Labiaplasty - Overview
Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure that reduces the prominence of the labia minor – the lips surround the vaginal opening. There are a number of reasons women seek this procedure, including a boost in self confidence and a reduction in discomfort from clothing rubbing the prominent labia or from during intercourse or exercise.
Labiaplasty is becoming a much more commonly requested surgery, no doubt due in part to the rise of the Brazilian look (i.e. removal of all or almost all of the pubic hair). It is also being featured in more mainstream magazines and television shows. This area is becoming more visible, too, as women are wearing more contouring items of clothing such as yoga pants.
The procedure can be performed in-office under oral sedation and a local anesthetic or in our partnering surgicenter under general anesthesia.
- Surgical technical
Patients are advised to clean the area regularly with diluted peroxide and antibiotic ointment. Following the procedure, ice the area as necessary and rest in bed for 48 hours. There are no drains or external sutures involved. Patients can typically return to work in 3 days, can begin exercising in 7-10 days and have sex in 3-6 weeks.
Dr. Berman is amazing! My procedure was seamless from start to finish. Easy to book appointments, staff was friendly, and Dr. Berman personally checks on you after the procedure and responds to texts quickly. I am only 5 days out and very happy with the results! Minimal pain during recovery and I didn’t even feel anything during the procedure (I chose local anesthesia with oral sedation). Wish I did this 10 years ago!
Of the several plastic surgeons I’ve visited in the DC area for my labiaplasty, Dr. Berman has proven to be the absolute best. From the consultation, to surgery day, and recovery, every step of the way has been stress free, painless, and most definitely life changing. Check in texts with Dr. Berman kept reassurance in the recovery process - something I very much appreciated. Without a doubt, no other doctor would have my trust with the delicacy of this procedure. Incredibly glad for Dr. Berman and his awesome staff for their skill!
I was very pleased with the results of my Labiaplasty. Very quick recovery. 6 weeks is the recommended time before resuming intercourse. I resumed sexual intercourse 2 weeks after surgery with almost no pain and I was able to reach climax a lot faster as well. I began teaching spin classes 2 weeks after surgery which was somewhat uncomfortable but not enough to keep me from my workouts. Dr. Berman and his staff were wonderful. Answering all of my questions and making me feel at ease during and after surgery. I would highly recommend Dr. Berman.
Dr. Berman performed the surgery perfectly. I am much more comfortable with my appearance. I am about 2 1/2 months in and there is still a bit of sensitivity. I was not able to have intercourse until about 6 weeks, unlike most others that can at 3. That is just my personal experience, nothing went wrong with the surgery. They made me feel as comfortable as possible during the procedure since I had a bit of anxiety. All the staff is amazing!
Beyond happy with the results! Got labiaplasty and it was the best process. I was skeptical to do something like this but I felt so comfortable leading up to it, and I honestly had fun during the surgery since I was awake with a local anesthetic. Everyone was so personable and Dr. Berman is so professional, funny, and smart. He's not pushy and they seriously just want you to be happy here. I feel so confident now even though I'm the only one that knows! Thank you Dr. Berman!
I haven't felt comfortable with my labia for a long time. I had Labiaplasty surgery with Dr. Berman and I love the result! He is very efficient with his consultation and I felt in very safe hands. I am so happy I did this surgery with Dr. Berman and I love the result!