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Labiaplasty – Labial Reduction: The Basics

Labiaplasty is a procedure that has been available to women for many years. Labiaplasty is a procedure whereby the external or internal (more common) labia are reduced and reshaped to give a more aesthetically pleasing appearance.

Who Is In Need Of Labiaplasty?

Labiaplasty is performed in young and older women alike. Often a young woman has genetically redundant labial skin. Besides an unattractive appearance, excess labial skin can be a source of discomfort for these women when they exercise or have intercourse.

The simple labiaplasty procedure can correct this problem in a simple outpatient procedure.

As women get older, or after childbirth, the labial tissue can stretch and become uncomfortable and aesthetically unattractive as well. These women can benefit as well from a labiaplasty procedure. The improvement in self-confidence and self-esteem afforded by this simple procedure has been described by patients as “life-changing”.

Labiaplasty: The Procedure

Labiaplasty is a simple surgical procedure that is performed under general or local anesthesia. The aim is to create symmetry between the labial lips.

Very small and precise incisions are created. The surgeon trims the excess tissue, reducing the size of the labia to create a more functional and aesthetically pleasing appearance. Once all tissue changes have been performed, dissolvable sutures are used to seal the incisions.

Recovery and Healing

The one-hour labiaplasty procedure is performed as an outpatient. Recovery from a labiaplasty procedure is swift. Patients are instructed to remain at light activity for two weeks and refrain from intercourse for eight weeks. Complications are extremely rare.

Once all healing has occurred, patients can enjoy the full benefits of the procedure. Symmetry and aesthetic balance are restored. With the labia minora reduced in size, discomfort during intimacy is reduced, and the sensation of labial skin grazing against the thighs or protruding through underwear disappears.

How Much Does Labiaplasty Cost?

Many factors impact the overall cost of a labiaplasty procedure. The price of labial reshaping surgery is dependent on factors like the time required to perform the surgery, the amount of tissue removed, the techniques used, and the type of anesthesia utilized.

Arrange Your Consultation

To find out more about labiaplasty in Plano at the American Institute for Plastic Surgery, schedule an informative consultation. Contact our office today to set up your appointment.