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BOTOX FRIDAYS: Call now to reserve your spot and enjoy $50 off the regular price of Botox for each treatment area!

BREAST AUGMENTATION:
New low prices!
Saline Breast Implants $ 3465
Silicone Breast Implants $ 4615
(Price includes surgeon’s fee, facility fee, breast implants, surgical bra, anesthesia, initial consultation with Dr. Vinyard, and all follow up visits)

SKIN CARE: All Vivite and Obagi skin care products are 15% off!

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NON-SURGICAL

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  • Botox offered at $10 per unit on the 1st area, $9 per unit on the 2nd area and $8 per unit on the 3rd area treated (minimum of 20 units per area treated)
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SURGICAL

  • Breast Augmentation- See your anticipated results BEFORE surgery with our state-of-the-art Vectra X3 3D-Imaging System
  • Saline Breast Augmentation- $3465
  • Silicone Gel Breast Augmentation- $4615
  • (fee includes: Dr. Vinyard’s professional fee, all pre and post-operative visits, anesthesia fee, facility fee, breast implants, and brassiere)

DESCRIPTION

Gynecomastia is the abnormal development of mammary glands in males causing large breasts. This can result from hormonal changes, heredity, the use of certain drugs, or a disease process. Dr. Vinyard performs a detailed medical history and physical examination to help determine the cause. Gynecomastia surgery may be needed to correct these deformities by removing excess fat and breast tissue through a variety of techniques depending upon your needs. Gynecomastia treatment is designed to contour the male breast tissue that remains despite a person’s best efforts to lose the excess tissue through diet and exercise. The overall goal of surgery to correct gynecomastia is to achieve a more masculine appearance by decreasing the size and projection of male breasts. Dr. Vinyard may employ the use of liposuction only or lipsuction combined with direct incision and removal of unwanted breast tissue. This allows patients to regain their self confidence in situations they previously avoided such as during water activities or during the hot summer months in certain clothing.Photo Gallery

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CONSULTATION FAQ

How do I schedule my gynecomastia consultation with Dr. Vinyard?

Please contact our office at 256-571-VIPS (8477) and any of our team members will be happy to schedule an appointment at a time that is convenient for you.

Is there a gynecomastia consultation fee?

In situations in which your insurance company is involved, you will be required to pay your specialists' copay and we will file your visit with your insurance company on your behalf. However, in most cases the treatment of Gynecomastia is considered cosmetic and therefore not covered by insurance. In this case, you will be responsible for a $100 consultation fee which will apply to the cost of your procedure.

What can I expect in my gynecomastia consultation?

Dr. Vinyard values the time spent in consultation with each patient and the communication that occurs during your visit here. You can expect that he will spend quite a bit of time with you himself. Initially, you will be greeted with a smile by our receptionist who will offer you the beverage of your choice and provide you with the necessary paperwork to complete. You can now enter your own demographic information and medical health history at the convenience of your own home through our state-of-the-art SAFE Internet-based Patient Portal on our website.Then, you will be escorted upstairs to your consultation room. Next, our nurse or patient care coordinator will review your detailed health history. Once she has conveyed this information to Dr. Vinyard, he will then begin the consultation which will consist of an analysis and conversation about your breast size and shape, a physical exam, and commence with a detailed discussion of your options. During the conversation with Dr. Vinyard, you will be able to express your desires for treatment of gynecomastia and then Dr. Vinyard will make recommendations for your surgical plan. Then you will go toour professional photography suite where Dr. Vinyard will take 2-D photos for documentation and surgical planning. Lastly, you will meet with the patient care coordinator who will explain your quote to you. This quote is designed based on the plan that you and Dr. Vinyard have decided upon together.

How long will my gynecomastia consultation last?

Your consultation for the treatment of gynecomastia will take 1- 1 ½ hours to complete. You may be required to attain additional labs after your consultation.

PROCEDURE

Where will the procedure to correct my gynecomastia be performed?

You may choose to have your surgery at either Marshall Medical Centers hospitals or our on-site state-of-the-art surgical suite in Guntersville, Alabama.

What type of anesthesia is required during the procedure to correct my gynecomastia?

General anesthesia is required for the treatment of gynecomastia regardless of the approach Dr. Vinyard utilizes.

How long will the procedure take to correct my gynecomastia?

Depending upon the approach that Dr. Vinyard uses, the treatment of gynecomastia can take 1.5-2.5 hours.

Can the procedure to correct my gynecomastia be combined with other procedures?

Yes. It can be combined with other procedures such as liposuction of the lower abdomen or flanks or other procedures. You can discuss your other concerns with Dr. Vinyard during your consultation.

Is the procedure to correct my gynecomastia considered an outpatient procedure?

Yes. You will return to the comfort of your home after your procedure with a responsible adult.

RECOVERY

Where will I stay the night of my gynecomastia correction procedure?

You will return to the comfort of your home after your procedure.

How long will it take to recover from my gynecomastia correction procedure?

Patients usually return to sedentary work or school in 1 week after surgery. Strenuousactivities and heavy lifting should be avoided for 6 weeks.You will be required to wear a surgical garment that provides compression to the chest for 3-6 weeks. This garment will help reduce the swelling.

How long can I expect the bruising last after my gynecomastia correction procedure?

Bruising can remain for up to 2-3 weeks after surgery and is concealed by clothing and your compression garment.

How long can I expect the swelling to last after my gynecomastia correction procedure?

The majority of the swelling will be gone in 6 weeks. We will take photos 3 months after your gynecomastia correction procedure so that you can compare them to the photos taken at your initial consultation.

When can I expect to see the final result from my gynecomastia correction procedure?

Typically the swelling is gone by 3 months after your gynecomastia correction procedure and you will be able to see your final result.

When do I follow up with Dr. Vinyard after my gynecomastia correction procedure?

Dr. Vinyard likes to keep a close watch over his patients. After your gynecomastia correction procedure, he will see you at 1 week, 2 weeks, 3 weeks, 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months and 1 year.

FINANCING

How much will my gynecomastia procedure cost?

The cost of your procedure is determined by the approach that Dr. Vinyard uses to treat the gynecomastia. Therefore, we will provide a detailed written quote for you after your consultation with Dr. Vinyard.

What is included in the cost of my gynecomastia correction procedure?

The total cost of the treatment of the gynecomastia correction procedure includes Dr. Vinyard's professional fee, facility fee, anesthesia fee, and surgical garment. Dr. Vinyard's professional fee includes your initial consultation, pre-operative visit and all post-operative follow-up visits.

When do I pay for my gynecomastia correction procedure?

Since the majority of surgeries for the treatment of gynecomastia are considered cosmetic, the total cost of the procedure is due 2 weeks in advance and the first 50% is due 1 month prior to the procedure. In the few cases where insurance has pre-authorized your procedure, you will be responsible for the specialists' co-pay and coinsurance.

Will my insurance cover my gynecomastia correction procedure?

In some cases an insurance company will cover the cost of the treatment of gynecomastia. A pre-authorization should be completed by the insurance company to assess whether the surgery meets criteria. We will provide all necessary documentation to the insurance company.

Are there financing options available for my gynecomastia correction procedure?

Yes. Our practice participates with CareCredit although we do not directly finance any procedures. You may also want to research options through your bank of choice. We also accept all major credit cards including VISA, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.