Labiaplasty in Sacramento, CA

The term “vaginal rejuvenation” covers several different cosmetic procedures for female genitalia, such as Labiaplasty and Vaginoplasty. The term Labiaplasty refers to a procedure that reduces the length of the labia minora.

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Curious about Labiaplasty Procedure?

What is Labiaplasty?

Labiaplasty is an extremely common procedure that reduces and reshapes the female external genital structures. This plastic surgery is most commonly performed to alleviate the discomfort caused by a large, thick, or asymmetric labia minora, also called labia minora hypertrophy. The procedure reduces the tissue so that the folds do not hang below the labia majora. Asymmetry can also be corrected when one is longer than the other, and the length of both labia can be reduced so that it no longer twists or tugs.

CAN A LABIAPLASTY GET PERFORMED AT ANY AGE?

Yes, a labiaplasty can be performed in adolescents or adult women of all ages. In fact, this procedure has become increasingly common amongst adolescent girls as the enlarged labia minora can result in discomfort during physical activity or sports and the appearance of the labia can make this younger group very self conscious.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING THE PROCEDURE?

At Golden State Urology, Dr. Sorbera performs labiaplasties using the Tempsure Revival Radio Frequency system. The procedure is performed in the office using local anesthesia. By using the Tempsure Revival technology, Dr. Sorbera is able to achieve extremely precise cuts on the labia minora to promote faster healing and a superior aesthetic outcome. The procedure takes approximately 30 minutes and at the end of it absorbable sutures are used to close up the surgical wounds.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM THE RESULTS AND RECOVERY?

The labiaplasty results in a shorter labia minora that no longer hangs below the level of the labia majora. Women will find relief from the uncomfortable twisting and tugging of their labia after the procedure. Studies show a greater than 90% satisfaction rate among women who have received labiaplasty surgery.

Recovery is quick and comfortable. It is best to refrain from exercise or heavy lifting for 2 weeks and avoid sexual intercourse for 4 to 6 weeks.

WHY ARE WOMEN OPTING FOR A LABIAPLASTY?

Women of all ages, including adolescents, opt for a labiaplasty for a variety of important  reasons. An enlarged labia minora can result in:

  • Discomfort and painful tugging of the labia during exercise or activity, even after trying weight-loss.
  • Inability to wear tight clothing due to discomfort or appearance of the labia
  • Itchiness, irritation or chafing of the vulva
  • Chronic vaginal infections
  • Sexual discomfort

These symptoms often have negative effects on women’s self confidence and lifestyle, which is why labiaplasty has become an extremely common cosmetic vaginal procedure.

IS A LABIAPLASTY RIGHT FOR ME?

The procedure aims to reduce the labia minora so that the folds do not hang below the labia majora. Asymmetry can also be reduced when one is longer than the other, and the length of both labia can be reduced so that it no longer twists or tugs. Labiaplasty is a safe and effective procedure with very high satisfaction rates, which is why so many women are requesting it. At Golden State Urology, you will first consult with one of our physicians who will put into consideration your symptoms and physical exam to determine if a labiaplasty is right for you.

IS ANESTHESIA NEEDED FOR LABIAPLASTY?

Labiaplasties are performed in the office by surgeons and general anesthesia is not needed. Local anesthesia is provided so that discomfort and pain are eliminated during the procedure. A mild sedative can also be provided to those who are nervous or anxious about the procedure.

IS LABIAPLASTY COVERED BY INSURANCE?

Although labiaplasty is a surgery performed for medical reasons, it is not covered by insurance. Cost generally runs between $2,000- $5,000 depending on the complexity of the procedure. Care Credit is also accepted.

POST PROCEDURE CARE

A personalized care package will be given explaining wound care and general hygiene for the surgical area as well as activity allowed. Follow-up is scheduled at one and four weeks post procedure.

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Labiaplasty FAQs

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, women usually require 4 days recovery time post-procedure and it is recommended to avoid any friction on the pubic region from sports or intimacy for 8-10 weeks post-op. Overall, there is minimal discomfort associated with this procedure and the sutures that are used dissolve on their own.

Labiaplasty can be performed under sedative anesthesia to avoid any pain, or it can be done in an exam room under local anesthesia, supervised by plastic surgeons.

Labiaplasty will not leave external scarring, which is why it is beneficial to have a board-certified plastic surgeon perform this procedure. We ensure that any incisions naturally fold into the creasing of the skin.

Like most surgical procedures, there is some initial numbing in the area where the incisions are made. This will fade over time.