The number of women who come to St. Louis Cosmetic Surgery for labiaplasty from Missouri, Southern Illinois, and other nearby communities is steadily on the rise. 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.
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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; or a marked change in the appearance of the area after childbirth. Our doctors understand that most patients don't make the decision lightly, and they employ care and sensitivity when helping you make the best decisions for yourself.
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.
The doctors at St. Louis Cosmetic Surgery currently offer only labiaplasty procedures. Labiaplasty 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 remove excess skin around the clitoris
- Fat transfer to add volume to the mons pubis or labia majora
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. Prior to the surgery at a consultation, your surgeon discusses the specifics of your procedure with you to ensure you have a complete understanding of what you can expect.
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, and you'll be able to return home shortly after your surgery is over.
Soreness and swelling is typical for the first few days after surgery, and our doctors recommend cold compresses and oral pain relievers to alleviate these symptoms. Most of our patients require less than a week of recuperation before they return to work, depending on the types of jobs they do.
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 or even permanent. 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.
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.