What is Adult Gynecomastia?
Adult gynecomastia is simply any man 20 years or older who has
developed excess breast tissue causing their chest to take on a more feminine appearance than desired.
Gynecomastia can develop for reasons such as genetics, hormonal imbalances, steroid use, certain medications and herbal remedies, marijuana, and health conditions hormone in nature. Read more here.
We recommend being medically evaluated to ensure there is not an underlying medical condition causing your gynecomastia.
Adult gynecomastia ranges in severity from mild to severe, and for this reason, Dr. Cruise created the Cruise Classification System to categorize the types of gynecomastia and help men better understand the underlying issues, along with treatment options for each. Learn more about the Gynecomastia Types.
Surgery is the only proven option for permanently getting rid of gynecomastia. Do not be fooled by the endless ads and information about non-surgical alternatives for treating gynecomastia.
Adult Gynecomastia Patient:
My life has gotten so much better. I'm more confident and happier. I was in Florida at a resort and was finally able to go in the pool without my shirt on in front of my friends. The surgery has been life changing. It's unbelievable. I wish I would have done this 15-20 years ago.
Brandon, 38 years old
Do I Need Surgery?
The answer isn't one Dr. Cruise can answer for you. Ultimately, it comes down to whether or not your gynecomastia is causing you enough grief. If you feel you are not living the life you want because of your gynecomastia, then you may want to consider having surgery.
If you are visiting our website, it's probably safe to say you are bothered enough by your gynecomastia to be doing online research to see what can be done to get rid of it.
Ask yourself the questions below to gauge how much your man boobs bother you.
- Do you try to hide your chest with baggy, loose clothing?
- Do you wear compression shirts to flatten your chest?
- Are you too embarrassed to take your shirt off at the pool, beach, etc.
- Have you become depressed and withdrawn?
- Is your sex life affected by your condition?
- Do lack self-esteem?
- Are you frustrated with working out because it doesn't seem to help?
Adult Gynecomastia Procedure Information
As mentioned earlier, Dr. Cruise has developed a classification system for the Types of Gynecomastia along with the treatment plan for each. There are 6 types in total, with adult gynecomastia falling anywhere between Type 1 and Type 5. Most surgeries are performed in-office under local anesthesia, however general anesthesia is always an option or may be recommended in certain situations.
To determine which type of gynecomastia you have, and to learn about the surgical procedure, healing process, and more Click Here.
Adult Gynecomastia Before & After Photos
Adult Gynecomastia Surgery Cost
The cost for adult male breast reduction surgery varies depending on the type of gynecomastia present and whether or not the procedure is performed under local anesthesia in the office or general anesthesia in an outpatient surgery center.
Type 1 - $7,500
Type 2 - $7,500 - $8,500
Type 3 - $9,000 - $10,o00
Type 4 - $10,500 - $13,400
Type 5 - $13,000 - $16,000
Please note: The costs above are provided to give you an idea of what surgery may cost. Your final surgery cost will be determined after having a consultation with Dr. Cruise.
Financing is available for those who would like to pursue this option for paying for surgery. Visit our Gynecomastia Financing page for details about the companies with work with.