How Much Gynecomastia Surgery Cost?
Cost varies from $3000-$5000 for unilateral to $6000-$10000 for bilateral. Depends on the procedure being done,the complexity of the problem and the experty and experience of the surgeon.
It is your body and you should make sure that choose the right Board Certified Plastic/Gynecomastia Surgeon. When it come to choosing s surgeon,a picture is worth a thousand words. (Mordcai Blau, MD, New York Plastic Surgeon)
Gynecomastia surgery costs involve an average surgeon’s fee of $3294 (per the ASAPS 2016 Statistics) with additional costs for anesthesia, surgery center, and pathology.
The amount of surgery required affects the cost. If liposuction only is needed, or if only the removal of a small amount of breast tissue is necessary, then the cost may be less than if liposuction + breast tissue excision + skin tightening are done.
Most insurance plans will not cover such surgery, although preauthorization can be requested by your surgeon prior to your procedure just to see if you are one of the fortunate ones! (George Sanders, MD, Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon)
It is nearly impossible to determine a price range for your potential gynecomastia over the Internet, and any estimates given to you without consulting a surgeon are likely inaccurate.
The cost of a male breast reduction is dependent on your surgeon’s experience and expertise, the extent of your condition, your geographic location, and various miscellaneous factors including costs associated with the surgical center and with anesthesia.
To get a better idea of how much a gynecomastia surgery will cost, and to thus determine whether or not the surgery is feasible for you, visit at least two or three board certified surgeons in your city. (Miguel Delgado, MD, San Francisco Plastic Surgeon)
Male breast reduction cost depends on several factors
There are many factors that go into this process, but key among them are the extent of the condition.
During a physical examination, we will analyze:
The extent of skin involvement:
- Good elastic skin
- Bad skin laxity with stretch marks from rapid growth, massive weight loss, extensive sun exposure
- Prominent rib cage also known as pectus excavatum
- Amount of fat tissue
- Amount of breast tissue
- Extent of muscle development
- Sagging of the nipples
- Size of the areola
- Coexisting medical conditions
Depending on these several different approaches can be carried out and include:
- Liposuction or PAL +/- Ultrasonic Assisted Lipoplasty +/- Pull through technique
- Periareolar skin incision with glandular excision
- Superior Periareolar crescent for slight nipple lift
- More extensive skin AND skin resection techniques
Other factors include the type of anesthesia and the location of the operating facility.
Depending on these factors, fees can typically range any where from $3000-10,000. (Otto Joseph Placik, MD, Chicago Plastic Surgeon)
The final cost of male breast reduction depends on the techniques used to create the best result in your case and also the time it takes to perform the surgery. The two main techniques for this surgery include direct excision in a small incision around the bottom of the areola or ultrasound liposuction.
At this stage it is best to discuss your concerns with a board-certified plastic surgeon who is very experienced in gynecomastia correction. They will be able to tell you whether you will best be served by liposuction alone or direct excision through the periareolar approach.
Many times in our practice, we are able to perform the direct excision in the office setting with local anesthesia. (Pat Pazmino, MD, FACS, Miami Plastic Surgeon)
You have to add the surgical fee plus the fee for the board certified anesthesiologist plus the cost of the accredited operating room and recovery room (very important for safety). In Manhattan male breast reduction could cost about $10, 000 all included. (George J. Beraka, MD (retired), Manhattan Plastic Surgeon)
Price has a lot of factors that go into it. Our price quotes include surgeons fee, anesthesia, OR fees, follow up, garment, and procedure insurance. The other major influence on price is the time for surgery.
The amount of excess skin plays a key role in the length of time for the surgery as does if one or both sides are being corrected. Most gynechomastia patients need both sides revised to keep symmetry.
Our prices average between $4K and 7K for everthing. (Chad K. Wheeler, MD, Spokane Plastic Surgeon)
Male breast reduction surgery has a very high satisfaction rate.
The glandular resection of tissue can be partially covered by OHIP. The rest of the fee that is not covered is related to the liposuction component. The price of the liposuction ranges from $1200-2500. (Leila Kasrai, MD, FRCSC, Toronto Plastic Surgeon)
Male breast reduction or gynecomastia surgery cost varies throughout southern california, and especially in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills. Most plastic surgeons in beverly hills charge about $5000 to $7000 for male breast reduction surgery. Of course, this includes anesthesiologist and surgery center fees. (Sean Younai, MD, FACS, Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon)
Gynecomastia – cost of male breast reduction in Montreal
Male breast reduction for gynecomastia can vary from a very simple to a complex procedure, depending on the extent of the problem and the need to remove loose, sagging skin.
Therefore, in my clinic in Montreal, the costs can vary from $2500.00 for a minor case to $4500.00 for an average liposuction case.
Open reductions with or without skin excision can cost more. This procedure is covered by the Quebec Health Insurance plan (Medicare) only in certain cases for boys under the age of 18. (Arie Benchetrit, MD, Montreal Plastic Surgeon)
The fee should depend on what needs to be done, lipo or cutting or both and skin removal or not, nipple repositioning? Don’t look for the cheapest price, go to someone who has the experience to tell you what you need and can help you get the result you want: from very flat to sculpted or shaped? (Jeffrey Ditesheim, MD, FACS, Charlotte Plastic Surgeon)
In my area of the country, I have not found any of the insurance companies will cover gynecomastia reduction surgery. Even for patients who have developed this after use of some medications, it has not been covered.
This is considered an elective, cosmetic surgery. The cost varies depending on if it is one sided or bilateral and how large the reduction will be because it usually takes longer.
The cost includes anesthesia, operating room and all of the followup appointments.
It varies quite a bit across the country, so visit with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who can show you a lot of photos and decide if the cost will be worth it for you. (James A. Hoffman, MD, Saint Paul Plastic Surgeon)
Unfortunately, insurers based in NY stopped paying for gynecomastia surgery several years ago except for documented breast cancer or for patients who can make a strong case that they are BRCA-1 or -2 based on family history of breast cancer.
Pricing depends upon whether an open technique, liposuction or combination of the two will be employed as this impacts the complexity and the length of the procedure. For liposuction only, pricing begins at $4500 and goes up to $6000.
For resection, pricing starts at $6000 and goes up from there depending on whether liposuction will also be used. It is important to ascertain that your surgeon is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and that the operation he proposes is what is right for you as opposed to the procedure he can perform.
Also inquire about the number of female breast reductions the surgeon performs as this is a much more commonly requested procedure involving the same skill set and considerations. (Robert L. Kraft, MD, FACS, New York Plastic Surgeon)
Male breast reduction can be done by liposuction or traditional surgery
Men often are embarrassed to see a plastic surgeon for breast reduction. However, gynecomastia is very common and surgical treatments can be very effective. The cost of the procedure really depends on the extend of surgery required.
Depending on the size of the male breasts, they can be treated with a combination of liposuction and traditional surgery. It is usually a 1 to 3 hour surgery. So if the operating room is $1000 to $1500 per hour, the procedure would cost anywhere between $3000 to $4500 plus the surgeon fees.
The surgeon fees are variable depending on the city, but may range between $3000 and $10,000. Additionally, you may want to check with your insurance company. In rare circumstances, your insurance company may pay for the surgery.
Prior to surgery, it is important to ensure that you are not suffering some hormonal or other illness which may be causing the gynecomastia. (David Shafer, MD, New York Plastic Surgeon)
Many techniques for male breast reduction
There are so many different techniques based upon what you need. Some patients can improve with liposuction, some need an excision, some need both, some need the nipple areola complex moved. It really depends. Insurance usually does not cover male reductions.
As for price, it really depends upon your region of the country. (Steven Wallach, MD, New York Plastic Surgeon)