Labiaplasty is a procedure performed to reduce or reshape the outer or inner skin of the vulva, known as the labia. The effects of childbirth, hormonal changes, or weight fluctuation often change the appearance of a woman’s most intimate area. If needed, these changes can be surgically addressed to restore confidence, symmetry, and comfort. 

Is a Labiaplasty
right for you ?

Pre and Post Operative Instructions

A labiaplasty is an excellent choice for many women seeking to reduce the size or change the shape of their labia. There are two major reasons that patients typically undergo a labiaplasty:

Functional Issues: Women who experience chafing, discomfort, or or pain during daily activities or intercourse.

Cosmetic Concerns: Women who dislike the physical appearance of the vagina due to uneven or protruding labia

During the initial consultation, your surgeon will provide an exam and discuss your goals to understand if this procedure is correct for you.

Labiaplasty & Insurance Coverage

Insurance companies often cover labiaplasties performed for functional issues. Obtaining coverage may require detailed documentation of symptoms to deem your repair medically necessary. It is important to note that labiaplasties performed for cosmetic purposes are not eligible for insurance coverage. We encourage all potential labiaplasty patients to contact their health insurance companies to fully understand their guidelines for coverage before their initial consultation. 


Before the surgery

A patient care concierge will guide you through the entire consultation process, which can be attended in person or virtually. During the consultation, your surgeon will learn about your goals, answer any questions, and perform an examination to create a personalized surgical plan. You will then be matched with a surgical coordinator who will walk you through each step of the preoperative process.

Stop smoking
Fill prescriptions
Stop medications and supplements that exacerbate bleeding
Plan time away from work, childcare, and pet care for recovery
Find a family member or friend to bring you home and assist you after surgery

During surgery

Various techniques are used to perform a labiaplasty, and your surgeon will use the one most beneficial in your specific case. The three most common methods are:

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Trim Technique: The outer end of the labia minora is trimmed to reduce protrusion and create a smoother, pinker edge. This technique is the least invasive and can be used when minimal correction is required. 

Wedge Technique: A small portion of the labia minora is removed in a wedge shape, and the edges are sutured together. This technique removes more of the vaginal lips and preserves its natural side and color. 

Clitoral Hood Technique: Excess tissue surrounding the clitoris is removed, exposing more of the clitoris for improved sexual function.

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Surgery duration
1 hour

After surgery

The most common side effects of labiaplasty include swelling, bruising, and discomfort in the treated area. Icing the area is recommended for the first two to three days following surgery.

Your surgeon will provide specific instructions for optimal post-operative care, including an advanced scar management protocol after the initial healing period. Your surgical team is always available and will closely monitor your recovery in the weeks and months following surgery.

Immediate Recovery Period
1 week
Final Results
6 months
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