Gynecomastia Surgery Informations

Average Length of Stay
7 Days
Length of Stay in Hospital
1 Day
Operation Duration
2-4 Hours
General Anesthesia
Recovery Duration
1-2 Weeks

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Many men and teenage boys suffer from overdeveloped breasts. Gynecomastia is a condition referring to the over development of man's breast and the over projection of the nipple and areola. It’s a highly common condition affecting 40 to 60 % of men—who feel self-conscious by what they describe as “female-like” breasts. It can affect only one breast—or both. More and more men are realizing that gynecomastia can be safely and effectively corrected with a male breast reduction surgery.

Gynecomastia surgery in Turkey—colloquially known as man boobs surgery—can create a flatter and more masculine-looking chest. Male breast reduction surgery Istanbul is designed to eliminate excess fatty tissue, to flatten the chest—and complement the natural contours of the body.

While in some instances gynecomastia can be caused by natural hormonal imbalances or genetics, it may also be a result of medical conditions or illness—as well as the use of certain drugs or medications. Weight gain may also contribute to the onset of gynecomastia.  

Whatever the causes, gynecomastia in men can have emotional and psychological ramifications.  

What are the causes of gynecomastia?

Causes of gynecomastia may vary—however the majority of them are associated with an increased level of estrogen.  

Increased estrogen level
Men—and women—naturally create testosterone and estrogen. The latter, in some men, can have a direct effect on the increase of glandular tissue. While this does not cause any physical harm, it can be a source of distress and embarrassment for some men.  

Drugs and medications
Some drugs and medications can interfere with sex hormone levels. Marijuana can decrease testosterone levels; and steroids has been linked to the rise in male estrogen levels. Antidepressants and blood pressure medication can also disrupt normal levels.

Klinefelter syndrome
It’s a genetically gained condition where men gain an X chromosome in addition to the normal male XY genetic makeup. This is not visibly apparent—but some men with this condition may have little body, weak muscles, and/or overdeveloped breasts.


When men’s age progresses, their body produces more of the enzyme aromatase—which is responsible for converting estrone and androstenedione into estrogen—causing an increase in glandular tissue. Luckily gynecomastia can be treated. Gynecomastia surgery in Istanbul can eliminate the appearance of overly large male breasts by correcting the developed glandular tissue.

Istanbul is a prominent medical tourism hub in Europe offering a wide spectrum of plastic surgery Turkey treatments for men. Many UK patients are on the lookout for gynecomastia surgery options in Europe—due to close proximity and affordable treatment cost available in key medical tourism centers.

Good candidates for gynecomastia surgery

Any healthy man who is embarrassed by having large breasts can be a good candidate for gynecomastia surgery in Turkey.

Ideal candidates for male breast reduction surgery have firm, elastic skin that will reshape to the new body contours. Gynecomastia surgeons in Istanbul advise patients to be at—or near—their ideal body weight before undergoing male breast reduction surgery, as weight fluctuations can affect the results of the surgery.

Candidates for gynecomastia surgery in Istanbul should be:

  • At a stable body weight
  • Realistic about the results of the surgery
  • Motivated to change the way they look

Male breast reduction after weight loss

Gynecomastia surgery after weigh loss often requires longer incisions and extensive body sculpting techniques due to the presence of excess skin, tissue and fat. The ultimate goal of gynecomastia surgery after weight loss is to achieve a masculine, natural-looking chest appearance—in which the scars are inconspicuously positioned. 

Gynecomastia procedure in Turkey

Male breast reduction surgery in Turkey generally lasts between 1 and 2 hours—and may be performed either under general anesthesia or with local anesthesia with sedation. Depending on each patient’s unique condition, gynecomastia surgery can include liposuction, tissue excision—or a combination of both techniques. The incisions for male breast reduction surgery in Istanbul are typically very small and are placed in hidden locations—either in the armpit or around the areola—so the resulting scars are barely visible even when you go shirtless.

Male breast reduction techniques

If your enlarged breasts contain excessive fatty tissue, plastic surgery doctors may use Laser Liposuction Turkey technique. If excess glandular tissue is the primary cause, surgical excision may be necessary. The excision may be carried out alone or in conjunction with liposuction for the best results.

Liposuction for male breast reduction

Liposuction Turkey used in a male breast reduction surgery can correct excess localized fat. Liposuction can easily remove excess fat in the chest area. Men who are thin—and are only suffering from glandular tissue—may not need liposuction.

Gynecomastia surgeons in Turkey

Plastic surgeons in Turkey have been performing plastic surgery procedures on men for a decade. They have a special interest and expertise in male plastic surgery—offering highly professional male chest surgery services in Istanbul cosmetic surgery clinics. Male breast reduction surgeons in Istanbul—Europe’s leading cosmetic surgery doctors—have received and earned many certifications and accolades over their years. Contact us to learn more about our cosmetic surgeons in Turkey.  

Gynecomastia surgery recovery

After male breast reduction surgery in Istanbul, your plastic surgeon will ask you to wear a compression garment for several weeks. Most of the swelling will subside within 2 weeks—however you won’t be able to see the final results of the male breast reduction surgery for up to 3 months. Any pain or discomfort can be managed with medication.

All sutures are dissolvable and you will be able to shower any time after male breast reduction surgery. Patients will be able to return to work 3 days after gynecomastia surgery in Turkey.

Male breast reduction surgery scars

Any scars caused by a minimally invasive surgery can be hidden using non-invasive surgical techniques. However, proper care including following the post-op instructions as advised by the doctor can be reduced to being invisible. Other post-op precautions should be taken into consideration during the gynecomastia surgery healing process, such as protecting the scar from sun exposure, as well as restraining from the excessive physical activity.  

Cost of male breast reduction in Turkey

Traveling for plastic surgery in Turkey can be an affordable option for patients looking for a treatment abroad. The price of male breast reduction surgery in Turkey is exceedingly affordable due to a number of advantageous factors including but not limited to the lower cost of living in Turkey and the high exchange rate of the English Pound to the Turkish Lira.

We offer all-inclusive male breast reduction Turkey packages covering the treatment cost, hotel accommodation, transfers, medication, patient host and an interpreter.

Turkey is the number 1 choice for patients looking for gynecomastia surgery abroad. Gynecomastia surgery Turkey cost in 2018 is an affordable treatment option for patients looking to rid themselves of the excess weight around the chest and restore a more masculine appearance—for a fraction of UK treatment prices.

Frequently Asked Questions Gynecomastia Surgery

1.Can you get male breast reduction on NHS?

Unfortunately, NHS does not cover cosmetic surgery treatments including Gynecomastia surgery. However, breast reduction surgery can only be considered if it’s a result of an underlying medical condition.

Any surgical procedure is bound to leave scars. That said, our advanced techniques allow for virtually invisible scars—and a quick recovery.

Many patients undergoing male breast reduction surgery are overweight. It’s highly recommended for male breast surgery patients to be at their stable weight before undergoing a gynecomastia surgery Nonetheless even after weigh loss, some patients are left with some excess chest fat.

When exercise and diet have failed to achieve your desired chest appearance, surgery is the only route to a flat, masculine chest.

Although gynecomastia pills may have some impact on excess fat, it has no effect on breast tissue—which is the fundamental cause of gynecomastia. Male breast reduction surgery is the only way to get rid of breast tissue. 

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