How Much Does Labiaplasty Cost?
November 10, 2023 | 5 minute read
For those considering getting a labiaplasty, it is important to be prepared for how much will be spent on this procedure.
What Is Labiaplasty?
Labiaplasty is a surgical vaginal rejuvenation procedure for people who wish to remove excess skin from their inner labia, also known as the labia minora. The procedure takes about an hour for an experienced plastic surgeon to complete.
Everyone’s labia comes in different shapes and sizes, and there is a wide variety in anatomic variability, all of which are very normal. Some people want a labiaplasty because they want their labia to look aesthetically better or as it did when they were younger. They often feel self-conscious due to the labia stretching after pregnancy, aging, or even simply genetics. Others desire a labiaplasty because they may experience painful friction and irritation during exercise or sex because of the excess skin. Both factors may affect one’s desire to pursue labiaplasty.
Estimated Total Cost
At Town and Country Plastic Surgeons, a labiaplasty costs around $4900 to $5500. While you can anticipate paying a number in that range, you’ll be able to get a more accurate estimate for your personalized labiaplasty during a consultation with us.
Does Insurance Cover Labiaplasty?
In most cases, labiaplasty is not covered by insurance. However, some people may be approved for coverage if their labiaplasty is deemed a medical necessity by their insurance company, although it is quite rare.
Factors That Contribute to Labiaplasty Cost
Labiaplasty is a highly customized procedure at Town and Country, so it’s essential to note that the various techniques used to achieve your desired goals may affect the total price. Each labiaplasty procedure is tailored to your unique anatomy and goals thus your procedure will be individualized.
Techniques Used For Labiaplasty
The techniques used for your labiaplasty will depend on your labia anatomy and your desired outcome. There are different methods used for the inner and outer labia, and our surgeons will discuss and determine which ones will best suit your individual needs. Inner labia techniques include trim labiaplasty, wedge labiaplasty, and clitoral hood reduction. Outer labia—also called the labia majora—techniques include fat grafting to the labia majora and labia majora reduction.
The cost of anesthesia varies depending on the type, which is another aspect to keep in mind. Typically, local anesthesia is used for labiaplasty; the numbing cream is applied to the labia before the procedure, allowing most patients to feel nothing during the procedure.
Clitoral Hood Reduction
A common surgical procedure combined with labiaplasty is clitoral hood reduction. The two are frequently combined because clitoral hood reduction removes the excess tissue around the clitoris, providing harmony between the upper and lower labia. Around 90 percent of labiaplasties at Town and Country are combined with clitoral hood reduction.
Any other procedures you combine with your labiaplasty will come at an additional cost, but it might be an ideal time to invest in any other procedure you’ve wanted. During your labiaplasty consultation, let your surgeon know all your concerns and goals. They can discuss any additional options that can help you address those needs.
Labiaplasty patients can expect to take at least one week off of work and most other daily obligations to ensure that they can rest and fully recover after surgery. For the first week it is very important to keep all pressure off the labia. This will require you to minimize sitting but rather lay on your back with your buttocks propped up on a pillow. Loose clothing will also be imperative to minimize excessive friction to the area. Medications will be prescribed to minimize discomfort and a short course of antibiotics to prevent infection, which is quite rare for this procedure. An estrogen cream will also be prescribed to be applied to the labia before and after the procedure to aid the healing process. A few over the counter treatments may be recommended such as Tuck’s wipes to help with inflammation and sitz baths for comfort. A detailed recovery protocol will be provided and discussed with you before your procedure so you are fully prepared for an uneventful healing process.
What Is Labiaplasty Recovery Like?
Most labiaplasties heal uneventfully. It is important to ensure you take the necessary time to prevent any complications. Activities such as exercise and sex can typically be resumed around four to six weeks after labiaplasty, though this time will depend on which techniques were used during the procedure. Patients can rest assured that labia sensation continues after labiaplasty.
Schedule Your Labiaplasty Consultation in Houston or Lake Jackson, Texas
Ready to discuss your labiaplasty options with a board-certified surgeon? Call Town and Country Plastic Surgeons at (281) 643-7830 (Houston office) or (979) 216-5615 (Lake Jackson office), or fill out our online contact form today!