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What Is A Labiaplasty?

Labiaplasty is a cosmetic surgical procedure to alter the size or shape of the labia minora. Some women are born with large or uneven labia. Others develop size or shape issues during development, following pregnancy, or as a normal part of aging. Large or asymmetric labia can cause many issues. These include issues of self-esteem and comfort in front of sexual partners. Some women experience discomfort with sex and physical activities. Others have difficulty with clothes fitting comfortably. Labiaplasty seeks to address all of these issues by improving the appearance of the labia minora by reducing their size and creating better symmetry.

Who Is A Candidate For Labiaplasty?

Those who are bothered by enlarged labia that cause discomfort during intercourse, while wearing tight clothing and other activities can find relief with labiaplasty. A labiaplasty can also be performed for cosmetic purposes to enhance feminine confidence.

What Happens During A Labiaplasty?

A labiaplasty can be performed in the office with local anesthesia and oral medication or in the hospital with anesthesia. The appropriate setting will ultimately be defined by the one that is best and most comfortable for the patient. A few different techniques can be utilized during a labiaplasty procedure. In a trim technique, the natural border of the labia is followed, removing excess tissue to reduce its size and improve shape and symmetry. A wedge technique can also be used to remove a triangle shape from the labia, then bringing the two edges together with a few stitched. Each technique has its own advantages and drawbacks. The procedure generally takes 1-2 hours to complete.

Labiaplasty FAQs

Why would you get a labiaplasty?

Women often opt for labiaplasty because of discomfort or health concerns that come with long, protruding labia. This can include dryness, itchiness, and chafing.

Is a labiaplasty covered by insurance?

Labiaplasty is not covered by insurance unless the procedure is deemed medically necessary.

Will I lose feeling if I have a labiaplasty?

A labiaplasty should have no effect on sensation once healing is complete.

Does a labiaplasty require general anesthesia?

Labiaplasty can be performed with either local anesthesia or general anesthesia. This largely depends on your specific needs and what you are most comfortable with.

Does a labiaplasty affect birth?

Labiaplasty should not result in any risks for giving birth. However, some patients choose to wait until they are done having children before undergoing a labiaplasty so that they can be sure to enjoy their results long-term.

Will a labiaplasty leave scars?

After a labiaplasty, any resulting scar tissue should be well concealed within the natural contours of the body.

What Will My Recovery Be Like?

Most patients experience discomfort for a few days following their labiaplasty procedure. Pain medication and oral antibiotics are prescribed after surgery to maximize patient comfort. Patients can return to work as soon as 2-4 days after their procedure and can resume regular activities including sexual intercourse after 4-6 weeks.

For more information on the labiaplasty procedure and how you can benefit, schedule your consultation with Dr. Kayastha by calling our office at 518-674-9060 or complete our online form.

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