How much would it cost to have a clitoral hood and labia minora reduction? (Photo)
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Fees and total costs vary widely
and its really scary sometimes when you look at anything over $5000 for something that could be done in the privacy of your surgeon's office for much less than that. For both a hood and minora reduction, it would be less than $3000. Why so much less? Because the procedure takes about 1.5 hours to do and is done in the office under local. I'm also 2.5 hours north of Sacramento, CA so I'm not easy to get to. Its a service we provide to those willing to travel. But when doing so, follow-up is much more challenging.
The cost of clitoral hood contouring and labiaplasty
First, ask if there is a consultation fee. If so, ask if the fee will be credited toward the surgery if you decide to go ahead.
Second, ask if your medical insurance will cover any related charges such as bloodwork testing, prescriptions, etc. In some cases, where medically indicated pelvic floor reconstruction is found to be necessary, the insurance might even cover the cost of surgery - don't get too excited, these situations are exceptions, but it never hurts to ask.
Third, ask if there is a facility fee. This is the cost of "renting" the operating room for your surgery. If the surgeon conducts the procedure in-house, the facility fee will be lower or absent. Don't forget to ask what the facility fee does and does not include (e.g. nursing, anesthesia, recovery). Ask if the cost is independent of the duration of the surgery or whether it's on the meter like a taxi (by the hour, by the 15 min block, etc).
Fourth, ask if there is a charge for anesthesia. These procedures are conducted via local, IV sedation, or general depending on the circumstances. Local is cheap, but not always an option. General is usually most expensive and not always required. Ask if the cost is independent of the duration of the surgery.
Fifth, ask if there will be a surgical assistant fee. This may be another surgeon, or a professional scrub tech.
The only thing left is the surgeon's fee. Of course, quality doesn't come cheap, but if you've done your homework on steps 1 through 5, you'll make the best use of your resources.
In my practice, I use a global fee that covers everything except the anesthesiologist.
Don't forget to ask if there is a charge for followup visits to monitor your healing. Few if any surgeons would charge for this service, but if you don't ask...
Also, ask about your surgeon's touchup policy. If he/she does touchups that require a steep facility fee, you might get stuck the bill even if they don''t charge a surgical fee.
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How much would it cost to have a clitoral hood and labia minora reduction?
Albany NY Labiaplasty expert says you are a candidate!
I recommend that you book a consultation with a board certified Plastic Surgeon in your area. They will examine you, discuss what you would like to change and surgical options for you, as well as provide pricing. Costs for Surgical procedures vary between practices and locations. You may be able to find prices listed on the websites of the Plastic Surgeons you are interested in. Many practices will have payment plans to help you financially.
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