Labiaplasty: Cost, Risks & Why It’s Done

Woman in St. Louis interested in learning more about labiaplasty

As cosmetic procedures grow in popularity, we are seeing a rising number of women interested in labiaplasty in St. Louis. The reasoning is understandable: It is a simple procedure that can easily improve a woman’s physical, emotional, and sexual health. Our doctors understand that this is a delicate procedure that requires thought and care. Many patients come to our practice asking several questions about labiaplasty costs, risks, and more.

Labiaplasty can be uniquely customized to meet the needs of each individual patient. If you’re interested in treatment but want to learn more, this blog post can help guide your decision.

What is labiaplasty?

Labiaplasty is a plastic surgery procedure that modifies the labia minora (inner lips) and the labia majora (outer lips). Treatment typically focuses on the labia minora and the folds closest to the clitoris, helping create a “tucked in” appearance. The procedure can also include liposuction to reduce the mons pubis, or hoodectomy to reduce excess skin around the clitoris.  While labiaplasty isn’t medically necessary, the results can help you feel more comfortable and confident during intimate moments.

Why is labiaplasty done? What does it fix?

Labiaplasty is usually done for purely cosmetic reasons. It evens out the length of the inner and outer labia, helping them appear more symmetrical and aesthetically pleasing. However, there are also physical issues that require surgery to correct. You may be a good candidate for labiaplasty if you experience:

  • Discomfort during sexual activity or exercise
  • The inability to wear certain types of clothing (tight-fitting pants, etc.)
  • A significant change to the appearance of your labia after childbirth

Are there any risks with labiaplasty? Is it safe?

Yes, labiaplasty is a safe and trusted procedure. However, like any surgery, there are certain risks when undergoing treatment. While rare, the main labiaplasty risks include:

  • Decreased sensitivity
  • Chronic dryness
  • Numbness or scarring
  • Infection

The best way to reduce these risk factors is to find a board-certified plastic surgeon who operates in a safe, sterile environment. 

How much does labiaplasty cost? 

The price of labiaplasty in the St. Louis area depends on several factors. The surgeon’s fee, anesthesia fee, lab work, and more all contribute to the cost. Each woman’s procedure is unique, so it is difficult to quote a price prior to a consultation. During your meeting with your doctor, you can get a specific quote specialized to your needs.

Labiaplasty is a unique procedure that can create very satisfying results. If you would like to learn more about labiaplasty surgery in the St. Louis area, please request a consultation online. You can also contact our practice office by phone at (636) 530-6161.

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