4 Instances When Your Insurance May Cover Cosmetic Gynecology Procedures

Posted on: 12 May 2016

In general, cosmetic procedures are considered elective procedures that are not covered by many insurance companies. However, cosmetic gynecology is closely tied to genital restoration, which can be inspired by medical needs as well as preferences for a certain physical presentation. In some cases, your medical insurance may cover part or all of your cosmetic gynecologist fees. 

You Experience Regular Pain Around the Vagina and Perineum 

If you have a small perineum, the stretch of tissue between the vagina and anus, then it is possible that you will experience a sensation of tightness, stretching and pain. Some women feel this pain regularly and some women experience it only during stimulation to the area, such as during sex or defecation. However, most women do not talk about their discomfort or think that it is a normal experience. 

If pain or discomfort is an issue, your insurance may cover the cost of building up your perineum with fat deposits. 

You Experience Fecal Incontinence

If you experienced an excessive tear to the perineum during childbirth, then the muscles around your anus may have been affected, which can lead to fecal incontinence. In cases of fecal incontinence, many insurance companies will cover the cost of the restoration of your perineum. 

You Experience Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI)

Stress urinary incontinence occurs when you urinate when pressure is put on your pelvic floor. For example, when you laugh or sneeze. This is a common problem for women after pregnancy and as they age. Insurance companies may cover the cost of surgery to tighten your pelvic floor. However, you may need to show that you have tried less invasive methods to fix the problem, such as physician recommended exercises of the pelvic floor. 

You Have Frequent Urinary Tract or Yeast Infections Due to an Insufficient Perineum  

Another problem with a small perineum is frequent infections due to cross contamination between the anus and vaginal area. This can lead to both urinary tract infections and yeast infections. If you get regular infections, building up the perineum and restoring the pelvic floor can be a helpful way to reduce the number of infections you get. 

If you have a medical necessity that can be fixed by cosmetic gynecology, then your insurance may cover all or part of your treatment. If you decide to have purely cosmetic procedures, such as a reduction of the inner labia, completed at the same time, you may have to pay part of the cost of your treatment.  

Contact a local professional, such as one from Rejuvenate Center for Medical Aesthetics, for further assistance.

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