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Labiaplasty Surgery in San Diego, CA

Many women may see their inner or outer labia become unusually large or develop excess labial tissue due to factors such as childbirth, aging, trauma, and genetics.

Aesthetic vaginal surgery, also known as labiaplasty, can significantly improve the aesthetic appearance of your labia region, and alleviate discomfort and feelings of extreme self-consciousness. At Coastal Plastic Surgeons, we can help you reclaim your comfort and confidence.

What Can Vaginal Surgery Improve?

UnfavorableAesthetics

When the labia stretches and hangs down, it can create a displeasing aesthetic appearance. Surgical labial reduction reduces the protrusion of the labia and corrects asymmetry, making the labia more aesthetically pleasing.

Chafingand Discomfort

Many women experience chafing and physical discomfort when wearing tight clothing or when performing strenuous activity. Most women undergo labia reduction surgery to eliminate the physical pain stemming from an enlarged labia.

ComfortDuring Sex

Women with excessively large labia may experience vaginal dryness, which causes pain during intercourse due to friction and pulling of the skin. Labiaplasty tightens the inner and outer labia, allowing for more physical comfort and confidence during sex.

What Are Your Labiaplasty Options?

Trim Method

The trim method (edge resection) involves creating an incision where extra tissue is removed along the length of the labia and sewn up directly, making the inner labia even with the outer labia or slightly receded. This is the most common type of labiaplasty.

Wedge Method

For the wedge technique, your plastic surgeon cuts and removes a wedge of tissue from the thickest portion of the labia minora, and then stitches the remaining edges together.

Combination Procedures

Labiaplasty can be combined with other procedures such as breast augmentation, liposuction, or tummy tuck surgery as part of a Mommy Makeover. The best way to determine the most appropriate surgical approach is to communicate your goals with your plastic surgeon.

What Are Your Concerns About Aesthetic Vaginal Surgery?

Labiaplasty is an outpatient procedure. It is usually performed under local anesthesia and mild sedation, and patients can return home soon after the procedure is complete. Itching and swelling after labiaplasty are common while everything is healing but is expected to subside after the first week. During recovery, patients should restrain from exercise and strenuous activity for two to six weeks but can return to work in two to four days. Most women can resume intercourse after four to six weeks.
All of our labiaplasty patients are prescribed pain medication and antibiotics for pain management and comfort. Cold compresses also help with swelling and pain. Patients are advised to take it easy, wear loose clothing, and use pads rather than tampons during their periods. You will be provided with detailed instructions concerning the care of your sutures and wounds.
Scarring from labiaplasty tends to be minimal since the incisions are small. The scars typically blend into the labia minora tissue, which naturally has wrinkles, folds, and various colorations. Even in the event of excessive scarring, it is likely that the scar will fade within three to six months with proper care.
Everyone's procedure is unique, and the cost of your labiaplasty will vary depending on several factors. These include the technique, surgeon's fee, surgical facility fee, all pre- and postoperative appointments, and cosmetic goals. It is best to schedule a consultation to get a price quote for the procedure.

Frequently Asked Questions

There are no age limits for labiaplasty. Candidates are healthy adult women who experience dissatisfaction with the appearance and laxity of their labia. Women who are considering getting pregnant may wish to postpone their aesthetic vaginal surgery until they are finished having children.
Though significant complications are rare, labiaplasty does carry with it some risk, just like any surgical procedure. The common risks include:
  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Scarring
  • Over-resection.
It is imperative to have the procedure performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon who is trained in the technique.
In most cases, the results of labiaplasty are long lasting, if not permanent. Patients enjoy an enhanced vagina and labia appearance, increased comfort during physical activity, and feel less self-conscious during sex.
Labiaplasty will not affect a woman's ability to get pregnant or experience natural childbirth. Since the surgery targets regions affected by previous delivery, an additional pregnancy may negate the results of the surgery.
Dr. Batra is an expert at listening to your concerns, evaluating your vaginal surgery needs, and recommending a customized treatment plan that corrects a variety of aesthetic and functional irregularities. He understands the sensitive, confidential nature of vaginal surgery and has extensive experience in the field. Contact us today to schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Batra and learn more about the benefits of having a labiaplasty performed by a certified plastic surgeon in San Diego, California.
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