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What is Gynecomastia Surgery?

Gynecomastia surgery, also known as male breast reduction surgery, is a surgical procedure aimed at reducing the size of enlarged or overdeveloped breast tissue in men. Gynecomastia can occur due to hormonal imbalances, genetics, obesity, certain medications, or underlying medical conditions, and it can cause physical discomfort, self-consciousness, and emotional distress.

Here’s an overview of how gynecomastia surgery is typically performed:

  1. Consultation: Before the procedure, the patient will have a consultation with a qualified plastic surgeon to discuss their goals, expectations, and medical history. The surgeon will evaluate the patient’s chest anatomy, degree of gynecomastia, and underlying causes to determine the most suitable approach for male breast reduction.

  2. Anesthesia: Gynecomastia surgery can be performed under local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia, depending on the patient’s preferences and the extent of the procedure.

  3. Incisions: The surgeon will make discreet incisions around the areola (the dark skin surrounding the nipple) or in the natural creases of the chest to minimize visible scarring. The length and pattern of the incisions will depend on factors such as the amount of excess tissue to be removed and the desired outcome.

  4. Tissue Removal: After making the incisions, the surgeon will remove excess breast tissue, fat, and skin from the chest area using techniques such as liposuction, excision, or a combination of both. The goal is to achieve a flatter, more masculine chest contour.

  5. Nipple Repositioning: If necessary, the surgeon may also reposition the nipples to a more aesthetically pleasing location on the chest for improved symmetry and proportion.

  6. Closure: Once the desired correction has been achieved, the incisions are closed with sutures, and any necessary dressings or bandages are applied to protect the surgical sites.

  7. Recovery: After the procedure, patients may experience some swelling, bruising, and discomfort, which can be managed with pain medication and supportive garments such as a compression garment or surgical vest. It’s essential to follow post-operative instructions provided by the surgeon to facilitate proper healing and optimize results.

Gynecomastia surgery can provide significant improvements in the appearance of the chest, restoring confidence and allowing men to feel more comfortable and masculine. However, it’s crucial to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in male breast reduction to ensure the best possible outcome. Reputable institutions with experience in gynecomastia surgery, such as the Istanbul Aesthetic Center (IAC), can provide added assurance and peace of mind during your journey toward achieving a flatter, more masculine chest contour.

If there is a noticeable change in your breast size due to weight change or hormonal reasons and if this bothers you in your social life, yes, you may do under a “Gynecomastia Surgery”.

You had better share all your expectations and concerns with your doctor. During examination, you should reply to any questions to be asked about your general health condition in detail and inform your doctor about your past diseases and medications you use. Surgery areas will be determined during your physical examination, your new body shape will be discussed.

Your surgery to be performed in our hospital will be carried out with sedation + under general anesthesia as to the practice. Its approximate duration is 1-1.5 hours.

You will be examined and informed by an anesthesia doctor before the breast augmentation surgery. Blood diluent medications, vitamins and factors affecting anesthesia such as alcohol and smoking should be discontinued starting from the date foreseen by your doctor.

In the early period, a little edema will be seen, but this condition will get better in time. You may return your social activities and working life in 2-3 days.