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Will Medicaid cover labiaplasty or vaginoplasty???
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I had a baby nearly 7 years ago, ever since I have just been so self conscious to the point of having mental instabilities and have been extremely uncomfortable. Im always getting pinched, and snagged whether i'm sitting, walking or anything at all. I have not been sexually satisfied since either. I am constantly thinking about it because it is so bothersome all of the time. My labia majora is wrinkled and stretched kind of looks like a deflated tire, my minora sticks out from between my majora and the tips have turned slightly black from all of the friction and rubbing i guest because i dont have a lot of intercourse. I am so self conscious about it and I dont get any satisfaction. When my husband and I do have intercourse to me it is more like a chore, can be painful, and constantly thinking about how ugly I look down under. I dont know if my clitoral hood needs to be reduced but i wouldn't be surprised. My son has caused a lot of damage down there, there were a lot of complications during the birth where he got stuck several times and I had to have an episiotomy which prevented the taring but did salvage anything else from being damaged. I am also in a rut because I have NJ Medicaid and im not sure if it covers these procedures which i desperately need in order to even function like a normal person. I have to constantly adjust myself and tuck in the minora and pull out the majora and make sure my underwear is hiked up and tight to hold everything together inorder to even be somewhat comfortable and even then everything shifts as i move around and try to go about my day. I have to make several trips to the bathroom trying not to walk funny to go and readjust myself. Can you please tell me what the separate costs are and how much for everything all together please. I have already tried to just live with it in hopes it will get better or maybe I would get use to it, but it is actually getting worse and I cant live like this anymore.

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drgrossman


Plastic surgeon
New York, NY
United States
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November 30, 2012 2:05 PM

Medicaid will not cover the procedure. (more)
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docblinski


Plastic surgeon
Miami, FL
United States
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November 29, 2012 6:00 AM

To clearly respond to the Medicaid coverage question - is NO it is not a covered benefit. The basic costs for labial reduction starts from $2,000. If vaginal tightening is needed the fees (more)
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redalinsod


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Laguna Beach, CA
United States
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  Insurance Coverage for Labiaplasty and Vaginoplasty
November 28, 2012 11:27 PM

Medicaid may cover labiaplasty for medical reasons such as a bad tear from childbirth. However, I do not personally know of any reputable/high volume vaginal surgeon who accepts (more)
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Ap302
 
October 10, 2017 11:29 AM

My friend had vag tightened n medicaid paid for it. She jad a 13 lb baby. So. Maybe that was the reason.



redalinsod
Laguna Beach, CA
United States
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November 30, 2012 1:14 PM

It is my pleasure to help you get some of the answers you are looking for. I wish you well in your journey. You are young and have a determination that is refreshing.

Warmly,

Red Alinsod, MD
www.pelvicsurgeon.com


melaniebricks22
 
November 29, 2012 5:32 AM

Thank You so much you have been quite informative. This answer was very helpful to me and have decided to wait a little longer. I don't want someone to butcher me, I just want to be comfortable and not have to be in pain everyday. I am 24 years old and find it extremely hard to have comfort let alone live a healthy vital life which is why I have started to gain weight, not to much because I try to eat healthy but its starting to become lovehandles and tummy roll. Thank You for your answer though it was exactly what I need. ☺



 



 

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