Labia minora (inner vaginal lips) reduction (or labioplasty, labiaplasty, labial reduction) is a surgical procedure that alters the labia minora (inner labia) and the labia majora (outer labia), the folds of skin surrounding the human vulva. There are two main types of women that seek cosmetic genital surgery: first group are those that are not satisfied with the appearance of their genitals because of shape, size or asymmetry. Second group are those that experience pain, discomfort with certain activities such as sports, horse back riding, bike riding, wearing tight clothes and even intercourse due to presence of excess skin.
The shape, size and color of labia vary significantly, and may change as a result of childbirth, aging, piercing and even sports excessive rubbing. Typically the two sides are not the same size and one is usually larger than the other. A lot of women are unhappy with the appearance of their labia. They often state that their are ‘too long’ or ‘too irregular’ or just ‘too ugly’.
But complaints about the inner labia (the labia minora) have become more common in recent years mostly influenced by increase in viewing of porn. A large number of women have seen pictures of female genitals in movies, magazine photos and on the Internet. Another reason for increased awareness and why more women are conscious of their vulvas is the popularity of shaving and waxing. This has in turn increased visibility of labia not only to women but their partners as well.
What should you do if you are unhappy with the look of your labia?
Make an appointment with our office to have a consultation with dr Forouzanpour. During your consultation you can explain your concerns and discuss the surgical options, risks and complications and postoperative recovery.
How much does labiaplasty cost?
$2,599 reg price. Look for our specials
How long would I be off work after labiaplasty?
Just a few days.
How long before I could exercise or swim after labiaplasty?
You can swim in three to four weeks or when your wounds are completely healed. You can start walking immediately. You can begin cardio in two to three weeks.
Where Is The Labiaplasty Surgery Performed?
The surgeries are performed in our private, AAAHC accredited outpatient surgical center.
What Is The Average Length Of Labiaplasty Procedure?
The average length of Labiaplasty Procedure is about 45 minutes.
What Type Of Anesthesia Is Used For Labiaplasty Surgery?
We offer a choice of local anesthesia or sedation. Some of our clients are more comfortable using some form of anesthesia. Labiaplasty can be performed under local anesthesia or under sedation delivered by a nurse anesthetist. You can be sedated during the procedure and will awaken within minutes after the surgery is completed. You will not be paralyzed or intubated during the surgery.
What Are the Risks Involved In Labiaplasty Surgery?
Even though very rare, common risks of surgery may include bleeding, infection, and scarring. Most patients recover within few days and resume their activities almost immediately.
What Is The Postoperative Period Like?
All clients are sent home with prescriptions for pain medication and antibiotics. You will have discomfort at the surgical site for the first few days. Full healing takes approximately four to six weeks. All sutures used are absorbable and therefore do not need to be removed..
When Can I Return To Work Post Labiaplasty Surgery?
Depending on the type of work most clients return to work in two days after surgery. Medical excuse letters for work are available upon request.
When Can I Resume Exercise Post Labiaplasty Surgery?
We recommend you to avoid strenuous exercise for at least two to three weeks after surgery.
When Can I Resume Sexual Activity Post Labiaplasty Surgery?
Sexual activity usual can resume six weeks after surgery.
Will Labiaplasty Surgery Result In Decrease In Sensation?
You should not notice any loss of pleasurable sensation after surgery. For majority of women the clitoris is the structure associated with sensory pleasure, not the labia.
Will Labiaplasty Alter The Skin Surrounding My Clitoris?
This skin is what commonly referred to as “clitoral hood” and is not altered during labioplasty surgery. Some women do have excessive skin in this area and it can be trimmed to give a more pleasing and natural appearance at the time of surgery.
Will My Sexual Partner Notice A Difference After My Labiaplasty Surgery?
Typically if the large labia were interfering with intercourse, both of you will notice an improvement.
Does Insurance Cover The Cost Of Labiaplasty Surgery?
Insurance usually does not cover this surgery because it is considered elective cosmetic procedure.
Are Financing Plans Available?
Yes. We have arrangements with financial institutions for no interest and low interest financing of your surgery
If I Do Not Live In The Beverly Hills Area, Can I Schedule My Consultation The Same Day As Surgery?
Yes. Many of our out of town clients have their consultations a day prior to surgery. At this time we perform a physical exam and discuss the surgery that interest you in full detail.