Can I Have Labiaplasty For the Second Time?
- Asked by tanialove
- 1 year ago
After the first procedure was done, i noticed that a part of my enlarged labia was not completely removed. I want it again to be reduced due to that it bothers me when i have shaved underneath, my labia will refrain from bothering me while urinating. The problem is that my gynecologist won't cover me by insurance. She does not understand that i also have a hard time douching my labia while taking a bath. What should i do? Please help.
If the reason for requesting secondary labiaplasty is residual excess tissue and not excess scarring, then revision is almost certainly possible. Please realize that complete "elimination" of your concerns may not be possible, and excessive labia minora reduction can create secondary problems, such as excessive dryness and chronic irritation, recurrent urinary tract infections, or other issues not anticipated by your eager request for more tissue removal.
See one or more ABPS-certified plastic surgeons experienced in labiaplasty and get several opinions before proceeding. Best wishes! Dr. Tholen
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Second Stage Labiaplasty
Hello. This fix will most likely not be covered by your insurance as the procedure is usually performed by plastic surgeons that specialize in labiaplasty. Second stage labiaplsty, though, is safe and is a possibility if you still have excess labial tissue. To find out the best plan you should schedule a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon.
Jaime Perez, MD
Plastic Surgery Center of Tampa
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Second stage labiaplasty for revision of labial reduction
Second stage labiaplasty is a possibility if you have excessive labial tissue. You may want to discuss your options with your insurer in terms of coverage for labiaplasty. I often perform labiaplasty and there is a high degree of success with one procedure alone. Surgery90210
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Second Stage Labiaplasty
A second stage labiaplasty is definitely a possibility, especially if the problem was not fully corrected at the first surgery. If your first labiaplasty was done with a wedge resection, this should be a very easy fix for any surgeon experienced in this type of surgery.
If your original surgeon is unwilling to do a second stage, then seeking out a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon experienced in this type of surgery for a second opinion would be totally appropriate.
Insurance coverage for this second stage surgery may be very difficult but worth a phone call.
Revision Labia Reduction !Surgery
Thank you for your question.
I cannot give precise advice without an examination but from your description, it sounds like revision may be possible. Insurance doesn't always cover this procedure (or a revision) so you will need to find out from your insurance company.
I would suggest meeting with board certified plastic surgeons and/or gynecologists in your area who have significant experience with this type of surgery for your revision.
Indeed a revision may be possible depending upon your current anatomy. If the original surgeon is not willing to do it or thinks it is not indicated then I recommend seeking a second consult from a board certified plastic surgeon or gynecologist that specializes in this procedure. As far as insurance coverage, that may be a very tricky thing and usually is not covered but may be worth a phone call to your insurance carrier. Glad I could help...RAS
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It is difficult to answer your question without a photo, but in principle, a revision could be done, but may be more difficult if you have a lot of scar tissue. You should consult with a board certified plastic surgeon with experience with this type of procedure.
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