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Labiaplasty in Houston, TX is a popular choice for women who have enlarged or redundant labial tissues and wish to be more comfortable in their clothing or while riding bikes, horses, or motorcycles. By reshaping and contouring the labia minora and labia majora, a sleeker, more balanced appearance can be achieved.

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What Is Labiaplasty?

Labiaplasty is a vaginal rejuvenation procedure that reduces the size of the labia and reshapes the outer tissues of the vaginal area. Dr. Do is adept at the art and science of reshaping vaginal tissues to improve appearance, reduce chafing or irritation, and boost the confidence of patients who are bothered by enlarged labia or other concerns in this area.

At our medical center, labiaplasty in Houston is usually an outpatient procedure that takes less than an hour to complete. Dissolvable sutures may be used, or you may need to have sutures removed at a follow-up visit. Risks are very low, in line with other cosmetic surgical procedures, and patients are most often very pleased with the results.

Are You a Good Candidate for Labiaplasty?

Labiaplasty may be a great option for you if you have:

  • Genetically elongated labial tissue, or asymmetrical labia
  • Enlarged labia from pregnancy, childbirth, aging, or dramatic weight loss
  • Discomfort in the vaginal area when exercising or during intercourse
  • Embarrassment or lack of confidence about the outward appearance of your vagina

If you are healthy enough for minor surgery, and have a good understanding of the procedure and potential benefits, you can be a good candidate for labiaplasty. A free virtual or in-person consultation with one of our trained female Patient Care Coordinators is a good way to confirm this is the right choice for you.

What Are the Benefits of Labiaplasty?

By reshaping and contouring the lips of the vulva, patients enjoy many benefits that allow them to be more physically active and confident with intimacy. After the labiaplasty procedure, patients report:

  • Improvements to the size and shape of their labia
  • Better symmetry and balanced appearance of the vaginal area
  • Reduction or elimination of pain, irritation, and chafing in tight fitting clothing
  • Less painful rubbing or irritation when riding a bike, motorcycle, scooter, or horseback
  • Fewer yeast infections and urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • More confidence about their appearance
  • Improved intimate relations

The Labiaplasty Procedure

How much is labiaplasty and what is involved in the procedure? The answer will be somewhat dependent on the type of labiaplasty Dr. Do recommends. There are several types of labiaplasty that are used to correct different concerns that patients have. This procedure might also be combined with other vaginal rejuvenation procedures, which will also affect your labiaplasty cost in Houston, follow-up, and aftercare.

  1. As an outpatient procedure, you should plan for a friend or family member to drive you home.
  2. Most labiaplasty procedures take less than an hour to complete.
  3. Dr. Do will use either the Edge Trim Method, a Central Wedge Excision, or a Double Wedge Resection to reshape your labia and achieve your goals.
  4. Dr. Do may reshape the inner lips of the vulva (labia minora) or the outer ones (labia majora), or both to fully treat your symptoms and for the best final result.
  5. If the labia lack volume or have become lax due to aging or childbirth, they can be augmented with fat grafting techniques.
  6. Other procedures might be performed at the same time, including a clitoral hood reduction, vaginoplasty, or a mommy makeover.
  7. After the procedure you will rest under supervision until you are ready to go home.
  8. You should rest for a few days before resuming normal light activities.
  9. Avoid soaking in water or using tampons until you are fully healed.
  10. Avoid sexual activity, bike riding, and similar straddling activities for 4-6 weeks or as long as your doctor recommends.

The Labiaplasty Recovery Process

You should expect some bruising and swelling in the vaginal area, which is temporary and should resolve over time. Pain is usually mild, and treated with OTC pain relievers. If you have dissolving sutures you may notice them coming apart as the healing process continues.

You may be scheduled for a follow-up visit with our team, but there is no reason to wait if you have excessive pain levels or other concerns. Swelling and redness should get gradually better over a few days, if they recur or get worse, please contact our office immediately, as this can be a sign of infection.

Most patients feel up to returning to normal activities, including work, within a few days. Wear loose fitting undergarments and avoid stretching or vigorous exercise for a few weeks. You can resume sexual activity and straddling sports like bike riding or horseback riding after 4-6 weeks or as your doctor instructs.

Labiaplasty FAQs

Will I have noticeable scars after my Houston labiaplasty?

Scars from this kind of minor surgery are usually well concealed and difficult to detect after healing. There is an art to choosing the right technique and disguising incisions, so the skill of your cosmetic surgeon plays a big role in the aesthetic appearance of the final results.

Does it hurt to have labiaplasty?

Numbing cream and a local anesthetic are used so that your procedure will be pain-free. Most patients can easily distract themselves with a magazine, tablet, or smartphone while they relax during the process. During recovery from your labiaplasty, you may have some swelling and minor discomfort, which can be treated with cooling packs and pain relievers.

How much does labiaplasty cost?

Surveys by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons put the average cost of a simple labiaplasty procedure at about $2,900 in 2017. Costs vary based on the method used, area of the country, facility fees, pre- or post-surgical medications, and garments or protective wear that may be included . Most patients will pay between $3,000-8,500 for their vaginal rejuvenation procedure.

At the Aesthetic Surgery Institute, we will give you a full and complete estimate of the costs for your chosen procedures after an initial consultation and evaluation. There are financing options available for qualified patients to spread the cost out over time and start enjoying the benefits immediately.

What other procedures are often performed with a labiaplasty?

Because women with enlarged labia often also have excess skin around the clitorus, you may also consider a clitoral hood reduction procedure. If the cause of your enlarged labia is pregnancy and childbirth, you might consider a vaginoplasty to tighten the vaginal muscles and surrounding tissues. Some patients choose a labiaplasty in connection with a complete mommy makeover, which includes a tummy tuck, breast lift, and liposuction.

Does labiaplasty affect future pregnancy or childbirth?

This procedure will not have any effect on your ability to get pregnant or bear a child in the future. If you are planning a pregnancy in the near future, it might be advisable to wait, but you can have another labiaplasty or vaginoplasty later in life if needed.

Will I experience sensation changes after my labiaplasty?

There should be little or no changes to sensation after your labiaplasty. The vaginal lips have very little sensation, except in the frenulum area, and we take great care not to disturb this region. If you were having painful pinching and pulling during intercourse or intimacy because of your enlarged labia, you can expect to stop having those sensations.

Your ability to experience physical pleasure is not usually increased or decreased by a labiaplasty. Some patients experience greater sexual pleasure due to an improved level of confidence about their body.

Who is qualified to perform a labiaplasty?

A double-board certified cosmetic surgeon who has experience with vaginal rejuvenation like Dr. Do is a great choice for this procedure. Labiaplasty is sometimes performed by a gynecologist as well. You should choose a surgeon with extensive qualifications and a track record of satisfied patients. They should have a compassionate and comfortable evaluation process and help you feel fully informed about your options.

I am interested in labiaplasty, what should I do next?

We encourage you to schedule a completely free virtual or in-person consultation with us right away. While we realize that it can feel embarrassing to start this conversation, our team is 100% on your side and dedicated to helping you choose the right procedure at the right time. Contact us today to meet with a fully trained female Patient Care Coordinator to discreetly discuss the process and approximate costs, and get answers to all of your questions.

Reshaping Your Quality of Life

If you are experiencing any physical discomfort from enlarged labia, or have ever worried that your vaginal area is not as evenly formed as you would like, there is no reason to wait to investigate a simple procedure that can address these issues. With a free consultation available, you can make an informed decision with all your options available.

Our staff has over 15 years of experience in Houston, with our own surgery center on-site. Dr. Do is a highly respected and double-board certified cosmetic surgeon who has performed thousands of successful procedures for patients just like you. Contact us today to schedule a virtual or in-office meeting to find out more about this and other procedures that can boost your confidence and enhance your quality of life.

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