Gynecomastia can be embarrassing and tough to cope with, so if you are suffering from the condition you may want to consider gynecomastia surgery. Gynecomastia surgery is sure to boost your confidence and self-esteem. But how much does gynecomastia surgery cost?
What Is Gynecomastia Surgery?
Gynecomastia refers to the enlargement of the breast tissue in males. Gynecomastia surgery or male breast reduction surgery is done to reduce the size of the breasts by removing excess glandular tissue and fat.
How Much Does Gynecomastia Surgery Cost?
The average cost of gynecomastia surgery is $4,123, as reported in the 2019 statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. However, the final price of surgery can vary significantly from the average, due to the cost of factors such as the surgeon’s fees, anesthesia fees, and practice location.
- Surgeon’s Fees
The surgeon’s fee is usually related to the experience, credentials, and reputation of the surgeon. However, the surgeon’s charge should be a secondary consideration as patients should focus on choosing the best surgeon for their needs.
- Anesthesia Fees
Gynecomastia surgery can be undertaken using general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation. When gynecomastia surgery is performed under general anesthesia, there is an additional cost for the anesthesiologist or certified nurse anesthetist.
- Practice Location
Gynecomastia surgery is likely to cost more in metropolitan cities with higher overheads than at practices situated in smaller towns.
The extent of the operation can also affect the cost of gynecomastia surgery. Some patients may only need tissue reduction while others may also need liposuction to remove excess fatty tissue.
Are you ready to achieve a more masculine chest with gynecomastia surgery? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.
If you are in the Walnut Creek or Greenbrae, CA areas, contact board certified plastic surgeon Robert Aycock, MD for a consultation.
You can reach Dr. Aycock at www.aycockmd.com, or by calling (925) 854-4174 (Walnut Creek) or (415) 903-8463 (Greenbrae).