At Aesthetx, we celebrate the beautiful diversity of women’s bodies and their agency to change and enhance the aspects they wish to.
Labiaplasty has surged in popularity because though it’s a relatively simple procedure, the results can positively impact confidence and comfort.
Issues with labia minora (the inner vaginal lips) may include excessive size, asymmetry, or discoloration. Changing this intimate area is a highly personal decision and one that carries a significant satisfaction rate.
Here, we’ll take a closer look at what this procedure achieves and answer 6 of the most common questions women have about labiaplasty.
1. What’s the Difference Between Non-Surgical Vaginal Rejuvenation and Labiaplasty?
Non-invasive laser treatments for skin have come a long way. In recent years, several brands have developed devices that use light and thermal technology to stimulate collagen production and tighten mucosal skin. They can also encourage improved blood flow and natural lubrication in the vaginal canal.
Non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation typically utilizes one of these laser modalities to tighten and smooth the vulva, which includes the labia minora. It may also involve using a wand attachment to treat the inner vaginal walls.
While there is no recovery time required, no scalpels used, or incisions to care for, the results achieved through non-surgical methods are less dramatic for the labia. People who have elongated or asymmetric vaginal lips will not see significant improvement using laser treatments.
Through the surgical “trim” or “wedge” technique, we can remove excess labia skin and transform the area with minimal scarring. In fact, the mucosal skin heals so rapidly that there are often no visible scars apparent once healed.
Labiaplasty is an outpatient procedure that may be done using local and IV sedation, or a general anesthetic.
2. Can You Improve Deflated Labia Minora?
After pregnancy, childbirth, or weight fluctuations, many women see unwanted changes to the labia majora, such as wrinkled, deflated tissue.
A fat transfer may be recommended for those seeking fuller, youthful volume and smoother skin in the area. Also called fat grafting, this procedure uses your own fat removed from areas of excess, purifies it, then injects it artfully into the desired region.
3. How Long Does Labiaplasty Recovery Take?
Most patients recovering from labiaplasty take just one week off work. Your personalized recommendations will depend on the details of your procedure and typical daily activities.
Dr. Zeidler will discuss the recovery plan, including workouts or strenuous activities to avoid.
Loose-fitting pants and cotton underwear will help prevent anything tight or irritating from rubbing on the area, and you’ll need to avoid sources of infection like swimming pools and hot tubs until incisions are completely healed.
4. When Can I Have Sex After Labiaplasty?
After labiaplasty, we recommend pausing sexual intercourse for at least 6 weeks. This allows the delicate labia skin to fully heal and for swelling to subside. Rushing this process could delay incision closure, which might negatively affect results.
5. How Much Does Labiaplasty Cost?
Prices for cosmetic surgery vary between practice locations, and your fees will depend on your exact procedure type. During your consultation, we’ll provide you with a surgical quote and scheduling options.
6. Does Insurance Cover Labia Reduction?
Even though feeling self-conscious or physically uncomfortable about intimate areas can be challenging, it is rare for this treatment to be covered by health insurance.
Thankfully, reputable medical financing companies can help you offset the cost through smaller, convenient monthly payments.
To learn more about your financing options and how labiaplasty could help you, please schedule your private consultation with our body beauty experts. Dr. Zeidler is renowned for caring, informative, and in-depth consultations and has years of experience helping women feel better about themselves. Contact Aesthetx through our website, or call (408) 559-7177.