Labia Minoraplasty is a type of aesthetic vaginal surgery (AVS) designed to reshape the inner/thinner lips of the vagina. Redundant or excessive tissue in the labia minora can cause discomfort
What Causes Elongated Labia?
One in three women have longer than average labia. Genetics play the largest factor in this physical abnormality. Estrogen can also stimulate the labia to continue growing, so pregnancy and hormonal imbalances may increase labial tissue. Other causes include aging, weight loss and injury.
Choosing Labia Minoraplasty
Labia minoraplasty is an elective procedure that can reduce the size and reshape the inner vaginal lips. Large or asymmetrical labia minora can leave you feeling self-conscience in tight clothing or during intimacy.
Long labia may result in rubbing, irritation or discomfort during intercourse and exercise. Certain skin conditions can cause increased sensitivity or tearing of the labia minora. In some cases, the labia minora may be fused with tissue in the labia majora and require medical correction.
Undergoing Labia Minoraplasty
Typically, labia minoraplasty is performed under local anesthesia in an outpatient procedure. Your gynecologic surgeon will remove excess tissue and reshape the inner lips. Following the surgical procedure, your labia will be symmetrical and smaller in appearance.
The extent and location of the incision depends on the shape, texture and size of your labia minora. Discuss individual factors with your gynecologic surgeon.
Recovering from Labia Minoraplasty
Expect to spend the first three to four days following the procedure on bed rest with ice. After this time, you may return to desk work. It can take up to six to eight weeks before your gynecologic surgeon releases you for normal activities, including intercourse.
Following surgery, scar tissue will be forming as the incision area heals. In order to avoid interfering with the healing process, it is recommended you avoid using tampons for at least one menstrual cycle following the procedure.
Risks and Complications
As with any surgical procedure, labia minoraplasty increases the risk of bleeding and infection. Urinating may be painful as the labia minora heals. Generally, there is no long-term loss of sensitivity or sensation. However, you may experience some numbness or soreness for a few weeks following surgery.
Ask your gynecologic surgeon about any symptoms you may be experiencing. Click the button bellow to see our pricing on Labia Minoraplasty and other AGD – Services.
Frequently Asked Questions
The term Aesthetic Vaginal Surgery is also known by other names such as Vaginal Rejuvenation, Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation, Labiaplasty, Vaginoplasty, Designer Laser Vaginoplasty, Perineoplasty, and Hymenoplasty. Aesthetic Vaginal Surgery is a broad term that includes any one of these individual procedures. Since it is a rather new field dealing with the appearance and function of a woman’s private parts, the terminology has not been standardized. In simple terms, Aesthetic Vaginal Surgery and its many names deal with cosmetic surgery of the vulvar and/or vaginal region. It is cosmetic surgery of one’s “Private Parts.”
General anesthesia, IV anesthesia (“twilight”), and local anesthesia are all used depending on where the surgery is performed, the individual’s anxiety level, and the complexity of surgery.
Fortunately, serious risks of aesthetic vulvovaginal surgery are quite rare and seen in less than 1% of cases. Anesthesia is a risk factor because of the very rare possibility of a reaction to either the injected medication or inhaled agents. You can also aspirate food or fluid that can obstruct your breathing tube or even cause a pneumonia. There is risk of infection at the surgical site. There is also a possibility of bleeding or hemorrhage and a need to have a transfusion. With transfusions there is risk of HIV, Hepatitis, and perhaps other unknown viruses. There is even the risk of death. A risk you should also consider is one similar to “buyer’s remorse” when one is not fully happy with the result of surgery. The risk of having the surgery redone or amended is present but fortunately is very rare. We will fully review the risks of surgery before the case is even scheduled and give you every opportunity to have your questions answered.
Undergoing either a labia minoraplasty or a labia majoraplasty takes approximately 1 to 1.5 hours. However, combination procedures do add time to the case.
Most of these surgeries can be performed in the privacy of my office. A board certified anesthesiologist will put you to sleep with IV medicines and carefully monitor you throughout the procedure. Most patients prefer the office setting for surgery compared to a surgical center due to the following reasons….privacy, efficiency, discretion, cost savings, and rapid recovery from anesthesia.
Yes. I work with highly respected Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons who are able to perform anything from liposuction, tummy tucks, to breast implants or facial reconstruction. Those names can be provided upon request. Your whole “mommy makeover” can be achieved at one time!
The initial consultation is $175. During this initial consultation, we will discuss the risks/benefits/options of surgery, do an examination, discuss costs, and give you every chance to ask questions that are vital to you.
Each procedure varies in cost depending on the length of surgery and difficulty involved. If having a vaginoplasty, a perineoplasty is included. Any secondary procedure(s) is discounted 50%. The listed price is ALL-INCLUSIVE of the facility fee, the surgeon fee, the anesthesia fee, photo documentation, preoperative visits, and postoperative visits if performed in the office. If you request or need to have the procedure performed in a surgery center, then an estimate will be provided at the time of consultation.
YES we do. We have financing programs available, and the application process is quite easy. In fact, you can apply right on our website and get an answer within minutes!