Gynecomastia Surgery

( Male Breast Reduction Surgery )

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What is gynecomastia?
 

Gynecomastia is a condition of overdeveloped or enlarged breasts in men that can occur at any age. The condition can be the result of hormonal changes, heredity, obesity or the use of certain drugs.

Gynecomastia can cause emotional discomfort and impair your self-confidence. Some men may even avoid certain physical activities and intimacy simply to hide their condition.

Gynecomastia is characterized by:

  • Excess localized fat

  • Excess glandular tissue development

  • Sometimes excess breast skin

  • Presence unilaterally (one breast) or bilaterally (both breasts)

What is gynecomastia surgery?

Gynecomastia surgery reduces breast size in men, flattening and enhancing the chest contours.

In severe cases of gynecomastia, the weight of excess breast tissue may cause the breasts to sag and stretch the areola (the dark skin surrounding the nipple). In these cases the position and size of the areola can be surgically improved and excess skin may be reduced.
 

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Who is a suitable candidate for gynecomastia surgery?


Gynecomastia surgery candidates include:

  • Men whose condition cannot be corrected through alternative medical treatment

  • Healthy individuals who do not have a life-threatening illness or medical conditions that can impair healing

  • Men with a positive outlook and specific goals in mind for improving the physical symptoms of gynecomastia

  • Men who are physically healthy and of relatively normal weight

  • Men whose breast development has stabilized

  • Men who are bothered by the feeling that their breasts are too large

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How should you prepare for gynecomastia surgery?


In preparing for gynecomastia surgery, you may be asked to:

Get lab testing or a medical evaluation
Take certain medications or adjust your current medications
Stop smoking and alcohol
Avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements as they can increase bleeding
The success and safety of your gynecomastia procedure depends very much on your complete candidness during your consultation. 

What are the steps of a gynecomastia procedure?


A gynecomastia procedure includes the following steps:

Anesthesia


Medications are administered for your comfort during the surgical procedures. The options include intravenous sedation and general anesthesia. Your doctor will recommend the best option for you.

Liposuction technique


In cases where gynecomastia is primarily the result of excess fatty tissue, liposuction techniques alone may be used. This requires insertion of a cannula, a thin hollow tube, through several small incisions.

The cannula is moved back and forth in a controlled motion to loosen the excess fat, which is then removed from the body by vacuum suction.

Excision technique


Excision techniques are recommended where glandular breast tissue or excess skin must be removed to correct gynecomastia. Excision also is necessary if the areola will be reduced or the nipple will be repositioned to a more natural male contour. Incision patterns vary depending on the specific conditions and surgical preference.

Combination of liposuction & excision techniques

 

Sometimes gynecomastia is treated with both liposuction and excision.
 

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What should you expect during my gynecomastia surgery recovery?

During your gynecomastia surgery recovery period, dressings or bandages will be applied to your incisions and an elastic bandage or support garment may be used to minimize swelling and support your new chest contour as it heals after surgery.

A small, thin tube may be temporarily placed under the skin to drain any excess blood or fluid that may collect.

You will be given specific instructions that may include how to care for the surgical site and drains, medications to apply or take orally to aid healing and reduce the potential for infection, specific concerns to look for at the surgical site or in your general health.


The final results of gynecomastia surgery are permanent in many cases. However, if gynecomastia resulted from the use of certain prescription medications, drugs (including steroids) or weight gain you must be fully free from these substances and remain at a stable weight in order to maintain your results.

 

Following your physician's instructions is essential to the success of your surgery.

It's important that the surgical incisions are not subjected to excessive force, swelling, abrasion or motion during the time of healing. Your doctor will give you specific instructions on how to care for yourself.

 

What results should I expect after gynecomastia surgery?

Gynecomastia surgery results are immediately visible. Over time, post-surgical swelling will resolve and incision lines will fade. Satisfaction with your new image will continue to increasingly after you surgery.


The final results of your gynecomastia surgery may take 3-6 months to achieve. Incision lines are permanent, but will continue to fade over time.

Gynecomastia surgery scars

Any surgical treatment to correct gynecomastia will require incisions. While most incision lines are concealed within natural contours, some may be visible and are a necessary result of male breast reduction surgery.

All gynecomastia surgery scars are permanent, even though some scars may be concealed in the natural contours of the breast. Your improved upper body will likely enhance your self-image and confidence, whether in a shirt and tie, a t-shirt or baring your chest at the beach.

The practices of surgery is not an exact science. Although good results are expected from your procedure, there is no guarantee. In some situations, it may not be possible to achieve optimal results with a single surgical procedure to treat gynecomastia. But generaly successful results can be obtained in theses procedures.

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What are the risks of gynecomastia surgery?


The decision to have plastic surgery is extremely personal, and you will have to decide if the benefits will achieve your goals and if the risks and potential complications of gynecomastia surgery are acceptable.

You will be asked to sign consent forms to ensure that you fully understand the procedure and any risks and potential complications.

Gynecomastia surgery risks include:

  • Anesthesia risks

  • Bleeding (hematoma)

  • Blood clots

  • Breast asymmetry

  • Breast contour and shape irregularities

  • Changes in nipple or breast sensation may be temporary or permanent

  • Damage to deeper structures – such as nerves, blood vessels, muscles and lungs – can occur and may be temporary or permanent

  • Deep vein thrombosis, cardiac and pulmonary complications

  • Fatty tissue found in the breast might die (fat necrosis)

  • Fluid accumulation (seroma)

  • Infection

  • Persistent pain

  • Poor wound healing

  • Possibility of revision surgery

  • Reactions to tape, suture materials, glues, topical preparations or injected agents

  • Unfavorable scarring

What is included our packages?

 

It is not enough to know how to get a Gynecomastia surgery in Turkey or how much is a Gynecomastia surgery in Turkey. You should have a clear idea of what all will be included in your Gynecomastia surgery cost. This will ensure that you do not face any unpleasant surprises later on at the time of billing. When you work with a trusted medical tourism provider, they will clearly outline what all costs are covered.

Turkey Gynecomastia surgery cost inclusions are typically as follows:

  • All medical fees

  • Costs of all hospital and hotel accommodations

  • Costs of x-rays, blood tests, or other pre- and post-operation diagnostics

  • After care services

  • Cost of all medications

  • Cost of a compression garment, if required

  • All transfers

  • All fligth tickets