Labiaplasty is a plastic surgery procedure designed to remove excess skin from the opening of the vagina which can result from genetics or childbirth.
What is labiaplasty?
Labiaplasty is a plastic surgery procedure which involves the removal of excess skin folds from the opening of the vagina in order to rejuvenate the vaginal area. Excess skin may occur after childbirth or be genetic, and its removal can help to restore a woman’s confidence.
Who is a candidate for labiaplasty?
Women who are self-conscious about the appearance of the vagina may be good candidates for labiaplasty.
What should I expect during a consultation for labiaplasty?
During the consultation for labiaplasty, Dr. Vitenas will go over your complete medical history, take the time to understand your goals, and answer all of your questions. He will discuss reasonable and expected outcomes, and explain the details of the procedure including the technique, the recovery, the risks, the costs, and financing options.
Where is the surgery for labiaplasty performed?
Dr. Vitenas performs labiaplasty procedures at Houston Surgery Center, an outpatient facility conveniently located in the same building as Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery.
What is the price for a Labiaplasty or labia reduction cosmetic surgery?
There are many reasons for the variation in pricing, such as which procedure is performed and complexity of the surgery. Less-experienced doctors tend to charge less than experienced surgeons. The price range for Labiaplasty (reduction of the labia) is $6,000 -$7,000, this price includes operating room, anesthesia, the surgeons fees. Included in your surgery cost are post-op aftercare kits to assist with making recovery more comfortable. Once you have met with Dr. Vitenas, he will provide you with an official price quote based on your individual goals.
What type of anesthesia is used for labiaplasty?
Labiaplasty may be performed with general anesthesia or local anesthesia.
How is labiaplasty performed?
The incision for labiaplasty is located on the labia minora, the two small folds situated between the labia majora. Once the incision is made, the excess skin folds are excised.
How long is the surgery for labiaplasty?
The surgery for labiaplasty is about one hour long.
Is labiaplasty a painful procedure?
After the labiaplasty procedure, patients may feel a bit sore but medication can help to manage this.
How long is the recovery after labiaplasty?
The recovery after labiaplasty takes about one to two weeks. Sexual intercourse must be avoided for six weeks.
What is the recovery like after labiaplasty?
Some light bruising and swelling may occur around the labia and surrounding tissue. There are no stitches that need to be removed because dissolvable sutures are used. Any discomfort that patients experience can be managed with medication.
At what point can I go back to work after my labiaplasty?
Little downtime is needed after a labiaplasty. Most women are feeling good enough to return to work the following day.
Can I start exercising again, immediately after my labiaplasty?
Walking is encouraged after a labiaplasty. However, strenuous activities and exercise, as well as heavy lifting, should be put off for four to six weeks. During your follow-up appointment with Dr. Vitenas, he will assess the progression of healing, and let you know when you can start back up on your normal exercise routine.
Does a labiaplasty run the risk for complications?
When performed by an experienced plastic surgeon, like Dr. Vitenas, the labiaplasty is considered a safe procedure, with little chance for serious complications. While rare, there is always a chance for unexpected bleeding, infection, or scarring to occur. These risks will be further discussed during your consultation appointment.
What are my labiaplasty payment options?
Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery offers patients several payment options. These include cash, cashier’s check, and all major credit cards. Healthcare financing through CareCredit is also available. Apply online or ask your patient coordinator for more information.