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Newport Beach: 949.645.6200
What Is Labiaplasty?
Labia Reduction & Cosmetic Enhancement:
Labiaplasty is a cosmetic genital
surgical procedure that will reduce the size or change the shape of the small lips
on the outside of the vagina (the labia minora). Many women are born with large
or irregular labia. Others develop this condition after childbirth or with aging.
The appearance of the enlarged labia can cause embarrassment with a sexual partner
or loss of self esteem. Some women just want to look "prettier" like the women they
see in magazines or in films. Chronic labial irritation can sometimes develop in
women who wear tight clothing. Discomfort can occur with sex, sports or other physical
activities. Labiaplasty can greatly enhance the cosmetic appearance of the outer vagina
giving many women greater confidence and self esteem. Women whose labia become irritated
and painful will often find relief after surgery.
Why Would I Want Labiaplasty Surgery?
The two main reasons are discomfort and esthetics. Many women feel uncomfortable or irritated when wearing tight clothing, having sexual relations, or exercising. Other women just want to look "prettier". With the increased availability and acceptance of sexually explicit materials in our society, this is becoming more common. Often these women feel embarrassed or self conscious in front of their partners.
Cosmetic Reasons: Women who are unhappy or embarrassed with the way their labia look. Often this affects sexual relationships and self esteem. Some women just want to look as beautiful as they can for themselves and their partner. With the increasing openness of society to sexuality and greater exposure to sexually explicit materials, labiaplasty is becoming increasingly popular.
Medical Reasons: Women who have discomfort from enlarged labia. This can come from exercise, sexual activity or from wearing tight clothes.
I Don't Have Children. Can I Still Have A Labiaplasty?
Yes. Even if you have not had children, Labiaplasty can be performed when
the labia are enlarged and cause physical discomfort or unhappiness because
of their appearance.
Where Is The Labiaplasty Surgery Performed?
The surgeries are performed in our accredited outpatient surgical centers located in
Newport Beach, Orange and Laguna Hills.
What Is The Average Length Of Labiaplasty Procedure?
The average length of Labiaplasty Procedure is 60 minutes.
An additional hour is spent in our recovery room under the supervision of a Registered Nurse.
What Type Of Anesthesia Is Used For Labiaplasty Surgery?
We perform this procedure under conscious sedation or genersal anesthesia.
You will be asleep during the procedure and will awaken within minutes
after the surgery is completed. Please note that this is different at other
facilities where the patient is often awake during the surgical
procedure. We feel that our patients are more comfortable using
this form of anesthesia. Anesthesia services are included in
the cost of the procedure
What Are the Risks Involved In Labiaplasty Surgery?
The most common risks of surgery may include bleeding,
infection, and scarring, however these are very unusual.
What Is The Postoperative Period Like?
You will have discomfort at the surgical site for the first few days which will then decrease.
All patients are sent home with prescriptions for pain medication and antibiotics.
Full healing takes approximately six weeks.
All sutures used are absorbable and therefore do not need to be removed.
How Many Post Operative Visits Are Required After Labiaplasty Surgery?
For our patients in the Orange County area we recommend post operative
visits at two, four and six weeks to insure proper healing and excellent results.
For our patients from out of town we recommend, if at all possible, a post operative visit
at three to four weeks.
When Can I Return To Work Post Labiaplasty Surgery?
Most patients return to work in two to four days after surgery.
When Can I Resume Exercise Post Labiaplasty Surgery?
We recommend avoiding strenuous exercise for at least four weeks.
When Can I Resume Sexual Activity Post Labiaplasty Surgery?
Sexual activity usual can resume six to eight weeks after the Labiaplasty Surgical procedure.
Will Labiaplasty Surgery Result In Decrease In Sensation?
For the vast majority of women the clitoris is the structure associated with sensory pleasure,
not the labia. As such you should not notice any loss of pleasurable sensation after surgery.
Will My Sexual Partner Notice A Difference After My Labiaplasty Surgery?
If the labia were interfering with intercourse, both of you will notice an improvement.
Visually, your partner should notice that your labia are now smaller and better proportioned.
What Is The Fee For Labiaplasty Surgery?
The fee for Labiaplasty surgery is $4900.00. This fee includes the surgeon's fee,
anesthesia and operating room fees, and all postoperative visits.
No interest financing is available.
Trust a Board Certified Surgeon when considering Labiaplasty
Plastic surgeons, urologists and gynecologist are trained to understand the
anatomy and artistic nature of this procedure and desired results that women expect.
In almost every instance, women should consider board certified cosmetic surgical specialists
when having labiaplasty performed. After you have researched Dr. Reichner's credentials,
the next step is to schedule a consultation at the Newport Beach Marina Office or the Orange County
office (next to St. Joseph Hospital). During the consultation, our Plastic Surgery Coordinator
will facilitate the entire process. The entire consultation process is designed to protect
your privacy, yet allow you to make an informed and comfortable decision.
To schedule your free consultation, please
contact our office or
call us in Newport Beach at (949) 645-6200 or in Orange County at (714) 997-5200.