How Much Does Gynecomastia Surgery Cost?

by admin on October 7, 2009


So, you’re finally ready to do something about your embarrassing Gynecomastia. Good for you! This article will give you a complete rundown on the cost of Gynecomastia surgery, the procedure itself and what to expect. After that, I’ll show you how you can to naturally eliminate your Gynecomastia if you decide that surgery isn’t right for you. Sure, it’ll take a little longer to lose you Man Boobs if you go the natural route. However, it will certainly be cheaper than paying the high price tag of a surgical procedure.

The Cost of Surgery

First let’s talk about the cost of Gynecomastia surgery. In most cases, the surgery is considered cosmetic and will NOT be covered by insurance companies. Kind of a bummer, huh?

On average, you can expect to pay between $3000 and $5000 for surgery in the United States. That doesn’t include anesthesia which will add at least another $2000 and your potential hospital stay. Other costs will include compression vests (a mens girdle) for post surgery, lab tests and all the little extras that hospitals tally up.

Generally, the procedure is ambulatory, meaning you’re in and out of the hospital or facility the same day. This is good news for your wallet.

I apologize if the range above appears vague but the fact is, depending on your state and health insurance coverage, the cost of Gynecomastia surgery will fluctuate. My recommendation is to allocate at least $7500 (maximum) if you decide to opt in for this procedure. That should cover all your bases.

Let’s take a look at a quick rundown of what you can expect…

The Procedure

Today Gynecomastia surgery is a fairly common procedure. So long as your doctor is experienced and proficient, side-effects should be minimal. However, it is important to understand that no surgical procedure comes without some sort of price whether it be monetary or physical.

The surgery consists of removing fatty and glandular tissue from around the breast. In some cases the excess skin will have to be removed as well. After surgery the breast will have a flatter and firmer appearance. The surgery can be performed on men of any age but usually with adolescents doctors recommend waiting to see if the problem is temporary and corrects itself.
Temporary Gynecomastia is common in teenagers going through puberty and usually dissipates after age 18.

In most cases your doctor will recommend an exercise program before surgery, especially if you’re considered overweight or have a higher body fat ratio.

Let’s take a look at some considerations you should be aware of when going under the knife.

What to Expect

With any surgical procedure, infection and bleeding can be a hazard. Scarring is also possible along with swelling. Be aware that scarring will be a factor with surgery in most cases. But if the doctor is good, the scars should be small and unnoticeable.
Definitely avoid strenuous physical activity after the surgery for at least 6 weeks. This should be common sense but I like to give everyone the heads up anyway.

Also, you’ll want to avoid direct sunlight to the chest area while you are healing. Sunlight may make scarred tissue discolored and more obvious.

You may experience numbness in the surrounding areas of the breast tissue, especially on or near the nipples after surgery. In most cases, this sensation dissipates after about a year.

The initial recovery period is about 7 to 10 days after the procedure. Sometimes drains are used to help make the swelling go down faster. They will typically remain in for about three days after which they will be removed at your first post-op appointment.
Total recovery time can vary from patient to patient. Most patients can expect to be fully healed by 3-6 months. At this point most or all of the bruising and swelling should be gone and the scars will have faded significantly.

My thoughts…

Let’s start with the most obvious drawback…the cost of surgery. If you have an extra $7500 “bones” to burn then maybe a Gynecomastia procedure is a viable option for you. Most people, however, don’t have that kind of scratch laying around. So what do you do?

Your best bet is to try to lose Man Boobs naturally first. No, it’s not going to happen overnight as it would with a typical surgical procedure. However, if you follow the exact step by step plan , you will see significant results in a matter of weeks and in time completely eliminate your Gynecomastia.

Start by reading the complete solution posted at the Chest Coach website. It takes you step by step, through the exact strategy you need to implement in order to put this problem to bed for good. Check it out here. Don’t live with Gynecomastia any longer. Put an end to it starting right now. Take action and make your Man Boobs history! Start right now.

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