How much does a labiaplasty cost?
The average labiaplasty cost will vary from $5,000 up to $9,000 or more. The labiaplasty cost may vary based on your surgeon’s experience in performing labiaplasty procedures, his or her board certifications, the complexity of your case, the location of your procedure, operating room fees, anesthesia and medical supplies. Many women who proceed with a labiaplasty may also combine this procedure with other vaginal rejuvenation procedures including clitoral hood reduction, cleft narrowing, labia majora augmentation, and vaginal tightening.
What is a labiaplasty?
A labiaplasty is a cosmetic surgical procedure that aims to decrease the size of the labia minora (the inner skin folds that surround a woman’s urethra and vagina). This procedure is also known as a labia minora reduction and can improve the appearance and asymmetry. Women who experience discomfort from common activities such as wearing tight-fitting pants, exercise, biking, or sexual intercourse may also choose to undergo this procedure.
What is included in the price of your labiaplasty surgery?
The average Labiaplasty cost in Chicago, IL, is between $5,000-$9,000, which typically includes:
- Surgeon’s Fee
- Pre Operative Lab Work & Appointments
- Operating Room (OR) Fees
- Anesthesia & Anesthesiologist Fees
- Post-Operative Surgical Garment
- Post-Op Appointments for One year
- Travel & Accommodation (for out of state patients)
Why does labiaplasty surgery price vary by location?
The labiaplasty cost may depend on the state or city you are electing to have your surgery as well as the surgeon’s experience doing the procedure. Outside factors such as local state taxes, cost of living may also indirectly impact the cost of your procedure. If you are considering traveling to another state or you are not from Illinois, you will need to consider travel costs and hotel accommodations into your budget. Check to see if your surgeon has pre-negotiated rates with local Chicago hotels and if their staff can help you make travel arrangements.
When interviewing doctors, make sure you ask what the labiaplasty cost includes. You don’t want any last-minute surprises.
Be wary of prices that seem too good to be true! Doctors who offer labiaplasty surgery may not have the proper experience or training in doing the procedure. As with any elective surgery, there are risks, and surgeons who are specially trained in vaginal surgery know how to limit these risks for a safe outcome. It’s not worth the potential “savings” or risk of doing permanent damage to your body or even death choosing the surgeon who gives you the lowest price. The most experienced surgeons will be within a similar price range and are well worth the money. Remember, you are paying for the surgeon’s experience and expertise.
Cosmetic surgery is a big investment but tends to have a high satisfaction rate. Because most cosmetic procedures are not covered by insurance, many surgeons offer financing options for patients who desire a deferred payment plan. Ask your patient coordinator what options are available to you.