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Gynecomastia is a condition in which the breast tissue of men increases its size excessively. This condition is commonly caused by the hormonal changes that men undergo as they go from childhood to adolescence and later to adulthood, although they also can be generated by the prolonged use of certain medications or hormones.

Gynecomastia can affect one or both breasts, sometimes causing pain, but especially discomfort and shame for men who suffer from it.

Although it sometimes disappears on its own, it is also treated with medication or corrective surgery. Breast reduction with breast glands excision is the most common procedure for gynecomastia which needs surgical treatment. This procedure can be performed on a stand-alone basis or it can be combined with any liposuction procedure; this decision made by surgeons depends on the structure and treatment need of the excessive breast tissue of each patient.

Who Can Have Male Breast Reduction with Breast Glands Excision Surgery?

Men who are healthy and have a normal weight but suffer from Gynaecomastia. 

Male Breast Reduction with Breast Glands Excision Surgery Treatment Duration

Male Breast Reduction with Breast Glands Excision Surgery takes 1 hour

Male Breast Reduction with Breast Glands Excision Surgery Side Effects

  • Anesthesia risks
  • Infection
  • Bleeding (hematoma)
  • Blood clots
  • Breast asymmetry or breast shape irregularities
  • Changes in nipple sensation
  • Swelling and bruising
  • Pain and discomfort

Male Breast Reduction with Breast Glands Excision Surgery Recovery Time

Male Breast Reduction with Breast Glands Excision Surgery requires 1 week of a recovery period. 

Male Breast Reduction with Breast Glands Excision Surgery Success Rate: 

Male Breast Reduction with Breast Glands Excision Surgery has a success rate of 95%

Male Breast Reduction with Breast Glands Excision Surgery Alternative Treatments

How Does it Work?

One of the main benefits of gynecomastia corrective surgery is that it improves the appearance of your body and changes your quality of life by helping to eliminate the self-esteem and confidence problems that having a feminine-looking breast can generate.

In young people, this condition can become socially devastating, as it is a source of stigma and cruel jokes in the school environment.

Gynecomastia surgical correction, known as male breast reduction with breast glands excision, can eliminate the problem and help both children and young people regain their self-esteem. It offers a more proportioned and firmer chest, helping to restore your self-confidence and making you feel better.

What Does a Male Breast Reduction with Breast Glands Excision Involve?

1.         Consultation for Male Breast Reduction with Breast Glands Excision

Your male breast reduction with breast glands excision treatment process begins with an online consultation. Our experts listen to your complaints, your health story, and your expectations, and they will inform you about whether you need a male breast reduction with breast glands excision or any other procedure.

It is important to share all your medical information that may be useful at this stage. If available, please share your gynecomastia diagnosis and treatment process documents, imaging results, and information about your current health status during this online consultation.

2.         Planning Your Trip and Choosing the Clinic

After the first stage is done, we offer a list of clinics and surgeons that meet the criteria you provide us. You will then examine all and select one of them. Depending on your choice, we move on to the next step which includes planning your trip and the entire male breast reduction with breast glands excision treatment process.

3.         Final Consultation with Your Surgeon

When you arrive at the clinic, you will have a detailed consultation with your surgeon. Everything about your male breast reduction with breast glands excision treatment will be discussed and decided during this consultation. Your doctor will listen to your doubts and wishes to understand them.

Then you will explain your medical history in detail to assess any symptoms that may be associated with gynecomastia and to investigate possible risk factors. Your doctor will give you a series of preoperative instructions that include routine laboratory tests and an ultrasound of your pectoral region to determine if the volume of this region is due to an enlargement of the mammary gland, fat accumulation, or a combination of both.

Furthermore, a physical examination is essential to understand the possible causes of your gynecomastia condition, such as thyroid changes, increased testicular volume, etc.

4.         Medical Examinations

Your surgeon will conduct some tests to make sure that you are in acceptable health status for the male breast reduction with breast glands excision surgery. Some blood tests and breast ultrasounds are usually requested. Other tests may also be indicated based on the clinical findings and your surgeon's suspicions.

Every patient is required to undergo preliminary examinations to ensure that nothing can hinder the success of the surgery and if any risks are detected at this stage, surgeons try to eliminate them first.

You'll need to stop certain medications, including aspirin and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), as well as blood thinners, to avoid the risk of bleeding. You should quit smoking and alcohol a few weeks before surgery.

5.         Surgery

The goal of treatment in gynecomastia patients is to reduce the size of breasts that have increased in volume, restore a normal male breast contour, and correct deformities of the breast, nipple, or areola. Common reduction methods include liposuction, removal of excess glandular tissue, or the use of a combination of liposuction and breast gland excision.

The breast glands (or mammary glands) excision technique is recommended when the mammary glandular tissue or excess skin must be removed to achieve gynecomastia correction. Excision is also necessary if the areola is reduced or if the nipple is repositioned to a more natural male contour.

Incision patterns vary depending on specific conditions and surgical preference. Depending on the patient's condition and surgical preference, gynecomastia can be treated by combining excision and liposuction techniques.

  • In any case, this surgery is performed using local anesthesia and sedation techniques, or by general anesthesia depending on the case.
  • The procedure generally takes about one to two hours to complete, depending on the amount of tissue to be removed.
  • For many men, liposuction of the chest is all it takes to produce good results, and this is done through small incisions.
  •  If the breast tissue needs to be removed, a small semicircular incision in the areola (skin around the nipple) will be required so that the breast tissue can be removed leaving as little scarring as possible.
  • If excess skin needs to be removed and stretched as well, this will be done through additional incisions.

Post-Operative Instructions of Male Breast Reduction with Breast Glands Excision

  • It is recommended that you have the help of someone to take you home and accompany you the first two days after the procedure.
  • You must have absolute rest.
  • Follow a balanced diet. Add fruits to your diet and be sure to increase your fluid intake.
  • Follow the instructions for taking pain relievers and remember to avoid consuming aspirin-containing medications, unless approved by your surgeon.
  • Avoid drinking alcoholic beverages for at least 3 weeks and whenever you are taking pain medication.
  • If you smoke you should avoid it during recovery because smoking delays healing and increases the risk of complications.
  • You must use a compression garment for 2 months.
  • You can take a normal bath the day after the procedure.
  • You can return to work 3 to 5 days after the procedure as long as your surgeon approves it.


Is Male Breast Reduction with Breast Glands Excision Procedure Painful?

Post-operative pain can be experienced and it is easily relieved by taking prescribed pain medications for a few days.

Is the Male Breast Reduction with Breast Glands Excision Results Permanent?

The results of reducing mammoplasty with breast gland excision in men are permanent. However, if gynecomastia was caused by the use of medications such as steroids or by weight gain, you should speak to your surgeon so that he or she recommends other types of medications or tells you how to manage them.

Regarding weight gain, it is something that you must control in order not to relapse.

How Long Should I Wait Before Going to The Beach or Using A Swimming Pool?

You should not expose the incisions to waters that are not well treated until you are completely healed, this can facilitate infection. The general recommendation is to wait at least four weeks after the intervention.


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    Ben Johnson, United States
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    I’ve had major confidence and self-esteem issues with my body and really wanted to do something about it. I started researching and found Flymedi who had really great reviews, I actually even knew someone who had already used them so started from there. They were really helpful in helping me decide what I wanted and even arranged a video call with the doctor so I could speak to him before committing. Overall great experience!
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    Jason, United States
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    I was super skeptical about getting surgery done overseas but Kolan International Hospital was great. Had gynecomastia surgery with some liposuction as well and it's just made such a difference for me. Thanks, guys.
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    Oliver W., United States
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    Hi all, just had my gynecomastia fixed at Luna Clinic and all went swell. The process was really smooth which made me more confident in the whole thing as I was pretty nervous. Thanks for making me feel more relaxed and answering all my questions!
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    Waleed Alghamdi, United Arab Emirates
    star star Dec 2019
    i used Flymedi to find a hospital for surgery in turkey. Fatima helped me arranging every thing thank you Fatima
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    Saad, United Arab Emirates
    star star Oct 2019
    I had a plan to get my double chin removed after I lost 100lb of my weight. I live in California therefore, I looked for local quote which averaged around $21k (everything is overpaid in the US). I decided to look online and see how much it will cost in Turkey. I was so uncomfortable to do it overseas anyway. I don’t even speak Turkish. Then, I found Flymedi and sent an email. As a system engineer at Cisco, I had zero trust in any website like this but anyway. I’ve been approached immediately by Nadia. Nadia managed to flip my doubts over. She asked me a very specific questions to understand my case. The rapid paste of progress was incredible (oh wait I feel some trust here). The best part was the WhatsApp messaging. I was able to ask at anytime. I received few quotes from Nadia for different clinics. I looked up these clinics online and they were the best. The cherry on top of the cake was the price. It was about 35% of the American Dr. with better and newer technique (crazy I know).
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    Paul King, United Kingdom
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    HIHad gynaecomastia procedure for my very embarrassing man boobs.Was very apprehensive at first about having surgery done in a foreign country, but heard a lot of good reports on turkey for plastic surgery. I contacted flymedi and was put in contact with nadia. she was my case manager,and from start to finish kept me up to date and informed about my procedure. As you can imagine I was nervous about having the procedure done but should not have been, Nadia arranged for me to use a surgeon in Antalya called Mediface. Once again all went smooth and painless. I also managed to incorporate a 2 week holiday in Alanya at the same time.The surgery took place on 25 june and Nadia was always in contact for support and guidance. I would like to take the opportunity to thank Nadia and Mediface very much for their support. Not only would oi highly recommend them, but am going to book another procedure for next year.paul king
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    Zain , Romania
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    Brilliant service mustafa was ever so helpful and helped us communicate and arranged our transport to and from the surgery would highly recommend mustafa top bloke 5* treatment
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    Asif, United Kingdom
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    Mustafa is a top lad, communication was excellent 5*, great service overall before and after surgery, staff at hospital was great too, can’t fault anything.Would definitely recommend to anyone
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    Shoaib Ahmed, United Kingdom
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    I sent a request to flymedi regarding vaser liposuction surgery and I was contacted by Mustafa via WhatsApp.Mustafa kindly sent me doctor s CV which I read over several times. I was still a little sceptical about it but after much discussion with Mustafa over WhatsApp he put my mind at ease as he answered all my queries within minutes of texting him. He was there to answer all my questions all the time, and he was never pushy about me booking or coming or anything like that.So I was happy with all the arrangements I arranged my flight tickets and told Mustafa the date I was arriving and he confirmed back with me the date that suited the hospital too. I am writing this review 3days after my surgery and the results are fantastic at the moment.And everything was done exactly how described and Mustafa did an excellent job throughout he was keeping in touch with me every day to make sure everything was going smoothly, thank you Mustafa for making my stay in Turkey a pleasant experienc
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    Paul, Sweden
    star star Sep 2018
    Still healing. So far all well. I felt well treated. Thank you.
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    Rosetti, United Kingdom
    star star Sep 2018
    Very very helpful. I recommended a few people after my surgery. I’m happy with it. That everything was perfect. Couldn’t be happier
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    Mehran, United Kingdom
    star star Sep 2018
    I arrived in Istanbul after being provided with plenty of information regarding my procedure from Nadia who works with Flymedi. She was very helpful and polite. The day I went to meet the doctor I was amazed with the clinic, its’ cleanliness and how impressive it was overall. After a consultation with Dr. Özge himself, he gave me all the assurances I needed and we proceeded to the operation the next day. After everything was done I was discharged from the hospital the next day and a couple of days later I went to meet him again and he told me I was fine to leave. The constant notifications, updates, and help provided by Flymedi. The overall procedure and the results I’m seeing right now. Everything was perfect and if anybody is in two minds about whether or whether not to have a procedure done via Flymedi, I would STRONGLY recommend you do because they helped me out immensely and I feel like a new man after the operation. I couldn’t be happier with my procedure.
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    excellent servicei totally recommend flymedi. i wouldn't have thought i would have surgery abroad, but Nadia kept reassuring and put me in touch with a fantastic team.
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