Male Breast Reduction Surgery

gynecomastia surgery in turkey

What is Gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia, commonly known as “man boobs,” is a swelling or enlargement of epithelial tissues in men or boys, affecting one or both breasts.

Besides feeling embarrassed and dissatisfied with appearance, this problem may sometimes cause breast pain in males.

The breast Enlargement for men problem is not severe; drugs can treat some cases while others need surgery.

What is Male Breast Reduction Surgery? 

Gynecomastia Surgery is a cosmetic procedure for men that reduces breast size and enhances body contours by removing excess breast tissues.

This procedure can improve your appearance and increase your self-confidence. However, it would help if you did not rush in the surgery before exhausting all treatment attempts by medication.

What Causes Gynecomastia? 

Enlargement of the breast in men occurs due to low male hormone levels (Androgens) compared to female hormone (Estrogen) in a man’s body.

In addition to several factors which may develop Enlarged Breast Tissue, including:

  • Some medications, such as those used in the treatment of Prostate, high blood pressure, Anxiety, Cancer, and AIDS, and antibiotics.
  • Tumors.
  • Kidney failure.
  • Liver problems.
  • Alcohol and smoking.
  • Poor diet.
  • Obesity.
  • Aging process.
  • Some of the herbals. Such as lavender or tea tree used in cosmetic products.

All the mentioned factors cause hormone imbalance, which increases the possibility of male breast enlargement issues.

It happens at various stages in a male’s lifetime as the following:

  • Enlarged Breast Tissue in newborns: More than 50% of male babies are born with breast enlargement due to their mothers’ female hormones. Enlarged breasts fade within a month after birth.
  • Expanded Breast Tissue in adulthood: During puberty, puberty changes occur, which may cause breast enlargement in males. In general, no need to treat it; this problem will go away within one to two years.
  • Enlarged Breast Tissue in mid-age and over: During this period, breast enlargement is common in men, especially after age 50. Studies indicate that at age 50 to 80, one to four men have Enlarged Breast Tissue problems.

Gynecomastia’s Symptoms 

Gynecomastia's Symptoms

a man’s boobs usually appear in the nipple area and surrounding it. Both sides are affected by it, but one breast may be affected more than the other in some cases.

While male breast cancer usually occurs on one side of the breast and does not only settle around the nipple.

Remember that male breast reduction surgery results from extra epithelial tissues in the breast, different from the additional fat problem (Pseudo gynecomastia) caused by overweight.

It would be best to consult an endocrinologist to get the correct diagnosis according to your status.

At HayatMed, we have highly skilled specialists and advanced types of medical equipment. Therefore, we guarantee you to get the best medical services in Turkey.

Gynecomastia Prevention 

In general, you cannot avoid enlarged breast tissue related to medical problems such as a hormonal imbalance in the body.

However, if gynecomastia results from any medication, you may discuss the alternatives to avoid enlarged breasts with your specialist.

Gynecomastia Surgery Before and After


Gynecomastia treatment 

Before you rush in treating this problem, you must know that some types of enlarged breast tissue are transitory, which resolve on their own over time without treatment, such as teenage gynecomastia.

On the other hand, some cases can be treated by medications like testosterone replacement therapy, while others need a surgical solution.

Your specialist will explain the effective way to treat your problem during the consultation.

Male Breast Reduction Surgery Stages 

1. Before the surgery: 

You will meet your surgeon to discuss important points related to the procedure.

During the consultation, the surgeon will:

  • Check your medical history by asking many questions like your medical problems, previous surgeries, and used medication.
  • Examine the breast size, shape, nipple area, and sagging status.
  • Determine the cause of this problem.
  • Ask for an MRI scan and blood test.
  • Expound the available techniques, expected results, side effects, and risks associated with the procedure.
  • Explain all instructions to follow them before and after the process.

On the other hand, you should tell the surgeon your expectations and what result you aspire to.

Furthermore, be sure that you get all the answers to your questions before leaving the surgeon’s clinic so that you can make the right decision according to the diagnosis.

At the end of the consultation, the surgeon will inform you whether your problem requires breast reduction surgery or treat you with other options.

Click here to book a free consultation at HayatMed.

2. Procedure: 

The surgeon will make incisions around the areola area. They will remove excess glandular tissues or skin then reshape the nipples to the correct location.

The surgeon will close the incision with sutures and cover your breasts with gauze to complete the process.

This process will be done under general anesthesia. It lasts for two to three hours.

3. Gynecomastia Surgery recovery:

After the surgery, you will be in the recovery room under observation by the medical crew. You can go home back on the same day, or you may need to stay for one night at the hospital because of the anesthesia that we used.

If you need to stay at the hospital, it would be best to have someone to be with you, or HayatMed will offer someone to stay with you. Click here to get more information.

After the surgery, you will have a thin tube to discharge the blood and fluids. The doctor will remove it after a few days.

You will experience swelling in the breast area, which will fade during the first month after the operation.

The surgeon will give you gynecomastia surgery recovery tips to ensure a safe healing period,


  • Wear loose clothes to avoid any contact with the breasts.
  • Sleep on your back or sides to prevent any pressure on your chest.
  • Avoid lifting any things heavy.
  • Avoid sex for two weeks.
  • Reduce smoking as possible.
  • Stay away from the sun’s rays.
  • Avoid strenuous physical activities.

Furthermore, the surgeon will prescribe a painkiller to take when needed and an antibiotic.

In general, the male breast reduction surgery recovery takes about two weeks. Then you can go back to your daily routine. First, however, ask the doctor to do exercises and other physical activities.

gynecomastia surgery recovery time

Surgery Time2-3 hours
Reasonably Mobile24 hours
Time Off Work1 week
Hospital Stay1 Day
WashingShower fully after 1 day keeping area completely dry
Exercise Including Gym30-40 days
Sexual ActivityRestricted activity after 2 weeks
Full Recovery6 – 8 Weeks
Sleeping PositionSleeping on back recommended for 2 weeks


Male Breast Reduction Surgery Results

Although these surgery results are immediate, the complications may need a month to fade, except scars, not disappear totally.

The male breast reduction surgery results are usually permanent unless some factors affect the breast size and shape, like hormone changes.

The final results take three to six months. Then you can enjoy an attractive body appearance.

Male Breast Reduction Surgery Risks

Although male breast reduction surgery is a safe procedure, it may be associated with some risks,

such as:

  • Pain and Numbness in your breasts area.
  • Bruising and swelling.
  • Sensation in both breasts and nipples may change.
  • Adverse reaction to anesthesia.
  • Bleeding.
  • Infection.
  • Permanent Scars will be visible but may fade over time.
  • Blood clots.
  • Accumulation of blood or fluids in the breast area.

Be sure to follow all the surgeon’s instructions to exceed the risks safely. So, if you feel any unfamiliar complications, call your surgeon immediately.

Gynecomastia Surgery Cost

Gynecomastia Surgery Cost is widely different from one place to another. It depends on factors like the geographic hospital location and the surgeon’s experience.

HayatMed for cosmetic services, located in Istanbul, guarantees you the desired results besides affordable prices.

Gynecomastia Surgery Cost In Turkey, approximately $2,500to $3,500. It is a competitive price compared with other places. For instance, the average cost of male breast reduction surgery is $4500 to $11,650 in the USA.

While the Cost in the UK is between £3,500 to £5,500, according to National Health Service (NHS).

When you get the price for the surgery, be sure that it includes all the surgery fees.

HayatMed offers you a complete fee package. Contact us immediately to get the exact cost. 

Gynecomastia Surgery in Turkey Frequently Asked Questions.

In general, you can back to work after one week following your procedure. This is at a time in your recovery when you have fewer signs of surgery. Ideally, it would be best if you aimed to go back to work after seven to ten days following your procedure.

The required time in Turkey usually seven days. On the first day, you meet our doctor for consultation and the blood test, the second day, you will be for the procedure, stay at the hospital for the third day, and the sixth day will be for control session made by our doctors.

Whether it’s a sample type or a complicated one, it is usually performed using general anesthesia. So, you’ll sleep through the procedure. You will stay in the hospital for one night after the operation to avoid any side effects caused by general anesthesia

  • Pain
  • Bruising and swelling.
  • Sensation
  • Adverse reaction to anesthesia.
  • Bleeding.
  • Infection.
  • Permanent Scars
  • Blood clots.
  • Accumulation of blood or fluids in the breast area.

Most of the side effects of man boob surgery will fade after the operation in two to four weeks. You can return to work one week after the operation, as we said previously, by covering the remaining redness with some make-up if you need to.

If you decide to undergo surgery in Turkey, the price will be included:

  • A fee of the surgeon
  • Fee for an anesthesiologist
  • Hospital accommodation fee
  • post-operation medication 
  • medical garment
  • Transportation
  • Hotel accommodation


The answer, of course, is NO.

When you make a reservation with Hayat Med Clinic, we will send a signed contract containing all the previously agreed-upon details. You will not pay any additional costs.

We will give you general anesthesia to make you more comfortable during the surgery.
The surgery itself does not include pain. After the surgery, you might feel unusual discomfort in the early stages of healing. Pain relievers can usually ease your symptoms with that you don’t usually need for a long time.

In most cases, the operation is done under general anesthesia or, in rare cases, local anesthesia with sedation. The process takes about two hours, and you do not need an escort to come with you to Turkey.
Our driver will pick you up to the hotel immediately after the operation. Make sure to get adequate rest after the operation and lie down as much as possible.

The answer is YES.

The surgery can be combined with other operations such as liposuction, Tummy tuck, Rhinoplasty, Etc.

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