While Gynecomastia or the development of breasts in males is not life-threatening, the humiliation it causes is more than enough to cause low-self esteem and depression in men. In most cases, men who developed this condition prevent from going out of the house or dating women afraid that they will be ridiculed due to having moobs.
Fortunately, there are a number of ways to treat Gynecomastia. While the most common and most inexpensive way to treat is through medications and diet, there are cases when a patient has no option but to undergo surgery.
Surgery for removal of developed male breasts includes liposuction in order to suck out the excess fat causing the “enlargement”. Surgical reshapement is also needed to make the chest look even flatter.
Sadly, the surgery needed for flattening of the chest is seen as cosmetic in nature which means most insurance carriers would not cover it. Furthermore, since this kind of surgery has become more and more popular, doctors have also seen the financial opportunity involved in such medical procedures. Simply put, you would need a lot of money if you choose to go under the knife in order to have flat boobs again.
The actual cost of the surgery depends on a lot of factors. The location, for instance, plays a big factor. In the United States alone, for example, it is much more expensive to have it in New York compared to other states. Patients also have the option of having it in another country. Asian countries such as Thailand is a popular choice mainly for two reasons its the cosmetic surgery capital of Asia plus youd be paying in baht (Thailands currency) which means youd be getting more bang for your dollars.
The doctor’s professional experience in dealing with such surgeries is also a factor. Obviously, the more experienced the doctor is, the more they will be charging for their service. Personally though, I think this is one factor that you should never try to get a discount on. I mean, you are having a gynecomastia surgery for crying out loud, and it just makes sense to get the best doctor possible.
The extent of the surgery is another factor. Every patient has a different case, and the doctor may need to work more on one patient than the other. The surgerys extent is determined by the fat present on the breasts as well as the degree of reshaping needed in order to get the chest flat again.
The cost of anesthesia, facility fee, compression vest for post surgery as well as medications are also factors on how much the surgery would cost. Overall, experts suggest preparing at least $7,500 to $10,000 to cover all bases. This is a very large sum compared to the average cost for the same surgery if done in Thailand which starts at around $4,600 dollars.
In conclusion, we say the figures shown here are quite meager compared to the confidence that patients will gain back after the surgery. However, we suggest using surgery only as a last resort when medications or diet wouldn’t work to treat man boobs.
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