Breast reduction surgery is a surgical procedure to treat gynecomastia condition. This is a condition in which male’s breasts are overdeveloped and enlarged which results in a very poor body figure. 

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What is Gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia is a condition characterized by the enlargement of breast tissue in males, leading to a more feminine chest appearance. It can affect individuals of any age, from infants to older adults, and is often caused by hormonal imbalances, certain medications, genetic factors, or underlying medical conditions. Gynecomastia can have a significant impact on self-esteem and body image, causing emotional distress for those affected. Fortunately, there are surgical interventions available to address this condition. Gynecomastia surgery, also known as male breast reduction, involves the removal of excess breast tissue and, in some cases, liposuction to eliminate localized fat deposits. The procedure aims to create a more masculine contour to the chest, restoring self-confidence and improving overall body proportions. It is essential for individuals considering gynecomastia surgery to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon to discuss their goals, evaluate the underlying cause of the condition, and determine the most appropriate treatment approach for their specific situation.

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Dr. Sajad Mohammadi
Dr. Sajad Mohammadi is Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon with 15 years of experience and located in Tehran, Iran.
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Dr. Farhood Goravanchi is Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon with 14 years of experience and located in Tehran, Iran.

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Gynecomastia is one of those common surgeries among men and it is a plain procedure for experienced cosmetic surgeons. Men can regain their masculine bodies and be confident again. Read more about gynecomastia here:

Introduction to gynecomastia

Gynecomastia can cause because by an imbalance in hormone levels that levels of estrogen (female hormones) are increased compared to levels of androgens (male hormones). In infant and pubertal, gynecomastia can be resolved by passing time. This type of gynecomastia is known as “physiologic gynecomastia”.Usually, gynecomastia is caused by temporary changes in hormone levels with growth usually disappearing within 6 months to two years. However, gynecomastia that develops in puberty and insists more than two years is known as persistent gynecomastia and should be removed through surgery.

Stay duration for gynecomastia abroad

Your stay duration for gynecomastia surgery abroad is 7 days. Normally, on the first day of your visit, you will be taken to do some lab tests and visit the surgeon; on the second day, your surgery will be performed. You will visit your surgeon 2 or 3 times after your surgery during your recovery period to get observed and get your recovery instructions.

Do I need someone to take care of me after a gynecomastia?

If you bring a friend or family to be there and to help you change clothes and eat food, it is very good but medical tourism companies provide in-house nurses for patients to be taken care of while recovering in the hotel. Though, it is not necessary to bring someone along.

Frequently Asked Questions of the Gynecomastia

How to get rid of gynecomastia?

Two gynecomastia surgery options are:
Liposuction. This surgery removes breast fat but not the breast gland tissue itself.
Mastectomy. This type of surgery removes the breast gland tissue. The surgery is often done using only small incisions. This less invasive type of surgery involves less recovery time.

What causes gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia is triggered by a decrease in the amount of the hormone testosterone compared with estrogen. The decrease can be caused by conditions that block the effects of testosterone, reduce testosterone or increase your estrogen level

Does gynecomastia go away?

Gynecomastia usually goes away without medical treatment. The breasts flatten out within a few months to a couple of years. If gynecomastia is very severe, there is medicine that can help. And if gynecomastia lasts past puberty, surgery can reduce the size of the breasts.

How long does gynecomastia last?

Most cases of gynecomastia happen during puberty. The condition usually gets better on its own without treatment. This may take from 6 months to 2 or 3 years.

Is gynecomastia bad?

Generally, gynecomastia isn’t a serious problem, but it can be tough to cope with the condition. Men and boys with gynecomastia sometimes have pain in their breasts and may feel embarrassed. Gynecomastia may go away on its own. If it persists, medication or surgery may help.

Does gynecomastia hurt?

Men and boys with gynecomastia sometimes have pain in their breasts and may feel embarrassed.

How common is gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia is the most common male breast disorder. It affects between 50 to 65% of boys and men worldwide

What does gynecomastia look like?

Gynecomastia can be seen as a button-sized growth underneath the nipple. You may be able to see this as a breast lump or feel it when you press on the area

Is gynecomastia genetic?

Genetic causes of gynecomastia are overall quite rare, however the commonest genetic cause is a condition known as Klinefelter syndrome, which affects about one in every 550 males.