What is a Gynecomastia? 

The medical term gynecomastia means "woman-like breasts." It is a common condition in one or both breasts affecting many men as a result of hormonal changes, hereditary conditions, disease, weight gain or the use of certain drugs. Male breast reduction procedure surgically removes fat and/or glandular tissue from the breasts to obtain a flatter, firmer chest consistent with a masculine body contour. In more severe cases, excess skin is also to be removed, leaving a scar around the nipple or even a lollipop scar. 

Gynecomastia is characterized by the following in one (unilaterally) or both breasts (bilaterally): 

- Excess localized fat 

- Excess glandular breast tissue development 

- A combination of both excess fat and glandular tissue 

Best candidates are those who have firm, elastic skin that will reshape to the body’s new contours. 

How long does gynecomastia surgery last? 

No guarantee can be given but results are permanent. It is rare but a second operation may be necessary to achieve desired results. 

How is the gynecomastia performed? 
Enlarged male breasts can be reduced by liposuction and/or by excision of excess glandular tissue. We prefer liposuction in mild-moderate cases and combination of liposuction and excision methods in the others. 

Duration of operation: 45 minutes – 1,5 hour ( general or sedation anesthesia) 

Hospital stay: 0 - 1 night 

What to expect after surgery? 

There may be temporary loss of breast sensation, numbness and burning after the gynecomastia procedure which may last even up to a year. Swelling, however, should subside within six months. A support garment may be worn post surgery for a few days to weeks to assist healing. 

How long will it be before I can get back to my normal life? 

A 3-10 night’s of stay is recommended in Turkey following gynecomastia. Most men can return to work within 3-10 days however, final results will take longer to be seen due to swelling. 

Can gynecomastia be performed without scar? 

Scars after liposuction are minimal. Scars around the nipples or even lollipop scars may be created after the treatment of excessive gynecomastias. These scars will fade and become much less disturbing after a while. Scar revision is always an option but it is recommended to wait for at least 6 months.

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Consultant Plastic Surgeon, TPRCD, ISAPS

 00 90 505 928 2141

  Antalya | TURKEY

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Assoc. Professor, EBOPRAS, ISAPS

 00 90 533 433 4222

  Istanbul | TURKEY

Best Plastic Surgeons in Turkey Istanbul and Antalya


  • Pittsburgh University, Plastic Surgery Division and Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital, PN, USA Postgraduate Program - Research Fellow
  • Miami Children’s Hospital AND Miami University, Miami, FL, USA Postgraduate Program - Fellow of Craniofacial Surgery 
  • Cedars Medical Center, Plastic Surgery, Miami, FL, USA - Fellow of Face-Head and Jaw Surgery
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  • Observer Great Ormond Children’s Hospital London,  UK 
  • Gama probe application Course, Royal College of Surgeons, UK 
  • Turkish Board of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
  • European Board of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
  • Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA, Hair transplantation 
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  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons (International) 
  • American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association 
  • European Boards of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
  • ISAPS (Int. Soc. of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery) 
  • IPRAS (International Confederation of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery) 


Our risk & complication rate is not higher than that of any surgery performed  in any other destination by similarly qualified doctors. Cosmetic surgery offers improvement, not perfection or the solving of life problems.

Why Choose An ISAPS Surgeon

While many types of doctors can perform cosmetic surgery, you entrust your appearance and your life to the doctor you choose. Every cosmetic surgery procedure involves risks and potential complications. If you have decided to undergo cosmetic surgery abroad, you should be confident that the surgeon you choose is properly trained and qualified to perform your procedure. The most intelligent choice is a member of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS).

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Our Locations

Abdi İpekci cd. No:61 Kat:6 Nişantaşı, ISTANBUL (European Side)

Akasya Acıbadem Sitesi (Akasya AVM üstü) 
A Kule Blok a1 Giriş Kat: 23/117 
Acıbadem ISTANBUL (Anatolian Side)

M. Kasapoglu cd. Bina no: 21/14 07260, ANTALYA 

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(+90) 505 928 2141 (Antalya) 
Mr Gokhan Ozeredem, MD

(+90) 533 433 4222 (Istanbul)
Mr Omer Refik Ozerdem, Assoc. Prof.

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