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Also known as enlarged breast tissue in males, gynecomastia is not a problem that doesn't have a solution. As breast tissue is similar in both genders in structure, gynecomastia can be treated with a breast reduction. Breast enlargement may happen in the breast tissue, adipose tissue or both. All three scenarios can be treated with gynecomastia operations. At Apera Clinic, we help male patients achieve their desired looks with this operation. Continue reading this article if you or someone you know wants to get rid of the excess fat in their breasts with a simple procedure. 
What is gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia is the condition of enlarged breast tissue in male patients. However, it is also known as the operation of reducing male patients' breasts. It is one of the most common breast conditions in male patients. Gynecomastia is not a harmful condition for health. Male patients prefer to have it treated for cosmetic reasons. Patients can have this condition due to hormonal imbalances, excess body fat or as a side effect of certain medications. If that is the case, it may go away with switching medications. 
Who can have gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia surgery can be the best treatment for those whose condition cannot be treated with medication and who are generally in good health. A gynecomastia candidate also shouldn't have any medical conditions that can get in the way of healing after such surgeries. It is also necessary to have realistic expectations for this operation.
How can I prepare my body for gynecomastia surgery?
Patients should inform their doctors about their medical background: previous operations, allergies and medications they regularly take. They should stop taking blood thinners and take a break from smoking and alcohol consumption before the gynecomastia surgery. 
What happens during gynecomastia surgery?
Anaesthesia: This is the first step of any surgical operation, whether the surgery is simple or complicated. The anaesthesia can be local or general, depending on the operation type. The surgeons make the incisions only after the area/patient is numb and doesn't feel anything. Then the surgeons proceed with the methods below:
Liposuction Method: If the growth is in the fat tissue, liposuction is an effective treatment for gynecomastia. The surgeons make several incisions on the area and insert the suction tubes that loosen and suck out the excess fat. 
Excision Method: If the growth is in the breast tissue, then the surgeons can take out the excess tissue through small incisions. In this method, the surgeons can reposition the nipples for a symmetrical look and reduce their size if necessary.
In some cases, the surgeons use both methods to give the patients their desired look.
Recovery From Gynecomastia
Patients should expect to have dressings and bandages on their incisions. Some doctors may suggest wearing compression garments or elastic bandages to minimize the swelling. Swelling goes away gradually. Patients shouldn't feel anything other than slight discomfort or numbness around the area. If the patient feels pain, it is possible to prescribe painkillers. Patients can return to their work around one week after the surgery. It takes a few weeks to recover completely and return to exercise routines. Resting, avoiding alcohol consumption & smoking will speed up the recovery process.
Cost of Gynecomastia in Turkey
Many plastic surgeons perform gynecomastia operations in Turkey. The pricing of this operation depends on many things. Thus, it is not possible to get an estimate. The operation method, clinic expenses and the plastic surgeon's expertise play huge roles in coming up with a fee. 
At Apera Clinic, we have an all-inclusive policy for our patients. This means we handle all accommodation and in-city transfers. Once our patients book their operation at Apera, they know what to expect even before getting on their flight. 
Frequently Asked Questions About Gynecomastia
1.Is it painful? 
Since patients take anaesthesia before the operation, they don't feel any pain during the procedure. It's possible to feel slight discomfort and pain in the first few days after the surgery. They gradually fade, but the patient can still get painkillers if the doctor allows them.
2.Does gynecomastia leave any scars? 
Scarring depends on the surgical technique. An experienced plastic surgeon knows how to place the scars; so they are less visible. 
3.Are the results permanent? 
The results of this operation are generally permanent. However, if the patient gains too much weight, the breast area can get bigger again. 
At Apera Clinic, we understand such surgeries can be life-changing. Thus, we do our best to minimize the stress a patient may have on their journey to Turkey for plastic surgeries. Our patient representatives always keep in touch with our patients to ensure they have asked all their questions and are ready to have the operation.
So, are you ready to transform your look? Contact us today to get a consultation with an expert. Ask your questions and book your operation day with ease. We'll be happy to guide you on this transformation journey!