At St. Louis Cosmetic Surgery, we are seeing a rising number of women interested in labiaplasty, who come to us from Missouri, Southern Illinois communities such as Decatur and Champaign, and Terre Haute, Indiana. That’s because the procedure, which often requires only local anesthesia, is a relatively simple surgery that helps women improve their physical, emotional, and sexual well-being. Each labiaplasty procedure performed by our surgeons is tailored to the unique needs of each patient and can correct a variety of aesthetic and functional irregularities.

Am I a Good Candidate for Labiaplasty?

Our labiaplasty patients cite a variety of reasons for pursuing surgery, including:

  • Physical discomfort or feelings of self-consciousness during sexual activity or exercise
  • The inability to wear certain types of clothing, such as tight-fitting pants
  • A marked change in the appearance of the area after childbirth

Our doctors understand that most patients don’t make the decision lightly. They employ care and sensitivity when helping you make the best decisions for yourself.

What Is the Difference Between Labiaplasty and Vaginoplasty?

Some people mistakenly use the terms “labiaplasty” and “vaginoplasty” interchangeably, but these 2 procedures are actually quite different.

  • Labiaplasty is a procedure that alters the labia minora, labia majora, or other structures of the vulva.
  • Vaginoplasty, which is sometimes also called “vaginal rejuvenation,” is a surgical procedure that tightens the vaginal canal. Our medical spa offers nonsurgical vaginal rejuvenation using the Viveve™ system, a non-invasive treatment without downtime.

What Is Labiaplasty?

The doctors at St. Louis Cosmetic Surgery currently offer only labiaplasty procedures, which can incorporate 1 or more of the following options:

  • Improving the size and shape of elongated or asymmetrical labia minora
  • Liposuction to reduce the size of the mons pubis or labia majora
  • Hoodectomy to reduce excess skin around the clitoris
  • Fat transfer to add volume to the mons pubis or labia majora

Female anatomy

What Happens During Labiaplasty Surgery?

At a consultation prior to the surgery, your surgeon discusses the specifics of your procedure with you to ensure you have a complete understanding of what you can expect. At St. Louis Cosmetic Surgery, local anesthesia is often all that’s required for labiaplasty, although general anesthesia is available depending on your personal preferences. During the procedure, your surgeon employs careful techniques to preserve sensation and create a natural-looking result that provides a significant boost to your personal confidence.

On its own, labiaplasty is typically a brief outpatient procedure. You’ll be able to return home shortly after your surgery is over.

How Long Is Recovery After Labiaplasty?

Most of our patients require less than a week of recuperation before they return to work, depending on the types of jobs they do. Soreness and swelling are typical for the first few days after surgery, and our doctors recommend cold compresses and oral pain relievers to alleviate these symptoms.

Although recuperation following labiaplasty is not particularly challenging, our doctors advise patients to refrain from more strenuous activity, including high-intensity exercise and sexual intercourse, for at least 6 weeks. This gives the area an opportunity to heal properly without disruption.

In most cases, the results of labiaplasty are quite long lasting. Patients enjoy increased comfort during physical activity and feel less self-conscious during sex. At St. Louis Cosmetic Surgery, our surgeons strive to create results that are completely natural-looking while still maintaining each woman’s individuality.

Our Difference

  • Natural, long-lasting results that are never overdone
  • Personalized surgical plans
  • Honest and comprehensive consultations
  • Reduced downtime and comfortable recovery

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Other Frequently Asked Questions

Can other procedures be performed at the same time as labiaplasty?

Yes, our surgeons can combine labiaplasty with other cosmetic procedures. In some cases, labiaplasty is included as part of a mommy makeover to restore the areas of a woman’s body that are most affected by pregnancy and childbirth.

How long does a labiaplasty surgery take?

If you have labiaplasty as a stand-alone procedure, it typically takes between 1 and 2 hours. If the procedure is combined with others, such as in a mommy makeover, the surgical time varies depending on the specific procedures performed.

How much does labiaplasty cost?

The price of labiaplasty, as with other cosmetic surgery, varies depending on a number of factors. Everyone’s procedure is unique, so it’s difficult to quote a price prior to the consultation. The final cost also includes the surgeon’s fee, the anesthesia fee, the surgical facility fee, all pre- and postoperative appointments, and lab work. We quote a specific cost after your consultation, which incorporates your physical condition and the cosmetic goals you describe to the surgeon.

When you trust your surgery to a board-certified or board-eligible plastic surgeon at St. Louis Cosmetic Surgery, you can be confident that your safety and satisfaction are a top priority. Request a consultation online or call  (636) 530-6161 to set up an evaluation with one of our surgeons.

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