Plastic Surgery Istanbul, Dr. Emrah Aslan - Gynecomastia
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Gynecomastia Overview

Gynecomastia (sometimes referred to as "man boobs") is a common condition that causes boys' and men's breasts to swell and become larger than normal. It is most common in teenage boys and older men.

    The operation involves:
  • making a cut around the nipple.
  • removing excess fatty tissue with a scalpel or using liposuction to suck it out repositioning the nipples if a lot of tissue needs to be removed.

You'll have dressings over your wounds.

Causes of Gynaecomastia

Hormone imbalance

Gynecomastia can be caused by an imbalance between the sex hormones testosterone and oestrogen. Oestrogen causes breast tissue to grow. While all men produce some oestrogen, they usually have much higher levels of testosterone, which stops the oestrogen from causing breast tissue to grow.
If the balance of hormones in the body changes, this can cause a man's breasts to grow. Sometimes, the cause of this imbalance is unknown.


Being obesite a common cause of gynecomastia – this is because being overweight can increase levels of oestrogen, which can cause breast tissue to grow. If you're overweight you're also more likely to have excess fat that can enlarge the breast tissue. For some people losing weight or doing more exercise can help but this may not always improve the condition.

Newborn Baby Boys

Gynecomastia can affect newborn baby boys, because oestrogen passes through the placenta from the mother to the baby. This is temporary and will disappear a few weeks after the baby is born.


During puberty, boys' hormone levels vary. If the level of testosterone drops, oestrogen can cause breast tissue to grow. Many teenage boys have some degree of breast enlargement. Gynaecomastia at puberty usually clears up as boys get older and their hormone levels become more stable.

Older Age

As men get older, they produce less testosterone. Older men also tend to have more body fat, and this can cause more oestrogen to be produced. These changes in hormone levels can lead to excess breast tissue growth.

Who is the best candidate for gynecomastia?

    Gynecomastia surgery candidates include:
  • Men whose condition cannot be corrected through alternative medical treatments.
  • Healthy individuals who do not have a life-threatening illness or medical conditions that can impair healing.
  • Nonsmokers and non-drug users.
  • Men with a positive outlook and specific goals in mind for improving the physical symptoms of gynecomastia.
  • Men who are physically healthy and of relatively normal weight.
  • Men who have realistic expectations.
  • Men whose breast development has stabilized.
  • Men who are bothered by the feeling that their breasts are too large.

Treatment Details

Duration of the operation & anesthesia?

2 Hours

General anesthesia.

How many nights in the hospital?

1 night

How many nights in Istanbul?

6 nights

Post-Operation Care

After 5 days daily activities can be done easily, physical activities and gym after 4 weeks.

Gynecomastia Procedure in Istanbul

A gynecomastia procedure might be performed in 3 different ways.
First of all it always starts with anesthesia. Medications are administered for your comfort during the surgical procedures. The options include intravenous sedation and general anesthesia. Your doctor will recommend the best option for you.
First method is liposuction technique. In cases where gynecomastia is primarily the result of excess fatty tissue, liposuction techniques alone may be used. This requires insertion of a cannula, a thin hollow tube, through several small incisions.
The cannula is moved back and forth in a controlled motion to loosen the excess fat, which is then removed from the body by vacuum suction. There are various liposuction techniques that may be used; the technique most appropriate in your case will be defined prior to your procedure.
Another way is excision technique. This technique is recommended where glandular breast tissue or excess skin must be removed to correct gynecomastia. Excision also is necessary if the areola will be reduced or the nipple will be repositioned to a more natural male contour. Incision patterns vary depending on the specific conditions and surgical preference.
Sometimes gynecomastia is treated with both liposuction and excision.

Gynecomastia Consultation

A preliminary consultation will be done from your pictures and medical background. Then upon request we can organise an online consultation for you before you arrive. Once you are here you will have your consultation with the doctor. During your consultation you can get answers to all your questions. We are never in a hurry and listen to all your questions and doubts.

    In your consultation you need to discuss with your doctor these topics:
  • The reason that you want to have your operation.
  • Your expectations and the desired outcome.
  • If you have any medical conditions, any drug allergies and previous medical treatments.
  • If you use any medications, vitamins, herbal supplements, alcohol, tobacco or drugs.

    Your surgeon may also:
  • Evaluate your general health status and any pre-existing health conditions or risk factors.
  • Examine your breasts.
  • Take your photographs.
  • Speak with you about the options and give recommendation.
  • Discuss likely outcomes of gynecomasty and any risks or potential complications.

Breast Lift Aftercare

Gynecomastia Aftercare

During your gynecomastia surgery recovery period, dressings or bandages will be applied to your incisions and an elastic bandage or support garment may be used to minimalize swelling and support your new chest contour as it heals after surgery.
A small, thin tube may be temporarily placed under the skin to drain any excess blood or fluid that may collect.


Gynecomastia surgery, also known as male breast reduction surgery, is a procedure to remove excess breast tissue in males and improve the appearance of the chest.

Good candidates for gynecomastia surgery are males who have excess breast tissue that does not go away with diet and exercise, and who have good overall health and realistic expectations for the procedure.

Gynecomastia surgery is typically performed under general anesthesia and involves making incisions around the areola or under the arm. Excess breast tissue and fat are then removed, and the remaining tissue is reshaped to create a flatter and more masculine-looking chest.

The main benefit of gynecomastia surgery is improved self-confidence and a more masculine-looking chest. The procedure can also alleviate any physical discomfort or pain associated with the excess breast tissue.

Recovery after gynecomastia surgery typically takes several weeks, during which patients should avoid strenuous activities and wear a compression garment to help reduce swelling and support the healing process. Pain, swelling, and bruising are common but should subside over time.

As with any surgical procedure, there are risks associated with gynecomastia surgery, including infection, bleeding, scarring, and changes in nipple sensation. Your surgeon can discuss the risks and benefits of the procedure with you in detail.

After gynecomastia surgery, patients may need to avoid strenuous activities and heavy lifting for several weeks. However, once fully healed, patients should be able to resume normal exercise and physical activities.

Process in Istanbul

Arrival in Istanbul

If you have choosen our full package, we'll greet you at the airport by our VIP service and check you in into your hotel.

Consultation & Pre-examination

We'll pick you up from your hotel and take you to Dr. Emrah Aslan's clinic at Akasya Tower for consultation then we'll take you to the ACIABDEM HOSPITAL.

To prepare for the surgery, blood tests, X-rays, and EKG measurements will be performed at the hospital as needed. This is followed by a consultation with the anesthesiologist.

We'll take you back to your hotel afterwards

Surgery Day

We'll check you out from your hotel and take you to the ACIABDEM HOSPITAL for your surgery.

You'll stay at the hospital for 1 night.

Controls & Discharge

Upon Dr. Emrah Aslan's controls and his approval you'll be discharged from the hospital.

After discharge our transfer service will take you back to your hotel and check you in. Then you'll rest in your hotel.

Rest & Recovery

You'll rest in your hotel.

Rest & Recovery

You'll rest in your hotel.

Final Control & Returning Home

You will be picked up from your hotel and taken to Dr. Emrah Aslan's clinic at Akasya Tower for a final examination. Dr. Emrah Aslan will conduct a detailed examination and change bandages if necessary.

Our VIP transfer service will take you to the airport for your departure flight scheduled for after 2 pm.

Pricing & Packaging information of Gynecomastia

Basic Plan
  • Gynecomastia
  • VIP Transfer
  • Hotel Accomodation
  • Europe: 2850 €
  • UK: 2600£
  • USA: 3250$
Premium Plan
  • Gynecomastia
  • VIP Transfer
  • Hotel Accomodation
  • Europe: 3750 €
  • UK: 3400 £
  • USA: 4150 $

    Things you must know:

  • In case if incoming patient’s blood results will not be ok test fee is 5500 TL
  • An extra night at hospital is 300 Euro.
  • Sometimes, in the case of breast reduction surgery or during other surgeries, a piece of tissue is taken and sent to the laboratory for pathological examination. In that case extra fee is 100 euro.
  • All prices given above includes medications that we are giving at discharge from hospital.
  • BBL surgery price includes BBL pillow and corset.
  • Liposuction surgery extra area is 650 euros not included in price. Post operative corset is included in the price.

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