Surgery for vaginal rejuvenation is getting more attention lately as an increasing number of women seek an adjustment of their vaginal structure as a way to improve sexual enjoyment or prevent urinary incontinence. Whatever the need, this type of surgery has also spawned a number of myths and misconceptions regarding what it can do and what it will cost.
For example, while vaginal rejuvenation is designed to be a permanent reconfiguration, the surgical results can be affected, post-surgery, by a number of factors that can alter the form of the vagina. These factors include pregnancy and weight gain. Those experiencing these changes may want to consider undergoing a second rejuvenation procedure.
Vaginal rejuvenation cost is another area of misconception. It is not inexpensive, and generally costs between $6,000 and $10,000, depending on the services required for the procedure. Costs can include general anesthesia and a hospital stay of a day or two.
The surgery is not usually covered by insurance since it is considered, in most cases, to be an elective procedure. However, there are instances when insurance will cover the rejuvenation procedure if the woman is suffering severe pain or incontinence caused by the dropping of the bladder or the urethra lowering after childbirth.
As with any medical procedure, rejuvenation of the vagina is different for each individual. Some surgeries can be done in one day on an outpatient basis, while others are more detailed and require some hospitalization. There is no set process and results can vary depending on the problems presented and the patient’s prior medical history.
At Woodlands OBGYN Associates, your comfort and health are our top priority. Contact us today to discuss your options.