Dr. Fatih Irmak Plastic Surgery

Istanbul, Turkey

Male Breast Reduction (Gynaecomastia)
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What is Male Breast Reduction?

Male breast reduction, or gynaecomastia, is a liposuction technique designed to combat excessive breast development in the male chest area, otherwise known as ‘man boobs’ or ‘moobs’. This is an extremely common cause of embarrassment to men and can be treated easily and discreetly via this effective procedure. This is one of the most common cosmetic procedures for men. 

A defined and chiseled pectoral contour is the ideal chest appearance for many men. When excess tissue begins to form in the chest area, it can create the appearance of female-like breasts. Male breast reduction surgery can treat the various causes of enlarged male breasts to restore a firmer, more masculine pectoral contour.

Who Can Benefit?


Gynecomastia is a medical condition in which boys and men begin to develop excess breast tissue. It is common in boys during puberty and is also linked to medical problems such as Klinefelter’s Syndrome, Gilbert’s Syndrome, and poor testicular hormone production. Lifestyle choices such as drug use, alcohol consumption, and the abuse of anabolic steroids can also cause gynecomastia. Men with gynecomastia often develop the appearance of female-like breasts due to excess glandular breast tissue.


Men that lose significant amounts of weight will find that they have an excess accumulation of skin around their whole body, including on the chest. For many men, this unwanted skin development is a source of anxiety and frustration because it prevents them from achieving the masculine appearance for which they have been striving. Diet and exercise can provide little correction for patients with skin accumulation. Male breast reduction helps men achieve their desired chest appearance after weight loss.


Genetics can predispose men to store fat in their breasts. Boys during puberty and men who are overweight or obese will find that they are more likely have excess fatty tissue on the chest. Fatty breast tissue may also develop in men who are in relatively good health. While it is similar in appearance to gynecomastia, patients with fatty breast tissue do not develop glandular tissue. Eliminating this unwanted fat around the pectorals can restore a more balanced and toned chest appearance.

Who is good candidate for male breast reduction( gynaecomastia)?

Men considering male breast reduction surgery should be in good health and be emotionally and socially adjusted. Candidates for surgery will have glandular tissue or excess skin and fat on the chest. If you are considering a stand-alone liposuction procedure, you should have good skin elasticity.

For international patients

  • If you are coming to Istanbul for male breast reduction procedure it is recommended having companion.
  • After the surgery; staying day for post consultations may differ 5 to 8 days.
  • Please book your hotel at least 5 days before the procedure day.
  • Please be sure that your country nationalities are not obligated for Turkish visa. (EU, most of middle eastern country nationalities has no need for visa.)
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