5 Questions to Ask at Your Labiaplasty Consultation

A woman discusses the details of her labiaplasty treatment with her doctor.

Requesting a labiaplasty consultation at my practices serving Midvale and Salt Lake City, UT, can be an intimidating first step, but there’s no reason to be shy. My job as your surgeon is to support you on your journey to rediscovering confidence in your body. That means answering any questions you may have and facilitating an open and honest conversation about your goals.

Many women aren’t sure where to start or what to ask at this appointment. Here are a few suggestions for questions that will help you feel informed and prepared for your next steps.

How much will my surgery cost?

There shouldn’t be any surprises when it comes to the cost of your surgery. At your consultation, you should receive a personalized quote for your procedure that includes anesthesia fees, facility fees, and any other costs. You’ll have the opportunity to meet with a financial counselor who will be happy to discuss everything you need to know about financing your surgery.

Where will my surgery be performed?

Plastic surgeons have the option of performing procedures in various settings, from hospitals to on-site surgical centers. Don’t hesitate to ask about where your surgery will take place and why that location was selected. Check that the facility is accredited and has a strong safety record.

In addition to serving as Chief of Plastic Surgery at LDS Hospital, I have affiliations with multiple other accredited hospitals and surgical centers in the area, which you can learn more about on our Meet Dr. Reuben page. You can rest assured your procedure will take place in a safe setting that is well-equipped for your specific procedure.

What should I expect for recovery?

This is one of the questions I am asked most frequently in consultations, and it’s easy to understand why. With any surgery, you should know upfront how long you can expect to be away from work, the gym, and other daily activities. At your consultation, we’ll discuss recovery timelines along with what you can expect for at-home care and follow-up appointments.

Are you board certified?

It’s essential to work with a surgeon who is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, which represents a high level of training and standards of practice. My double board certification in both plastic surgery and general surgery reflects my dedication to keeping my surgical skills sharp and creating superior results. I’ll be happy to discuss any questions you may have about my qualifications during our initial meeting.

Which type of anesthesia will I receive?

Anesthesia is a common source of uncertainty for anyone undergoing a plastic surgery procedure, but discussing it ahead of time can help ease these worries. We can discuss the type of anesthesia I’ll use, your anesthesiologist’s credentials, and any side effects or risks you need to know about. My team and I want to make sure you feel educated and confident about this and every aspect of your procedure.

If you would like to see examples of the results you can expect from a labiaplasty, please visit our before-and-after photo gallery.

Ready to learn more about labiaplasty options in Midvale or Salt Lake City? Please contact us online or call (801) 937-9650.

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