Male Breast Reduction

Male breast reduction surgery in Turkey is a procedure designed to reduce the size of overdeveloped breasts in men — a condition known as Gynecomastia. There has been a massive increase in the number of men who are interested in breast reduction surgery in Istanbul.

While many women with larger than average breasts must deal with very real physical and social difficulties, men with the corresponding issues also feel a very strong sense of humiliation that can be extremely difficult to live with. Men who suffer from this condition face no real health risks — however, it often causes low self-esteem and self-consciousness.

Even after consistent diet and strenuous workouts — the problem still exists. Top plastic surgeons within the Este Medical Group provider network in Turkey are helping more and more men in good physical and mental health with realistic expectations for the procedure and its potential outcome.

While a male breast reduction can be performed at any age, it is recommended that the patients’ bodies are fully developed first. Some men may be able to benefit solely from liposuction of the chest without cutting out excess glandular tissue, fat or skin, while others may need a full breast reduction procedure to get the desired result.


Besides hormonal imbalance during puberty, there are other conditions that may cause a man’s estrogen levels to rise, which may lead to the condition of gynecomastia. A common cause is a male taking exogenous testosterone such as anabolic steroids and prohormones and various protein supplements which is converted into estrogen in the body. Taking these drugs will often cause gynecomastia despite taking estrogen blockers.

Prescribed medications for high blood pressure, Propecia, prostate medications, anti-depressants and many others can also lead to gynecomastia. Excessive alcohol consumption may lead to gynecomastia by damaging the liver and the organ’s ability to convert hormones from one form to another, leading to the development of breast tissue. Rarely, endocrine problems in a man can also lead to the development of breast tissue, such as thyroid or pituitary problems.

Male Breast Reduction Turkey

The correction of gynecomastia involves surgery to cut out the breast tissue or gland. This is completed by making a semicircular cut around the nipple and removing the breast glands between the skin and pectoralis muscle. Liposuction helps to remove any surrounding fat and to shape and contour the chest.

Unlike USA plastic surgery clinics who often offer the only liposuction as a solution, plastic surgeons in Turkey understand removing the actual breast tissue is the only way to completely correct the problem and to prevent the glands from growing back. Often patients treated by other doctors with the only liposuction will be unhappy with the results as there is still some breast tissue left behind. Male breast reductions procedures in Istanbul have a long track record of success for creating male breasts that are well within the normal range and which patients think are a great deal more flattering.

Most patients take very little or no pain medication during the few days after surgery.

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