If you suffer from gynecomastia – more casually referred to as “man boobs” – then you might be on the hunt for solutions that can leave you feeling more confident about your chest. While diet and exercise are commonly used to lose weight, it often doesn’t help gynecomastia, as it’s caused by excess benign glandular breast tissue. Gynecomastia best responds to surgical interventions, where the glandular tissue is removed from the chest area.
In other words, if you want to get rid of gynecomastia, your best solution is breast reduction surgery.
Gynecomastia/breast reduction surgery for men can be tailored to fit a patient’s exact needs. For example, some patients best respond to liposuction surgery, where excess fat is removed from the chest region. Others need the breast tissue removed in order to see their best results. In both surgeries, men may need the excess skin removed to reveal a flatter and more contoured chest.
Many patients want to know how much gynecomastia/breast reduction surgery will cost; the answer is that it depends on the patient. Many factors are included in the cost of breast reduction surgery, including:
- The type of surgery needed
- Where the surgery is performed
- What type of anesthesia is necessary
Unfortunately, health insurance doesn’t cover the cost of gynecomastia/breast reduction surgery. Therefore, patients should expect to spend anywhere between $6500-$8500 on the procedure. The fee may be higher for patients who require skin excision.
Are you looking for a plastic surgeon who specializes in gynecomastia/breast reduction surgery? Schedule a consultation with board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sean Doherty at his plastic surgery practices in downtown Boston (Newbury Street) or in Brookline, MA. (617) 450-0070
Dr. Doherty serves the greater Boston metro area.