What is Gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia is a condition where men and boys have abnormally large breasts. This affects large portions of the male population, with many men having one or both breasts enlarged by fatty tissues. Numerous factors can contribute to enlarged breasts in men, including excess skin, swollen breast glands, hormonal imbalances, and so on. Most children with this condition will see it resolved as they approach adulthood. It’s highly common for teenagers to experience it while going through puberty, but the male hormones will kick in and balance things out.
Much like other breast reduction surgeries, gynecomastia surgery begins with small incisions around the breast area. The excess fat and glandular tissue will be removed, and the incisions stitched back up. The result is a much firmer and more masculine chest.
How Much Does it Cost to Treat?
It’s impossible to provide a direct quote for this treatment as it varies based on lots of factors. The latest research suggests the average cost is around $4,000 – though this doesn’t take into account extra expenses like anesthesia, medication prescriptions, facility costs, tests, post-surgery care, etc.
All of these things combine to set the overall price for gynecomastia surgery. However, the most significant cost factor is the surgeon you choose. Experienced surgeons may charge more than inexperienced ones, but you can expect to receive far better treatment with more precise results. It’s never advised to opt for the cheapest treatment around! Instead, look for qualified and experienced surgeons – like Dr. Sozer and Dr. Phillips.