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Gynecomastia Surgery Cost

HOW MUCH DOES GYNECOMASTIA SURGERY COST?…..

AND HOW DO I PAY FOR IT??

For many patients, a large factor in deciding if they will proceed with surgery will be its affordability. However, this is not a surgery that has a flat fee, it is a very personalized procedure and many factors need to be taken into consideration for each patient. Ideally the best way to receive a quote is to come in for a personal consultation with Dr. Delgado. Sometimes men want to know ahead of time what the cost will be especially if they live a distance away or due to the fact that they really have no idea and want to know if it is something they are even able to consider. Dr. Delgado understands this hesitancy and therefore offers a free phone consultation if the patient is able to email photos and provide a phone number, Skype is also an option. The patient would then be given a quote and would know exactly what to expect. Having a phone consultation not only provides the patient needed information but will also give him the opportunity to get to know Dr. Delgado and feel comfortable with his vast knowledge of gynecomastia as well as his compassion for men with this condition.

The cost for the surgery usually begins at about $7000; this would include all office visits, surgery center fees and anesthesia. Depending on how severe the case is would determine how involved the procedure will be. For more severe cases, sometimes a small breast lift may be needed to achieve the best result. In even more severe cases, a secondary procedure may be needed ….this is information that will be provided to you when consulting with Dr. Delgado whether in person or on the phone.

Deciding how to pay for the surgery can be a challenge. Some are fortunate enough to have the money on hand, but many do not. Sometimes a close friend or relative who understands how important this is to the patient may be in a position to help. Generally though, that may not be the case. Since this is such a private matter, most men do not want others to know about the surgery. We do not offer “in house” financing but we do accept MasterCard and Visa. We have referrals to companies that specialize in loans for surgical procedures. They have various payment plans and you may find one that works into your budget. We will be happy to work with you on this once you decide to move forward.

General Anesthesia for Gynecomastia Surgery

THE ART OF ANESTHESIA

Gynecomastia Anesthesiologist

Dr. Randy Gaynor
Anesthesiologist

Many patients voice a concern over what type of anesthesia is to be used for the gynecomastia surgical procedure. Most surgeons will opt for general anesthesia unless the patient objection is great and even then unless a medical condition prevents it, most surgeons will not concede. It is important for the patient to understand why general anesthesia is the best in almost all cases. Gynecomastia can be a three to four hour procedure or longer if the patient decides to have additional surgery at the same time such as liposuction of the flanks (love handles) and or abdomen. Keeping the patient comfortable is of utmost concern, and general anesthesia is the best way to achieve this.
General anesthesia has come a long way in recent years, risks have been greatly minimized. You hear of surgical procedures on babies that can last for hours, this is possible because of the great advances in technique and the drugs involved. Of course it is important to verify that the anesthesiologist is board certified as is Randy Gaynor, M.D. who is the anesthesiologist on staff at Marin Cosmetic Surgery Center.

At your initial consultation with Dr. Delgado, he will discuss anesthesia with you, he will want to know if you have had any other surgical procedures in the past, and if so what type of anesthesia. If you proceed with scheduling surgery, Dr. Delgado will discuss anesthesia with you again at your pre operative appointment which is usually two weeks prior to surgery. If you have a history of any possible complications you will also receive a call from Dr. Gaynor, who will ask questions in detail and may want reports from other physicians who have treated you. If you do not present with any known complications, you will still be receiving a call from Dr. Gaynor the night before surgery. He will go over your medical history in detail and will explain what to expect during surgery.

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To schedule a consultation with Dr. Delgado in San Francisco, California or Novato in Marin County call 415-830-8883. You may also send us a e-mail at info@DR-Delgado.com or fill out our quick contact form. Send photos of your chest for a complimentary virtual consultation TODAY. We have a complimentary travel package for out of town patients that include travel to and from the airport, four nights stay at the Novato Oaks Inn and travel from the hotel to the office.

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