Hi, I'm a man diagnosed with Gynecomastia. I was wondering that if I have the intention to transfer from male to female would the removal of my Gynecomastia affect my breast enlargement when it will be time for me to start my hormone replacement therapy?
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How much is excision only Gynecomastia surgery under local anesthesia? I am looking to get the surgery done and shopping around for the best deal. Wondering price of the procedure.
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I am afraid that you are shopping for the wrong thing. What you should be shopping for is the best surgeon who can do the procedure under local and obtain the optimum result. Frequently the cheapest surgery is also the most likely to cause a complication or result in a poor result.
Thank you for asking. The cost varies. It mainly depends on the extent of breast tissue needing to be removed. An in-person evaluation can determine your cost. Best wishes!
Thank you for your question - the price of gynecomastia surgery will vary depending on your geographic area of the country, your individual surgeon, as well as the prevailing facility fees and anesthesia costs. It is always best to have an in-person consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon in your area. Together, you and your surgeon can develop at treatment plan that is customized to your individual body, aesthetic goals, budget, and timeline. ASAPS member surgeons are all board-certified, committed to patient safety, and operate only in accredited facilities. The best deal is having surgery with a qualified plastic surgeon who has extensive experience in gynecomastia surgery and is dedicated to quality results and patient safety. ASAPS has a "Find a Surgeon" feature on the website to assist you in finding a board-certified ASAPS member surgeon in your area. Best wishes on a great result and speedy recovery.
My name is Jemial I am 33 years old from Trinidad and Tobago. I have gynecomastia and I am interested in having surgery. How much does it cost?
Jemial there are many techniques that are suited to an individual’s severity of gynecomastia. The fees vary with each method. Insurance companies often cover this surgery, if certain criteria are met. Visit a board certified plastic surgeon, well versed, in this surgery to learn more about it.
It typically requires liposuction and excision of tissue. Radiofrequency treatment can be added to tighten skin as well.
Jemial - thank you for your question. The cost will vary depending on the type of surgery required to treat your gynecomastia. Without photos or an in-person examination, it is very difficult to assess the nature and extent of your gynecomastia. The best advice is to find a board-certified plastic surgeon experienced in gynecomastia surgery and have an in-person consultation. Many practices have financing options if cost is a barrier to treatment. Best wishes on a great result.
Gynecomastia is often an inherited condition that cannot be improved without surgery. Fortunately, today there are improved techniques that reduce the size if your breasts and give you an improved appearance to your chest. Small incision surgery with a liposuction approach can safely and effectively help without the need for general anesthesia. Boys going through puberty and even older men may develop gynecomastia as a result of changes in hormone levels.
If you are considering male to female breast enlargement it may make sense to defer gynecomastia surgery since you will want to increase your breast size, not decrease it with gynecomastia surgery. While you could see enlargement with hormone therapy, removal of breast and fatty tissue might reduce the hormone receptors. I suggest making an appointment with a board certified endocrinologist and board certified plastic surgeon to discuss your options and what to expect.