What to Expect After Labiaplasty

April 30, 2023


The labia minora, the inner lips of the vulva, can look dramatically different between women. However, they may bother you due to their appearance. You may even suffer from irritation and physical discomfort due to the size or shape of your inner labia.  A labiaplasty can transform the appearance of your labia. As a result, they look smaller and more proportionate, protecting them from irritation. 

What is a Labiaplasty for Vaginal Rejuvenation?

Dr. Fred Coville is an expert in all forms of vaginal enhancement and rejuvenation, especially labiaplasty. He performs labiaplasty or vaginal rejuvenation, most commonly on the labia minora (inner lips). Labiaplasty can correct aesthetic and functional problems with labia. When the labia minora reach past the outer lips, they can become irritated, pinched, or uncomfortable. They may also be visible in tight clothes or make you self-conscious in intimate situations. Labiaplasty removes excess length and reshapes the labia to achieve your desired appearance. 

What Happens During  Labiaplasty?

Dr. Coville has over 25 years of experience performing plastic surgery and specializes in helping you feel comfortable and happy with your body. He may use one of several techniques to change the appearance of your labia. The technique chosen depends on the final results you hope to see and your unique anatomy. Dr. Coville will review all the details of your procedure so you know exactly what to expect. He will spend as much time with you as you need to ensure that you fully understand the process and that you and he are on the same page when it comes to your needs. 

What to Expect After Labiaplasty

You can expect some soreness and swelling immediately after your procedure. You can minimize discomfort by wearing loose, soft clothing, using cold compresses to reduce swelling, and avoiding strenuous activities. Swelling begins to improve within the first week or two. Most people can return to work in one to two weeks. Dr. Coville will instruct you when you can resume activities like intercourse and using tampons. 

Labiaplasty results become visible during the first few weeks as swelling begins to face. However, it can take several months for the swelling to resolve entirely. Labiaplasty results can last for many years. However, additional sagging can occur due to age and hormonal changes. Consult with Dr. Coville about what you can expect from your results as you age. 

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What are the Benefits of Labiaplasty?

Labiaplasty offers several benefits, depending on your concerns and what you want to change about the area. Most women experience visual and functional improvements, including:

More Confidence

While women’s labia come in a wide range of shapes and appearances, you may not feel comfortable with yours. If your labia are too long, they may be visible in tight clothes. Labiaplasty can make you more confident with and without your clothes on. 

Less Irritation

Long labia can experience chafing and irritation. Large labia can also become pinched or caught in uncomfortable positions. Labiaplasty resolves this problem by hiding these inner lips inside the labia majora, which are designed to protect them. 

More Sexual Enjoyment

If you have long labia, they may interfere with your intimate activities. Pinching or rubbing can make these encounters more uncomfortable than enjoyable. Labiaplasty can let you enjoy intercourse without the discomfort of overly long labia. 


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