Revision Labiaplasty Surgery | Dr. Sue Kafali OB/GYN


Labiaplasty Revision corrects the shape and appearance of the labia minora.

"This was the best decision I made for myself. The process was easy and my confidence is back."

A revision labiaplasty is a surgical procedure that corrects and improves a previous labiaplasty surgery. If a labiaplasty procedure is not done correctly, it can be considered a "botched labiaplasty" be due to the surgeon's lack of experience or use of outdated techniques. This can cause the labia to look worse than before, rather than improving its appearance.

To ensure the best possible outcome, it is important to choose a qualified and experienced labiaplasty surgeon. During the procedure, both the labia majora and labia minora can be addressed, allowing for a more comprehensive and successful revision. With the right surgeon who is familiar with the female anatomy, revision labiaplasty can restore symmetry, relieve any discomfort, providing a more desirable result.

Cosmetic gynecologist and female surgeon Dr. Sue Kafali of FemSculpt Cosmetic Gynecology specializes in revision labiaplasty surgery and genital plastic surgery, helping women from Chicago, Illinois and throughout the country improve their intimate function and confidence back. For a consultation with Dr. Sue Kafali, contact our office today!

Revision Labiaplasty Frequently Asked Questions

When is a revision labiaplasty medically necessary?

A revision labiaplasty may be medically necessary if the labia minora are causing physical discomfort or pain due to being too long, too thick, or asymmetrical. The purpose of a reconstructive labiaplasty is to make adjustments to the labia minora to improve the appearance and reduce any discomfort.

During a revision labiaplasty, labiaplasty specialist, Dr. Kafali can reconstruct the vulva so that the anatomy does not cause pain or discomfort. A revision labiaplasty can also be necessary if the patient is unhappy with the results of a previous labiaplasty procedure. In these cases, Dr. Kafali will need to do an evaluation to discuss their concerns. Not everyone is a candidate for a revision labiaplasty.

How do you know you need a revision labiaplasty?

The size and shape of the labia folds differ for every woman, and women seek labiaplasty for many different reasons, including functional and aesthetic concerns. For some women, the skin that makes up their labia minora may be elongated and hang lower than the labia majora. This excess tissue, known as labia minor hypertrophy or “labial show”,  may cause hygiene issues, pain during activity and intercourse, or make wearing certain types of clothing such as yoga pants or a bathing uncomfortable or embarrassing.

Benefits of labia surgery may include:

  • Enhanced appearance
  • Relief from discomfort and/or pain during sexual intercourse, wearing tight-fitting clothing, or participating in physical activities
  • Improved sexual function and stimulation
  • Improved hygiene
  • A boost in confidence
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How is revision labiaplasty performed?

Labiaplasty can be performed under local or general anesthesia depending on the complexity of your case.

In some cases, the labiaplasty correction surgery may require further resecting of the labia minora. Additionally, Dr. Kafali may remove any scar tissue from the original procedure if it is causing discomfort, is aesthetically displeasing, or is causing pain.

Revision Labiaplasty Video

Watch a revision labiaplasty video on our FemSculpt YouTube channel which shows an inside look at how a revision labiaplasty is performed.

Can a revision labiaplasty restore sexual function?

In some cases, revision labiaplasty can improve sexual function or sensation if the initial procedure resulted in discomfort or pain during sexual activity. However, this is not always the case so it is important to talk to your surgeon about the specific technique used during the procedure.

"Dr. Kafali was absolutely amazing! She made sure I always understood what was going on and made me feel comfortable every visit. She did amazing work on me and gave me the confidence I really needed! Would definitely recommend!!!"

How long do I need to wait to have revision labiaplasty surgery?

It is recommended you wait at least 6 months or more to allow your tissues to fully heal from the previous labiaplasty procedure. Dr. Kafali may recommend waiting longer depending on your individual situation.

What is the recovery time for a labiaplasty revision procedure?

Recovery time can vary depending on the extent of the revision procedure. In general, we recommend at least a week of downtime or time off work following a labiaplasty procedure. Your total recovery period will last between 6-8 weeks. To ease pain and swelling, the team may recommend that you use an ice pack over the surgical site during the recovery period.

Your doctor may suggest continued activity modifications as your tissue heals, including refraining from the use of tampons and engaging in vaginal intercourse for four to six weeks. While most of the swelling should be gone by week six, it’s not unusual to continue to experience genital swelling for as long as six months following the procedure.

Those that have elected to have revision labiaplasty find significant relief from their discomfort and are very satisfied with the results.

Does insurance cover a revision labiaplasty procedure?

Some insurance plans may cover the cost of your revision labiaplasty procedure, but this typically depends on your individual insurance plan. If you are considering revision labiaplasty, we recommend you contact your insurance provider to find out if the procedure is covered under your plan.

The cost of your procedure is due in full prior to your revision labiaplasty surgery. Our office does not accept insurance payments directly. The patient is responsible for submitting any claims that may be eligible for insurance coverage.

Please speak to your patient care coordinator if you have any questions.

Is a revision labiaplasty free?

No, a revision labiaplasty is not free of charge. If your procedure was performed at another practice, the cost of the procedure will depend on the complexity of the surgery, OR/Anesthesia, and the surgeon's fees. If your labiaplasty procedure was performed at our practice, reach out to your patient coordinator or surgeon to review our revision policy.

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If you're considering a revision labiaplasty procedure in Chicago, Illinois, contact us today to schedule your consultation by calling our office (312) 809-9983

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How much does a revision labiaplasty cost in Chicago?

The cost of revision labiaplasty can vary depending on several factors, including the surgeon's experience and geographic location. The average revision labiaplasty cost ranges from $3,000 to $10,000. The cost of your labiaplasty procedure at FemSculpt will depend on the extent of the revision needed.

This pricing includes the surgeon's fee, local anesthesia and your post-operative visits. The total cost of your procedure may vary depending on the doctor's evaluation during your consultation and may also include additional procedures to achieve your desired result.

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FemSculpt™ is the first Cosmetic Gynecology practice exclusively dedicated to Vaginal Rejuvenation & Intimate Wellness in Chicago, Illinois. We offer both in-person consultations for $250 and virtual consultations for $150. Simply sign up below and you will receive an call and email from our patient coordinator to schedule. You may call our office (312) 809-9983  to schedule right away. The cost of your consultation will be applied towards the cost of your procedure.

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Dr. Sue Kafali

Dr. Sue Kafali

Board Certified OB/GYN, Cosmetic Gynecologist & Wellness Doctor

Sue Kafali, MD, FACOG, is board-certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  Dr. Kafali's background in gynecology and female reproductive health inspired her to open the first and only practice dedicated exclusively to cosmetic gynecology & sexual wellness for women. Dr. Kafali specializes in performing vaginal rejuvenation procedures including Labiaplasty, Vaginal Tightening, Labial Puff Injections, Cleft Narrowing, Perineoplasty, and Clitoral Hood Reduction.

Dr. Kafali's dedication to women's health, compassion, and exceptional patient care has earned her numerous awards including Top 10 OB/GYN Doctors in Illinois.

Dr. Anh-Tuan Truong

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Triple Board-Certified Cosmetic Surgeon

Anh-Tuan Truong, MD, FACS, FAACS, is a skilled cosmetic surgeon double board-certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. Located in River North, Chicago, Dr. Truong's approach to enhancing a person's appearance achieves a stunning and natural result that works in harmony with each person's unique anatomy.

Dr. Truong has extensive education and over 20 years of experience in the field of cosmetic surgery and aesthetics. He began his formal education at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana with a bachelor's degree in Pre-Med and English.

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Dr. Sue Kafali & Dr. Anh-Tuan Truong are experts in labiaplasty surgery, vaginal rejuvenation, and intimate wellness in Chicago, Illinois.

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FemSculpt™ is the first Cosmetic Gynecology practice exclusively dedicated to Vaginal Rejuvenation & Intimate Wellness in Chicago, Illinois. We offer both in-person consultations for $250 and virtual consultations for $150. Simply sign up below and you will receive an call and email from our patient coordinator to schedule. You may call our office (312) 809-9983  to schedule right away. The cost of your consultation will be applied towards the cost of your procedure.

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