Gynecomastia is a medical condition that men suffer from causing them to have enlarged breasts. The breast tissue growth can be caused by excess weight, puberty, medication, drugs, or a medical problem.
In most cases, enlarged male breasts in themselves is not a medical concern. It does not mean the person has cancer or will develop cancer in the future. It is simply breast tissue growth, similar to that of a woman.
The side effects of this condition are primarily mental and emotional. Men with female looking breasts become embarrassed when they have to expose their chest at the pool, beach, in locker rooms, and becoming intimate with a partner. This diminishes self-esteem, and can lead to depression.
Many men hide behind big shirts and compression garments their entire life, but that is no way to live. You should be proud of your body. Being proud of your body can lead you to a life where you are confident, happy, and successful.
How to Get Rid of Gynecomastia
Many men turn to hormones to help with breast tissue growth. Many of these pills are not effective, unfortunately. Once breast tissue grows, the only way to make it go away is to remove it from the area.
Losing weight is a good way to reduce the size of the chest, but it doesn’t remove all signs of gynecomastia. Many men who go on weight loss journeys are disappointed when they realize it didn’t treat their condition. Again, breast tissue must be removed to treat the condition completely.
Surgery is the only effective way to get rid of the effects of gynecomastia. A cosmetic or plastic surgeon in New York can remove the tissues. Men are then left with a flat, tight chest.
The Cost of Surgery and Insurance
Surgery can be expensive for many people, and it’s a common excuse for not getting the procedure.
Insurance companies are hesitant to pay for the surgical procedure because it’s not a medical necessity. Men can live with the condition. It is not a disease or something that inflicts pain or leads to death. Many insurance providers believe it is a cosmetic procedure.
With that being said, there are some providers who will pay for it or at least a portion of it. If insurance is the only way to finance this surgery, it might be a good idea to shop around for a new provider.
There are other options, though. You can finance the procedure if you qualify. Payment plans are flexible, so it can fit most people’s budgets. For information about financing for male breast surgery with us, contact us at 212-206-0023 or 631-499-1831. We are open Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM and until 6:00 PM. Free consultations are available to review the procedure and financing options.