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Does insurance cover labiaplasty?

tummy tuck plastic surgery cosmetic surgeonLabiaplasty is a cosmetic surgery procedure that can reshape the inner vaginal lips. It may be a medical necessity when large or irregular labia minora lead to frequent infections as well as issues with urination or feminine hygiene.

In such cases, the surgeon’s office may assist the patient with regard to their insurance coverage for the procedure.

According to figures released by the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, there has been a 100.7 percent rise in the number of vaginal rejuvenation surgeries performed on women in the US between the years 2008 and 2009. In regards to these procedures, labiaplasty is one of the most sought-after surgeries.

Dependable plastic surgeon Dr. Paul McCluskey provides labiaplasty to patients in Atlanta, Buckhead, Georgia, and other towns and suburbs in the glorious state of Georgia.

Possibility of Insurance Coverage

Women with uneven and substantial labia minora, which is known medically as labial hypertrophy, can offer their inner vaginal lips a sleeker, more youthful appearance through labiaplasty.

Labiaplasty balances and/or reduces the size of the vulva’s inner lips or external female genitals. The labia minora will not extend outside the outer vaginal lips following a labiaplasty.

As per the experts, similar to any cosmetic surgery, labiaplasty may also receive insurance coverage when it is considered a medical necessity and not an aesthetic procedure. Whether or not a patient’s labiaplasty surgery will be covered by insurance also depends on the policy terms.

Labial hypertrophy is believed to be a medical condition when it leads to irritation and recurrent infections. In such cases, the surgeon’s staff writes letters as well as submits documents to the patient’s insurance company to help her receive insurance coverage for the labiaplasty.

Medical Problems

Several women with large or irregular labia may be suffering from the following conditions:

  • Painful sex as well as feelings of self-consciousness in intimate relationships
  • Persistent moisture, irritation, chafing and recurrent infections
  • Embarrassment and uneasiness when wearing tight-fitting clothes or a swimsuit

Women facing such problems should consider labiaplasty surgery and discuss the possibility of insurance coverage for the procedure with their insurer.

How to Get Insurance Coverage?

Step 1

A woman considering labiaplasty should assess the insurance policy terms to understand what it covers and does not cover. The patient has a better chance of receiving insurance coverage if they require a labiaplasty for medical reasons. For example, labiaplasty may improve a woman’s ability to have kids and relieve serious discomfort.

Step 2

The patient can have their surgeon write to the insurance provider stating the reasons why they need labiaplasty. The labia may become loose with age, sex or even childbirth. This sagging skin can make it uncomfortable to engage in sex and can be a hygiene issue. Patients should consult their plastic surgeon to understand why a labiaplasty surgery may be necessary.

Step 3

Patients should ask their surgeons whether they feel that insurance coverage for a labiaplasty surgery is a possibility and whether their surgeon believes that they can get approval for it.

Step 4

Patients should understand why they were rejected for insurance coverage for this surgery. If they feel that their need is valid, they can appeal the decision of the insurer.

Dedicated plastic surgeon Dr. Paul McCluskey receives patients from Atlanta, Buckhead, Georgia, and nearby areas across the Georgian landscape for labiaplasty.

For more information on procedures and treatments offered by Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Paul McCluskey and the Plastic Surgery Institute of Atlanta, visit:

Serving patients in and around Atlanta, Buckhead,  Roswell, Marietta, Georgia and surrounding areas.

What is the G Shot?

First, the G Shot is a simple, pain-free procedure which is performed in the office. Second, the G Shot provides a nice enhancement of the most sensitive spot on the vaginal wall. There are many theories about the location of the “G spot” but experts agree that the G spot is a patch of tissue on the anterior (upper) vaginal wall which is often more prominent than the surrounding tissue. Many of the nerve endings associated with sexual pleasure are concentrated in the clitoris and the G spot. Some women don’t experience much sensation in the G spot while others find it to be a very sensitive area. The G Shot works best in women who already experience heightened sensation in the G spot area. Enhancing the volume and prominence of this area on the vaginal wall improves sensation for both the woman and her partner.

How does the G Shot work?

I completely understand that it’s a little intimidating and embarrassing for a patient to talk about these procedures during a consult. Patients have a lot of questions about procedures like the G Shot, or for that matter, anything to do with sexual aesthetics & vaginal rejuvenation, but they’re often afraid to ask. We’ve worked very hard to make this experience as comfortable and un-intimidating as possible. Often for procedures like the G Shot I will schedule the consult and the procedure on the same day. This means just one trip to the doctor! This means just one quick discussion about the procedure and what results the patient is trying to achieve, then a little numbing medicine, a little G Shot, and she’s out the door within the hour! In short, the G Shot is an injection of filler into the G spot.

Use of Fillers For The G-Shot

I typically use hyaluronic acid fillers such as Juvederm but I’ve performed a number of G Shots by transferring the patient’s own fat into the G spot area. Both of these fillers (fat and hyaluronic acid, or HA) have their advantages and disadvantages. The hyaluronic acid G Shot is the simplest of in-office enhancements and only takes a few minutes. The patient can easily be in and out of the office in 20-30 minutes and the HA enhancement can last 9 months or longer. A G Shot with HA can also be repeated months later for further sexual enhancement without any risk of scar tissue formation or other side effects. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring component of the human body and the results of an HA G Shot actually improve with time because HA absorbs water causing additional prominence of the G spot.

Using The Patient’s Own Purified Fat For A G-Shot

Performing a G Shot with the patient’s fat takes a few extra minutes as compared to HA but the results are excellent. G spot enhancement using the patient’s own fat will also last 9 months or longer (often becoming permanent) and it can be repeated to improve the desired effect. Another advantage of using fat is that it can easily be combined with other procedures. If we are performing liposuction of other areas why not transfer some of the fat to the G spot to improve sexual satisfaction? The G shot only requires a few cc’s of fat (1-5cc) but during a typical fat-harvesting procedure I’ll remove 20-30cc of fat. We call this fat “liquid gold” because it is the patient’s own fat, dense in tissue factors and stem cells, and it can be used to enhance multiple areas of the body including the G spot, the labia majora, and labia minora, facial lines & lips, and it can be used for rejuvenation of the hands.

To reiterate, the G shot is a simple, short, pain-free, in-office procedure which can be performed on the same day as consultation. Patients will often experience heightened sensation afterward with very few, if any, risks or complications.

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Childbirth is a natural process that can be grueling on the body. Women going through childbirth experience such significant changes, internally and externally in their body. Returning to their former aesthetic appeal can be significantly hard after pregnancy. While proper diet and substantial exercise can help a number of women tone up, this can sometimes be fruitless despite years of trying.

Plastic surgery is an easy option that an increasing number of women are opting for to return their bodies to their former, or even better shape. Procedures such as labiaplasty and vaginal rejuvenation are also being sought by women to help tighten up vaginal muscles that have lost elasticity due to childbirth.

Different female sexual enhancement surgical procedures

Labiaplasty and vaginoplasty are two of the more common types of female sexual enhancement surgical procedures and have a substantial effect on a woman’s sexual life. They also substantially boost their self-esteem and self-confidence.

Labiaplasty repair is not only performed to repair complications to the labia, the lips of the vagina, as a result of childbirth, but is also used as corrective surgery to deal with congenital defects as well as injuries that may have been sustained under other circumstances. The procedure is performed with the help of local anesthesia and dissolvable sutures that are absorbed by the body in a matter of weeks.

Patients who have undergone labiaplasty have attested to the surgery providing them with less discomfort during intercourse as well as an increase in the levels of pleasure they experience.

Vaginoplasty is a common treatment sought after the vagina has experienced significant change through childbirth or the simple process of aging. Aspects that are treated include increasing the firmness of the outer labia and increasing the padding in the vaginal walls and mucosa. The procedure is performed with internal incisions to help treat the affected aspects of the vagina.

Right time for the surgeries

Dr. Paul McCluskey in Atlanta, GA, is a highly renowned plastic surgeon and advices to ensure that you choose the right time to undergo any procedure you desire. These treatments need you to be as mentally prepared as physically for the changes that are about to occur in your body. It is important that you meet the plastic surgeon on a regular basis to understand the best methods of post-op care to ensure that your surgery is completely effective.

Cost

Plastic surgery is generally considered to be an expensive affair. Labiaplasty and vaginal rejuvenation procedures can each cost anywhere between $4,000 and $9,000 – depending on the reputation of the surgeon as well as the clientele that he/she has. There are a number of factors that will cause the cost of the procedure to vary. For instance, combining the two major surgeries can often see you save a few thousands of dollars as opposed to having them performed separately.

Labiaplasty repair and vaginal rejuvenation, while being still seen as taboo in some circles can have a profound effect on a woman’s self esteem.

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Everything changes with age and time.  Likewise the body changes, and unfortunately with age the body typically sags and parts that were previously firm or tight tend to droop and loosen.  But while these changes are inevitable, they may also be curable.  We talk a great deal about how a woman’s body changes after life’s many stresses:  aging, pregnancy, breast feeding, weight gain & weight loss, and sun damage.  But just as the tummy acquires stretch marks, and the breasts lose their youthful fullness, so change other parts of the anatomy.  I started sexualaesthetics.com website to specifically address some of these issues.  The idea of rejuvenating private parts is fairly new on the cosmetic landscape.  When we use the term vaginal rejuvenation, for example, what procedure are we referring to?  Specifically vaginal rejuvenation is defined as repair or tightening of the vaginal canal.  Before diving into the surgical details let’s discuss why the vaginal canal might need to be tightened or rejuvenated.  As I stated above, all things, all body parts sag, droop, and loosen with age and time.

The stresses of pregnancy and childbirth combined with loss of elasticity in the tissues leads to an inevitable loosening of the vaginal canal.  While this loosening isn’t very visible externally, both men and women tend to notice these changes in the vaginal canal during sexual intercourse.  Many people find this a difficult & embarrassing subject to discuss but the only way to fix the issue is to understand the problem.  When a woman or her partner notices less stimulation and changes in the elasticity of the vaginal wall it is a great chance for both partners to communicate openly.  These changes aren’t her fault.  As I said above, they are simply the result of age, time, and stresses such as child birth or weight loss/weight gain.  These changes affect everyone but they can be improved and often completely fixed.  Vaginal rejuvenation is accomplished by removing redundant or loose tissue from the vaginal wall and then tightening both the surrounding muscles and the vaginal wall to form a tighter, more narrow canal.  Both partners in the relationship will enjoy improved sexual satisfaction after vaginal rejuvenation.  Recovery from this procedure is fairly painless and other than abstaining from sexual intercourse for 4-6 weeks, the patient may resume all normal activities & return to work a few days after surgery.

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