How Much Does Gynecomastia (Male Breast Reduction) Surgery Cost?
Gynecomastia or male breast reduction is a major cosmetic surgery that must be performed by a plastic surgeon with experience in this procedure. Dr. Franklin Richards and Dr. Dean Jabs, having offices in McLean, VA and Bethesda, MD, are two of the leading surgeons providing gynecomastia surgery. They will discuss various aspects of the procedure, including cost estimates, with their patients in Fairfax, Alexandria, VA, Chevy Chase, Rockville, MD, and other areas during the initial consultation.
The cost of gynecomastia surgery may vary from one practice to another. In some cases, the cost may even differ between two patients at the same practice. The following factors can contribute to the overall cost of male breast reduction:
Where the practice is located can make a difference to the overall cost of surgery. The cost of living usually varies between two geographical regions. This can have an impact on the average cost of most types of goods and services, including cosmetic surgery services. For instance, the cost of gynecomastia in Fairfax, Alexandria, VA, Chevy Chase, Rockville, MD, and surrounding areas may not be the same as the cost of the procedure in Atlanta, GA.
Fee of the Cosmetic Surgeon
One of the key components in the cost of gynecomastia is the fee charged by the plastic surgeon. Surgeons with high qualifications, experience and recognition in the field of male breast reduction may charge a little higher fee. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) recommends that patients should select the most appropriate surgeon for their needs, and regard surgeon’s fee only as a secondary consideration.
Operating Facility and Anesthesia Costs
The quality of the operating room where the gynecomastia procedure is performed, the technologies, experienced staff and personalized care and services are some of the factors that can influence the cost of the surgery. Since the procedure is usually performed under general anesthesia, the fee of the anesthesiologist is also a key component of the overall costs.
Nature and Extent of Surgery
In some cases, the patient may only need a minor reduction of the breast size, while in other cases, a larger volume of breast fat, tissue and skin may have to be removed. If only breast fat needs to be removed, the surgeon may do it only using liposuction technique.
This can bring down the cost of the procedure significantly. However, if the surgical excision of the breast tissue as well as dealing with excess skin is required along with the liposuction, the cost of the procedure may be higher. This is only logical.
The average cost of gynecomastia male breast reduction surgery may range between $6,500 and $12,000. The actual cost will depend on several factors as discussed above. If the procedure is combined with another surgery, the cost will increase further.
If the procedure is performed for medical reasons, the cost may be fully or partially covered by the patient’s health insurer. In cases where the cost is not covered by insurance, the patients may explore various financing options to make payments in convenient installments.
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