Labial Rejuvenation


Labial Rejuvenation Labiaplasty (also known as labial rejuvenation or labial reduction) reduces and reshapes labia minora (inner lips) that are stretched out or asymmetrical. Through the removal and repositioning of excess tissue and skin, the labia minora is reduced, but the natural contours, colors, and sensations are preserved.

Enlarged labia minora can cause women discomfort and self-consciousness during intimate times or when when wearing certain types of clothing. Labiaplasty can enhance the appearance of the outer vagina and give women more confidence and self esteem.

Labiaplasty can refer to several different procedures though.  The main differences being the location and extent of the labial cosmetic surgery.

Labia Minora - The labia minora are the inner lips of the lania. Various labioplasty techniques can be used for prominent labia minora to reduce size or improve irregular contour. The standard labial rejuvenation approach utilized by many plastic surgeons is removal of leading edge of the labia, shortening and reducing the labia minora with virtually no visible scarring.

Labia Majora - Labioplasty for the outer lips (labia majora) can include liposuction or surgical incision.  Both methods are used to make the labia appear less puffy. Drooping or sagging of the labia majora can be corrected by skin removal, or plumped with fat injections.  Labiaplasty of the labia majora tend to require more surgery than a labia minora rejuvenation and are therefore frequently performed under general anesthesia in our fully accredited surgical center.

Mons Pubis - The mons pubis the area obove the pubic bone.  After weight gain or pregnancy it is not uncommon for a woman to report dissatisfaction with a sagging or bulding mons pubis.  Labiaplasty can include a mons pubis lift (surgical scars are usually hidden within the pubic hair).  Liposuction can also make for a flatter mons pubis.

Labiaplasty is not to be confused with vaginoplasty (vaginal rejuvenation).  Labiaplasty concerns the outside vaginal lips for mostly aesthetic purposes, while vaginoplasty refers to modifying the vagina or reducing the size or tightening the vaginal opening.

Typical Minimum Cost of Labial Rejuvenation (based on national averages):
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Typical Maximum Cost of Labial Rejuvenation (based on national averages):
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National Average Cost of Labial Rejuvenation:
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Time Required for Labial Rejuvenation:
It usually takes at least one hour to perform labial rejuvenation surgery. Time requirements can vary depending on the extent of labiaplasty surgery necessary.
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Is Labial Rejuvenation an InPatient or OutPatient Procedure?
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What are the Side Effects of Labial Rejuvenation?
Labia rejuvenation side effects can include temporary swelling, bruising, or sensation change.
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How Long do Labial Rejuvenation results last?
Labia rejuvenation results are permanent.
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What is the recovery time for Labial Rejuvenation?
Patients do not need to return for removal of sutures, as they dissolve on their own.

Basic labiaplasty recovery is usually complete within about 2 weeks of the surgery

Many labia rejuvenation patients are comfortable with returning to work about 1 week after surgery

Even when labia rejuvenation recovery seems complete, it is recommended that patients abstain from sexual intercourse or tampon use for about 6 weeks after labiaplasty surgery
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Will my insurance company cover Labial Rejuvenation?
Because of the cosmetic nature of labia rejuvenation, insurance is not involved.
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Is there much discomfort for Labial Rejuvenation?
After labia rejuvenation, pain and discomfort felt can vary depending on the extent of work done. Some tenderness will likely be experienced initially, but should be easily controlled with oral pain medication and rest.
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What types of anesthesia is necessary for Labial Rejuvenation?
The labial rejuvenation anesthesia of choice is usually local. Some patients may opt for general anesthesia.
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What else can I combine Labial Rejuvenation with?
For enhanced results, labia rejuvenation may be combined with:
Breast Lift
Tummy Tuck
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What else is Labial Rejuvenation referred to as?
Labia Reduction. Labiaplasty. Labia Minora Reduction. Inner Lip Reduction. Female Genital Surgery.
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