Does Insurance Cover Labiaplasty?

Do gyn doctors also do this type of surgery? Is it covered by insurance or is it only done with cash?

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Insurance does not cover most labiaplasties

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Medical insurance covers the treatment of labial and vulvar diseases. While labiaplasty may occasionally be done to treat diseases that involve the labia (like cancer, hidradenitis, etc), most insurance companies will balk at covering the procedure for symptoms limited to discomfort or appearance issues. If you wish to undergo a labiaplasty for these common symptoms, you can usually obtaining financing through several national lenders or get a loan from a credit union if you have decent credit.

Insurance and labiaplasty

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Thank you for your question.  Unfortunately labiaplasty is commonly seen as an elective cosmetic procedure by the insurance companies.  Even when there is discomfort with tight clothing or during exercising it is very hard to get this procedure covered by insurance.  The cost of a labiaplasty is not prohibited and financing options such as care credit are available.  The other good thing about this procedure is that the results will be permanent and there should not be a need to incur in any further expenses after your initial treatment.  Hope this answered was helpful.  Good luck!

Insurance Labiaplasty?

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In our experience insurance will not cover the cost of labiaplasty surgery, but you should contact your insurance provider to see what your plan includes. 

Insurance vs. Cosmetic

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It is a possibility that this surgery could be covered if there are medically documented reasons for pursuing surgical intervention such as pain.  I would recommend checking with your insurance provider as they could help you understand where this surgery stands with your policy.  Also, if your plan is to have insurance cover the procedure, make sure your surgeon accepts insurance as well.

David L. Robbins, MD, FACS
West Des Moines Plastic Surgeon

Insurance Coverage for Labioplasty

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Many patients inquire about whether or not health insurance will cover the cost of labia surgery.  Unfortunately, most insurance companies consider this type of surgery "cosmetic" and therefore, will not cover the expenses associated with the procedure.  Many plastic surgeons, however, offer financing so you should check with your doctor to see if there are ways that would make the procedure more affordable for you.

Neal Handel, MD
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
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Does Insurance Cover Labiaplasty?

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Insurance does not generally cover the cost of labiaplasty surgery as it is considered a cosmetic procedure. Many surgeons partner with financing companies that may provide some financing options to help cover the cost of the procedure. 

Does Insurance Cover Labiaplasty?

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Typically labiaplasty procedures are not covered by insurance.

Most expert vulvovaginal cosmetic do not take insurance. If it's financially feasible, it's worth finding a doctor who can deliver excellent results with many before-and-after photos to demonstrate their work.

Does Insurance Cover Labiaplasty?

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Generally, insurance does not cover labiaplasty because it usually done for cosmetic reasons. Medical insurance only covers procedures to treat vulvar diseases. Patients that are seeking labiaplasty for aesthetic reasons and/or mild discomfort are nearly never approved by insurance companies. Most practices offer financing programs such as care credit to offer patients a payment plan. My advice is to find out all of your financing options and find the best fit to suite your financial situation.

Insurance and vaginal surgery

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Cost for labiaplasty
Costs for #CosmeticLabiaplasty and #CosmeticFemaleSugery
#Costs will depend upon the specific surgery that is requested, type of anaesthesia, experience of the surgery, and geographic location.
Estimated fees can be found on Real Self, and the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery websites.
It would be rare to be covered by insurance

Does insurance cover labiaplasty?

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Usually it does not, as typically the concerns are cosmetic in nature and not functional. In some cases where real symptoms are problematic a claim can be submitted, but it is difficult to get approval. Good luck!

Bryan Correa, MD
Houston Plastic Surgeon

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