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Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Emile Brown offers a variety of labiaplasty options to patients in Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Annapolis and the surrounding areas of Maryland. Labia come in all shapes and sizes, but for some, overly long or asymmetrical labia can be bothersome. A labiaplasty procedure can help improve your feminine wellness and confidence.

What is a Labiaplasty?

Labiaplasty is a procedure done to alter the size or appearance of a woman’s inner or outer vaginal lips. The procedure is often performed on the labia minora, or inner lips, especially when they extend past the outer lips. The labiaplasty is a surgical procedure, but incisions are minimal. The procedure can also address an irregular border or asymmetry.

Benefits of a Labiaplasty

Along with feeling self-conscious about overly long labia, women can also benefit from a labiaplasty if they experience these physical discomforts:

  •         Tugging and pulling making sexual activity uncomfortable
  •         Discomfort when wearing tight clothing
  •         Difficulty wearing swimsuits
  •         Chaffing and irritation

Who is a Good Candidate for a Labiaplasty?

Women who choose labiaplasty should do so for their own personal reasons, and not to please a partner or significant other. A labiaplasty can greatly improve a woman’s self-confidence and everyday comfort. Patients should keep in mind that childbirth and aging can impact the results of the labiaplasty in the future.

How is a Labiaplasty Performed?

A labiaplasty procedure can be performed using local anesthesia or sedation for your comfort. Incisions will then be made either along the border of the labia, known as the trim technique or in a wedge-shape. The incision that is best for you will depend on your specific concerns and goals. During the trim technique, tissue to removed from the edge of the labia. This technique can also address an irregular border color. When a wedge is taken out, the two ends are brought together, reshaping and resizing the labia.

Recovery After Labiaplasty

After labiaplasty, patients should get plenty of rest and wear loose comfortable clothing and underwear that does not irritate the incisions. Swelling, itching, and discomfort can be expected for several weeks but can be controlled with an ice pack and over-the-counter pain medication. When using an ice pack, do not make direct contact with the skin. Most patients can return to their daily routine 2 weeks after surgery, while sexual intercourse and tampon use should be avoided for 6 weeks in order to maximize healing potential.

Your Consultation in Baltimore, MD

During your consultation at the Aesthetic Center at Woodholme, we will be glad to answer all of your questions, including those pertaining to specific techniques that might affect your cost. We will also help you determine the best method of payment based on your needs and budget. Many times, we are able to offer specials that help patients maximize their cosmetic procedure dollars. On other occasions, we may recommend financing through a major credit card or low-interest financing through CareCredit® or Prosper® Health Care Lending.

If you are anxious to look and feel your best, contact board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Emile Brown today to schedule your labiaplasty consultation. We proudly serve patients from Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Annapolis and the surrounding areas of Maryland.