What is Gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia in Turkey is a surgical procedure that aims to get rid of the annoying shape of sagging chest with men that could look similar to women’s breasts in some cases causing embarrassment for men and low self-confidence. There are several degrees of gynecomastia including the simple, medium and large degrees. The surgical procedure varies according to each degree separately. As for the reason for the difference in degrees, it is due to physiological and genetic reasons, but this phenomenon in all its degrees causes shame and may lead to depression which make cosmetic intervention necessary to get rid of this problem, radically.
|Anesthesia||Sedation / General|
|Procedure Duration||2-3 Hours|
|Results||Immediate / Lifetime|
|Stay in Hospital||1 Night in case of general anesthesia|
|Turk Aesthetic Cost||1800 EUR Sedation / 2250 EUR General Anesthesia|
How is Gynecomastia Surgery Done in Turkey?
Hygienically, the problem of gynecomastia is not a serious matter that calls for fear. Rather, it recedes within the procedures that require cosmetic intervention only, and in some rare cases, the sudden appearance of gynecomastia may be associated with cancerous problems. The operation to remove gynecomastia is done through local anesthesia, which is preferred by most people, and in some cases, general anesthesia may be used. The procedure can be completed in a period of 2-3 hours only, according to each case, and the results appear immediately and last for life.
- Use of certain medicinal drugs.
- The continuation of the process of gynecomastia that occurs in male children during puberty.
- Disturbance in the secretion of the thyroid glands or gonads.
- Weight gain.
Types of Gynecomastia
The degrees of gynecomastia differ from one man to another according to individual genetic and physiological differences. Excess weight may play a major role in the emergence of gynecomastia. We will present the degrees of gynecomastia, which are:
- Seborrheic gynecomastia is common in all ages. And the appropriate way to treat it is liposuction only.
- Fibrous gynecomastia is caused by tissue enlargement only, so that the chest is free of fat. In this case, doctors remove the glands and fibrous tissue that causes gynecomastia.
- Mixed gynecomastia: the fat is mixed with fibrous tissue, and the appropriate method for this case is liposuction with excision of tissues and skin tags. The existing fat is removed by suctioning it, then the glandular component, which is located at the bottom of the nipple area, is removed through a small cut inside the areola and the area around the nipple.
Who Can Perform Gynecomastia Surgery?
- Everyone who suffers from a dropping or protruding chest that causes embarrassment and low self-confidence resorts to the process of Gynecomastia.
- Expect logical situations after the operation.
- Those who have stopped growing breasts from the age of 20.
- That the man does not have an incurable infectious disease.
Who Can Not Perform Gynecomastia Treatment?
Men cannot resort to undergoing gynecomastia surgery if they have a health condition such as irregular diabetes, severe blood pressure, heart disease, or infectious diseases such as immunodeficiency. Also, those who did not exceed the growth age of 20 years cannot perform the operation to remove the gynecomastia, because the secretion of glands before the age of twenty is fluctuating and irregular.
The Doctor Who Performs Gynecomastia
Male breast removal is a cosmetic procedure performed by a plastic surgeon who has sufficient experience to perform these operations. No other doctor from any other specialization can perform this type of operation. It is taken into account when choosing a hospital or medical center to investigate a reliable center, a clinical environment with a high degree of sterilization, and a highly qualified doctor. The high cost of the procedure may sometimes reflect the center’s high efficiency and credibility, so it is preferable not to discuss or bargain on the issue of the high price.
Anesthesia Type used in Gynecomastia Surgery in Turkey
Gynecomastia can be performed under the influence of sedation or general anaesthesia. The doctor determines the type of anesthesia according to the patient’s desire, in addition to the possibility of anesthesia according to the condition of each patient’s body separately. In cases of general anesthesia for the body, the patient must stop eating and drinking 6 hours before the operation to avoid feeling uncomfortable in the stomach after waking up from the operation, the patient stays in the hospital for one night in the case of general anesthesia for the body, and the cost of general anesthesia for the body is more high compared to anesthesia temporary.
When the operation is performed under temporary anesthesia, what we have mentioned does not apply, but it is considered simpler in terms of procedures and less expensive.
Gynecomastia Surgery Steps in Turkey
Time needed: 3 hours.
The process of Gynecomastia goes through three stages, like other operations:
- Before the Process
Before starting the process of Gynecomastia, it is preferable to tell the doctor about any chronic diseases that the person suffers from or any medications used, if any, and to inform the doctor about any previous operations that were performed, while not neglecting any information related to the health condition. Several instructions must be followed, the most important of which are:
Discuss with the doctor about the results related to the operation.
Refrain from food and drink for at least six hours before the operation in case of general anesthesia.
Inform the doctor of any medications used periodically.
Refrain from alcohol and smoking for at least one week before the operation.
Stop any blood-thinning medications such as aspirin after consulting a doctor.
Choose comfortable clothes on the day of the operation.
- During the Process
Anesthesia is carried out according to the agreed method. It also determines gynecomastia type and areas to be treated on the chest. The operation takes about 2-3 hours. The fat is suctioned, if any, then the excess fatty tissue is cut, and finally the plastic surgical suturing is done after cutting the excess skin. It is preferable to insert a tube at the bottom of the skin in order to drain the fluids that may result after the accumulated fat is withdrawn. The patient uses the rubber corset after the completion of the operation in order to help drain the fluids first and second so that the patient gets the perfect tight shape of the chest.
- After the Process
The patient must adhere to the use of the rubber corset for a period ranging between 45-60 days, and must adhere to all the instructions recommended by the doctor, especially after the first period of the operation, such as:
Get complete rest and be careful to take medications and take painkillers and anti-inflammatories prescribed by the doctor in order to reduce the complications of swelling and bruising,
Integrated food where the person needs to eat some light food, refrain from smoking and take painkillers that cause blood flow.
Hydration is by drinking plenty of fluids, and this helps in better recovery and wound healing in less time.
Adequate sleep after the operation and lying down at 45 degrees so that the head is higher than the shoulder level in the first three days, and continuing to sleep in this way to feel comfortable during normal sleep.
Wound care The doctor uses customized sutures that dissolve on their own within 10-14 days, after which the sutures begin to disappear.
Before and After Gynecomastia in Turkey
Below are some pictures before and after the operation to remove Gynecomastia in Turkey, which was performed at the Turk Aesthetic Center in Istanbul, Turkey.
Post op Gynecomastia Tips
There are many instructions to be followed after the operation to remove Gynecomastia in Turkey, the most important of which are:
- Strictly follow the instructions given by the doctor and adhere to the use of medicines on time.
- Avoid strenuous work in the first period after the operation.
- Obligation to wear a medical corset.
- Make sure to lie on your back, especially in the first days after the operation.
- Drink plenty of water and fluids.
Pros & Cons Gynecomastia in Turkey
The negatives abound after the operation to remove Gynecomastia steadily with the degree of experience of the surgeon, in addition to the patient’s failure to adhere to the instructions recommended after the operation. The most important thing that can be mentioned is not getting the expected results.
In the event of successful results, the man regains his self-confidence as a result of getting rid of the disturbing shape of the breasts, which may resemble the breasts of women in advanced cases.
Gynecomastia Side Effects
- In some cases, there is asymmetry in the general appearance of the chest after the procedure due to the doctor’s lack of sufficient experience.
- Feeling of numbness and tingling in the breast area.
- The appearance of some minor scars that can be removed by using some ointments prescribed by the doctor.
Gynecomastia in Turkey Istanbul
Turkey in general, and Istanbul in particular, is the destination for many tourists who visit Turkey for the purpose of treatment and tourism at the same time because of the many advantages, such as the multiplicity of options, the expertise of doctors, the quality of service and reasonable prices. Gynecomastia is one of the options available for body beautification in Turkey, and its cost varies according to each center between 1500 – 3000 euros.
Gynecomastia Surgery Cost in Istanbul, Turkey
The cost of Gynecomastia in Turkey varies from place to place according to several things:
- The reputation of the medical center or hospital.
- Doctor’s experience.
- Anesthesia method.
- The attached services provided by the center because some centers offer packages that include treatment, accommodation and transportation.
At Turk Aesthetic Istanbul – Turkey, the cost of Gynecomastia is approximately 1750 euros for temporary anesthesia and 2250 euros for general anesthesia. To request the cost of the package including accommodation and transportation, you can contact the Turk Aesthetic team via the contact page.
FAQ – Gynecomastia Surgery in Istanbul, Turkey
About 2-3 hours according to the degree and type of gynecomastia.
The results of the procedure are immediate and can be clearly seen once the effects of the surgery wear off.
The degree of results is proportional to the skill of the doctor who performs the procedure and the patient’s commitment to the recommended medical instructions after the operation. In general, the success rate of the operation is high compared to other operations.
Gynecomastia can be performed under general or local anesthesia.
At Turk Aesthetic Istanbul, the cost of Gynecomastia is 1750 euros for temporary anesthesia and 2250 euros for general anesthesia.
About 5 – 7 days.
No . The results of Gynecomastia lasting for lifetime.
The appropriate period for using the corset ranges between 45 – 60 days.
Finally, you can contact our support team directly to request information and prices from Turk Aesthetic Istanbul Beauty Center.