What is

Labiaplasty?

Women with large, elongated or uneven labia can experience pain during intercourse or discomfort during everyday activities and when wearing tight-fitting clothing. Others may feel insecure about their appearance or wish to enhance their sexual experiences by getting rid of some of the skin that covers the clitoris. Labiaplasty is a surgery performed to remove excess tissue from the labia. During the procedure, the inner labia is shaped, the urethral opening can be redefined and, if necessary, improvements may be made to the vagina.

Benefits

of Labiaplasty

Results in smaller, more symmetrical labia and a neater look in the genital area

Alleviates labial pain from intercourse, exercise or wearing tight clothing or undergarments

Improves self-esteem and enhances sensuality

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Treatment

Considerations

Labiaplasty typically takes one to two hours and is performed on an outpatient basis under local, twilight or general anesthesia. During the procedure, Dr. Jung will remove excess tissue from the labia minora. He may also reduce the labia majora (the outer vaginal lips) surgically or with liposuction. While the results of labiaplasty are permanent, it is possible for the labia to become stretched again through pregnancy and childbirth or sexual activity.

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Pre + Post

Op Care

Dr. Jung will give you instructions to follow before your surgery, which may include refraining from smoking and eating for a certain amount of time. Recovery after labiaplasty takes one to two weeks. It’s normal to have some slight bruising and swelling on the labia and surrounding tissue. Any discomfort can be managed with medication. Most patients return to work the day after surgery, however, you’ll need to avoid strenuous activities for four to six weeks.

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