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Labiaplasty in Las Vegas, NV

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What is labiaplasty?

Labiaplasty is a cosmetic procedure that enhances the appearance of the vaginal lips. Women who have gone through pregnancy or those who have experienced a significant weight loss may have enlarged labia. In addition, some women are born with asymmetrical vaginal lips. Abnormal labia can result in an unsightly appearance, but more importantly, it can cause symptoms such as chronic irritations, discomfort during sex, and yeast or urinary tract infections. Women who are unhappy with the appearance of their labia can feel better knowing Las Vegas, NV board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Khorsandi can make a positive difference. Dr. Khorsandi is an experienced labia rejuvenation surgeon and considers it one of the fastest growing cosmetic surgeries in the city.  Labiaplasty cost can vary depending on if both the labia minora (the inner lips) is involved alone or the labia majora (the outer labia) requires a procedure such as fat grafting or skin removal.  Labiaplasty involves removing tissue, but for some deflation of the outer lips needs addressing as well.

Surgical Technique

Women who are considering labiaplasty should consult with a qualified board-certified plastic surgeon. In the past, before surgeons improved this procedure, the approach was to remove the excess tissue and skin deformity using an amputation method. Today, skilled surgeons use aesthetic reshaping techniques so that the labia are not only reduced in size, but also the nerves are protected in the process so that sexual feeling is not compromised. A surgeon with experience will preserve the natural color and contour and create a result that looks visually appealing with minimal to no scarring.

Labiaplasty Surgical Process

The most common approach surgeons take to perform labiaplasty is to use a device known as Iris Scissors. This fine, advanced surgical tool allows the surgeon to reshape the inner folds of the labia. In the process, a clean “V” shaped wedge is made to the vaginal lips, and is removed to reduce the size. The surgeon will carefully work to reshape and reconstruct the lips so that they meet the patient’s aesthetic goals. Dissolvable sutures are used to close the incision. Another approach is to use a laser treatment to reduce the labia. This is effective for some patients, but is only recommended in cases where the skin defect is minimal.

During/After Surgery

Labiaplasty typically takes between 1-2 hours to complete, depending on how complex the surgical case is. It is performed under general anesthesia at an accredited surgical facility and does not require an overnight stay. Women who undergo labia rejuvenation will need to avoid any activity that may cause swelling and bleeding, such as exercise, sexual activity, douching, and the use of tampons. These activities can be resumed slowly around 4-6 weeks post-op. Women find that the results of this procedure look so natural that their self-confidence and self-image are improved drastically.

Expected Cost

Labiaplasty is a surgery that is sometimes covered by medical insurance. This is generally the case if the condition is causing problematic symptoms. The procedure itself can run between $5,500 (In office) -$6,500 (OR). It is a procedure that is now offered by many board-certified plastic surgeons. Virtual consultations are $100 and in-person consults $300 the consult fee goes towards the procedure they are non-refundable.

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Average Cost  
$5,800 - $10,000
Recovery Time  
6-8 Weeks
Average Procedure Time  
1-2 Hours
Post-op Follow-up  
1 Week
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Labiaplasty FAQs

An OBGYN or a Plastic Surgeon?

When researching the aesthetic surgery market, most patients will find that a large majority of plastic surgery practices offer labiaplasty. While many OBGYNs are capable of performing labia rejuvenation, the procedure is most often considered cosmetic. An OBGYN will be able to surgically remove any excess that exists within the labia; however, a plastic surgeon will consider the aesthetics to ensure that scarring is minimal, and that color, contour, and symmetry look and feels natural.

Any Insensitivity?

As with any surgery, there may be numbness in the vaginal area after the procedure is completed. This is temporary as the skin and vaginal lips heal. In regards to sensitivity, it is important to understand that labia rejuvenation effects, for the most part, the vaginal lips only. Sensitivity is served by the clitoris. A skilled board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in labiaplasty will work around this area so that a loss of sensitivity does not occur.

Does It Affect Intercourse?

Labiaplasty, when performed by a skilled surgeon, will only improve sexual intercourse. In many cases, this is because the excess skin and tissue that may have gotten in the way during sex before will now be removed. The clitoral region will be protected and the sensory nerves preserved so that sexual intercourse is not impacted in a negative way.

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