For patients that need vaginal rejuvenation, a labiaplasty could be the answer. This procedure modifies the labia minora and labia majora to achieve the desired results. At New York Medicine Doctors, our team would be happy to help determine if this procedure is right. To learn more about labiaplasty, please continue reading.

Why Is A Labiaplasty Done?

In most cases, there is no actual medical reason for a labiaplasty to be done. It is more often used as more of a cosmetic procedure. Most women will undergo this procedure if their labia is too long or think they are too long. No matter the reason, our team will be able to help.

Is This A Common Procedure?

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, around 10,000 women undergo a labiaplasty each year. While this may not seem like too large of a number, you should feel confident you are not the only one considering having this procedure done.

Are There Any Side Effects?

Although a labiaplasty is a relatively safe procedure, it’s important to remember that just like with any other operation, it comes with potential risks. Our team would like to lay that out to make an informed decision on whether or not to undergo this operation. These side effects can include:

  • Numbness.
  • Chronic vaginal dryness.
  • Decreased vulvar sensitivity.
  • Scarring that results in painful vaginal intercourse.

What To Expect Following The Procedure 

A labiaplasty is typically an outpatient procedure, meaning you’ll recover at home upon its completion. However, recovery is not something that will happen overnight. Our team recommends taking off between three and seven days from work, if possible. To aid in the recovery, we also advise the below:

  • Wear loose clothing to avoid friction and pain.
  • Avoid exercises and rigorous activities.
  • Take salt baths to reduce soreness.
  • Abstain from using a tampon or having intercourse for at least four to six weeks.