While it isn’t something most people talk about on a regular basis, many women are uncomfortable with the size and shape of their labia. While the topic was once taboo, it’s becoming more common to talk about, helping women acknowledge their discomfort and find lasting relief. If you are interested in learning more about labiaplasty, come in and talk with us. We want to help you love your body (all of it, including your personal areas). There’s no need to feel uncomfortable; we can even discuss labiaplasty while you’re here preparing for another procedure.
While labiaplasty is often performed for cosmetic reasons, an enlarged labia can cause pain and discomfort in addition to embarrassment. Some women find that their labia get stuck in their pants (especially when wearing jeans) causing discomfort and chafing. Enlarged labia can also cause pain during athletic activities like bike riding. Labiaplasty can increase a women’s comfort, leading to a more enjoyable experience, both physically and sexually, and enhancing quality of life.
If you are uncomfortable with your labia, we’re ready to help. This isn’t something that has to be suffered in silence. You do have options and there is treatment available. Surprisingly, labiaplasty is a relatively simple procedure that can be performed in under an hour, often in conjunction with other appearance enhancing treatments like Botox® or a breast augmentation.
Labiaplasty: What to Expect
Before any labiaplasty procedure we require a consultation appointment. During this appointment we will better explain the procedure and help you understand what to expect before, during and after your procedure. We understand that this topic may make some women uncomfortable and we’ll strive to help you feel at ease every step of the way. Our staff and plastic surgeons are all female and very professional.
Most of the labiaplasty procedures are done under straight local anesthesia with no IV. In some cases, the labiaplasty procedure might be done under general anesthesia (usually when having some other procedures done at the same time) or local with IV but these methods cost more and generally are not necessary. The actual procedure is usually completed in less than an hour (30-45 minutes).
Recovery from Labiaplasty
If you have any specific questions about recovery, ask us. We’ll help you determine what you might expect after treatment. Bleeding and swelling are often minimal after labiaplasty and any discomfort you may experience can be controlled using oral pain medications. We’ll give you advice about staying comfortable after treatment. Most patients are back to work and regular activities in under a week (2 to 5 days) and are ready to resume sexual activity in a few weeks.
Are you ready for labiaplasty? If you have enlarged or elongated labia, come talk with us. This procedure might not be something to discuss at the dinner table, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t something that should never be discussed. If you’re uncomfortable, we can help.