Cost is the most popular search query regarding plastic surgery procedures like labiaplasty. Dr. Alter understands this concern — after all, it is your hard-earned money, and you want to make sure you are putting it to good use.
This is why it is so upsetting when your plastic surgery results do not meet your expectations or, worse yet, turn out worse than before.
Labiaplasty revision is a secondary genital enhancement procedure that can improve or correct the results of an initial labiaplasty.
Choosing the best labiaplasty surgeon in Los Angeles and worldwide is the ideal way to ensure positive results. It is essential to do your research regarding your surgeon beforehand. Unfortunately, this research will likely lead you to one confusing truth — every surgeon and every labiaplasty procedure comes with a different price tag, some of which are significantly higher than others.
To better estimate the cost of your labiaplasty revision in Los Angeles, it is important to first understand what contributes to your overall labiaplasty revision and how important it is to choose a top labiaplasty revision surgeon.
Why Does Your Labiaplasty Surgeon Choice Matter?
Cost should never be your number one factor when choosing who you will trust with your labiaplasty revision. This is already at least your second time around, and you need to ensure you select the right surgeon and practice for your needs and health.
You should never risk your initial or revision procedure to an under-qualified provider simply because they offer a lower or discounted price.
Labiaplasty revision is a more complicated surgical procedure than labiaplasty. During an initial labiaplasty, your surgeon usually trimmed stretched or enlarged labia (the inner lips). While every woman’s labia is shaped differently (and requires different levels of reduction), every labiaplasty is designed to remove excess tissue.
Unfortunately, secondary labiaplasty is not so simple. Here, your surgeon is dealing with one or more of the following:
- Additional labia tissue that needs to be removed
- Long and/or painful scars
- Uneven or asymmetric labia
- Missing labia (where too much tissue was removed and is now in need of recreation)
- Healing irregularities
A skilled labiaplasty surgeon like Dr. Alter can address the above concerns and provide optimal results. In fact, in addition to creating the Alter Central Wedge labiaplasty technique (which helps limit the possibility for over-resection of tissue —a common reason for labiaplasty revision), he also created many surgical techniques to aid in performing a labiaplasty in all labial variations, including secondary procedures.
Nearly half of the labiaplasties performed by Dr. Alter are revisions. He has the skill and know-how for correcting and improving upon initial labiaplasty results.
What Contributes to the Cost of Labiaplasty Revision Surgery?
Labiaplasty revision surgery cost is broken into many parts.
1. The Surgeon’s Skill
Cost is first and foremost influenced by the unique skills of the surgeon. A surgeon with years of experience performing successful, innovative procedures is usually higher than a novice with little experience and training.
The variations in skills between surgeons are even greater in revision surgery.
Dr. Alter is a world-renowned labiaplasty surgeon with decades of experience performing complex labiaplasty and labiaplasty revision procedures. He is a board-certified plastic surgeon, urologist, and a leader in aesthetic genital surgery.
Dr. Alter has developed many revolutionary techniques that have been adopted by plastic surgeons, gynecologists, and urologists worldwide. His clitoral hood flap invention uses the sides of the clitoral hood to recreate labia that were previously removed.
2. Surgical Techniques
Labiaplasty revision surgery is customized to your specific needs. Many women seek labiaplasty revision after having their initial labiaplasty botched by their previous plastic surgeon, gynecologist, or urologist.
Depending on what needs to be revised, Dr. Alter will create a personalized surgical plan to provide you with your ideal results. Because of this, the cost will depend on the surgical techniques and how long it takes to perform the procedure.
Some revision procedures are much simpler than others. For instance, you can expect the cost to be lower if your revision simply involves removing additional labia tissue or evening out asymmetrical labia rather than having to recreate labia tissue.
You can expect to learn more about the costs of the techniques (and which techniques will be necessary) during your consultation with Dr. Alter.
3. Facility Fees
Plastic surgeons perform their surgeries in various facilities. Some perform them in their own surgery centers, while others perform their surgeries in hospital operating rooms. The price of your labiaplasty revision will be influenced by where the procedure is performed.
4. Anesthesia Fees
There are a few anesthesia options available for labiaplasty revision. Surgeons use general anesthesia, local anesthesia, or IV sedation to allow for a painless procedure.
Your anesthesia option will likely depend on your health and needs for the procedure. Since these anesthesia options have different prices, your labiaplasty revision surgery cost will depend on which one is used.
Due to the complexity of labiaplasty revision, this surgery most often requires general anesthesia.
5. The Procedure’s Location
The cost for a procedure can vary depending on the location, partly due to the baseline overhead. For example, a labiaplasty revision in a small town in Texas may cost less than a labiaplasty revision in Beverly Hills, California, or New York City.
Most procedures require prescription medications and antibiotics. However, the cost of these medications is usually minor.
How Do I Know How Much My Labiaplasty Revision Will Cost?
The only way to know how much your labiaplasty revision surgery will cost is to ask your surgeon. Your surgeon will give you an estimated cost at your initial consultation that will factor in all of the above.
Remember, it is far better to choose a skilled surgeon initially —even if the cost may be higher — than risk choosing an unskilled surgeon who will do a poor job which necessitates a revision. If your surgeon botched the initial operation, it does not make sense to return to that surgeon to perform a complex or even simple revision.