Many women are unhappy with the appearance of their labia. A labiaplasty is a procedure to reshape or reduce long or uneven labia to give a more aesthetically pleasing appearance to the external vaginal structures. There are many changes to this area with child birth, aging, and gravity. This can make a woman very self-conscious about her body. Large labia can make intercourse or physical activities uncomfortable. They can also bulge and cause embarrassment in clothing. A labiaplasty allows women to have a more youthful appearance to their labia that makes them feel better about themselves, makes intercourse and physical activities less painful, and allows your clothes to fit better.
How much pain will I have?
Mild to moderate
How much will it cost?
A detailed price quote will be given to you when you come for your consultation
How long will the procedure take?
The procedure usually takes 1-2 hours, and can be done in clinic under local anesthesia, or can be done as an outpatient procedure at the hospital or surgery center.You are able to go home the same day.
What is the recovery?
Sutures are usually dissolvable, but if you have some that need to be removed they are usually removed 7-10 days after your procedure. You may return to work a day or two after the procedure as long as pain medication is not needed. You should wait about 4-6 weeks before resuming normal sexual activity to give things time to heal.
What are the risks?
The risks of labiaplasty include bleeding, infection, scarring, hematoma, seroma, dehiscence, pain with urination, asymmetry, poor cosmesis, failure to correct deformity entirely, need for further surgery/intervention, pain with sex, nerve/vessel/gland injury, poor healing, difficulty/lack of orgasm, swelling/pain, cardiac/pulmonary/stroke/DVT/PE events, death, etc.