Who Can Get a Labiaplasty?

More and more women realize that it’s worth being confident in the way they look—especially in private areas.

Often a source of worry or shame, large or asymmetrical inner labia (labia minora) can affect a woman’s confidence, her sex life, and even her ability to urinate. Enlarged labia can also cause pain and irritation caused by the friction of clothing or intercourse.

Known as labia rejuvenation, a labiaplasty procedure can change the size and/or shape of a woman’s inner labia for greater comfort and a more uniform appearance. Dr. Sadeghi’s surgical technique does not alter the borders of the inner labia, which may have a different color than other parts of the labial tissue.


The Labiaplasty Procedure

In the past, labiaplasty surgery consisted of trimming the excess skin along the labial edge; however, this often resulted in scarring and a loss of sensation.

Dr. Sadeghi’s leading-edge surgical technique involves the removal of a V-shaped wedge of labial tissue. The edges of the tissue can then be joined together with sutures, which eventually dissolve, to create a natural-looking labial border. Patients will be asleep under general anesthesia for the one-to-two-hour procedure, and will return home the same day.


Risks of the Labiaplasty Procedure

It’s important to keep the surgical area as clean and dry as possible during healing to avoid the risk of infection. Dr. Sadeghi will instruct you as to how long you need to remain inactive to avoid disturbing the labia as you heal.

Most patients are very happy with their results. Labiaplasty, or labia rejuvenation, boasts a satisfaction rate higher than 90 percent.


Recovering From Your Labiaplasty

The labia heal rapidly, usually within two weeks; however, it’s still important to avoid vigorous exercise for at least three weeks after your procedure. You’ll also need to avoid vaginal intercourse for at least six weeks. Showering or bathing daily will help support healing.