Gynecomastia surgical costs vary depending on a number of the severity of the condition. Whilst a small amount of free treatment is available on the National Health Service, the majority of public funding is reserved for those who suffer painful side effects or who have failed to treat their condition in other ways. Occasionally the NHS may treat gynecomastia if it is causing severe mental wellbeing issues to the individual.
What are the non-medical options that I should try first?
Outside of NHS treatment, there are a number of non-surgical options to treat the condition. The majority of these options are non-medical in origin and are used to hide the side effects whilst you embark on a programme of exercise that is focused on improving the overall definition and tone of the muscles in your chest. Typical solutions involve
- Disguising the problem with tight shirts,
- Specialist compression garments
- Improved diet and nutrition
What if the non-medical options don’t work? Can I get gynecomastia surgery?
Gynecomastia surgery, also known as male breast reduction usually takes around 2 hours to complete and is available around the country from independent surgeons working in the latest private practices. The procedure is performed under local anaesthetic and you can return home the same day.
In most cases, surgeons use a small number of techniques during the procedure. Typically, the surgeon makes a small incision around the nipple and performs liposuction, excision or both.
If liposuction is used, the surgeon vacuums the fat out of the breast to reduce the size. Many surgeons use the modern technique of VASER liposuction. This is seen as the current gold standard. It is a safer alternative to traditional liposuction.
For many people undergoing the technique, the surgeon will also use excision This technique is used if the surgeon needs to remove the glandular tissue or remove excess skin.
How much does gynecomastia surgery cost?
The cost of gynecomastia surgery varies but typically costs around £4,000 pounds in much of the UK. As you might expect, as with most things, the price of surgery rises in London to around £5,000
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