There are many different vaginal rejuvenation procedures, and as such, there are many different costs to know and consider. As such, it can sometimes be challenging to pin down the exact cost of a procedure, especially because this cost can vary between doctors and practices across the country. In this article, we hope to give you a little insight into the costs of vaginal rejuvenation procedures and answer some of the questions you may have.
How Much Does Vaginal Rejuvenation Cost?
Like we mentioned above, the cost for vaginal rejuvenation can be hard to isolate. Most procedures, however, will fall somewhere between $4,000 and $8,000. This price varies widely, of course, depending on the procedure, who’s performing it, and what sorts of add-ons are included, such as anesthesia.
Some vaginal rejuvenation procedures, like male-to-female vaginoplasty, can cost upwards of $20,000. However, in the same way, some methods, like Kegel exercises, can be done for free at home with little or no direction from a third party.
Factors that Contribute to the Price of Vaginal Rejuvenation
We have mentioned many of the factors that can affect the cost of vaginal rejuvenation already, but there are always more. Some other variables to consider include:
- The patient’s sensitivity to anesthesia or infection
- The patient’s weight
- How much fat or skin needs to be removed
- The invasiveness of the procedure
- How many treatments will be sought out
Your doctor will be able to talk about what could affect the price of your procedure during your consultation. However, in the meantime, we will introduce you to many of the available procedures, what they involve, and their cost differences below.
Procedures and Types
Each vaginal rejuvenation procedure comes at a different cost. To further complicate things, some procedures happen in installments, have add-on options, or vary in price. This makes determining the price for your specific situation difficult without the help of a doctor, but the estimations below should give you a general idea of what you might need to pay.
Vaginoplasty is the general term for rejuvenation of the vagina through surgery. Typically, vaginoplasty involves reconnecting torn muscles and removing excess skin. This can improve the function of both the sex organs and other nearby organs, such as the bladder and intestines. This procedure also tightens and firms the vagina.
An average female vaginoplasty should cost between $5,000-$6,000, but a male-to-female vaginoplasty can cost more than $20,000.
Monsplasty is surgery involving the reduction of the mons. The mons is a fatty area of the pubis that is particularly susceptible to fat and skin build-up, and this can show through clothes, causing self-consciousness. A monsplasty surgical procedure typically costs around $4,500; liposuction of the mons without invasive surgery will cost slightly less.
Labiaplasty is a procedure for reducing or correcting the shape of the labia minora. These labia naturally protrude from the vagina in women. However, when these labia protrude too much, they can cause discomfort or irritation. Additionally, they can cause self-consciousness if one is significantly longer or larger than the other. Most labiaplasty procedures cost between $4,000 and $6,000 to complete.
Labia majoraplasty is similar to labiaplasty, but it focuses on the labia majora instead of the labia minora. The labia majora can suffer from the same difficulties as the labia minora, and while labia majoraplasty isn’t as common, it’s functionally the same as labiaplasty. The cost of labia majoraplasty is similar to standard labiaplasty and should cost between $4,000 and $6,000.
Clitoral Hood Reduction
Clitoral hood reduction is a surgical procedure that is often added on to a labiaplasty to reduce the protrusion of the clitoral hood. Most women have extra skin around or above their clitoris, and while this doesn’t require surgery, the clitoral hood can look more substantial than usual after a labiaplasty has taken place. As a result, many patients elect to receive the two procedures at the same time to balance the look of their vagina.
Clitoral hood reduction starts at about $5,500, but combining this procedure with a labiaplasty will increase that cost.
Platelet-rich plasma injections, or PRP, involve taking a sample of the patient’s blood, extracting the plasma, and injecting the plasma back into the body. For vaginal rejuvenation, this plasma is typically injected into the clitoris or the Gräfenberg spot. This procedure has several other common names, such as:
- The “O-shot”
- The “G-shot”
- G-spot amplification
- The “orgasm injection”
A PRP injection for vaginal rejuvenation is relatively inexpensive. These procedures should start at around $1,200 and cap at around $1,500.
Radiofrequency (RF) treatment for vaginal rejuvenation involves using a wave-emitting device to heat the tissues of the vagina. This heating process ever so slightly damages the tissues of the vagina, spurring a healing process that can help restore vaginal function after atrophy. This healing process is thought to release collagen, firming the skin of the vagina and increasing its health.
Unfortunately, the safety of these RF treatments is uncertain. The FDA maintains that there is not enough proof to assure the safety of RF procedures, and they do not recommend that patients receive them at all. However, many people still accept the procedure.
RF treatments typically end up costing about $900 per treatment, and for the usual series of three treatments, this equals out to about $2,700. However, yearly maintenance treatments are required with RF vaginal rejuvenation, too, so that must be factored into the cost.
CO2 Laser Treatment
CO2 laser treatments work on the same principle as RF treatments. Instead, a laser is used to heat the skin inside the vagina, encouraging the healing process and the production of collagen. However, CO2 laser treatments are also under scrutiny by the FDA, and their safety is neither guaranteed nor well-studied.
Laser treatments are slightly more expensive than RF treatments at about $1,250 per treatment, and they carry slightly different risks. The same maintenance procedures are necessary with CO2 laser treatments, as well, so these need to be factored into the total long-term cost.
Kegel exercises are an alternative to surgery and non-invasive procedures that patients can do from home for free. Kegel exercises are intended to tone and strengthen the pelvic floor, a “hammock” of muscle that supports organs like the uterus, bladder, and intestine. As such, strengthening the pelvic floor gives patients greater control over these organs, making this an excellent solution to incontinence and weakness of the vagina.
Kegel exercises do not have an up-front cost unless you seek the help of a professional. However, since the effect from repeated Kegel exercises does not kick in right away, you could consider that time investment to be the equivalent of a cost. It can often take one or more months for patients to see improvement in their continence or their sex lives.
Hymenoplasty is a controversial procedure that involves stitching the remains of the hymen back together until it returns to its pre-intercourse state. The desire for hymenoplasty is often spurred by religious or cultural beliefs rather than cosmetic reasons. Some victims of past abuse or rape also choose to undergo hymenoplasty to “undo” what was done to them and receive closure.
Hymenoplasty can cost as little as $1,800, but this depends on how much of the original hymen remains in place. If nothing remains and a skin graft is required, the procedure may go up in price.
Will Insurance Pay for Vaginal Rejuvenation?
Typically, insurance will not pay for vaginal rejuvenation because it is considered to be a cosmetic procedure in the majority of cases. However, if you can make a case for yourself for the medical necessity of vaginal rejuvenation, it is possible. A woman who experiences severe incontinence issues after childbirth, for example, may be able to make a case for coverage of the procedure since it could be considered a medical necessity.
Financing Options for Vaginal Rejuvenation
Many medical facilities now offer financing options to assist patients in paying for expensive procedures. This does not just apply to vaginal rejuvenation, either. However, some smaller clinics may not offer financing solutions to their patients. If your facility does not provide financing options, plenty of third-parties exist to finance your purchase.
- No-interest credit cards: If your credit is in good standing, you may be able to use a credit card with zero percent interest to charge the procedure to and pay it off over a longer duration. However, as this can affect your credit score, we recommend trying the other options first.
- Personal loans: a personal loan is a bank loan or a loan from a third party, typically no more than $50,000 or so, that can be paid back over a pre-specified term.
Financing companies: some companies make a business out of financing peoples’ procedures and surgeries for them. CareCredit is one example of this. If you need financing options that are not supplied by your clinic, you may be able to find independent offers like these online.