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Labiaplasty Cost

Aging, childbirth, hormone fluctuations, and simple genetics play an important role in the size and shape of your labia. Though there are tremendous differences when it comes to what the ‘normal’ appearance of the female vulva is considered to be, many women seek plastic surgery to reshape and downsize their labia.

Thanks to advances in surgical techniques, labia reduction can improve aesthetics, comfort, and functionality with minimal scarring, but how much does labiaplasty cost?

The good news is that labiaplasty is a relatively affordable procedure, but if you’re concerned with how you’ll finance the procedure, it’s best to discuss this with your plastic surgeon.

How much does labiaplasty cost?

Dr. Thomas Loeb develops customized surgical plans according to patient needs and goals, and because of this, labiaplasty cost in New York City can vary from person to person. Based on the latest American Society of Plastic Surgeons statistics (ASPS), the average cost of a labiaplasty is $3,453. Generally speaking, the final price will hinge on a number of factors, including your surgeon’s training and expertise, the type of anesthesia used, the reduction technique performed, as well as doctor and facility fees.

Bear in mind that many Obstetrician-Gynecologists are technically able to perform labiaplasty, but are not educated in the art of plastic surgery. For someone who is already struggling with self-esteem issues based on the appearance of her labia, a qualified plastic surgeon is a smarter choice for this delicate operation. Plastic surgeons may be more expensive than OBGYNs in the long run, but their skill and knowledge is invaluable for a successful outcome.

If you’re curious about the average cost of labiaplasty with Dr. Loeb, you can request an individualized price estimate during your initial consultation.

Does insurance cover labiaplasty cost?

Women who have a documented congenital condition that requires reduction of the labia minora may have their labiaplasty procedure covered by insurance. In most cases, however, labia reduction is viewed as an elective cosmetic procedure, which means patients are paying out of pocket.

Labiaplasty price is just one of the variables that you will take into account when deciding if the procedure is right for you. Are you a good candidate for plastic surgery? Are your expectations realistic? Are your motivations healthy?

Since labiaplasty is usually not covered by insurance, Dr. Loeb’s patients may want to consider short and long-term financing options through our partners at CareCredit Healthcare. Eligible candidates may also take advantage of private payment plans directly through our NYC plastic surgery office.

Labiaplasty price affected by different factors

Geography plays another role in the final cost of a labiaplasty. Plastic surgery prices are typically commensurate with the local cost of living, and large cities are typically more expensive than their rural counterparts.

The following factors will all come into play:

  • Surgeon’s fees – based on their education, credentials, and level of expertise 
  • The time it takes to complete the labiaplasty; longer surgeries under general anesthesia will cost more
  • If you had previous surgeries or complications in the genital area
  • Surgical facility or hospital fees
  • Pre-operative and post-operative care
  • Anesthesiologist fees
  • The type of sedation used: twilight (IV), local sedation or general anesthesia
  • Materials and lab fees if medical or blood tests are needed prior to the operation
  • Recovery fees for medical monitoring after general anesthesia

Initial consultation: questions to ask

Surgical expenses are an important matter to discuss during your initial labiaplasty consultation. In addition to cost, it’s a good idea to ask your surgeon:

  • If they are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • Where the procedure will take place
  • How many labiaplasty surgeries they have performed
  • If you can see labiaplasty before and after pictures of previous patients
  • Details about surgery risks and potential complications
  • What technique will be utilized
  • What to expect for labiaplasty recovery
  • Does the labiaplasty cost include pre and post-op visits

Schedule your consult in New York City

Dr. Thomas Loeb can help you restore confidence in your appearance and sexuality. For an in-depth discussion about labiaplasty in NYC with Dr. Loeb, please contact our Fifth Avenue office to request a one-on-one consultation.

Out-of-town clients are welcome as well. Dr. Loeb offers virtual consultations via SKYPE and we work with several leading Manhattan hotels.

Additional Resources:

  1. ASPS, Vaginal Rejuvenation
  2. Cosmopolitan, 5 Things You Need To Know About Vaginal Cosmetic Surgery

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