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Intro Labiaplasty

Labiaplasty involves reducing and reshaping the external labial skin folds surrounding the vulva. The procedure aims to eliminate physiological and physical discomfort from the appearance and interference of enlarged or disproportional labial folds. Surgeons Philip C. Kierney, MD, and Lynn Chung, MD, can perform a labiaplasty in Tacoma for patients looking for effective vaginal rejuvenation.

How Does a Labiaplasty Work?

Labiaplasty surgery can improve the appearance of the labia majora and the labia minora. The surgeon will reduce and reshape the tissue of the inner and outer labia as needed to meet the patient’s goals for aesthetic improvement and physical comfort.

Every patient’s needs are unique; sometimes, changes can be relatively minor yet very impactful to a patient’s comfort. Alteration of only labial fold may be all that is necessary. A consultation will quickly determine the best approach for you.

What Happens During Labiaplasty?

Labiaplasty can be performed under either general anesthesia or a combination of local anesthesia and sedation. A consultation is needed to determine the appropriate option for each patient’s case.

During labiaplasty, the surgeon will alter the labial folds by trimming edges or by removing a wedge-shaped portion and reconnecting separated edges with dissolvable sutures.

Who Is the Right Candidate for Labiaplasty?

Patients who experience hygiene concerns or discomfort due to the interference and bunching of stretched or enlarged labia during everyday functions or sexual activities are the right candidates for labiaplasty.

After labiaplasty, patients commonly report improvement in their enjoyment of sexual activity. Patients who suffered silently or were dissuaded or prevented from certain forms of exercise, participation in sporting activities, or everyday hobbies can find relief from this life-changing procedure.

How Much Does Labiaplasty Surgery Cost?

The cost of labiaplasty surgery varies among patients. Dr. Kierney and Dr. Chung will create a unique surgical plan for each patient, including price information. The time needed to perform the surgery, the surgical techniques utilized, and the type of anesthesia used can all factor into the cost.

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What to Expect After Labiaplasty

Recovery from a labiaplasty procedure usually involves downtime of up to a couple of weeks from regular activities and six weeks before resuming sexual activity. The duration of each patient’s time away from work or regular activities is unique to their circumstances.

Patients can expect temporary tenderness, swelling, and discoloration. The pain following labiaplasty surgery is, in most cases, well-managed with non-prescription pain relievers. Prescription pain relief will be available if necessary.

Patients can avoid a prolonged recovery process by allowing themselves time to rest and avoiding wearing certain clothing. Individualized instructions regarding hygiene, menstruation during healing, and medications will be discussed during the consultation.

Following all instructions diligently will speed the recovery process. Smoking can significantly impact healing after surgery and should be avoided for six weeks following the procedure. The full results of labiaplasty can be seen once all healing is complete.

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A labiaplasty consultation with Dr. Kierney or Dr. Chung is the next step. Contact our office for an appointment to learn if labiaplasty in Tacoma is right for you.