If you are struggling with the presence of excess breast tissue in the chest, often referred to as “man boobs”, you might be considering gynecomastia surgery, also called a male breast reduction. After all, gynecomastia surgery offers permanent results that can eliminate gynecomastia symptoms such as enlarged breasts when diet and exercise fail to produce the desired results. Yet, there’s always one thing between a patient and making their cosmetic goals a reality: the cost of treatment. While gynecomastia can range in price, we’ll explain where you can expect your treatment to fall within a certain range and how you can make it more affordable.
How Much Will My Gynecomastia Surgery Cost?
As mentioned above, you can expect your gynecomastia surgery to cost roughly between $7,500 and $12,000. However, you may be wondering what determines your exact treatment cost, and where you’ll fall within that range. The truth is, it can be difficult to pinpoint the exact cost of a gynecomastia surgery without discussing the procedure in detail. This is because each patient’s gynecomastia experience will be highly unique, and as such, each treatment requires a uniquely personalized approach. Generally, the cost of treatment will correlate with the extent of surgery required to produce the desired results. Patients with minor gynecomastia symptoms can expect a treatment cost on the lower end of the range mentioned above, while patients with more significant symptoms might expect a cost on the higher end of that range. The cost will also be determined by the grade or severity of the gynecomastia. The higher the grade, the more expensive due to excess skin which will require direct excision. These general costs are reflective of the San Francisco Bay Area.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are seeking further information regarding gynecomastia surgery and gynecomastia surgery costs, contact board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Delgado in San Francisco or Novato today. He offers gynecomastia consultations for men who wish to determine if surgery is right for them. You can also discuss the cost of gynecomastia surgery during this appointment.
Gynecomastia Surgery FAQs
Is gynecomastia surgery covered by insurance?
Most health insurance companies do not cover the cost of gynecomastia surgery, as it is considered elective. However, some plastic surgeons offer financing options. To learn if your insurance company will cover your procedure, we advise you to view your insurance policy and insurance coverage or speak with your insurance provider directly.
What is the average cost of gynecomastia surgery?
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average cost of gynecomastia surgery across the United States is $4,239. However, this average cost is only a part of the total price, as it doesn’t include anesthesia, operating room facilities, surgeon’s fees, and other related expenses. To determine your final cost, please consult with your plastic surgeon.
Is surgery the only way to correct gynecomastia?
The answer to this question ultimately depends on the type of gynecomastia present and the severity of the condition. Males with true gynecomastia, which is caused by excess glandular tissue in the chest, often require surgical intervention for permanent results. However, those with false gynecomastia, or pseudogynecomastia, can often see an improvement in enlarged male breasts through diet and exercise alone to eliminate excess fat in the chest. The best way to determine if gynecomastia surgery is right for you is to schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Delgado.
Do I need to wear a compression garment after gynecomastia surgery?
Yes, Dr. Delgado will instruct you to wear a compression garment following gynecomastia surgery to minimize swelling and support your new, more masculine-looking chest. It is important that you wear this garment as instructed for optimal outcomes.