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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 my office under oral sedation and a local anesthetic or in our partnering surgicenter under general anesthesia.

Labiaplasty Techniques:
Surgical technical

What to Expect Post-Op:
Patients are advised to clean the area regularly with dilute peroxide and antibiotic ointment following the procedure, ice the area as necessary and to 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


Disclaimer: Results may vary for different individuals.

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