In a recent article for the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, we discuss the most common questions women have about recovery after labiaplasty.
Enlarged labia sometimes make it difficult to wear pants comfortably. This condition causes discomfort and makes women self-conscious about their appearance. It may occur after pregnancy and associated swelling and changes in labia volume. That being said, it can develop unrelated to pregnancy as well. Labiaplasty is where your plastic surgeon reshapes the labia minora to restore them to their proper position. The result is increased comfort and confidence in your body.
How is labiaplasty performed?
Labiaplasty is a reshaping of the excess redundant labia minora tissue. This plastic surgery procedure does not involve any internal work on the vagina. Instead the procedure focuses on the external labia, or vaginal lips, that can hang and sag. The external labia are returned to their anatomic location. This procedure takes place while you under anesthesia and comfortably asleep.
Is labiaplasty is right for me?
If you notice chafing, extra trapping of moisture or difficulty in clothing and swimwear, labiaplasty or vagina surgery is worth considering. As a woman, Dr. Tannan understands how uncomfortable this topic can be to discuss with your plastic surgeon. Together we determine if your concerns can be addressed with this operation.
How much does labiaplasty cost?
The cost for labiaplasty surgery will be provided to you during your consultation with Dr. Tannan. In the meantime, we put together the Plastic Surgery Cost Calculator to help you find the average price for labiaplasty and other cosmetic surgery procedures.
What is recovery like after vagina surgery?
Recovery is very straightforward. Avoiding strenuous or sexual activity for the few weeks immediately following surgery is important. An increase in activity level typically occurs following four weeks after surgery.