Gynecomastia is performed for breast growth in men which cause psychological problems over time. Breast growth in men is very disturbing in social terms. Therefore gynecomastia aesthetics must be preferred to get rid of big breasts.

Gynecomastia in Turkey

Gynecomastia is performed for breast growth in men which cause psychological problems over time. Breast growth in men is very disturbing in social terms. Therefore gynecomastia aesthetics must be preferred to get rid of big breasts.

Milano Clinic offers patients all-inclusive packages for gynecomastia surgery in Turkey. Experienced surgeons carry out successful procedures to help you gain back your confidence. As a result of this operation, the breasts will take a very appropriate shape, it will be more positive to exercise, to swim, or to feel better.

Gynecomastia Surgery Card

Duration of Operation 2-3 Hours
Operation Area Male Breast
Anesthesia Type General
Pain Treshold 1 Day
Start Time Post/Op 1
First Shower 3 Days Later
Recovery Time 1-2 Months
Re-operation Status 1 Year Later & It’s Up To Preferences
Gym-Cardio Walking Needed
Suture Mark No Suture
Age Limit Up From 18
Suture Type Meltable
Oedema Status Less
Hospitalize 1 Night
Open/Close Technic Close

What is Gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia is a condition in which a man’s or boy’s breast tissue overdevelops or enlarges. During adolescence, men usually have a mild weight. However, with weight gain, breast tissue begins to form. The fat produced by the resulting tissue is variable in every man but may invoke drooping in proportion to the size. The breast may become larger and grow unevenly.

It is known that the breasts are a feminine organ. However, males may also become dysfunctional due to some factors and cause image pollution.


Cost of Gynecomastia

Gynecomastia surgery is performed to get rid of breast growth in men. The cost of gynecomastia surgery depends on the patient and other various factors. These factors include; where the surgery is performed, the surgeon that is performing the surgery and what type of surgery is needed. In addition, additional surgeries that are needed or wanted by the patient can contribute to the cost of gynecomastia surgery. You can get more information about the cost of gynecomastia by contacting us.

Frequently Asked Questions About Gynecomastia Surgery

Causes of Male Breast Growth

Breast growth due to hormonal causes is frequently encountered in adolescence. In this period, a serious change in hormones such as sensitivity and fullness also occurs. This temporary situation may become permanent for some men. It is called gynecomastia when it becomes permanent. Especially in males with excess weight, this problem is more likely to occur.

Drugs, tumors, genetic conditions, and adolescence, as we have mentioned, are among the causes of growth in the male breast. Another reason for breast growth is men living in urban environments preferring a sedentary lifestyle. However, malnutrition may also cause breast growth. Usually, for men going to gyms plenty of outdoor hiking is also recommended. Other reasons are described below.

Health Problems: Some health problems that result in hormonal diseases are the cause of gynecomastia. Malnutrition, persistent fasting, obesity, hepatic failure, renal failure, hyperthyroidism, hypophysis deficiency and decreased levels of testosterone in men can be listed as the reason.

Alcohol and Cigarette Smoking: As a result of harmful habits such as alcohol heroin and marijuana consumption and smoking the growth of the breast are very likely to be seen.

Side Effects of Drugs: Some drugs cause side effects in the body and result in breast growth. AIDS medications, prostate cancer drugs, anxiety, and depression medications can be listed in this category. Of course, gynecomastia is a problem if the drugs are used regularly. Also, ulcer drugs, drugs used for the treatment of hypertension, and diuretic drugs can also cause breast growth.

Some Cosmetic Products: It is not recommended to use lavender extract and tea tree shampoos which cause the expansion of breast tissue. It should also be noted that the vegetable oils that are used in skincare also contribute to this process.

When Does Gynecomastia Occurs?

Breast growth in men is frequently seen in newborns and old age. Because of the high secretion of estrogen in the neonatal period, it is more likely to be seen in male infants.

Besides the likelihood of being seen gynecomastia in adolescence is very high. In old age, breast growth is observed due to a decrease in androgen ratio in the body due to the progression of age.

Breast growth is a common condition in puberty. It is seen in 40% of adolescents between 10 and 16 years old. In a study conducted on very old dates, this rate was 36% and the highest rate was 65%.

How to Diagnose Gynecomastia?

Diagnosis of Gynecomastia

Expert surgeons will listen to your medical history to see if any condition that might affect the surgery exists. They will also receive information about the drugs you use. After a detailed examination of your medical history, the process is carried out by examining your sexual organ, abdominal area, and breast tissue.

Blood tests, tissue biopsies, MRI, and computed tomography scans are now being performed to get a diagnose in a short time. Of course, these methods also provide data on other disorders in the breast region.

What are the Symptoms of Gynecomastia?

The experts check to see if there are some symptoms before deciding which person will go under gynecomastia surgery. The symptoms of gynecomastia are listed as follows;

  • Chest pains
  • Pain in the breasts
  • Tenderness on breasts
  • Swelling of breast tissue
  • The formation of a bump in the lower part of the nipple
  • Nipple currents
  • Asymmetrical breasts

To some people these symptoms may appear as symptoms of breast cancer. However breast cancer symptoms are not seen on the breast. On the there hand, withdrawal of the nipple, stiffness in the tissue and skin pitting are common symptoms of breast cancer. Therefore, the symptoms should be checked and diagnosed before the gynecomastia operation.

When to Start the Treatment?

Gynecomastia occurs in adolescence. However, it can resolve spontaneously after puberty. That’s why we wait for the appropriate time for treatment. In other words, gynecomastia esthetics should be done quickly in a non-regressive breast growth period.

What Is the Proper Age to Get Gynecomastia Surgery?

There is no age range for this surgery. It can be done after adolescence.

Consideration Before Gynecomastia

Some conditions should be considered before surgery. First of all, some precautions must be taken when approaching the operation date. In this process, blood-thinning drugs must be released. Other conditions and what should be done before gynecomastia surgery are as follows;

  • Drugs used must be shared with the doctor
  • Smoking and alcohol should be left at least 1 week before the procedure
  • Patients who are sensitive to any substance should also report this to the doctor.

You need to discuss all the details by contacting the expert. Patients should also be informed about the possible complications. If there is no obstacle to performing the surgery, an appointment is made for the gynecomastia aesthetics and the patient is operated on an empty stomach at the determined day and time.

Is It Possible to Get Rid of Gynecomastia by Doing Sports?

Sports have a serious benefit for gynecomastia  However, it is not possible to get rid of it completely without gynecomastia surgery.

Many patients want to shrink their breasts by doing sports. The sports process usually strengthens the chest muscles. Fat burning, on the other hand, can be done with exercises. Chest press, decline pushup, bench press, dips exercise, and pullover, are beneficial for gynecomastia.

The only thing to note is that the sport alone does not melt the breast fat. Sports only reduce fat in the body. Permanent oils should be taken with aesthetic surgery according to demand.

Is There a Medicated Treatment for Gynecomastia?

The treatment of this condition is performed by surgical procedures. Several hormone-suppressing drugs may be used in people who do not wish to be operated on. However, it should be kept in mind that severe side effects may occur.

Does Gynecomastia Cause Psychological Problems?

Men’s breasts in a feminine appearance, of course, lead to psychological problems. Although this situation varies from person to person, it will be more logical to perform surgery.

How Many Hours Does Gynecomastia Surgery Take?

If patients prefer liposuction for fat removal, this procedure will be completed in 45 minutes. After the operation with local anesthesia, the mammary gland is taken by surgical procedures.

The entire process will take 60 minutes. If the breasts are sagging with fatty tissue, it is also necessary to reduce the nipple. In such cases, gynecomastia operation will continue up to 1.5 hours.

It should be kept in mind that after these procedures where patients are under general anesthesia, hoses which are called drains that allow the removal of liquids in the operation area will be worn. However, it is known that patient comfort can be provided easily thanks to the development of technology. Thanks to the new medical tapes produced, there is no need to install a drain in some applications.

How is Gynecomastia Surgery Performed?

Gynecomastia is evaluated in different groups depending on the sagging of the breast skin and the level of growth in the breasts. There is no sagging of the skin in the first phase since the growth is limited. In the second stage, the breast is experiences growth, but there is no sagging. In the third stage, both breast growth and sagging occurs. In the last stage, the breasts have the appearance of a female breast, and gynecomastia is needed.

If the breasts are not too large, fat tissue is usually taken by the liposuction method. If the nipple remains large after this procedure, the mammary gland is removed by the incision from the lower part of the nipple. However, if the breasts are highly drooping and large, this means the intake of fat and mammary glands is not enough. In such cases, gynecomastia surgery is performed and fat is taken from the chest tissue. Nipple heads need to be reduced suitably because the necessary interventions are made.

This prevents the breast from being visible in the chest. Since hairy male breasts do not cause a visual problem, both the skin and the flaccid tissue are easily removed. For excessively drooping breasts, the mammary gland is removed. The procedure is performed successfully because the skin plethora can easily be collected in young patients. However, this process is much more difficult for old patients. Also, in cases of severe sagging and growth, such as the mammary gland, the skin should be collected by reduction surgery. The drain is placed in the region with the surgical operation and removed after 48 hours.

After Gynecomastia Surgery Can Someone Have Growth in the Breasts?

The breasts do not grow again after gynecomastia surgery unless a serious medical problem occurs. In general, these growths are due to the weight in adolescence. Puberty is only entered once, so there will be no growth in the breasts.

Patients should not gain excessive weight after gynecomastia aesthetics. Anabolic drugs, sicknesses, and excessive alcohol consumption can affect gynecomastia. Of course, this process can be experienced more rapidly with the advancement of age.

Considerations After Gynecomastia Surgery

There are some processes that patients under local anesthesia should take care of after gynecomastia surgery. In other words, the patients may be discharged on the same day. Mild wailing may occur for several days after the operation. In particular, arm movements can be restricted for the first 1-2 days. However, this situation is controlled with painkillers.

Moderate swelling and bruising may occur between 5-10 days after the operation. This situation should not be intimidating and it is temporary. Besides, drains are inserted after surgery and taken the next day. The dressing ends after the 3rd day.

Patients cannot return to work immediately after gynecomastia surgery. According to the surgeon’s recommendation, the patient may return to work after 3 or 4 days and begin to drive when the whining in the arm is over.  After the reduction of mild pain in the arm movements, patients can return to their daily life. There are some cases that need to be taken into consideration in the process of returning to daily life. Sports activities in the first 2 weeks should be long walks. After the third week, patients can start running. Sports such as tennis and fitness are also suitable to start after 1 month.

Does Breast Growth in Men Increase the Risk of Cancer?

Breast cancer has a 1% possibility in males. In men with gynecomastia problems, therefore, the risk of breast cancer does not develop. Nevertheless, the causes of breast growth should be fully investigated before surgery.

When Can We See the Results of Gynecomastia Surgery?

Immediately after the operation, you can see that the breasts are flat. However, there will be drowsiness in the place where gynecomastia is performed. In about a month’s time, the edema and numbness will decrease and disappear completely after 6 months. Experts recommend hand massages or massages in the first 30 days after surgery.

Does Gynecomastia be Trapped After Surgery?

As a result of liposuction, there is no trace of surgery. However, this process is usually applied to men with mild sagging. In the standard gynecomastia operation, as the mammary gland will be taken, there will be a thin line just below the nipple. The incision does not disturb the patients where there is a difference in tone. Anyway, the surgeon will share all these processes in detail before the procedure.

Gynecomastia is actually called a psychological and social disorder. Although it is a very easy procedure for plastic surgeons, the patients should adapt to the processes that need attention.

It ensures the successful completion of the operation. Patients should also discuss with the surgeon about the operation prices. Because according to the technique to be applied gynecomastia surgery prices may vary

Is There a Trace After Surgery?

The incisions in gynecomastia surgery are under the nipple or the armpit. Therefore, incision traces also remain in these regions. In other words, there will be no trace of discomfort to the patients.

Is Gynecomastia Harmful for Health?

Reast growth has no health hazards. It is mostly a visual problem, but it can rarely be a sign of various diseases. These diseases;

  • Testicular tumors
  • Adrenal gland tumors
  • cirrhosis
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hemodialysis
  • Kidney failure
  • Liver tumor
  • Adult mumps infection
  • Leptomonas infection
  • HIV infection
  • Poor nutrition
  • Spinal cord injury
  • It can be classified as testicular trauma.
Risks of Gynecomastia Surgery

The risks are the same as in most aesthetic operations. In general, there are always risks like blood collection and bleeding. To reduce these risks, the use of drains after the operation might be considered. Also, antibiotics are prescribed by the specialist to reduce the likelihood of infection.

Patients may experience a risk of irregularities in the rib cage after gynecomastia surgery. However, this problem will be eliminated with the massages to be applied. When a permanent condition is encountered, a solution is reached with fat injection. Finally, if the patients have gynecomastia with liposuction, tingling, color changes, and drowsiness may be seen for a short time.

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