How much would labiaplasty cost and what's the down time?
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Labiaplasty Healing and Cost
Labiaplasty: Solon, Ohio
Thank you for your question. The cost for a labiaplasty is dependent upon the amount of surgery necessary as well as if a clitoral hood reduction is also necessary. Without a thorough physical examination or at least photographs, it tends to be challenging to give an accurate price.There are several types of surgeons who
promote themselves as performing labiaplasty, but a Cosmetic
Urologist can offer unique qualifications compared to plastic
surgeons, gynecologists and general urologists. Cosmetic
Urologists typically have both extensive training and experience
in both cosmetic and reconstructive genital surgery. Unlike the large
number of these other specialists, there is a much smaller number
of qualified Cosmetic Urologists who are dedicated to the
surgery of the genitalia. Other specialists may not have practices
dedicated solely to the genitalia -- plastic surgeons may also
be performing breast implants and facelifts, gynecologists may
also be performing hysterectomies and caring for menopause, and
general urologists may also
be performing surgery for prostate cancer and erectile
dysfunction.To find a surgeon in the Solon, Ohio area, I would recommend doing a search in RealSelf "Find A Doctor": 1) Choose "Cleveland" under "Find Doctors By City"; 2) click on "Show More" under "Find Cleveland Doctors By Treatment"; and, 3) then choose "Labiaplasty". I hope that this helps.Best of luck.
Jeffrey S. Palmer, MD, FACS, FAAP (Cosmetic Urologist -- Cleveland,
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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. Other considerations: 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.
Labiaplasty cost and downtime?
Although there is no guarantee, women frequently do seek clitoral hood reduction (Hoodectomy) to improve exposure of the clitoris and hence better stimulation during sexual activity. By removing some of the excess &/or redundant skin concealing the clitoris, it becomes more readily exposed to sexual stimulation and hence a heightened sexual experience/orgasm is possible. Sometimes I recommend adding hoodectomy to labiaplasty to better harmonize the aesthetic outcome. Again, the key is seek consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon or gynecologist who performs this procedure regularly (>2-3 x/month) so that just the right amount of tissue is removed and just the right amount remains such that the clitoris is not constantly exposed and rubbing on clothing, etc... Typical fee for a hoodectomy is ~$3000 but reduced to about half that price if done along with a labiaplasty.
Now for recovery, because the labia tissue is so robust with blood supply it has an amazing ability to heal relatively quickly. Most patients are sore for 4-5 days before things start to get a lot better from there. Some patients can resume work before this time depending upon their occupation. No exercise for two weeks, no baths/jacuzzi or swimming for 3 weeks, and no sexual activity for typically 4 weeks. My patients are given an oral pain medication such as Vicodin or Percocet but icing the area for the first 48 hours and applying some custom made take-home topical local anesthetic cream seems to work the best. Glad to help.
Hi and thank you for your question. The costs will vary greatly depending upon your anatomy and what is needed. You should seek a specialist in cosmetic gynecology procedures who has experience in this procedure. You may need labia minora reduction, labia majora reduction, prepuce reduction, perineoplasty, etc. So it really depends upon your exam and what your goals are.
How much would labiaplasty cost and what's the down time?
I appreciate your question.
Cost varies by geographic location, surgeon expertise, OR time, anesthesia, length of procedure etc. I would recommend that you see a board certified plastic surgeon in your area who specializes in aesthetic and restorative plastic surgery and who is also a member of The American Society of Plastic Surgery. You can call their offices in advance and ask for quotes prior to scheduling consultations.
The best way to assess and give true advice would be an in-person exam.
Please see a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in aesthetic and restorative plastic surgery.
Best of luck!
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon