What is a Labiaplasty?

Labiaplasty, otherwise known as vaginal cosmetic surgery, is not a new procedure, but it recently has garnered a lot of public interest after some celebrities underwent the procedure. There are many reasons women choose to have labioplasty, and it can have a big impact on their sex life and overall health long-term. The process involves altering the shape and appearance of the outer labia (majora), inner labia (minora), and skin folds that surround the vulva. This procedure can reduce oversized or misshapen labia and change the appearance of the vagina if it is asymmetrical. In addition, some women choose to have labia alterations done to repair damage after childbirth. The doctors simply remove small amounts of tissue from the labia to create the desired shape and appearance. 

Why Get Labia Minora/Majora Reduction?

For some women, labial reduction offers a boost in self-esteem. Elongated or asymmetrical labia often cause women to feel embarrassed or afraid of engaging in sexual activity with their partners. Large labia may also be painful for women during sex, so the procedure can make sexual activity more enjoyable for the woman.

What to Expect

To begin with, you and your doctor will discuss the goals of your procedure to ensure you get a positive final result. Labia reconstruction at our facility in Fort Lauderdale is an outpatient procedure that typically takes one to two hours to perform. Afterward, you will need to recover for several weeks before you can return to normal activity.

Most doctors recommend avoiding intercourse for at least a month following the procedure, and not using tampons for the first two weeks. You will likely experience some swelling and minor bleeding as the sutures heal. A follow-up appointment may be scheduled to check the healing and make sure that your labia are symmetrical. Labial restructuring costs can vary depending on the amount of work that's needed. To learn more about pricing, schedule a consultation.

Are You Interested in Learning More?

If you are considering vaginal plastic surgery in Fort Lauderdale, you should turn to a board-certified professional who has experience dealing specifically with vaginal reconstruction. This procedure is highly personal and requires a great deal of care and understanding. The team at Vanguard Aesthetic Plastic Surgery can help you get the results you want from your labial reshaping. Whether you are doing it for cosmetic or functional reasons, one consultation can put you on the path to self-confidence today. Contact our team of experts to learn more.