Gynecomastia is a common condition that affects men around the world. Occurring when the breast tissue is either enlarged or overdeveloped, it can have an effect on your confidence and self-esteem.
There are several prominent causes of Gynecomastia, including:
- A disease or injury that has affected the testicles
- Thyroid problems
- An imbalance of hormones
- Weight gain
- Medications that contain steroids
- Liver disease
- Kidney failure
Here at the Winter Park Plastic Surgery and Laser Center, we offer Gynecomastia surgery for those looking for treatment. Designed to boost your self-confidence and esteem while helping you to achieve your aesthetic goals, this male breast reduction surgery could have a huge positive impact.
Gynecomastia surgery consists of removing the glandular tissues in the breasts to give them an enhanced appearance. When combined with liposuction, it can be a very effective way of achieving a masculine-looking chest.
At Winter Park Plastic Surgery, we ensure that you receive the best treatment by having one of our qualified and experienced surgeons evaluate your condition at length. Upon your consultation, they will determine the most suitable treatment for your unique requirements.
Cost of Gynecomastia Surgery
One of the most common questions people have surrounding male breast reduction surgery is how much it will cost. According to 2019 statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Gynecomastia surgery costs $4,123 on average. This, however, only covers the costs of the surgery itself and is not the total price.
The total price will include related expenses to the surgery, such as :
- The anesthesia
- Operating room facility fees
- Medication prescription fees
- Any garments required post-surgery
To determine the total cost of your surgery, it is important that you schedule a consultation with the Winter Park Plastic Surgery and Laser Center. Here at the center, our board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Scott A. Greenberg will talk you through the process and what it entails.
In terms of health insurance, unfortunately Gynecomastia surgery typically is not covered. However, it is a good idea to check with your individual providers to see exactly what surgeries are included as this can vary.
Benefits of Gynecomastia Surgery
There are so many benefits that come with having Gynecomastia surgery. Not only can it increase your confidence, but you’ll also be able to reap the following:
- A more masculine figure
- Better mobility
- Less back pain
Short downtime – unlike other procedures, male breast reduction surgery has a recovery period of as little as two weeks.
Am I a Candidate for Gynecomastia Surgery?
If alternative medical treatments or a change in your lifestyle is not effective, then Gynecomastia surgery could be a suitable solution for you. As long as you are a non-smoker, are healthy and have realistic expectations for the procedure, you are considered to be a candidate for the surgery.
Of course, before you undergo the treatment, as mentioned above it is worth discussing with your surgeon the options that are available to you.
Take the Next Step
Want to learn more about what you can expect from Gynecomastia surgery? Schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Scott A. Greenberg at Winter Park Plastic Surgery & Laser Center in Winter Park, FL (serving the Central Florida area). (407) 644-3137