Do you have any discounts for the gyno surgery? Or can it be done using health insurance?

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Gyencomastia surgery

Gynecomastia is not a covered procedure as far as I am aware. That means that you would have to pay for  the surgery.  Best of luck.

New York Plastic Surgeon
4.1 out of 5 stars 29 reviews

Cost for gynecomastia surgery

Cost factors vary significantly for a number of good reasons: Prices vary greatly because the surgery itself encompasses a wide range of techniques that can be performed to different extents. My recommendation is to first find the most qualified surgeons where you want the surgery performed that are board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery you trust, then compare prices between them. See the below link on suggestions on how to find the most qualified plastic surgeon for your procedure. General Factors that influence the price of plastic surgery include:

1. Location - Will it be performed in a hospital with an overnight stay, an independent out- patient facility or a doctor’s office? Geographical location also has a significant influence. RealSelf has average charges for most areas of the USA.

2. Type of Anesthesia - local, IV sedation or General Anesthesia? Will a board certified anesthesiologist, nurse anesthetist, or an RN be used?            3. Experience and training of your surgeon. The best and longest trained is most often a plastic surgeon board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery           4. Length and Complexity of Surgery - how difficult will your surgery be and how long it will take, etc. Will other complementary procedures also be also performed during the same surgery?

Larry S. Nichter, MD, MS, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 154 reviews

Discounts and insurance coverage

Insurance rarely covers treatment of gynecomastia since it is considered "cosmetic" in nature.  In the past, some patients were covered due to the nature of their condition (with associated rashes or other skin problems, condition related to prostate cancer treatment, suspected breast cancer, and so on), but reimbursement for this is poor and obtaining prior authorization is uncertain,  compelling most surgeons to not deal with insurance.  

In my practice, we do offer discounts to students, active military, and Peace Corp volunteers (2 have found their way into the office, and it seemed appropriate). 

Richard Silverman, MD
Newton Plastic Surgeon
4.0 out of 5 stars 8 reviews

Do you have any discounts for the gyno surgery? Or can it be done using health insurance?

Insurance does not cover for this procedure as it is a benign growth. You can find some specials on RS. Seek a plastic surgeon with specialty training in #gynecomastia surgery, has great photos, and is an expert in male breast reduction.

Ron Hazani, MD, FACS
Beverly Hills General Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 289 reviews

No discounts

Clearly, there are no discounts for male breast reduction.  The surgery is not medically necessary and will not be covered by health insurance. 


Carlos Burnett, MD, FACS
Westfield Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 37 reviews

Male Breasts Correction & Insurance

Gynecomastia correction is a cosmetic surgery and elective procedure which is generally not covered by insurance. Be sure to choose the surgeon who holds expertise and experience in gynecomastia correction surgery, price should not be the first thing when it comes to medical facilities because standards of quality, safety and intensity of care are more vital than price. All the best.

R. K. Mishra, MCh, DNB
India Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 6 reviews

Do you have any discounts for the gyno surgery? Or can it be done using health insurance?

Male breast reduction surgery is not generally covered by insurance. There are however several financing options available such are CareCredit and Alphaeon Credit that you may want to explore. Good luck.

Richard Zienowicz, MD
Providence Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 58 reviews

Insurance Coverage and Gynecomastia Surgery

Typically, gynecomastia surgery is not always covered by many insurance or healthcare programs. If it is, it can take some time to acquire approval as criteria can be restrictive. If approved, it's possible to be reimbursed by the insurance company after the surgery. Nevertheless, most plastic surgery offices offer convenient finance plans that allow patients to pay a low monthly payment. 

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons the average #cost of #gynecomastia surgery can vary widely. #Surgery quotes should include the procedure itself, operating room facilities, anesthesia fees, surgeon’s fees, medical tests, post-surgery garments, prescription medication and other related costs.  Costs will also vary with geographic location. Estimated costs can be found here on, or

It is imperative you select a plastic surgeon who is #board-certified and has a great deal of experience with male breast #reduction. Plastic surgeons who have specialized in breast surgery and cosmetic surgery are suitable to perform your procedure. Aside from checking board-certification, it is suggested that you look at before and after photos of the surgeons actual patients, and read patient reviews. Gathering all of this information will help you make a well-informed decision.

Jed H. Horowitz, MD, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 109 reviews

Gynecomastia surgery

My advise to you is to choose the best experience surgeon.Not the cheapest.In the long run it will be worth it. 

Mordcai Blau, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 74 reviews

Gynecomastia coverage

Unfortunately, gynecomastia does not fulfilll the functional medical necessity standard imposed by insurance companies and is not a covered service.

Robert L. Kraft, MD, FACS
New York Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 40 reviews

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