Gynecomastia is an unfortunate but not serious condition that is better known – at least somewhat ironically – in public places such as a man’s breast. Regardless of the names, what is abnormal male breast growth and how much does cost of gynecomastia surgery?
Naturally, this is a fairly unfortunate affliction, and can lead to some pretty serious jibing on the part of the man, so naturally, it’s not a shock that a lot of men want to get rid of it.
So there are a number of treatment options for a number of different forms of gynecomastia, and all of these have certain different effects and costs. So we’ll start with the cheapest.
Cheapest Cost of Gynecomastia Surgery Option
Now, gynecomastia affects a fairly large number of people, but for a pretty significant number of people, this is the result of at least some degree of obesity. In these cases, there is a very easy, very cheap solution:
If you can lose the weight, particularly when you are young, then the gynecomastia will probably go away. So if you are a teen or somewhere close to adolescence, lose that weight now.
If you are older, then it might be tougher, not only because exercise gets tougher as you get older, but also because the tissue in your breasts tends to get a little more set as you get older, and losing weight might not mean losing weight in that tissue.
So the best cure for this is to catch it early on and exercise it off. Being big during adolescence is fairly typical in America, but the way to treat it is not surgery, it’s to get in shape. The benefits are huge, and it’s significantly safer and long-term.
Now, say you are a bit older and you are in shape, but you’ve still got the gynecomastia. Not a problem, there are treatment options for you. Obviously, before doing anything, you should talk to a doctor (I am not, for the record, a doctor, and none of this should count as medical advice), because there are a number of different types of gynecomastia, and there are a number of other options before surgery that can be useful.
How To avoid Gynecomastia?
There are a few causes of gynecomastia that can be stopped simply by quitting certain behaviors. Aside from the weight example – and, by the way, if you’re a guy who has man boobs and you’re a little bit overweight, just lose the weight first, and if they don’t go away, consider other options.
Drugs Cause Gynecomastia
There are a number of drugs that ramp up your estrogen production or other chemicals which can result in mammary swelling, so to speak, and simply getting off of these drugs help. Often, that’s not an option if, say, you have prostate cancer and are going through estrogen therapy, but there are options for you even in these situations.
A lot of the time, it’s simply a matter of getting off certain drugs, and other times, it’s about getting on other drugs that can either inhibit estrogen production or ramp up your testosterone levels. So ask your doctor about possibilities there. These options are usually cheaper than the cost of gynecomastia surgery, so look at them first. Also, if you are on anabolic steroids, that can cause it. Those things are horrible for you anyway. Stop it.
Insurance and Gynecomastia Surgery Cost
The actual cost of gynecomastia surgery is usually around $2000-$3500. It’s not too bad, but it’s almost never covered by medical insurance because it is usually a purely cosmetic procedure.
There is rarely a situation where gynecomastia can possibly cause any serious health problems, so don’t expect to get your health care to cover this unless you have absolutely awesome health care that covers surgery like this, in which case, kudos.
There are certain types of gynecomastia that will be cheaper than others. Severe gynecomastia – full-blown man boobs – will be expensive, whereas “puffy nipples,” so to speak, will be a lot cheaper. Never thought I’d say those two words in reference to men. Christ. Anyway, if you do have puffy nipples, I’d just leave them. Unless they’re like stab-you-in-the-eye type things. You’ll always be able to find flaws in yourself.