Childbirth, aging, and genetics can cause some women’s labia to stretch or become uneven. This leads to both emotional and physical discomfort.
Labiaplasty is a cosmetic surgery that reshapes the labia to increase physical comfort, boost self-confidence, and enhance sexual pleasure.
Am I a Candidate for Labiaplasty?
Candidates for labiaplasty experience discomfort due to the appearance of their labia. Women who consider this procedure do not smoke, are in good overall health, and have realistic expectations of their results.
What Are the Benefits of Labiaplasty?
Labiaplasty is beneficial for women who experience:
- An unevenness of the labia minora tissue (vaginal lips)
- Pain during sex
- Discomfort when walking or exercising
- An enlarged labia that shows in certain types of clothing like bathing suits or yoga pants
- A lack of confidence due to the appearance of their labia
How Is Labiaplasty Performed?
Labiaplasty is performed under general anesthesia for your comfort and safety.
Liposuction is performed on the areas surrounding the vagina and the mons pubis. Once excess fat cells are removed, the hanging skin is surgically trimmed, reducing the overall size of the labia.
How Long Is My Labiaplasty Recovery?
Labiaplasty is an outpatient procedure, and you can return home shortly after the anesthesia wears off.
You may experience bruising, swelling, and some discomfort following your surgery that may take several weeks to dissipate entirely. You can reduce any post-operative discomfort with prescribed or over-the-counter pain medication.
Most patients can return to work and their day-to-day activities after one week but should refrain from having sex or wearing tampons for at least four to six weeks.
How Much Does Labiaplasty Cost?
At Kronowitz Plastic Surgery, you will be given an accurate cost estimate during your consultation with Dr. Kronowitz.
When Will I See My Labiaplasty Results?
You will start to notice the restored tightness of your labia immediately following the surgery, but it may take weeks or months for all of the swelling to disappear.
Once the swelling subsides, you can enjoy better aesthetics and comfort for years to come. While your labiaplasty results are not expected to change, they can be affected by future pregnancy, weight gain, and the natural aging process.