No two labia look the same – some are longer, and others appear overly full. Each person has a unique appearance. But many women are dissatisfied with the shape or size of their labia. Dr. Coville performs labiaplasty for those wanting to adjust the appearance of their labia minora or labia majora.
What is Labiaplasty?
Most people think Labiaplasty is a cosmetic procedure to improve the appearance of the labia minora. However, labiaplasty can also refer to the labia majora or both. Some patients feel their labia minora may be too long or unequal in appearance, causing discomfort during sex or aesthetic preferences. Other women may dislike the puffiness or flatness of their labia majora (the external labia of the genital region). Still, others may need improvement of both areas.
There are two main procedures for labiaplasty of the inner labia: edge resection and wedge resection. Edge resection trims the excess skin on the edges of the labia, while wedge resection keeps the edges but cuts a wedge out of the center of the labia minora. Dr. Coville will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of either procedure to help you make the right choice for you.
Labiaplasty of the labia majora can be for deflation, excess skin, or too much “puffiness.” Depending on your desires, Dr. Coville may use liposuction or a filler to adjust the fullness of the labia majora or recommend a skin tightening procedure to shape the outer labia correctly.
Some patients choose to receive labiaplasty as a stand-alone procedure.
Many women opt for a comprehensive feminine rejuvenation which might include:
Inner labiaplasty, outer labiaplasty, or reduction of the mons area. If you would like vaginal tightening, then you might want to consider a surgical vaginoplasty.