Can A Labiaplasty Be Covered By Insurance?

Labiaplasty can be used as a cosmetic operation or to treat labial hypertrophy that causes discomfort. Cosmetic labiaplasty is a procedure that can be performed in the office but is not covered by insurance. A labiaplasty can be billed through insurance and performed as an outpatient procedure at a surgery center if it is deemed medically necessary. We will verify your benefits prior to your treatment to provide you with a cost comparison of in-office versus insurance outpatient coverage.

Can you get a labiaplasty for medical reasons?

As a woman gets older, she goes through normal life experiences like childbirth, and she goes through hormonal changes, her body endures various changes. Any of these can affect the external genitalia, causing enlargement and discomfort in the labia. Despite the fact that many women choose labiaplasty for emotional and aesthetic reasons, there are various medical reasons to consider labiaplasty.

How do you qualify for labiaplasty?

Women who have had extensive labial alterations postpartum or who have always had big and/or irregular labia majora, minora, or both are typical candidates for vaginal rejuvenation. Dr. Robert Rothfield, our plastic surgeon, emphasizes that there is no conventional shape for genitalia; yet, many of our patients are unhappy with having a more prominent labia.

Patients under the age of 18 who have substantial abnormalities may be candidates for labiaplasty. Dr. Rothfield prefers to discuss the issues with the patient, her parents, and the patient’s OB/GYN in these cases.

How much is the average labiaplasty?

What is the price of labiaplasty? While the cost of labiaplasty varies from patient to patient, you should budget between $4,750 and $6,000 for the treatment.

Can you finance labiaplasty?

Our patient needs are satisfied at the clinic of Dr. Courtenay Poucher, MD FACOG, thanks to our flexible financial policies. Our patients are always first and foremost in our minds, and we strive to make our services as accessible as possible. Financial difficulties do not have to prevent you from receiving treatment at our facility.

VISA, American Express, Discover, and MasterCard are among the credit cards we accept. In addition, we provide CareCredit as a unique financing option. Patients who have a card can get therapies that aren’t covered by most insurances.

CareCredit can help you get treatment right away without having to worry about upfront fees. Your treatment is paid for over time in a series of low monthly payments. You can avoid paying interest by making the bare minimum payments each month. Using our CareCredit option, many patients have been able to receive professional, high-quality care at our facility.

Can a gynecologist perform a labiaplasty?

When choosing a surgeon to conduct cosmetic female genital surgery, there are various aspects to consider, including specialty and expertise. Labiaplasty and vaginoplasty, often known as vaginal rejuvenation, are two types of cosmetic female genital surgery.

A gynecologist or a plastic surgeon can do cosmetic female genital surgery, such as vaginoplasty and labiaplasty, if they have undergone the necessary training. Plastic surgeons are educated in every aspect of cosmetic surgery. Gynecologists are doctors who specialize in women’s health and surgery.

Whether you go with a gynecologist or a plastic surgeon, make sure your doctor is board certified and skilled in cosmetic female genital surgery. While a surgeon does not need to be certified to do vaginoplasty or labiaplasty, there are specialized training programs available.

To protect the nerves and produce natural-looking results, make sure your surgeon has been trained to perform the delicate skin repair required for both vaginoplasty and labiaplasty.

Another thing to think about before choosing a surgeon is their experience with cosmetic female genital surgery. Plastic surgeons conduct a limited number of vaginal surgeries every year, with an emphasis on labiaplasty, which entails trimming the inner and outer lips of the vaginal canal.

Gynecologists can assess your problems and provide a range of surgical and non-surgical options. Gynecologists are skilled at performing intra-vaginal procedures when surgery is desired or required.

How painful is a labiaplasty?

Labiaplasty is a relatively painless treatment, and patients are advised to go out and about as soon as possible. Swelling, bruising, and pain are to be expected following the treatment. The majority of the edema subsides during the first several days or weeks. Although some residual swelling may last for months, it usually does not interfere with daily activities. Between 4 and 6 weeks after surgery, the majority of patients will have resumed all normal activities. Your surgeon will go over the aftercare plan in further detail with you.

A patient can do a variety of things to help with rehabilitation after labiaplasty. Avoiding friction and irritation of the affected area by wearing loose clothing. Exercise and strenuous activity should be avoided by patients. Anyone who has had a labiaplasty should avoid sexual activity for at least 4 to 6 weeks after the procedure. Tampons should be avoided for a period of 4 to 6 weeks. For the first menstrual cycle after surgery, sanitary towels are recommended.

Swelling can be reduced by lying with your bottom elevated. Using an ice pack ’20 minutes on, 20 minutes off’ over your underwear may also assist.

It’s more likely that the area will be sore than painful. Patients are recommended to take medications if their labia feel uncomfortable after surgery.

Itching is common in the first week after labiaplasty as everything heals. If the itching continues, it could be an indication of a yeast or bacterial infection, as well as an adverse reaction to a drug. Please get medical help if this occurs.

How long does labiaplasty take to heal?

2-4 weeks after surgery, most women resume their busy lifestyles and workout routines. It may take 6-8 weeks for the scars to heal sufficiently for you to resume sexual activity, but consult your doctor first.

A labiaplasty is a pleasurable and effective operation that produces long-term results. Consult a board-certified plastic surgeon if you think a labiaplasty might be right for you.

When can I walk after labiaplasty?

Labiaplasty recovery period, like any other surgical surgery, necessitates rest, and your doctor will likely advise you to avoid physical activity, intimacy, and even walking for the first two days. Labiaplasty recovery is simple, and most women are back to their normal activities within 2-4 weeks.