Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia) Cost
Dr. Eugene Kim is an experienced plastic surgeon providing advanced breast surgery procedures, including male breast reduction surgery or gynecomastia. Male patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, CA, and surrounding areas, who suffer from the problem of excess breast tissue in one or both breasts, may consult with Dr. Kim for suitable treatment.
Dr. Kim will also discuss the cost aspects of the procedure, among other things, to help a patient make an informed decision. As a cosmetic surgeon of repute, he provides marvelous, incredible, and lasting surgical solutions at competitive costs to his patients.
The cost of gynecomastia surgery may be affected by a number of factors. As a result, the cost may differ from one practice to another. The following are some of the key factors that may impact the cost of the procedure:
The cost of living may vary from one region to another, which can impact the average cost of most goods and services in a particular area, including plastic surgery services. For instance, the cost of gynecomastia in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, and West Hollywood, CA may not be the same as the cost in Boston, MA.
Fee of the Surgeon
The fee charged by the plastic surgeon constitutes an important component of the overall cost of gynecomastia. The fee charged may depend on the qualifications, experience and reputation of a surgeon with regard to the specific procedure. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) advises patients to choose the appropriate surgeon, while keeping the surgeon’s fee aspect only as a secondary consideration.
Anesthesia and Surgical Facility Costs
Male breast reduction surgery is typically performed under general anesthesia or IV sedation. The fee charged by the anesthesiologist may differ based on their experience. The cost of a state of the art surgical facility with high technology and equipment and experienced staff may also differ from that of an average operating room.
A patient should also consider associated costs such as the cost of medical tests, prescription drugs, and post-operative visits to the office of the cosmetic surgeon. All these costs can add up to a significant amount, and will impact the overall cost of procedure.
Average Cost of Gynecomastia
The cost of male breast reduction surgery may vary between two patients at the same plastic surgery practice also. The cost will depend on the complexity and length of a particular case, the causes that may have led to the condition and whether the procedure is combined with another surgery or not.
If the procedure involves direct excision, liposuction or a combination of the two, the cost may vary slightly in each case. The average cost of gynecomastic in the United States may range between $6,000 and $12,000 depending on various factors as discussed above.
Health insurance benefit may be available to a patient seeking gynecomastia treatment. If there is sufficient medical evidence to show that the condition was caused due to genetic or medical factors, and treatment is medically advisable, the cost may be covered under a patient’s health plan.
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