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        Gynecomastia in Turkey

        What is Gynecomastia Surgery?

        Gynecomastia is a medical condition that is characterized by the enlargement of breast tissue in males. While it can occur at any age, it is most commonly seen in adolescent boys and older men.

        Gynecomastia can affect one or both breasts and may be accompanied by tenderness or pain. In some cases, it may also be associated with nipple discharge.

        Gynecomastia in Turkey Medical Travel Plan

        We are not only medical experts, but also professional hosts. Everything will be provided for you while in Istanbul. Here is what our gynecomastia in Turkey medical travel plan looks like for an overseas patient:

        Time in Turkey

        1 WEEK

        Hospitalization

        1-2 NIGHTS

        Aftercare

        PRIVATE NURSE AT HOSPITAL & HOTEL

        Transportation

        PRIVATE DRIVER

        Accommodation

        4/5* HOTELS

        Medicine

        ALL PROVIDED

        What Causes Male Breast Enlargement?

        Male breast tissue enlarges due to an imbalance in estrogen and testosterone. When there is a) an increase in estrogen levels, or b) a decrease in testosterone levels, the breast tissue can begin to grow and enlarge. This can occur due to a variety of factors:

        Biological Reasons
        Certain medical conditions, medications, or lifestyle. For example, an overactive thyroid gland, liver disease, or steroids.
        Puberty
        During puberty, hormonal changes can cause temporary breast tissue growth.
        Aging
        As men age, their testosterone levels naturally decrease, while their estrogen levels may increase.
        Obesity
        Excess body fat can cause an increase in estrogen production. For more Obesity Treatment information you can check out our Bariatric Surgery in Turkey page.

        Should You Undergo Gynecomastia?

        The first step is to identify the underlying cause behind the condition. It is important to consult a healthcare professional and determine the best medical plan moving forward.

        If you have tried to deal with the situation without any results, and experience physical discomfort, emotional distress, or other complications due to breast enlargement, gynecomastia in Turkey can lead to a great increase in your quality of life.

        Gynecomastia in Turkey Before and After

        We pride ourselves with successfully solving male breast enlargement for life. Here is how you may look like after gynecomastia in Turkey.

        Eligibility: Can You Undergo Gynecomastia Surgery?

        The eligibility criteria for gynecomastia surgery may vary depending on the surgeon’s preferences and the patient’s specific circumstances. However, in general, candidates for gynecomastia surgery should meet the following criteria:

        After careful examination, surgeons may refuse to operate patients for their own personal safety. Refusal criteria may include:

        Good overall health
        Stable weight (usually BMI lower than 30)
        Do not experience any of the following conditions: blood clotting, heart disease or high blood pressure, diabetes, immune system disorders, allergies to anesthesia, liver disease or COPD
        Do not take any of the following drugs & medication: blood thinners, anti-inflammatory drugs, steroids & certain anti-depressants and antipsychotics

        It is important to note that each patient’s situation is unique, and the eligibility criteria may vary. A board-certified plastic surgeon can evaluate your condition, discuss the options, and determine whether gynecomastia in Turkey is an appropriate solution.

        Do You Have Any Questions?
        We are always available to study your case and prepare a medical plan. Should you want to speak with one of our medical advisors:

        Risks of Gynecomastia Surgery

        All surgeries have risks, as a matter of fact. However, ricks are extremely low, especially when the operation is performed in a good facility by an experienced surgeon. However, it is the duty of any medical practitioner to duly inform their patients about all aspects of the procedure.

        Gynecomastia is particularly safe, as it does not involve the manipulation of any organs or highly sensitive body areas. But gynecomastia in Turkey still carries some potential complications. These may include:

        It is important to carefully following your surgeon’s pre- and post-operative instructions, to minimize these risks and achieve the best possible outcome. You consent will be taken before surgery and all necessary medical tests will be performed to establish if surgery is contraindicated. Your safety is always our priority.

        Dr. Ethem Güneren
        Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery

        Prof. Dr. Ethem Güneren is a European Board Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and an academician with a publication record of more than 100 English scientific papers.

        With more than 25 years of experience treating patients from all over the world, Prof. Dr. Güneren is one of the most prestigious surgeons in Turkey and the author of 6 books.

        Should you want to speak with the surgeon or one of his representatives, simply contact us by clicking the link above.

        You can also find more information about Dr. Güneren below.

        Things Our Patients Said

        While in Istanbul, you will be assigned personal nurses, surgeons, translators and a host that will take care of you personally. We have a whole team to make sure that everything runs as smoothly as possible.

        Cost of Gynecomastia in Turkey

        Medical travel packages are entirely customizable, and you can always contact us to receive a complete medical travel plan for free, including all costs. This might be the best option, as the cost of gynecomastia in Turkey can vary depending on several factors, including the procedure, the surgeon’s level of experience, the location of the clinic or hospital, and the type of facility.

        On average, the cost of gynecomastia surgery in Turkey ranges from 1800 to 3500 GBP. However, the pirce may be lower or higher depending on the factors mentioned above. In general, the cost of gynecomastia surgery in Turkey can be up to 70% more affordable than in the UK or the UK. That is including hotel accommodation, private transportation in Istanbul, a private nurse, all hospitalization fees, aftercare services and 12-month follow-up.

        Also, consider that the cost of gynecomastia surgery should not be the sole determining factor when choosing a surgeon or facility. Patients should also consider the surgeon’s experience and qualifications, the quality of the facility, and the level of patient care provided, in addition to cost.

        Steps of the Procedure

        Gynecomastia surgery typically involves a combination of liposuction and surgical excisions to achieve the desired results. The operation can be adapted to suit different patients with different needs and conditions. The following is a general guideline of how the surgery typically unfolds:

        Steps of the Procedure

        Gynecomastia surgery typically involves a combination of liposuction and surgical excisions to achieve the desired results. The operation can be adapted to suit different patients with different needs and conditions. The following is a general guideline of how the surgery typically unfolds:

        What Should You Avoid After Gynecomastia?

        After gynecomastia surgery, it is important to follow the post-operative instructions to ensure proper healing and minimize the risk of complications. Some of the things that should be avoided include physical activity, smoking and alcohol sleeping on the stomach and exposing the incision site to sunlight. Patients are also strongly encouraged to wear the compression garment and take all prescribed medication.

        Gynecomastia in Turkey – The A-to-Z Experience

        Below, you will find a general summary of how the usual overseas patient experiences gynecomastia in Turkey. Bear in mind, the experience can be adjusted to fit all tastes:

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        Online Consultation

        Our surgeons will review your medical history, examine your chest, and explain the procedure in detail.

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        Arrival and Pickup at the Airport

        When you arrive in Turkey, you will be greeted by a representative from the clinic or hospital and driven to your hotel.

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        Pre-operative Tests

        On surgery day, you will undergo tests to ensure you are healthy enough for the procedure. These may include blood tests, electrocardiogram (ECG), and chest x-rays.

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        Surgery Procedure

        The procedure may take several hours, depending on the extent of the breast tissue to be removed. It will be performed under general anesthesia.

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        Recovery

        After the surgery, you will be monitored until you are ready to go back to your hotel accommodation. You will need to take it easy for several days to allow for proper healing.

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        Online Follow-up

        After you return home, we will provide online follow-up care, allowing the surgeon to monitor your progress and answer any questions or concerns.

        Is Turkey Safe for Gynecomastia Surgery?

        Turkey is generally considered a safe country for gynecomastia surgery, as well as other types of medical tourism. Istanbul in particular has a well-developed healthcare system with modern facilities and highly qualified medical professionals, including board-certified plastic surgeons who specialize in gynecomastia surgery.

        It is important to take necessary precautions while traveling in Turkey, however, such as following local laws and customs, and practicing good personal hygiene.

        We also strongly advise you to choose a medical provider that is certified by the Turkish Ministry of Health. We suggest you make a thorough research to choose an approved, highly qualified clinic. If such instructions are followed, gynecomastia in Turkey can be a safe and effective option for patients seeking high-quality care at a more affordable cost.

        All-Inclusive Medical Travel Plan

        We offer exclusive medical travel plans to our patients, including very interesting discounts through our hotel partners. Our standard package for gynecomastia in Turkey includes:

        Operation at the Finest Facilities
        Surgery by an EBOPRAS Surgeon
        4/5* Hotel Accommodation
        Private Inner-City Transportation
        Nurse at Hospital & Hotel
        Pressure Garment & Medication
        12-Month Follow-Up

        Alternatives to Gynecomastia Surgery

        There are several alternatives to gynecomastia surgery, depending on the underlying cause of the breast enlargement and the severity of the condition. Here are some of the most common alternatives:

        Watchful Waiting
        Some mild cases of gynecomastia may resolve on their own without any treatment. The patient may simply need to monitor their condition and wait for the breast tissue to return to normal.
        Medications

        Certain medications may be used to treat gynecomastia, particularly if it is caused by a hormonal imbalance. For example, selective estrogen receptor modulators (SERMs). However, these may have side effects and should be used only under the guidance of a healthcare provider.

        Lifestyle Changes
        In some cases, making certain lifestyle changes may greatly help. For example, losing weight, reducing alcohol consumption, and avoiding drugs that can cause breast enlargement.
        Compression Garments
        Wearing compression garments, such as specially designed vests or undershirts, can help reduce the appearance of gynecomastia.
        Exercise
        Certain exercises, particularly strength training exercises that focus on the chest muscles, may help reduce the appearance of gynecomastia. However, exercise alone may not be enough to eliminate breast tissue in all cases.

        It is important to note that these alternatives may not be effective for all cases of gynecomastia, and that surgery may be necessary to achieve the desired results. Patients should consult with a healthcare provider or plastic surgeon to determine the best course of treatment for their specific case.

        Frequently Asked Questions Gynecomastia

        How to get rid of gynecomastia?

        The treatment of gynecomastia depends on the underlying cause and the severity of the condition. In some cases, gynecomastia may resolve on its own without any treatment. However, if the condition is causing discomfort or embarrassment, or if it is due to an underlying medical condition, surgery might be better.

        How long does gynecomastia last for?

        The duration of gynecomastia can vary depending on the underlying cause and individual factors. It may take just a few months, years, or be permanent.

        How to get rid of gynecomastia during puberty?

        In most cases, gynecomastia during puberty resolves on its own without any treatment within a few months to a few years. However, if the condition is causing significant discomfort or psychological distress, consulting a doctor might be a good option.

        Does gynecomastia go away?

        Gynecomastia can go away, yes. A very effective solution with permanent effects is gynecomastia surgery.

        How common is gynecomastia?

        In adolescent males, gynecomastia is relatively common and is estimated to affect up to 65% of boys during puberty. In most cases, it is a temporary condition that resolves on its own within a few months to a few years.
        In older adults, the prevalence of gynecomastia is estimated to be around 30-40%. It is more common in older men due to changes in hormone levels and medication use.

        What happens if gynecomastia is not treated?

        In most cases, gynecomastia is a benign condition that does not cause any serious medical problems. However, if left untreated, gynecomastia can cause emotional distress, self-consciousness, and embarrassment. In severe cases, it can lead to social withdrawal and a reduced quality of life.

        Does gyno mean low testosterone?

        Gynecomastia, commonly known as “gyno,” is the enlargement of breast tissue in males. While low testosterone levels can be a contributing factor to gynecomastia, it is not the only cause of the condition.

        Will increasing testosterone reduce gynecomastia?

        Increasing testosterone levels may help reduce the symptoms of gynecomastia in some cases, but it is not a guaranteed cure for the condition.

        What foods reduce gynecomastia?

        There are no specific foods that have been shown to directly reduce gynecomastia, but a healthy diet and lifestyle can help manage some of the underlying causes of the condition.

        What is the fastest way to cure gynecomastia?

        There is no guaranteed “fastest way” to cure gynecomastia, as the treatment approach depends on the underlying cause and severity of the condition. You can contact us for a free online medical consultation so we help determine such causes.

        Does gynecomastia cause erectile dysfunction?

        Gynecomastia is generally not known to directly cause erectile dysfunction (ED).

        Is gynecomastia a risky surgery?

        As with any surgical procedure, gynecomastia surgery comes with some risks and potential complications. However, when performed by a qualified and experienced surgeon in a reputable medical facility, the risks are very low.

        Is gyno surgery worth it?

        Whether gynecomastia in Turkey is worth it depends on the individual and their specific situation. For many men who experience significant physical and emotional discomfort due to gynecomastia, surgery can be a highly effective treatment that leads to improved confidence, self-esteem, and quality of life.

        Does gyno come back after surgery?

        In cases where gynecomastia is caused by an underlying medical condition or the use of certain medications, the condition may recur if the necessary changed are not implemented after surgery.

        Does gyno surgery leave scars?

        Gynecomastia surgery, like any surgical procedure, can result in scarring. In general, the scarring from gynecomastia surgery is typically small and discreet.

        Does skin tighten after gyno surgery?

        After gynecomastia surgery, the skin in the treated area may appear somewhat loose or saggy initially. However, over time, the skin will typically tighten and conform to the new shape of the chest.

        Do nipples get smaller after gyno surgery?

        In many cases, the nipples may become smaller and more proportionate to the new chest shape after gynecomastia surgery. This is because excess glandular tissue and fat are typically removed during the procedure.

        Author:

        Prof. Dr. Ethem Güneren
        Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery

        Prof. Dr. Ethem Güneren graduated from Istanbul University’s Faculty of Medicine in 1987. In 2003, he became one of the first Turkish surgeons to become a member of the European Board of Plastic Surgeons (EBOPRAS). More recently, in 2017, Dr. Güneren also joined the American Association of Plastic Surgeons. With more than 25 years of experienced, he is one of the most widely recognized and certified surgeons in the country.

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