Gynecomastia is a medical condition in which men develop enlarged, female-like breasts, or what some refer to as “man boobs” or “moobs”. At Advanced Cosmetic Surgery of New York, our gynecomastia New York experts understand that this can be a very difficult condition for men to have, often causing a great deal of anxiety and damaging one’s self-esteem.
They perform male breast reduction surgery to restore a firmer, flatter appearance to the male chest.
Our doctors specialize in laser-assisted surgery techniques which help to keep the cost of gynecomastia surgery low while also providing fewer risks and less downtime.
Understanding the Causes of Gynecomastia
When discussing gynecomastia causes, it’s important to understand the difference between gynecomastia and pseudogynecomastia. Gynecomastia is caused by the overdevelopment of glandular tissue while pseudogynecomastia is caused by excess fat and is the result of being overweight.
Pseudogynecomastia is often attributed to being overweight and lacking exercise and proper diet. Gynecomastia, on the other hand, can be caused by a number of different things including the following:
- Hormonal imbalance
- Medical conditions like hyperthyroidism, hypogonadism, kidney disease, liver disease, malnutrition, starvation, and benign or cancerous tumors
- Certain medications and drugs, including anabolic steroids, androgens, some HIV and AIDS medications, some antidepressants, some antibiotics
- Illicit drugs like heroin, marijuana and methadone
- Over the counter products containing certain herbs like lavender and tea tree oil
Our experts recommend that any underlying causes first be identified and taken care of before patients undergo treatment by our gynecomastia NYC or Long Island surgeons otherwise the enlarged male breasts may return.
The cost of gynecomastia surgery is very affordable because our surgeons use laser-assisted surgery technology which doesn’t require general anesthesia.
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The Cost of Gynecomastia Surgery in NYC & Long Island
The cost of gynecomastia surgery generally involves a global fee of anywhere from $6,000 to $8,000 in our centers. Liposuction using Smart Lipo typically costs around $4,500 for the first area, should patients should to get their torso or other body areas reshaped.
At Advanced Cosmetic Surgery of New York, we keep fees low because surgery is performed in our own AAAHC accredited facilities and our experts utilize laser-assisted surgery techniques which allow the surgery to be performed under local anesthesia rather than general anesthesia.
To learn more about breast reduction for men or to schedule a consultation at our New York City / Manhattan or Long Island centers, call us today at 212.206.0023 or 631.499.1831.
*This is a rough estimate and does not accurately represent the exact price range for your surgery. Only a physical exam in person can help us arrive at an accurate price. Smartlipo is a trademark of Cynosure, Inc.