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How much does gynecomastia cost in Turkey?
The average cost of a gynecomastia in Turkey in Istanbul is £1,650. Depending on the needs, gynecomastia costs from £1,450 to £1,800 in Turkey.
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What is gynecomastia ?
Gynecomastia in Turkey is the abnormal development of the mammary gland in the male. Gynecomastia can affect one or both breasts. Although the cause in most cases is unknown, certain drugs or drugs and some hormonal disorders can trigger it.
During pubertal development, hormonal imbalance may cause a transient increase in adolescent breast tissue. However, this situation usually returns spontaneously.
In adulthood, as one ages, the level of testosterone decreases, which causes breast tissue to develop. Gynecomastia in Turkey is also related to certain kidney, thyroid or pituitary diseases. The abuse of certain substances such as alcohol, anabolic agents or corticosteroids stimulates breast development in males.
The man who develops gynecomastia may suffer a serious alteration of his self-esteem. He may tend to avoid certain social situations that involve uncovering the torso (swimming pools, beaches, gyms,…). Their intimate or couple relationships may be affected, due to the insecurity generated by their feminine-looking breasts. They avoid tight-fitting clothes to avoid marking their defect. This lower personal security is more striking the younger the patient is.
Gynecomastia is a medical problem that transcends aesthetic alteration. It can have a profound psychological impact on the male, causing him to develop an introverted and shy personality, which is often aggravated when comments arise among the affected male’s friends during adolescence.
If you have ever had these concerns, it is understandable that you might consider gynecomastia surgery in Istanbul to achieve the natural, defined chest you desire.
How do I know if I have gynecomastia in Turkey ?
Breast development in the male occurs at the expense of glandular tissue or chest fat. Accurate diagnosis of gynecomastia is essential for correct treatment.
These patients are very often directed to the plastic surgeon’s office, once they have been evaluated by multiple specialists to determine the origin of a breast development that does not return spontaneously.
At first, a correct clinical history is essential to find the possible causes. The physical examination will guide us between a glandular development or a localized accumulation of fatty tissue.
The diagnosis of gynecomastia in Turkey involves an imaging test to determine if the mammary gland has hypertrophied. Both a breast ultrasound and mammography are valid tests to determine if there is a development of a fibroglandular breast pattern. It will also be useful to rule out malignant pathology in the male breast.
If the development is at the expense of the gland, a complete endocrinological study should be performed to rule out organic problems. But in most cases the origin of the glandular hypertrophy is unknown or ideopathic.
When it is corroborated that the increase in the male breast has been produced by the accumulation of fatty tissue, it will be called pseudogynecomastia.
If you have noticed how your chest has developed and wish to return to having a flat and defined chest, gynecomastia surgery may be an excellent option to achieve your goals.
Gynecomastia surgery: planning and customization
The first visit with the doctor, in the plastic surgery office, will allow you to explain your wishes and doubts.
After that, you will learn first-hand the details of the surgical procedure. Next, the doctor will perform an exploration of your thorax and breasts to determine the specific possibilities of your case. After the evaluation of the complementary imaging tests, the doctor will recommend a specific technique.
Surgical treatment involves partial removal of the mammary gland located in the retroaerolar position. The surgical scar will remain at the lower limit of the areola.
In the case of pseudogynecomastia (accumulation of fat located in the male chest), the most satisfactory result will be obtained by liposuction.
The doctor, after a thorough study of your case, will provide complete medical information that will help you to focus your expectations and thus establish a realistic result.
A fluid relationship with the patient and complete and close information are essential to achieve a satisfactory result.
General information about the surgery
Gynecomastia surgery lasts between one and two hours. It must be performed in the operating room of a hospital center that offers all the necessary equipment to ensure your safety (experienced anesthesia, awakening area – ICU, doctors on call physical presence).
It can be performed on an outpatient basis when the patient’s conditions allow it. However, it usually requires one night of hospitalization, which we will use to provide you with adequate analgesic control in the first postoperative hours and for the early diagnosis of possible complications, if any.
The gynecomastia operation in Turkey may be performed under local anesthesia with sedation, which means that you will remain awake and breathing spontaneously throughout the procedure, however the sedation will provide you with a pleasant sensation, feeling relaxed, pain-free and without any negative memory of the procedure.
If required, the anesthesia will be general anesthesia. In both types of anesthesia, a qualified anesthesiologist will watch over you throughout the procedure.
In the case of pseudogynecomastia (localized fat accumulation in the breasts), the duration of the intervention will be about two hours. It must be performed in the operating room of a hospital center that offers all the necessary equipment to ensure your safety (experienced anesthesia, awakening area – ICU, doctors on call physical presence). It will be performed almost exclusively on an outpatient basis.
The anesthesia used will be local anesthesia plus sedation, provided the treatment area is limited to the thorax. You will remain awake and breathing spontaneously throughout the procedure, however the sedation will provide you with a pleasant sensation, feeling relaxed, pain-free and without any negative memory of the procedure. A qualified anesthesiologist will watch over you throughout the procedure.
The latest surgical advances and the best techniques are available
The gynecomastia operation involves the removal of the hypertrophied mammary gland located in the retroareolar position through an open approach. To access it, a periareolar scar will be made in the lower half of the circumference of the areola. The scar, with the passage of time and proper care, will mature being practically imperceptible after about six months.
To prevent the areola and nipple from being sunken and adhered to the pectoralis major muscle, the glandular resection will always be partial, leaving a small retroareolar glandular button.
When the needs of the case so require, the surgical treatment will be complemented with a liposuction of the breast to remove more volume and smooth the contour. It may also be necessary to remove excess skin in the breast when we foresee that it will not retract properly.
In the case of pseudogynecomastia (localized fat accumulation in the breasts) the surgical procedure will be performed by liposuction. Through small skin incisions, cannulas will be introduced, which connected to a vacuum pump, will suction the excess fat from the breasts.
The postoperative period after gynecomastia surgery, either by open surgery or liposuction, is not painful, although it may cause some discomfort during the first 3 to 5 days. These discomforts are controllable by means of the analgesic guideline that we will indicate to you when you are discharged. We will establish a powerful base treatment that will be supported by rescue doses when the discomfort is accentuated.
The day after the surgery, the first wound dressing will be performed and the drains will be removed, if necessary.
We will fit you with your pressotherapy garment. And you will receive complete postoperative recommendations. Dr. Garcia-Pumarino will provide you with his phone number so you can solve any questions you may have during the postoperative period.
In most cases, return to work occurs after 3 to 5 days, when the most uncomfortable phase has subsided. If your work involves lifting weights or bringing your arms to extreme positions, we recommend delaying your return to work.
During the first month you will have to wear a pressotherapy vest 24 hours a day to maintain a constant pressure on the surgical area that will help the skin to retract to the new position. After the first month and up to three months, the pressotherapy vest will be limited to the night, during sleep.
In the first weeks, the result is far from definitive. The swelling of the breast causes the shape of the breasts to be poorly defined. During the first weeks after surgery, the swelling will subside. Progressively, the chest will look flat, firm and well-defined.
After two weeks postoperatively, the stitches will be removed from the scars.
How will my chest look like after gynecomastia surgery?
After gynecomastia surgery you will notice a flat and firm chest. It will be more proportionate and the shape of the male breast will be correctly defined.
Scars, with proper care, will virtually disappear over the next few months.
Once the result is definitive, especially if you are affected psychologically to some extent, the new appearance of your chest will help you to raise your self-esteem and gain confidence. In this way, you will be able to face social situations that might make you uncomfortable now, since it will help you to stop experiencing feelings of embarrassment or withdrawal when it comes to taking your shirt off in public or wearing tight clothes.
The surgery performed by a gynecomastia specialist is completely safe. It provides the patient with an evident improvement in the appearance of his chest. It transforms a chest with feminine characteristics into a flat and firm chest with a masculine shape.
It is a turkey procedure that associates a high satisfaction in the patient, since it helps to improve their self-esteem and confidence, especially if they had some kind of complex when showing their chest in public.
Post-surgical discomfort is usually limited and complications are infrequent.
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What preoperative study should I have before the gynecomastia operation?
We must rule out hepatic, renal, thyroid or pituitary problems. A complete medical history should be taken to detect possible abuse of the drugs and medicines described above.
Finally, an imaging test (ultrasound or mammography) will be sufficient to assess the type of gynecomastia suffered by our patient.
Is the postoperative period for gynecomastia correction surgery painful?
If the treatment consisted of liposuction, you will notice a slight discomfort sensation in the pectoral area that will subside with painkillers.
The removal of the mammary gland by open surgery is somewhat more uncomfortable, but with the post-surgical indications will be controllable.
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