Gynecomastia Surgery is a safe and effective surgical solution for reducing male breast enlargement, improving the appearance, enhancing the muscularity of the male breast, and putting an end to gynecomastia, this condition that affects around 40%-60% of men, and getting rid of embarrassment and anxiety affecting those struggling in silence.
Gynecomastia Surgery is the only option when lifestyle changes and medical treatments are insufficient to resolve gynecomastia. Gynecomastia surgery costs vary according to several factors. In the following lines, Dr. Ali Gaber, the expert and the plastic surgeon, will explain the factors affecting the cost of the procedure, as well as all you need to know about the nature of this procedure.
What is Gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia is a male breast enlargement due to several factors, estrogen and testosterone hormone levels imbalance is the most common factor, however, some types of illnesses, certain drugs, and weight gain are all prominent causes of gynecomastia, while in some cases, gynecomastia cause is unknown.
Gynecomastia can affect men of any age, however, it is more common in adolescents. In addition, it might affect both breasts or one breast.
This condition often resolves itself within months, but in certain stages, Gynecomastia symptoms would not be relieved unless medical treatments or surgical interventions are considered.
In addition to the physical and emotional changes, embarrassment, and anxiety, some men experience the following symptoms:
- Increased nipple and areola sensitivity.
- Breast pain, which is more common in adolescents.
- breast tissue swelling.
- Breast tenderness
Gynecomastia Common causes
Gynecomastia’s most common cause is the decrease in testosterone levels, and/ or increase in estrogen levels, which leads to a testosterone/estrogen imbalance, this hormonal Imbalance might be due to:
- Genetic factors.
- In some cases, this imbalance is normal in adolescents.
- Medications including some herbal products
- and anabolic steroids.
- Lifestyle and some dietary components induce this imbalance.
A common misconception is that gynecomastia in a male is due to excessive fat accumulation in the male breast alone, however, gynecomastia is due to excessive growth in the breast tissue with or without excessive fat accumulation. That’s why exercise does not improve gynecomastia symptoms and Gynecomastia surgery is a must.
Gynecomastia surgery, also known as male breast reduction surgery, is a surgical procedure aimed to remove the excess breast tissue to provide the male chest with a more contoured, masculine shape.
Fat removal techniques alone do not correct gynecomastia, except in the case of pseudo-gynecomastia, where breast enlargement is due to fat accumulation alone.
We are in Dr. Ali Gaber’s integrated clinics individually assessing each case of male breast enlargement to get the best technique for male breast reduction surgery.
Gynecomastia surgery Costs
Many people often ask for gynecomastia surgery costs, and seek a cut-off value. While several factors influence the final cost of gynecomastia surgery.
These factors vary significantly from patient to patient, at Dr. Ali Gaber’s clinic, we clarified to you during your initial consultation about the range of components associated with male breast reduction surgery.
Factors affecting gynecomastia surgery costs
Dr. Ali Gaber, the best plastic surgeon, simply enumerates to you the factors that affect
The overall price of male breast reduction surgery, which are:
The volume of fat needed to be removed
Gynecomastia Surgery is performed using liposuction in cases where enlargement is due to excessive fat accumulation. Excess unwanted fats are broken down into simpler forms and suctioned outside the body using a cannula.
Removal of glandular breast tissue
In case liposuction alone cannot be able to achieve the desired outcome, male breast reduction surgery via excess breast tissue removal is a must. In addition to the glandular tissue behind the nipples which adds complexity to the procedure.
It’s common for some patients to combine Gynecomastia Surgery with both techniques, liposuction and excessive breast tissue removal which is more cost-effective to combine both techniques in a single procedure, rather than performing each one independently.
The Surgeon fees are the most important factor that affects male breast reduction surgery’s final price. The plastic Surgeon’s fees are largely determined by his level of experience, skills, qualifications, number of successfully performed surgeries, and his previous patients’ reviews.
In most cases, male breast reduction surgery is conducted within the plastic surgeon clinic without requiring hospital admission. The facility location, degree of accreditation, and the level of care provided within the facility, all these factors contribute to determining the facility fees.
Gynecomastia Surgery could be performed under either general or local anesthesia, and each one has its specific cost.
Some clinics consider the post-operative check-up which takes place in the first few days after the procedure to monitor your recovery.
Medications and post-operative care
That includes the prescribed medications, antibiotics, and compression garments the patient should wear following the procedure to ensure faster recovery and optimum results.
Some insurance programs do not cover Gynecomastia Surgery considering it an elective plastic surgery, and other programs cover Gynecomastia Surgery considering it an essential medical treatment.
Expected Results of Gynecomastia Surgery
Gynecomastia surgery is performed in most cases under local anesthesia, through a small incision performed around the areola, the skilled plastic surgeon extracts the excess breast tissue and suction the excess fat. Within only 40 minutes, the unnecessarily enlarged chest is reshaped into a pleasing masculine form. It takes 3-4 weeks at a maximum to resolve swelling and redness of the treated areas and then, the final results will be noticed.
Dr. Ali Gaber, the best plastic surgeon for Gynecomastia surgery
Dr. Ali Gaber is a distinctive mark in the field of breast plastic surgery, with a huge number of successful breast reduction and breast augmentation surgeries, in addition to the dynamic four-dimensional body contouring where Dr. Ali Gaber is one of the most skilled plastic surgeons in Egypt in this field of.
He has also made great efforts and medical research in the field of gynecomastia surgeries.