Feel confident again and restore your natural beauty with Labiaplasty!
If you suffer from pain, embarrassment or problems caused by uneven vagina lips then labiaplasty is the right procedure for you. Labiaplasty is today one of the fastest-growing types of cosmetic surgery in the U.S. Many women look to get thir procedure for many reasons. Regardless of your personal situation, know that you are not alone.
What is labiaplasty?
Labiaplasty is a plastic surgery procedure to reduce and/or balance the size of the labia minora, or the inner lips of the vulva, or external female genitals. The medical term for enlarged labia minora is labial hypertrophy. After a labiaplasty procedure, the vulva has a more youthful look as the labia minora no longer protrude outside the outer vaginal lips.
In cases where there is too much fat padding over the mons pubis, or pubic mound a liposuction may be performed on the mons pubis.
Please keep in mind that labiaplasty surgery is a procedure that does not interfere with having children, although pregnancy may cause a recurrence of excess labial tissue.
What causes large or uneven vaginal lips?
There are many reasons why a woman may have large or uneven vaginal lips such as: genetics, childbirth, hormonal changes and aging.
Who is a candidate for labiaplasty?
You may be a candidate for labiaplasty surgery if you have large or uneven labia minora that cause:
- Pain or discomfort while exercising, during sexual intercourse or during other activities
- Hygiene problems such as trapped moisture
- Skin rashes or irritation
- Embarrassment in intimate settings or while wearing tight clothes like bathing suit or tight-fitting jeans
How is labiaplasty performed?
Labiaplasty is an outpatient procedure under twilight or general anesthesia. During this procedure, the excess tissue from the labia minora is removed and self-dissolving sutures which dissolve within a week are used. The length of the scar depends on the amount of tissue removed, but is typically about two inches long.
Labiaplasty patients are up and moving right after surgery, can normally return to work in three to five days, and may resume sexual relations in up to six weeks, depending on the extent of the labiaplasty surgery.
It's best to plan your labiaplasty for a time when you will be able to take it easy for a few weeks since you will need time to recover.
Who is not a good candidate for labiaplasty?
You should not have labiaplasty if you:
- Are pregnant
- Have complications from an episiotomy
- Have a yeast infection or genital herpes outbreak
- Have problems with bladder incontinence
- Have a prolapsed uterus (your uterus has fallen into the vaginal canal)
Please keep in mind that only during a consultation with a labiaplasty surgeon would you know if you are a good candidate for this procedure. Contact us now to schedule your consultation!
Is labiaplasty covered by insurance?
That depends on each woman's case. If large or uneven labia are causing medical problems such as trapped moisture resulting in skin rashes and irritation, labiaplasty may be considered reconstructive. If the surgery is medically necessary; it is normally considered reconstructive and may be covered by health insurance. Check your insurance policy to see what benefits you may qualify for if you are considering labiaplasty.
If the labiaplasty procedure is done solely for aesthetic reasons, it is considered cosmetic surgery. If the surgery is simply cosmetic, insurance will not pay for labiaplasty.
Before and after pictures of labiaplasty available with your in-person consultation. Call us now at 847-995-9000 to schedule your consultation!