Gynecomastia surgery is an important cosmetic procedure for people suffering from a number of medical conditions that create breast like tissues in adult males. These are sometimes referred to as moobs.
Is gynecomastia surgery available on the NHS?
The condition is purely cosmetic, which can make it difficult to find care within the NHS, in fact, the NHS in England says
“Normally, you'll need to pay for breast reduction surgery privately. But the NHS may provide this for you if you've had gynecomastia for a long time, it has not responded to other treatments, and it's causing you a lot of distress or pain.”
As most cases of gynecomastia are merely cosmetically unsightly, rather than painful or psychologically damaging, there are relatively few cases that are treated by the NHS. Luckily, the national health service is not the only source of surgeons.
Private Cosmetic specialises in putting you in touch with a number of specialist surgeons. We work with surgeons from across the UK and are able to arrange local treatments for your gynecomastia.
Is Gynecomastia surgery expensive?
Gynecomastia surgery is not an expensive luxury item. Typically costs for the surgery are in the £3,500 to £4,500 range, which puts it in the same cost bracket as an overseas family holiday. The surgery will be performed at a private medical facility and will also include aftercare costs.
There are a number of methods in use including liposuction and excision of the tissue. Often a surgeon will choose a combination of both courses to give an outstanding result for the client.
Gynecomastia surgery takes around 2 hours to complete. Luckily there is no need for an in-patient stay, and whilst you may experience mild discomfort you can return home the same day. The recovery period from the procedure takes around a week.
Why not contact Private Cosmetic today to see how we could help you overcome your gynecomastia issues? Use the form below to book a free consultation with an independent gynecomastia surgeon near you.