What is a Labiaplasty? Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure that will cut down, sculpt, and re-shape a large, irregular labia majora or labia minora. A Labiaplasty addresses both the cosmetic concerns and physical problems that can be experienced, such as embarrassment and discomfort.
Why get a Labiaplasty done? Uneven labia, or that of an excessive size, can cause a host of emotional and psychological trauma, such as embarrassment, shame, and low self-confidence. Medical problems, varying from irritation under tight clothing and exercise, to extremely painful sex, can be the result of unusually large labia. Physical problems with the inner or outer labia can result from genetics, disease, injury, or childbirth.
Where is a Labiaplasty performed? Labiaplasty procedures are performed as outpatient surgery, usually in an office surgical care center. The procedure will take roughly 90 minutes to complete, with time set aside for anesthesia. Depending on the extent of the procedure, a local anesthesia with oral sedation is often the choice, but at times general anesthesia may be preferred.
Who is a candidate for Labiaplasty? A Labiaplasty is best considered by women who have large or asymmetrical labia; the outward appearance of their labia will appear misshapen or irregular. They may experience sexual dysfunction, painful intercourse, or embarrassment. Candidates are most often 18 years or older, but the procedure can be considered for younger teens, on an individual basis.
How much is a Labiaplasty? Costs can vary, depending on the extent of the procedure, location of the surgery, and the type of anesthesia used. Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery offers an interest free financing plan, through CareCredit, for all patients who qualify.
When can I return to my normal routine after my Labiaplasty? Normal activities can be resumed in three to four days after the Labiaplasty; but wait for 2 weeks before starting back up with strenuous exercise, and finally, wait about 6 weeks before resuming sexual intercourse.