Overview

Labiaplasty (Labia Rejuvenation)

Cosmetic surgery can be used to enhance appearance and self-esteem. But it can also be used to enhance function. For some women, having enlarged inner genital lips (labia minora) can be functionally or emotionally bothersome. Age, childbirth, hormones, sexual intercourse can cause enlarged labia, or it can occur naturally. Local irritation and problems with personal hygiene can interfere with sexual intercourse, and cause discomfort during other activities like cycling, walking or sitting. Labiaplasty is a cosmetic surgery procedure that offers women a solution.

Labiaplasty surgically reshapes or reduces the external appearance of the vagina. This is done to enhance a woman's vaginal appearance and sexual gratification.

With the increasing popularity of various cosmetic surgery procedures, including labiaplasty, it is important that the prospective patient research and understand different issues like what the procedure can and cannot treat, inherent risks, costs, and other factors. Keep in mind, cosmetic surgery is just that a surgical procedure whose results cannot simply be erased. While the information contained in this website will provide you with a good introduction to labiaplasty, when considering this or any other cosmetic procedure, we recommend that you consult a qualified provider with significant experience.

FAQ's

  • Who would best Represent an Ideal Candidate for Labiaplasty?

    There are various reasons why women would choose to undergo labiaplasty. The more common include: Enhancing sexual pleasure. Reducing pain during intercourse. Gaining a boost in self-esteem. Feeling more confident. Reducing emotional and physical discomfort from having enlarged labia. Note: If you are considering future pregnancies, you may want to hold off on undergoing labiaplasty.

  • Where do I begin?

    During consultations, doctors can learn more about their patients and vice versa. This visit gives the doctor a chance to evaluate the current state of the patient's labia and discuss options that will help the patient achieve a desired look. Consultation visits also give patients the opportunity to talk about their goals and expectations for labiaplasty and to ask any questions. These visits also allow the doctors to inform the patient of the benefits, precautions, risks, surgical method and other important information. It is important that patients are well-informed of the procedure before making a decision.

  • How is Labiaplasty Performed?

    Labiaplasty usually takes about one to two hours while the patient is under local anesthesia. Sometimes, general anesthesia is used so ask your doctor first. Labiaplasty is generally performed on the inner lips (Labia Minora). The labia minora is the skin that covers the clitoris and vaginal opening.

    For labiaplasty of the inner lips, the surgeon trims the excess tissue by removing a wedge-shaped section and removing the top layer section of labia (epithelium), while keeping the underlying tissue intact.

    Labiaplasty can also be performed on the outer genital lips (Labia Majora). For the outer lips, liposuction can be used to reduce appearance and for more extreme cases, these genital lips can also be surgically trimmed.

  • Are there other techniques available?

    Laser reduction labiaplasty is another option used to achieve an enhanced labia appearance. During this procedure, lasers are used to sculpt elongated or unequal labial minora (small inner lips). Lasers can help reduce bleeding.

    Augmentation Labiaplasty can also be used to enhance the labia majora. This involves harvesting fat from other areas of the body and reinjecting it into the labia, providing an enhanced and youthful appearance.
  • How Much Pain is Associated with Labiaplasty?

    It is natural for women to feel mild to moderate discomfort and swelling after undergoing labiaplasty. The doctor should prescribe medication to help reduce pain. Discomfort and swelling should subside within one to two weeks.

  • What are The Long-Term Effects of Labiaplasty?

    The results of the labiaplasty are remain stable. However the labia can become enlarged again through sexual activity and future childbirth.

  • What Are the Risks and Limitations of Labiaplasty?

    All forms of cosmetic surgery carry some degree of risks and complications, including scarring and infection. Risks specific for labiaplasty include changes in sensation, changes in pigmentation, or asymmetry. The subject of potential risk and complications should be discussed between you and your surgeon. It is important that patients are aware of both the benefits and the risks, before undergoing labiaplasty.

  • Are there other cosmetic surgery procedures for the vaginal area?

    There are other various procedures designed to enhance the vaginal region.

    Here is a brief listing of some of the more common vaginal rejuvenation procedures:

    Hymenoplasty

    this involves the reconstruction of the hymen to restore it to a virginal state. This is usually performed for cultural, social, or religious reasons.

    Vaginoplasty Non surgical

    also known as Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation, this is a procedure designed to correct stretched vaginal muscles resulting from childbirth.

    Vulvar Lipoplasty

    during this procedure, the unwanted fatty tissue covering the pubic area (also called mons pubis) is removed.

If you are considering vaginal rejuvenation and would like to know which procedure would work best for you, please contact Dr.Chaudhari

*Disclaimer - Results may vary from person to person.