Financing transition: SRS/labiaplasty

SRS costs are pretty well-established and well-documented. Unlike other plastic surgery, you can get a pretty good idea of exactly how much you'll need for SRS. There are numerous excellent sites discussing costs and quality from various surgeons around the world, all of which are summarized at my vaginoplasty page.

Consultations: Some surgeons charge for this, usually $100 or so. Figure in your transportation to the consultation, plus any hotel, food, and local transportation costs, too.

Surgery costs: Usually an estimate is good for one year from the date you get it. You may want to consider adding a little more to a savings plan if you will not be getting surgery within a year.

Hospital/hotel: You will probably need to stay in a hotel the night before and possibly after your hospital stay. Usually the surgeon will have a recommended length for the hospital stay (usually a week to ten days) and a cost estimate for that as well. If someone will be accompanying you, don't forget about their potential transportation, hotel, and food costs, too.

Food: Some hospitals include food in your stay, but you may want to supplement or replace that. Don't forget food before and/or after your hospital stay.

Prescriptions: Most surgeons will prescribe a bowel prep, pain medicine(s), antibiotic(s), and a laxative. They may also request you purchase some other over-the-counter items.

Recovery items: There are a number of recommended items to make your recovery easier. See my shopping list for an example.

Labiaplasty: A procedure recommended by some surgeons who perform a two-stage procedure. While it is considered "optional," anyone seeking the best cosmetic result should plan on this. Itemized costs are the same as SRS, but usually the procedure is done as an outpatient or overnight stay.


Do not base your own budget on these examples!

  • Example 1 is the minimum anyone has reported for the category-- best-case.
  • Examples 2, 3 and 4 represent standard ranges, with Example 3 as my attempt to show the most typical.
  • Example 5 is the maximum anyone has reported for the category-- worst-case.

  • [1] Read all notes in purple for explanation of estimates.
  • The "Your estimate" column will be filled in as part of Exercise 7.
  Example 1 [1] Example 2 [2] Example 3 [3] Example 4 [3] Example 5 [4] Your estimate
SRS

.

.

.

. . .
Consultation(s)

--

--

--

--

300

.
Surgery costs

500

6,000

12,000

15,000

20,000

.
Hospital/hotel

--

300

500

800

1,200

.
Food

30

50

50

100

300

.
Prescriptions

50

90

90

90

90

.
Recovery items

80

80

80

120

200

.
Travel

250

300

300

300

300

.
. . . . . . .
Subtotals

910

6,820

13,020

16,410

22,390

.
  • [1] Assumes insurance coverage, less deductibles.
  • [2] Assumes surgery outside U.S. (Menard/Seghers, etc.), no insurance.
  • [3] Assumes surgery in U.S. (Meltzer, Schrang), no insurance.
  • [3] Assumes surgery in U.S. (non-specialist), no insurance.
  • [4] Assumes surgery in U.S. from expensive surgeon (or with second specialist), no insurance.

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  Example 1 [1] Example 2 [2] Example 3 [3] Example 4 [4] Example 5 [5] Your estimate
Labiaplasty

.

.

.

. . .
Consultation(s)

--

--

--

--

400 [6]

.
Surgery costs

--

--

2,000

2,000

4,000

.
Hospital/hotel

--

100

200

400

500

.
Food

--

50

30

120

150

.
Prescriptions

--

20

20

80

100

.
Recovery items

--

20

30

50

50

.
Travel

--

300

300

300

300

.
. . . . . . .
Subtotals

0

490

2,580

2,950

5,500

.
  • [1] Assumes no labiaplasty wanted/needed.
  • [2] Assumes insurance coverage, with procedure performed in same year as SRS.
  • [3] Assumes surgery in U.S. (Meltzer, Schrang), no insurance coverage except prescriptions, 2-day stay.
  • [4] Assumes surgery in U.S. (Meltzer, Schrang), no insurance, 4-day stay.
  • [5] Assumes revision(s) performed by surgeon other than SRS surgeon, no insurance, 4-day stay.
  • [6] Assumes consultation/travel fees in finding different surgeon for labiaplasty/SRS revision(s).

Order the interactive spreadsheet of this financing information.

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