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A male breast reduction (man boob surgery) is one of the most common surgical procedures performed by Dr. Lanzer. He explains to us his approach to this procedure: “Many people send me emails or come in asking, ‘What is the cost of man boob surgery?’ The costs vary depending on the size of the procedure and the extent of the operation. Sometimes it is just removing tissue under the nipple. Other times, it is a full breast reduction, or it may involve doing the sides of the breast to acquire a more masculine aesthetic.” “For approximately 50% of patients, I also must perform a surgical excision of the breast glands, more specifically to remove excess glandular tissue. These additional removals all affect cost. When the excision of the tissue occurs, there is often a Medicare item number that can be used by both Medicare and private health insurance.”
The cost of man boob surgery varies from patient to patient. As is the case for most surgical procedures, there are many factors that could have an influence on the cost of a male breast reduction; this includes the amount of fat that needs to be removed, the surgeon’s fee, anaesthetist fee, and more factors explained by Dr Lanzer in the beginning of this article. To get the most accurate man boob cost estimate for a male breast reduction in 2021, it is recommended to request a quote from the clinic where you intend on having your procedure. At the Dr Lanzer Clinic, patients can get their first appointment for free. During this appointment, Dr Lanzer can evaluate the chest of the patient and provide the patient with available surgical options. He can also provide the patient with an accurate quote when requested. A quote can also be provided to interstate patients, more specifically by email.
Generally, the price of the procedure starts at around $5,000 plus associated theatre fees. One of the advantages of having our own day surgery centre, which is fully accredited by the National Health Department, is that we can keep the costs of the theatre fees at a minimum.
Our Day Surgery Centre has the latest certification, which is known as the NSQHS (National Safety and Quality in Healthcare Standards), as well as the highest ISO auditing classification.
Men of all different ages enquire about man boob surgery. The most common complaint is that they are embarrassed to take their shirt off at the beach. Sometimes this complaint can last for decades. It can have quite severe emotional effects on people’s lives.
Other men complain that their nipples are pointing when they are wearing tight shirts or t-shirts. It is interesting that it plays such a strong emotional factor in people’s lives, which often causes the cost of the surgery to become inconsequential. Being self-conscious and having low self-esteem because of this problem is not uncommon in men. As it is a relatively common condition, various treatments can be put forward to patients.
In some cases, male patients do not only have excess fat in the breast, they also have excess breast tissue. In these cases, cosmetic surgery may restore the male chest through the excision of excess breast tissue. Male breast tissue can make the breasts appear more feminine, in the same way, fat does. In severe cases of gynaecomastia, the surgeon may choose to remove excess skin, breast tissue, as well as fatty tissue. However, these cases of breast enlargement in men are rarer.
Interestingly, the fee that we charge for man boob cosmetic surgery has not changed in the last 15 years! When Dr Lanzer started liposculpture surgery 22 years ago, men only made up a very small percentage of the patients we were doing surgery on. Today, men account for approximately 50% of surgeries, with male breast reduction being the most common.
To get a more accurate view of the procedure cost, it is best to speak to your cosmetic surgery or the nursing staff at the facility where you intend to have your procedure. Only after a thorough medical evaluation of the patient in question, can the surgeon include an estimate for the procedure into the treatment plan.
An increasingly large amount of patients now opt for Man Boob Surgery procedures. Men who do not mind spending extra money will often elect to have high-definition liposculpture of the stomach and flanks at the same time.
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The official term for man boob surgery is gynecomastia. “Man boobs” became a term coined because of the similarity of the breasts to a female’s boobs/breasts.
Before and After: All patients will have photographs taken before surgery. These are important, as many people forget how their chest looked before the procedure after some time. It is good that people can look back and feel that the money that they spent, and the cost of the procedure, was worth it when they see a big difference.
Payment Options: Most surgeons do ask for payment of surgery before the surgery; this is to avoid any unnecessary discussions regarding money after surgery. Surgeons like to concentrate on the procedure and not get involved with financial discussions.
Cost: The cost for a male breast reduction procedure may vary from patient to patient, so the prices you will find online are usually an estimate or a guideline for male breast reduction procedures.
Before a gynaecomastia surgery is performed, the patient will be given an anaesthetic; this means the patient will not experience any pain during the procedure itself. Most patients will experience some discomfort shortly after the procedure.
1. Patients can also notice some bruising around the treatment area. Any discomfort that is experienced after the surgical treatment is managed with prescribed pain medication or over-the-counter pain medication.
2. Patients can experience other side-effects after their procedure. These side-effects can be variable, yet it remains important for patients to follow the post-operative guidelines provided by our clinic; this includes wearing the compression garment you have received from our clinic.
3. By wearing the compression garment, you help the treatment area conform to its new shape. It can also reduce post-operative side-effects such as swelling and bruising.
Recovery: Much like the cost of man boob surgery, the recovery time is difficult to determine beforehand; this because each patient heals in his own time after a male breast reduction. While the Dr Lanzer Clinic can provide you with an estimate for your recovery beforehand, patients must be prepared for a recovery time that is a little shorter or longer. To ensure you are fully recovered before resuming your normal activities, it is advised to take some time off work after your procedure. Even though most patients resume their normal activities rather quickly, every person is different where recovery is concerned.
Aftercare: Even though cosmetic surgery only needs small incisions to access the treatment area, it is advised to follow the aftercare guidelines you have received from the Dr Lanzer Clinic carefully. These guidelines will be explained before you leave our clinic after your surgery, but if you should have some additional questions about your recovery, be sure to get in touch with our medical team.
Compression Garments: Most patients will be required to wear a compression garment after surgery since the treatment reduces the breast size in male patients. The compression garment helps the area conform to its new shape, but also reduces some of the side-effects that can be experienced after gynaecomastia surgery.
Complications:While complications are rare, patients should always be mindful of possible complications. If you believe you might be suffering from a complication, it is essential to contact the Dr Lanzer Clinic immediately. Our team will then provide you with an emergency appointment.
Some men can get rid of their man boobs without surgery; this is usually the case with man boobs caused by being overweight. By implementing a healthy diet and a good exercise routine, men could eliminate man boobs without having to get surgery.
However, there are some exceptions to the rule. These are cases caused by hormonal imbalances or genetics, and where diet and exercise are not reducing the size of the man boobs. For these patients, we recommend booking an appointment with Dr Lanzer.
Patients can also encounter man boobs due to the use of anabolic steroids and certain medications. An underlying condition can also contribute to the condition, which is why the cosmetic surgeon may look into your medical history to rule out potential medical problems.
Click on the picture above to see a range of ‘before & after’ pictures of Dr. Lanzer’s amazing man boob surgery results.
View a recent Channel 7 ‘Today Tonight’ episode where Dr. Lanzer’s man boob surgery results are discussed.
Man boob surgery starts at $5,000 for the surgical fee plus other associated costs. Methods vary with this procedure and some techniques have very little or almost no scarring. If the gland is removed then a medicare contribution may be relevant.
The most effective and least scarring method to remove man boobs is through a specialised method of liposculpture without any cutting surgery. I 30% of cases the gland is also removed via a small incision under the nipple areola.
Daniel Lanzer has retired. He is no longer a registered medical practitioner. This website is currently under review.