Question: How do you fund for bottom surgery?

Is bottom surgery covered by insurance?

Bottom Surgery: FtM

Similar to MtF bottom surgeries, the majority of FtM bottom surgeries were covered by insurance companies. Vaginectomy and related FtM bottom surgeries including phalloplasty and metoidioplasty were covered by more than 85% of companies (Fig. 9).

How much does it cost to transition?

Sexual reassignment surgery (SRS, or GRS for ‘gender’) for trans women and trans femme people costs upwards of around $30,000, which many will find a daunting check to write, but the benefits will completely outweigh the costs. Other surgeries such as top surgery will cost between $9000 to $10,000.

How do I get my insurance to cover vaginoplasty?

Unfortunately, insurance plans do not cover vaginal rejuvenation or Vaginoplasty, as these are considered elective surgery. Labiaplasty is also considered a cosmetic procedure, more for aesthetics and comfort than for a medical need, and therefore health insurance plans will not usually support these surgeries.

How long does a transition take?

One of the most common parts of transitioning is coming out for the first time. Transitioning is a process that can take anywhere between several months and several years.

What is the cost of gender change?

Anil said that a male to female surgery costs around Rs 2 lakh to Rs 5 lakh, while female to male surgery costs between Rs 4 lakh to Rs 8 lakh in private hospitals. This is not affordable for majority of the transgenders since they neither have regular income nor the support of their families.

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