Labiaplasty

A labiaplasty is a plastic surgery procedure to reduce the size of the labia majora and/or labia minora.

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The Skinny


Average Recovery

3 weeks

Permanence

Permanent

Application

Surgical Procedure

Surgical

Yes

Cost

$4000 - $6000

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The Specifics


What is a labiaplasty?

A labiaplasty is a plastic surgery procedure to reduce the size of the vulva through reductions in tissue of the labia majora and/or labia minora. Aging, pregnancy, childbirth, weight fluctuations, and genetics may cause excess or loose labial skin that is aesthetically displeasing, causes physical discomfort in bathing suits or tight clothing, or interferes with function.

A labiaplasty typically focuses on labia minora reduction (inner lips) to ensure no tissue protrudes outside of the labia majora (outer lips), however, the labia majora can be altered as well. A Labiaplasty cosmetic surgery may be combined with other vaginal rejuvenation procedures such as a perineoplasty, vaginoplasty, or clitoral hood reduction.

What cosmetic concerns does a labiaplasty procedure treat?

  1. Female Sexual Wellness: In a labiaplasty, skin is removed from the labia minora and/or labia majora to reduce discomfort or poor aesthetic associated with excess or sagging labial tissue.
  2. Mommy Makeover: For some women, damage to the labia during vaginal deliveries can be corrected through a labiaplasty to restore their appearance.

Who is the ideal candidate for a labiaplasty procedure?

The ideal candidate for a labiaplasty is experiencing aesthetic or functional concerns related to elongated or sagging labial skin. A labiaplasty is not recommended for those seeking treatment for inability to achieve orgasm or low libido.

What is the average recovery associated with a labiaplasty procedure?

Most patients resume work and light activity within one week of a labiaplasty surgery. Spotting and discharge may be present for a few days. Exercise can be resumed after three weeks, and sexual intercourse after six weeks.

What are the potential side effects of a labiaplasty procedure?

Possible side effects following a labiaplasty include vaginal discharge, painful urination, erythema, tenderness, infection, and swelling.

What can someone expect from the results of a labiaplasty procedure?

The results of a labiaplasty are immediately visible and permanent following the cosmetic procedure. They will be affected by natural aging, pregnancy, and childbirth.

What is the average cost of a labiaplasty procedure?

A labiaplasty procedure can cost anywhere from $4,000 to $6,000. The actual cost of a labiaplasty is dependent upon location, board certified plastic surgeon, and length and involvement of the plastic surgery. Learn more in our complete guide to the cost of a labiaplasty.

thumbs-upPros

  • Self Confidence
  • Increased Comfort

thumbs-downCons

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Numbness
  • Painful Urination

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

What to Expect


Labiaplasty surgically removes excess skin and tissue from the vulva for either cosmetic reasons or to decrease physical discomfort. Here is a quick guide for what to expect before, during, and after a labiaplasty procedure.

The Takeaway


A labiaplasty is a surgical procedure or female genital cosmetic surgery to reduce the size of the labia majora and labia minora for improved aesthetic and comfort.

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