Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure designed to remove and/or reposition excess tissue affecting the labia minora (sometimes referred to as the inner vaginal “lips”). It is not uncommon among women for the labial tissues to become enlarged or elongated over time. Many who suffer from labial enlargement do not seek treatment, often because they are embarrassed due to the subject matter or afraid of a potentially uncomfortable procedure. Thankfully, modern plastic surgery offers a statistically safe and successful remedy: labiaplasty. Also known as labial reduction or rejuvenation, this surgery can restore the labia minora to a more comfortable size, greatly relieving physical and emotional discomfort.
Our board-certified plastic surgeon in Waldorf is aware of the sensitivity of this procedure and approaches each patient with compassion and care, creating a comforting environment based on doctor-patient trust.
What Are the Benefits of Labiaplasty?
While labiaplasty is sometimes confused with vaginal rejuvenation, there is a key distinction between the two. “Vaginal rejuvenation” is an umbrella term for procedures – both surgical and otherwise – for tightening, contouring, or otherwise altering the vagina itself. Labiaplasty is specific to the labial tissue, which can become enlarged due to the effects of childbirth, hormonal changes, aging, or other factors. The benefits of labiaplasty can include:
- Improved comfort
- Enhanced aesthetics
- Renewed self-confidence
- A larger range of clothing to choose from
- Reduced pain while sitting down
- Ability to perform a wider variety of exercises, e.g. cycling, with less discomfort
- Enhanced sexual satisfaction
What Does the Labiaplasty Procedure Involve?
In a labiaplasty procedure, incisions are made to reposition, remove, and tighten any excess skin and tissue. These incisions are typically made with dissolvable sutures. The surgery, which rarely lasts longer than an hour, is often performed as an outpatient procedure.
As mentioned above, some avoid labiaplasty because they think it sounds uncomfortable. On the contrary, labiaplasty is not considered especially painful, and is typically performed using either a local anesthetic, light anesthesia, or a combination of both. During your initial consultation, our doctor will evaluate your needs and review your medical history to determine the most ideal treatment plan.
What Can I Expect During Recovery from Labiaplasty?
The sutures required for labiaplasty usually dissolve on their own within a month. Patients often experience mild-to-moderate swelling and soreness for the first few days after surgery, both of which can be mitigated with over-the-counter or prescribed pain medications in many cases. Our plastic surgeon will likely advise you to avoid strenuous exercise and to refrain from sexual intercourse for at least a few weeks. Because patients can experience healing at varying durations, we can personalize your aftercare instructions as per your needs and conditions. Most patients are able to resume many of their normal daily routines about one week after the procedure.
How Much Does Labiaplasty Cost?
At our practice, the cost of labiaplasty typically falls in the $4,000-$6,000 range. With that in mind, the total cost depends on the extent of treatment being performed, the particularities of the surgery, and other factors, so the price is often variable among patients. In the interest of making the payment process as convenient as possible, we work with third-party plastic surgery financing companies such as CareCredit® and others, and we accept all major credit cards. A member of our team will calculate the total price of this procedure, including all associated costs, once your treatment plan has been developed and go over it with you. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Our team at Luxxery Boutique can provide you with additional information about labiaplasty procedures and address your concerns. You are welcome to contact us with any further questions about labiaplasty, or we can assist you with scheduling a consultation to talk more about this treatment.