Labiaplasty surgery, also known as cosmetic gynecology, labia reduction, vaginal rejuvenation, vaginal lip reduction, or vaginoplasty, is a procedure performed by Dr. Shahin Fazilat to decrease the size and improve the appearance of enlarged or asymmetrical labia minora.
The enlarged labia may cause some women to experience discomfort with pinching or pulling during certain activities. Childbirth may also cause the labia to become stretched and enlarged, so reconstruction after childbirth may become necessary. Labiaplasty can reduce this discomfort and enlargement with a simple out-patient procedure to create a smaller, thinner, more comfortable size and shape.
Our approach to cosmetic gynecology
At SF | Bay Area Plastic Surgery, we understand that feeling comfortable and confident is the goal of many patients. We are committed to enhancing your appearance and providing you with outstanding results.
Upon scheduling your procedure, you will receive a pre-operative appointment, which is scheduled-two weeks prior to your surgery date. During this appointment, you will be given instructions for your surgery, as well as any medical request forms for necessary blood work or related medical tests. Dr. Fazilat will also take any pre-operative photos and review your planned procedure(s) to ensure that your procedure to customized to your unique individual needs.
The SF | Bay Area Plastic Surgery difference
Labiaplasty surgery is a procedure that Dr. Fazilat performs in his practice to preserve the natural contour, pigmentation, and sensation of the labia minor with minimal scars. Typically, a labiaplasty is performed as an out-patient procedure under local anesthesia; surgical times are 1 to 1.5 hours.
Small incisions are made to remove any excess tissue and/or to even out the edges of the labia minor. Sutures are placed where the incisions were made and should dissolve within a few weeks.
Some of Dr. Fazilat’s patients also have their labiaplasty surgery combined with other procedures, such as breast lift, breast augmentation, tummy tuck, body lift, face lift, laser liposuction, arm lift, and thigh lift to make you look more beautiful and feel more confident.
Recovering from labiaplasty at SF | Bay Area Plastic Surgery
After a labiaplasty procedure, our patients are encouraged to walk the evening of your surgery to prevent possible blood clots. Patients can typically return to work within 3 to 4 days. The patient should also have an adult stay with them for 24 hours following the surgery to monitor their recovery.
After labia reduction, patients can shower the next day, have minimal or no bruising, have no stitches to remove, and can have intercourse within 3-4 weeks. In most cases, the labiaplasty is virtually undetectable after complete healing. Most patients say they’re extremely pleased with the results.
Dr. Shahin Fazilat will schedule a follow-up post-recovery office visit to discuss your progress.
Request your consultation
We invite you to schedule your cosmetic consultation with SF | Bay Area Plastic Surgery today; we’d love to be a part of your journey to a more youthful you. To learn more about a labiaplasty or vaginal lip surgery, or ThermiVa® non-invasive vaginal rejuvenation please call us today at 650.964.2200. You can also fill out this form to request a consultation in Morgan Hill or Mountain View, California.