What is gynecomastia and who is a suitable candidate for the surgery?

Gynecomastia is the operation to treat the growth and sagging of the fat tissue in the breast due to weight changes, advancing age, nutrition, or hormonal effects in men.

It has been a popular operation in recent years for people who have overgrown breast tissue that causes an uncomfortable appearance. Although it is generally thought that it is for overweight people, it may not be possible to treat the sagging of the tissue on the nipple without surgery in some men who have smooth chest muscles, do regular sports activities, and gym sports. In this case, gynecomastia will be the best solution.

Patients who will get the first stage and second stage gynecomastia can be easily treated with a liposuction procedure. Mammary gland removal may also be required. During surgery, if it is convinced that there is sufficient reduction in the tissue under the nipple after liposuction, the mammary gland does not need to be surgically removed. However, we should state that mostly the mammary gland should also be removed.

The skin becomes tight to a satisfactory extent thanks to the chest corset and exercise.

Liposuction and mammary gland removal are performed together in the third and fourth stage gynecomastia. If the patient is young and the area is not excessively large, there is a good chance that the loose skin will become tight. It is very difficult to tighten the skin at advanced ages.

In severe cases, the skin should be tightened, as the mammary gland, with a technique similar to the breast reduction surgery in women. In cases where the mammary gland is surgically reduced, a drain is placed in the area. The purpose of the drain is to remove substances such as serum or blood that may accumulate in the operation area and to prevent problems related to them. The drain is usually removed within 24-48 hours.

Gynecomastiaat a Glance
Duration of Operation 1 hour
Returning to Work After 1 week
Hospitalization Discharge on the day of surgery
Taking Shower After 1 day
Mobility After 1 day rest
Activity in the Gym After 4 weeks
Sexual Activity At least 4 weeks
Sleeping Position 1 week on your back
Complete Recovery 6 weeks
Driving 1 week

Treatment and Planning

  • The first meeting to get information is with our health advisor. In this meeting, you can talk about your health problems and expectations.
  • You need to make an online appointment on our Appointment Form page to meet the health advisor.
  • Our health advisor may ask for some information to evaluate your suitability for the surgery you want, such as your age, weight, height, medications you regularly use, smoking, blood tests, X-Ray, photograph, your expectations from the surgery, and your medical history.
  • The health advisor gives you information about
  • Surgeon and Hospital information
  • Our previous experiences (Before & After)
  • The things to do before the surgery and information about the surgery and the post-surgical process
  • Video conferencing with your surgeon and receiving information if necessary
  • Surgery fee and what is included in the price (surgery, accommodation, airport pick-up, and transfers)
  • Planning dates about your travel (dates about the hospital, hotel, and full length of stay)
  • Answers to your questions about the surgery are sent to you


  • Airport pick-up and hotel transfer
  • Hotel Check-In: Our health advisor will welcome you and inform you about the process.
  • Meeting with the surgeon: Your surgeon plans your surgery and informs you about the plan. You are expected to discuss your expectations and answers to your questions about the surgery with your surgeon. Our health advisor will be with you during this process.
  • Tests: Evaluation tests such as blood tests required for the surgery, COVID 19 test, and X-Ray are performed. Our health advisor will be with you during this process.
  • Meeting with the anesthesiologist: Your medical history and your suitability for the surgery are evaluated. Our health advisor will be with you during this process.
  • Operation: The things to be done the previous day are forwarded to you in preparation for the operation. You will be informed about the solid and liquid feeding times, the medications you will use, if any, the time you will be in the hospital for the operation, etc.
  • You are transferred to the hospital.
  • Hospital Check-In is done.
  • You enter your room.
  • The nurse informs you and prepares you for the surgery.
  • An informative meeting is made with your surgeon again before the surgery.
  • You will be taken into surgery.
  • Our post-surgical health advisor comes to you to check the surgeon process and you.
  • Your surgeon will visit and inform you after the surgery.

Our health advisor will be with you during the entire process on the day of surgery.

  • The length of stay in the hospital may vary depending on the surgery to be performed. During this period, you will be visited by our health advisor every day you stay in the hospital.
  • After the surgery, you will be informed about the follow-up period, medications you will use by your surgeon’s decision, and the post-surgical process, and your hospital exit procedures will be carried out.
  • You will be transferred to the hotel.
  • You will be transferred for a control examination on the days determined by your surgeon.
  • During the hotel stay, you will be followed up by our health advisor regarding the surgery process.
  • Our health advisor will inform you about the restaurant, shopping, places to visit, and other needs during your hotel stay.
  • In the last control examination with the surgeon, you will be informed about what to do in the next period.
  • Hotel Check-Out and airport transfer


As Estebox Istanbul, we will stand by you, our valuable clients, with our experienced surgeons and healthcare professionals, ensure that the whole process is carried out reliably and that you return to your country healthily and happily so that your journey and operation go well.+

Frequently Asked Questions

The pre-surgical image will not reappear after a well-performed gynecomastia surgery.

In gynecomastia surgery, a cannula is inserted through a 1 cm long incision. Therefore, although the scar is very small, it will become invisible within 3 months.

If you are not working in a heavy job that will affect the chest area or if you are sitting while working, you can start work 3 days after gynecomastia surgery.

Why Estebox Istanbul for Gynecomastia Surgery?

  • To provide a right and quality service to you as Estebox Istanbul, we work with doctors who have years of experience in their field, carried out successful operations with the title of Professor, Associate Professor, or Specialist, trained many new doctors as instructors, conducted national and international clinical studies, published scientific articles, and have a high degree of satisfaction in patient feedbacks.
  • There are many operations such as nasal aesthetics, breast aesthetics, abdominoplasty, liposuction, hair transplantation, and obesity surgery for your health and aesthetic needs. Although these operations seem similar to each other, each operation requires a separate experience and good planning. Estebox Istanbul offers the best solution to your aesthetic needs with experienced surgeons who will meet your expectations from gynecomastia.
  • In addition to meeting your health and aesthetic needs, your safety is also important to us. That is why we prioritize the compliance of the hospital, technical equipment, and anesthesia team to international accreditations such as JCI.
  • We know that you may be worried about making a surgery decision in another country. As Estebox Istanbul, we will be at your side until you return to your country healthily and happily, offering you the best solutions from the first moment you contact us to make a surgery decision.
  • With the arrival of more than 1,000,000 patients for health and aesthetic needs every year, Turkey is one of the most popular countries in health tourism with its worldwide trained experienced doctors, hospitals that use cutting edge technology, quality service, and economic treatments. As Estebox Istanbul, we continue our work with our 30 years of experience in the health sector, unlike many companies that are involved in Health Tourism, whose number is increasing day by day.

Online Appointment

You can send your information by filling out our online appointment form and create your free examination appointment. Our authorized staff will contact you and determine the most appropriate examination time for you.

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