection, not being able to excise enough tissue or excising excess tissue and asymmetry problems may occur.

Surgery Scorecard

Question Answer
Duration of Surgery 1 Hour
Location of Surgery Hospital
Corset Should Be Worn For 3 Weeks
Pain and Discomfort Partially
Returning to Work 3 Days
First Bath 3 Days
Full Recovery 1 Month
Will A New Surgery Be Needed? No
Exercise – Cardio 30 Days
Will there be any scar? Almost Invisible
Minimum Age 18
Removal of Stitches Not necessary

Does Single Breast Enlargement Occur?

Single breast enlargement may occur in men. Gynecomastia surgery can be performed for single breast.

How Much Fat is Excised from the Breast?

Fat amount that is surgically removed from male breast may vary. It can range between 400 cc – 2 liters.

When Should I Make A Follow-Up Visit?

You will be invited for follow-up visit on the third and seventh day after surgery.

When Can I Return to Work?

You can return to work in 8-10 days after gynecomastia surgery. However, your job should not involve physical strain.

What Is The Cost of Gynecomastia Surgery?

The experience of the surgeon who will perform the male breast surgery and the classification of the hospital where the surgery will be performed are some factors that determine the cost of this surgery. Any examination fee will not be charged before gynecomastia surgery. Ultrasound and examination can be requested for control. The average fee for gynecomastia surgery is determined after your examination. Sometimes the cost may increase in very large breasts. If the breast is smaller, the cost will decrease on pro rata basis.

There is no breast tissue in my breast but there is adipose tissue. Should I have gynecomastia surgery?

If you are sure about that there is no enlargement in mammary glands, namely glandular tissue, in your breast, fats in the breast area may be eliminated with exercise and diet. Without tussling with these, the problem can be fixed permanently with surgery. Or gynecomastia surgery may be performed if the fat cannot be eliminated.