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Labiaplasty improves the shape and appearance of the labia minora.

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

Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure in which the surgeon re-sizes and re-shapes the labial tissues around the vaginal area. Although both the labia majora and labia minora can be treated, labiaplasty is most commonly performed on the labia minora, commonly known as the inner vaginal lips. By resizing and/or reshaping the labia minora, labiaplasty can reduce the discomfort some women have during exercise and intercourse, while also improving symmetry and overall appearance.

Labiaplasty Frequently Asked Questions

What is labiaplasty?

Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure in which the surgeon re-sizes and re-shapes the labial tissues around the vaginal area. Although both the labia majora and labia minora can be treated, labiaplasty is most commonly performed on the labia minora, commonly known as the inner vaginal lips. By resizing and/or reshaping the labia minora, labiaplasty can reduce the discomfort some women have during exercise and intercourse, while also improving symmetry and overall appearance.

Why do women get 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 labiaplasty performed?

Labiaplasty can be performed under local or general anesthesia depending on the complexity of your case. For instance, if the procedure involves fat grafting or liposuction, general anesthesia is recommended.

The procedure itself can be done using one of several different techniques:

  • The simplest way is the “edge-trim” technique, where the surgeon removes the outer portion of the labia minora.  The edge is then sutured and allowed to heal. This technique allows for the most aggressive amount of resection to be done but sacrifices the natural edge.
  • Another common technique is the “wedge-resection” where a triangular wedge of tissue is removed from the center of the labia.  The edges are then sutured together reducing the size of the labia while maintaining the natural edge.
  • At FemSculpt™, our highly-skilled, board-certified surgeons have perfected a third, more finely-tuned method of labiaplasty known as "modified inferior wedge" technique, which allows for more aggressive resection with a well-hidden scar, while still maintaining a natural edge along the entire length of the labia.  Maintaining as much of the natural edge as possible is important for a natural appearance as well as preserving sensation.
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What can I expect during a labiaplasty consultation?

FemSculpt™ specializes in cosmetic surgery and women’s reproductive health, and you can expect a thorough consultation when you come to the office to discuss a labiaplasty procedure.

During your consultation, you can expect to discuss:

  • Questions, concerns about the Labiaplasty procedure
  • Your medical and surgical history
  • An exam of your genitalia
  • A recommendation based on your evaluation
  • A quote for the procedure
  • Surgical dates and financing if needed

What can I expect during labiaplasty?

Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure that takes place under local or general anesthesia to ease discomfort based on your specific surgical and health needs. During the procedure, your surgeon at FemSculpt™ removes or reshapes your labia minora based on your aesthetic goals and functional concerns. Once complete, they suture your incisions.

Can childbirth reverse a labiaplasty procedure?

No. A labiaplasty procedure is permanent. Your labiaplasty results should not be affected after childbirth and can withstand the trauma of childbirth, menopause, and the natural aging process.

How long does it take to recover from labiaplasty?

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, however 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 labiaplasty find significant relief from their discomfort and are very satisfied with the results.

For more labiaplasty recovery tips, read our blog post.

* Results will vary from person to person. All individuals are unique and will experience different results from the procedures provided.

How much does a labiaplasty cost in Chicago?

A labiaplasty procedure costs at FemSculpt starts at $4,995 and up. 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 acheive your desired result.

For more on how much labiaplasty surgery costs read our blog post HERE.

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Sue Kafali, MD, FACOG

OB/GYN & Cosmetic Gynecologist

Sue Kafali, MD, FACOG, is board-certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and an integral part of the team of highly skilled professionals at FemSculpt in River North, Chicago. Dr. Kafali has more than 15 years of experience as a compassionate OB/GYN who cares about the medical and aesthetic needs of women.

Anh-Tuan N. Truong, MD, FACS, FAACS

Board-Certified Cosmetic Surgeon

Anh-Tuan Truong, MD, FACS, FAACS, is a skilled cosmetic surgeon who is 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 enhancement of the human form is to provide effortless, natural changes by minimizing scars, preserving anatomy, and working in harmony with the body.

Dr. Truong has extensive education and over 20 years of experience in the field of cosmetic medicine. 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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