How Much Does Gynecomastia (Male Breast Reduction) Surgery Cost?

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Posted on August 10, 2017 under Gynecomastia

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.

Cost Factors

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:

Practice Location

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 the 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 the 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.

Average Cost

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.

If you would like to learn more about plastic surgery procedures performed by Plastic Surgeons Franklin D. Richards, M.D. and A. Dean Jabs, M.D.  please visit  or

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Our Plastic Surgery Associates team includes Dr. Franklin Richards, Dr. A. Dean Jabs, and Dr. Keshav Magge. Each of our plastic surgeons is board-certified, and together they have over 60 years of combined experience. Drs. Richards, Jabs, and Magge are all highly qualified in procedures for the face, breast, and body, and pride themselves in providing excellent results through our state-of-the-art, Quad A certified operating centers