How Much Does Gender
Affirming Surgery Cost?
Possible Costs of Gender Affirming Surgery
The cost of procedures for gender affirmation / gender reassignment surgery will vary based on a surgeon’s location, level of experience, and the extent of the surgical procedures the patient requests. Read more about different possible procedures here.
When choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon, remember that the surgeon’s experience and your comfort with him or her are just as important as the final cost of the surgery.
Possible costs of surgery may include:
A fee for an initial consult if applicable
The facility costs at the hospital or surgeon’s office
The fee charged by the surgeon
Cost of anesthesia / other sedatives
Medical tests and exams
Necessary pre- or post-surgery prescriptions
Paying for Your Surgery
When considering surgeon's, be sure to ask your prospective surgeon's office whether your procedure will be covered by your insurance.
As gender reassignment procedures may be considered reconstructive procedures, it's possible that they may be covered, or partially covered, by health insurance in some cases.
If you learn your surgery will not be covered by your insurance, inquire with your surgeon's office about financing plans. Many plastic surgeon practices do offer these.
For point of comparison, Dr. Mundinger’s Office Policy: Our surgical team advocates for insurance authorization no matter a patient’s insurance status for all transgender procedures. If we are unsuccessful in securing insurance coverage for your procedures, we have several options for non-insurance payment, including cash pay, payment plans, and plastic surgery care credit.