At El Paso Cosmetic Surgery, we offer a plethora of treatments specifically aimed at men. Gynecomastia surgery is one of the most frequently performed cosmetic surgeries in our practice. Research suggests that around 40-60% of men may benefit from this surgery at some point in their lives. If you’re suffering from self-confidence issues, you could be a candidate for this procedure.
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.
Benefits of Gynecomastia Surgery
The obvious benefit is that you are no longer left with enlarged breasts. For lots of men, this is a source of deep self-consciousness that might have plagued you since childhood. You could feel too embarrassed to take your top off around other people, or you might wear very loose clothing to conceal your enlarged breasts. This surgery can give you a new lease of life by helping you feel more confident in yourself. You will be able to go to the beach with your top off and stare back at yourself in the mirror without feeling self-conscious.
Am I a Candidate for Gynecomastia Surgery?
This surgery is only suitable for men who suffer from gynecomastia. Therefore, the first step is consulting with a qualified surgeon to assess if you suffer from this condition or not. If you have had this problem for more than two years, you will be an ideal candidate for the surgery. It will typically resolve itself within that time period, so any unresolved cases will benefit from this surgical procedure.
If you worry about the appearance of your breasts, you will also be a good candidate – particularly if it impacts your mental health. Gynecomastia surgery is most effective when combined with liposuction, making it an excellent option if you have extra fatty tissue around your breasts as well.
Take the Next Step
Interested in learning more about gynecomastia surgery for yourself? Schedule a consultation at El Paso Cosmetic Surgery in El Paso, TX today! (915) 221-2996.