Does gynecomastia cause you to feel embarrassed and self-conscious? Gynecomastia (enlarged breasts in males), is a common condition that can be effectively treated with surgery. So, if you’re finding it challenging to cope with gynecomastia, surgery may be the right option for you. But what is gynecomastia surgery, and how much does it cost?
What Is Gynecomastia Surgery?
Gynecomastia surgery or male breast reduction surgery is an outpatient procedure that corrects the problem of enlarged breasts in males. Male breast reduction surgery involves removing excess glandular tissue and fat from the breasts to make the chest flatter and more masculine. Gynecomastia surgery often includes a combination of excision and liposuction. Liposuction is recommended for patients with excess fatty tissue in the breast region.
How Much Can Gynecomastia Cost?
Gynecomastia surgery costs $4,123 on average, according to the latest statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). However, the average cost from the ASPS does not include related expenses such as anesthesia fees, cost of medical tests, and surgical facility fees.
The overall cost of gynecomastia will also be impacted by the surgeon’s fee. Experienced board-certified plastic surgeons typically charge more for gynecomastia surgery than surgeons with less experience.
The geographic location of the practice also plays a role in the final cost of gynecomastia surgery. Surgery costs tend to be higher at practices located in prime urban centers, when compared to those in smaller towns.
Consult With A Qualified Surgeon
While the above cost estimates are helpful, it’s important to understand that the cost of gynecomastia surgery varies based on the needs of each patient. It’s therefore best to consult with a qualified surgeon for an evaluation. The surgeon will determine if you are a good candidate for gynecomastia surgery and provide an accurate quote.
Men that undergo gynecomastia surgery agree that it’s worth the cost because it boosts self-confidence, and improves the appearance of the breasts.