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TS_621Mama&Wife
Schaumburg, IL

 
Will my medicaid cover labiaplasty? How do I find a surgeon to do my procedure?


Hi, I have been looking into labiaplasty for about 2 years now. My inner labia has always been bigger than I'd like, but after having my second daughter and "tearing" down there, the doctor didn't stitch me up and it seemed to get a lot worse. And then I went on to have my son and the same thing.. I tore and didn't get stitched up. This has resulted in my labia becoming bigger, not to mention the pain during inter course with my husband and of course poor self esteem. I can only wear certain panties because most hurt me as well.. I have medicaid and am currently pregnant and know this problem will just become worse for me. Will my medicaid cover this procedure? How do I find a surgeon in my area (schaumburg, il) to do the procedure? Thank you for your advise

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docblinski


Plastic surgeon
Miami, FL
United States
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March 10, 2010 12:41 PM

NO!!! no insurance will cover cosmetic labialplasty. And being pregnant why ask now Wait!!! (more)
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Cosmetic surgeon
Laguna Beach, CA
United States
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February 25, 2010 10:01 PM

Hello. I hope you have a happy and safe pregnancy. The best labial surgeon in Illinois is Otto Placik. He is very competent and very compassionate. I have had a chance to work with (more)
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jvtx13
San Antonio, TX
United States
 
March 9, 2010 4:48 PM

I doubt Medicaid will cover your labiaplasty. And not to say what you have shared is not valid, but unfortunately insurance companies view Labioplasty as a cosmetic surgery (seeing as it is elective and has been marketed as such). Unfortunately since you are currently on government funded aid, the likelihood of this being covered is greatly unlikely. However, it would not be a terrible idea to speak with your OBGYN and have him/her refer you or to diagnose the tearing. Otherwise, once you have your baby it wouldn't be a bad idea to see a labiaplasty surgeon. They will ultimately be able to provide you with the best advice. Hope this helps!



 



 

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