Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure to improve the appearance of the labia minora (inner lips) or labia majora (outer lips) of the vagina. The excess skin of the labia is removed and shaped to alter the size and symmetry of the labia. This procedure is performed to improve the appearance of the labia or to relieve discomfort caused by enlarged labia.
Enlargement of the labia is a common condition that may be develop at a young age, or over time: for many women, enlarged labia may occur with pregnancy or aging.
Enlarged labia can cause:
- Self consciousness
- Irritation during activities
- Embarrassment, irritation or pain during sexual intercourse
- Discomfort with form fitting clothing
Labiaplasty is a routine surgical procedure that can improve the appearance of the vagina and alleviate the symptoms of irritation or pain.
Your Personal Consultation
At the Zwiebel Center for Plastic Surgery, we understand that at woman’s decision to undergo labiaplasty is highly personal and private. We will treat you in a respectful manner, and with utmost professionalism. We fully respect your privacy and will be very discreet during your confidential consultation with Dr. Zwiebel. Your questions and concerns will be addressed and your information will be treated with complete confidentiality.
Dr. Zwiebel will advise you if you are a good candidate for labiaplasty and determine what techniques are best for your unique situation. Dr. Zwiebel will educate you about the procedure and what to expect during your recovery.
The Labiaplasty Procedure
For your privacy and safety, Dr. Zwiebel performs labiaplasty as an out-patient procedure in our nationally accredited surgical suite. Our facility is specially designed to provide you the privacy and confidentiality you desire, with the discreet and personal attention of our dedicated professional staff.
For your comfort, labiaplasty is usually performed with intravenous sedation (“twilight anesthesia”). Because we use fast-acting modern sedation techniques, you will be asleep and unaware during the entire procedure, yet awaken quickly and refreshed, at the conclusion of the procedure. Long-acting local anesthetics will be used for your continued comfort. The technique and design of the procedure is individualized to improve the shape and symmetry of the labia, while hiding the incision scars, which are often invisible when fully healed. Dissolving stitches are usually used.
Recovery and Follow-Up Care
To guide you through your recovery and optimize your results, Dr. Zwiebel and his staff will schedule regular post-op visits to monitor your healing and answer your questions.
Expect to be sore for a few days after the procedure. Post-op care includes careful local hygiene, washing the area with soap and warm water and applying antibiotic ointment. Plan to wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing. Most women return to work and most normal daily activities in 2-4 days following the labiaplasty procedure. It is critical to allow adequate time for proper healing and for your comfort: you will have to abstain from vaginal intercourse, strenuous activities like running/jogging, biking, horseback riding for four to six weeks.
To learn more about labiaplasty and find out if you are a candidate for a labiaplasty procedure, call our office today at (720) 501-6500 and schedule your private consultation with Dr. Zwiebel. You can feel confident you will be in good hands with Dr. Zwiebel, recognized for his expertise, experience and reputation for excellence in the field of plastic surgery.
We look forward to meeting you and answering your questions.