If you’re considering a labiaplasty procedure in the UK, it’s important to know all of the costs involved before making an informed decision.
Deciding to go ahead with any type of surgery is a big decision, so it’s best to know as much as possible going in. Doing your research in advance is crucial to avoid any potential complications or unexpected bills later on down the line.
In this blog, we will not only be taking you through what labiaplasty is but also highlighting what’s involved in the procedure and how much you can expect to pay to have it done.
What is a labiaplasty?
Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure that is used to reshape or reduce the size of the labia minora (the inner lips of the vagina) or the labia majora (the outer lips), addressing cosmetic or functional concerns related to the labia.
The size or shape of the labia can lead to issues with body confidence for many women, and using this procedure can help restore self-esteem and result in a more optimistic outlook on life.
The surgery is commonly performed to either reduce the size of the labia minora, correct asymmetry, alleviate discomfort or irritation, or enhance aesthetic appearance. Find out more in our in-depth guide to labiaplasty surgery.
What is involved during the procedure?
Before your labiaplasty, your surgeon will speak to you about what you’re looking to change and how you want it to be corrected.
During the procedure, they will then use one of a variety of techniques to remove any excess tissue and reshape the labia to achieve the desired outcome.
Some of the more commonly used techniques include the trim method, wedge method and de-epithelialisation method, but the specific technique used during your procedure will depend on two key factors — your unique anatomy and your goals.
Factors that influence labiaplasty cost
Labiaplasty is rarely available on the NHS so, in the vast majority of cases, you will need to pay to have the procedure done.
In the UK, there are several factors that can influence its cost, so It’s important to weigh each of these up individually in advance of your surgery to make sure you’re completely happy with the price.
Having a highly skilled and reputable surgeon perform your labiaplasty will inevitably lead to a higher cost because you are effectively paying for their expertise and track record of success.
However, it’s crucial to go with a surgeon that you trust and not simply go with the cheapest you can find.
Take the time to research their training and experience, and look for surgeons that are registered with well-known aesthetics and cosmetic surgery associations, such as the UK Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (UKAAPS).
You should also ask them about their qualifications, the number of labiaplasty operations they’ve performed and their patient satisfaction rates — the more you know in advance, the better.
Where you choose to have your procedure can also impact how much it is likely to cost.
Clinics in major cities or more up-market areas, for example, often have higher overhead costs, which will be reflected in the price they charge.
Similarly, clinics with strong reputations also typically charge more for their services, due to an increased demand of people wanting to use their surgeons.
Clinic and procedure-related fees
There are a lot of elements involved in the labiaplasty procedure, including the type of anaesthesia used and any fees the clinic charge for overheads or consultations.
These will all often be factored into the overall price, but it’s important to be aware to avoid any unexpected costs later on.
It’s also important to consider any costs that will be involved before and after your labiaplasty.
This might include, for example, the cost of any consultations, follow-up appointments, medications, and any additional dressings you might need.
If you have any surgical complications either during or after the procedure, find out whether any of these associated costs will be covered by your clinic, as this could again raise the overall price.
Depending on your specific circumstances, you may also need to prepare for certain additional costs.
Your clinic or surgeon will be able to outline what, if any, of these are likely to be. But they can often include things like lab tests, specialised follow-up consultations or specific post-operative treatments.
What is the average cost of labiaplasty in the UK?
The price of your labiaplasty will vary depending on your specific circumstances and what exactly you’re looking to achieve from it.
Generally speaking, the average cost of labiaplasty in the UK ranges from £2,000 to £4,000. However, this doesn’t normally factor in the cost of any consultations or follow-up care, which will come at an extra cost.
The anaesthesia that’s used for your surgery can also impact the price, with most types of labiaplasty taking place under local or regional anaesthetic rather than the more expensive general anaesthetic.
While rarely available on the NHS, labiaplasty may be offered in certain circumstances. These might include, for example, cases where there are abnormalities in the vaginal lips, or a need to repair tears after childbirth or remove cancerous tissue from women with vulval cancer.
Financing options for labiaplasty
Here at The McIndoe Centre, we will give you all the information you need prior to your surgery, tailoring the procedure costs to your individual requirements and providing you with a fixed price following your initial consultation.
Once you are happy to proceed, we will then discuss with you how you’d like to fund your treatment — either as an up-front cost or on a payment plan.
We offer a number of payment plans through our partnership with Chrysalis Finance to help spread the cost and break the total price of your treatment into more manageable monthly repayments.
These come in all shapes and sizes and, again, can be tailored to meet your individual budgetary needs and requirements. Say, for instance, your labiaplasty procedure costs £2,500 and you pay a £100 deposit, your monthly repayments would be approximately £200 (interest-free) over 12 months, or £58 (16.9% APR) over 60 months.
Book a consultation at The McIndoe Centre
Deciding to go ahead with labiaplasty is a big decision with many factors to think about, especially in terms of the clinic you choose to go with and the overall cost.
However, here at The McIndoe Centre, we believe you can’t put a price on self-confidence so if you have any questions, queries or concerns about the procedure, we are always on hand to help.
Book a consultation at The McIndoe Centre today to discuss your personal labiaplasty requirements.
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