Labia Augmentation with Fat Transfer

Labia augmentation with fat transfer is a cosmetic procedure to enhance the volume and aesthetic of the vulva.

Labia Augmentation with Fat Transfer

The Skinny


Average Recovery

6 days

Permanence

Temporary

Application

Injected

Surgical

Yes

Cost

$500 - $3300

The Specifics


What is labia augmentation with fat transfer?

Labia augmentation with fat transfer is a cosmetic procedure to add volume to the labia majora (outer lips) for a youthful and enhanced appearance. Natural aging, decreased collagen production, pregnancy, childbirth, and menopause may all contribute to volume loss in the labia.

Hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers like Restylane®, Juvederm®, and Perlane® may also be used to provide temporary enhancements, although they run a higher risk of rejection.

Labia augmentation with fat transfer is often combined with other vaginal rejuvenation procedures such as laser energy treatments or radiofrequency tightening. A labiaplasty is a surgical procedure to alter the appearance of the labia minora and labia majora for those seeking more extensive alterations.

What cosmetic concerns does labia augmentation with fat transfer treat?

  1. Female Sexual Wellness: Injections of harvested fat during labia augmentation with fat transfer provides volume and tone to the vulva for an improved aesthetic.
  2. Mommy Makeover: After pregnancy and childbirth, labia augmentation with fat transfer can be performed alone as part of larger vaginal rejuvenation treatment plan.

Who is the ideal candidate for labia augmentation with fat transfer?

The ideal candidate for labia augmentation with fat transfer is in generally good health and seeking to augment the appearance of the labia majora. Labia augmentation with fat transfer is not recommended for those who are seeking treatment for low sex drive or anorgasmia.

What is the average recovery associated with labia augmentation with fat transfer?

There is typically about one week of recovery time following labia augmentation with fat transfer. Swelling and bruising resolves within this time with the aid of cool compresses. Most patients return to work within a few days. Patients are advised to avoid sexual activity and strenuous exercise for up to six weeks.

What are the potential side effects of labia augmentation with fat transfer?

Possible side effects following labia augmentation with fat transfer include redness, bruising, swelling, lump/bumps, asymmetry, infection, numbness, blood clots, fat necrosis, and unsatisfactory results.

What can someone expect from the results of labia augmentation with fat transfer?

The results of labia augmentation with fat transfer are immediately noticeable following the procedure, but there will be some loss of volume due to fat reabsorption over time. The results will be affected by significant weight gain or weight loss.

What is the average cost of labia augmentation with fat transfer procedure?

Labia augmentation with fat transfer can cost anywhere from $500 to $3,300. The actual cost of labia augmentation with fat transfer is dependent upon location, board certified plastic surgeon, and length and involvement of the plastic surgery.

Pros

youthful appearancebody less likely to reject fat

Cons

possible asymmetryfat reabsorption

Invasiveness Score

mildmoderatesevere
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10

Invasiveness is graded based on factors such as anesthesia practices, incisions, and recovery notes common to this procedure.

What to Expect


Labia augmentation with fat transfer, also called labia puffing, is a procedure that enhances the size or shape of the outer lips of the vagina. Here is a quick guide for what to expect before, during, and after a labia augmentation with fat transfer procedure.

The Takeaway


Labia augmentation with fat transfer is a more permanent, and less likely to be rejected treatment for enhancing labia volume and aesthetic.

Is this article helpful?

Source List

+

AEDIT uses only high-quality sources, including peer-reviewed studies, to support the facts within our articles. Read our editorial process to learn more about how we fact-check and keep our content accurate, reliable, and trustworthy.

  1. Sejal A Desai Vaginal rejuvenation: From scalpel to wands PubMed.gov
  2. Otto J Placik Female Genital and Vaginal Plastic Surgery: An Overview pubmed.gov; 2019-08-01
text-me-the-app

AEDITOR

‘Try on’ aesthetic procedures and instantly visualize possible results with The AEDITOR, our patented 3D aesthetic simulator.

appStore