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Labiaplasty

"I am so happy I chose to correct my problem, my confidence has skyrocketed and sex is enjoyable again!"

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. 

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. 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 “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 pain
  • Improved sexual function/stimulation
  • Improved hygiene
  • A boost in confidence

How is labiaplasty performed?

Labiaplasty can be done under local or general anesthesia depending on your specific surgical and health needs. 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.  

What can I expect during a labiaplasty consultation?

The team at FemSculpt™ specializes in plastic surgery and women’s health, and you can expect a thorough consultation when you come to the office to discuss a labiaplasty. The team reviews your concerns and desire for surgery, as well as your medical and surgical history. They also examine your genitalia to see if you would benefit from the procedure.

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 and take you to a recovery area. 

How long does it take to recover from labiaplasty?

The team at FemSculpt™ recommends at least a week of downtime following labiaplasty. 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 labiaplasty find significant relief from their discomfort and are very satisfied with the results.

To schedule a consultation to discuss labiaplasty, contact FemSculpt™ by phone or online today. 

 

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

dr sue kafali labiaplasty surgeon

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.

labiaplasty surgeon chicago dr anh tuan truong

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.

What Causes Vaginal Laxity (or Vaginal Looseness)?

Vaginal laxity is a very common condition experienced many women of all ages. The most common reasons for women who experience vaginal laxity are:

  • Trauma from giving vaginal childbirth
  • Medical conditions (asthma, chronic cough, constipation, weight gain, weight  loss)
  • Sexual trauma
  • Aging
  • Genetics

Regardless of the reason, vaginal laxity could cause sexual dysfunction which makes sex less enjoyable and even a decreased self-esteem or confidence in some women. 

Our Services

We provide services that cover all aspects relating to vaginal revitalization. Please click on the images below for more information.

Labiaplasty

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Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure in which the surgeon re-sizes and re-shapes the labial tissues around the vaginal area.

Labia Majora-lasty

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Labia majora-plasty or remodeling is a surgical procedure designed to improve the appearance of the labia majora or outer vaginal lips

Labial Puff

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“Labial Puff” is a procedure that adds volume and plumpness to the labia majora (outer lips), decreasing the deflated, wrinkled appearance of the vulva

Cleft Narrowing

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The pudendal cleft is the slit between the labia majora or outer vaginal lips, which is usually viewed in standing position.

Clitoral Hood Reduction

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Clitoral hood reduction surgery is aimed at improving the appearance of the skin around the clitoris and in some cases intended to improve the function of the clitoris.

Emsculpt®

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Emsculpt® is the first FDA-approved non-invasive, non-surgical treatment that destroys fat AND strengthens the muscle in the abdomen, buttocks, legs, and arms.

SculpSure

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SculpSure is a noninvasive body sculpting tool that uses targeted light-based energy to destroy the fat cells under your skin and improve your body shape.

Vaginal Rejuvenation

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vaginal revitalization refers to the laser treatment aimed at restoring vaginal elasticity and moisture.

C-Section Scar Revision Surgery

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Scars are a natural part of the healing process and are needed to close a wound. When your skin is damaged, your body produces collagen fibers to close the open area.
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