Male Breast Reduction Price

How much does male breast reduction cost? What factors influence the price of male breast reduction? Will insurance cover the expense?

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Price of Male Breast Reduction Surgery / Gynecomastia

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The Price of Male Breast Reduction surgery will depend upon the amount of time the surgery takes. There are several different types of gynecomastia. It also depends upon ghr experience of the plastic surgeon, the results the surgeon can provide, the type of anesthesia used, the facility, etc.
Treatment of ‘pure glandular’ gynecomastia 
‘Pure glandular’ gynecomastia (puffy nipples) can usually be treated by direct tissue excision alone. This type of treatment does not involve fatty tissue excess or significant skin excess. The glandular breast tissue proliferation is located immediately behind the nipple and areola and is removed through an incision placed at the inferior border of the areola. The incision can be limited, in most cases, from about the 4 o’clock to the 8 o’clock position of the areola. The color difference between areolar skin and chest skin conceals this type of incision quite nicely for most patients.


Raleigh-Durham Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 43 reviews

Male Breast Reduction Cost

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As noted by many other surgeons on this site, the cost of gynecomastia surgery varies depending on the extent of the condition as well as the location. In my practice, the cost for most patients is approximately $6500, which includes all fees (surgeon, hospital, anesthesia and pathology).  It is slightly higher if skin removal is required.  Insurance rarely covers the procedure, which is considered cosmetic by most insurance carriers. 

Richard Silverman, MD
Newton Plastic Surgeon
3.5 out of 5 stars 5 reviews

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Cost of gynecomastia Corrective Surgery

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Surgery to Gynecomastia can vary from patient to patient. The extent of the surgery, the skill of the surgeon, the techniques used, and the time that would take to do the surgery would determine the cost.

The cost would be typically somewhere between 5000 to $7000.

Please see an experienced surgeon with passion for getting the best result. After consultation, a more accurate estimate of the cost of surgery can be given.

Hope this helped.

Dr. Sajjadian

Ali Sajjadian, MD, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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Male breast reduction cost

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Male breast reduction cost can vary depending on if there is a need for excision of any skin or just liposuction with removal of the glandular tissue by direct excision.

For liposuction with direct excision of the glandular tissue, costs are $4500 for everything at Hedden Plastic Surgery in Birmingham, Alabama. This includes facility, anesthesia and surgeons fees.

If there is some laxity to the tissue and the patient wishes to have smart liposuction with the excision the cost is $1000 more for the added laser cost.

William J. Hedden, MD
Birmingham Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 174 reviews

Male Breast Reduction costs $5000 - 10000

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Correction of gynecomastia can be an insurance-covered benefit and this is the appropriate place to start. Gynecomastia can be caused by medications, weight, marijuana use, or (in rare cases) tumors that effect your hormonal balance.

Gynecomastia correction surgery is different than breast reduction surgery for women. The end goals are different in that breast reduction surgery aims to create a smaller attractive looking breast that has projection, roundness and appropriate horizontal positioning of the nipple in comparison to the breast fold and breast mound.

Gynecomastia correction aims to create a male-looking breast with significant improvement in the skin envelope and subcutaneous breast tissue.

Typically costs are between $5000-$10000 depending on the techniques used (liposuction, direct excision, combinations of both).

I hope this helps.

Steven H. Williams, MD
San Francisco Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 28 reviews

Depends on the approach

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Male breast reduction be performed by liposuction, glandular excision, or excision of the skin, fat and skin.  The patients anatomy determines which operation is appropriate.  The cost of the surgery varies from around $4000 to $7500 depending on which approach is chosen.

Gary Lawton, MD, FACS
San Antonio Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 23 reviews

Male Breast Reduction Price

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In my practice, male breast reduction typically costs $4,000 to $5,000.  If significant skin resection is needed, it would effect the cost of the surgery.  Insurance typically does not cover this surgery in most cases.  See a local plastic surgeon for more details.  Good luck and be safe.

John T. Nguyen, MD, FACS, FICS
Double Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

John Nguyen, MD, FACS
Houston Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 24 reviews

Cost of Male Breast Reduction Surgery for Gynecomastia/Puffy Nipples

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The cost of male breast reduction/puffy nipple surgery can vary greatly, depending on the exact procedure performed, type of anesthesia and surgical facility used. Also, fees vary significantly based on what part of the country and what type of physician is performing the surgery. The average cost for male breast reduction according to a 2013 survey by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons was $3,196.The type of surgery, anesthesia and facility were not mentioned however. That number is quite a bit lower than those being reported by many RealSelf male breast reduction patients, which is often between $5000 and $7000. The cost of compression garments, lab tests and prescriptions are often required not included in these reported prices.
With regard to insurance, male breast reduction surgery will not be covered unless some level of medical necessity can be proven.  Symptoms such as intertriginous rashes in the inframammary fold area, neck, shoulder and back strain and pain are commonly used as medical justification for female breast reduction, but would not apply in most cases of gynecomastia.  One other factor that might be considered is the negative effect of gynecomastia on your mental health.  Check with your insurance company though, since they usually vary significantly from one insurance company to another.
I hope that helps.  Good luck!

David F. Pratt, MD
Kirkland Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 25 reviews

Insurance coverage for gynecomastia surgery

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This is a tricky question.  Some insurance carriers specifically exclude the word "gynecomastia" from their insurance plans.  Others cover the cost of just simply removing the glandular breast tissue, without covering the cost of liposuction to sculpt the area.  In my experience, if a surgeon just simply removes the breast tissue directly, without additional sculpting, there can be a significant aesthetic deformity leading to a divoted chest.  The price of liposuction to the chest area, in California, ranges from about $6,000 to $10,000.  the more extensive, the more expensive the procedure.

Salvatore Pacella, MD, MBA, FACS
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 7 reviews

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