Enlarged labia can be a cause of embarrassment or discomfort for many women, along with hygiene frustration, pain during intercourse, irritation during physical activities, and unhappy appearance with certain clothing. These are a few of the problems that can be alleviated with a labiaplasty. Vaginal injections of dermal fillers can also be used snug up the vaginal vault, but this option only offers limited tightening and temporary results.
Normally performed under local anesthesia, this procedure trims off the excess skin of the inner labia or reduces the size of the outer labia. This can often be combined with removal of excessive clitoral hooding by simply extending the incision between the majora and minora. However, this procedure focuses on preserving as much of the outer lip edge and sensitivity as possible and so this is extremely individualized for the patient’s concerns and personal preference.
The procedure is also popularly combined with other enhancements such as breast augmentation, rhinoplasty, and liposuction.
One week of recovery is normally sufficient time for patients to return to work and daily activities, but can take up to six weeks for full recovery from a genital rejuvenation procedure. Swelling and discomfort will be normal within the first week, then begin to fade. Strenuous activities and intercourse should be avoided for the first 40 days to avoid prolonging the healing process.
The ideal candidate has realistic expectations for the procedure, is in good medical health, can commit to recovery time, and if your inner labial minora hang below your outer labia majora, experience pain with intercourse, have difficulty with labial hygiene, unable to wear your clothes with confidence, or feel pain when riding a bicycle.
Pricing varies based on body type, along with combined procedures performed. Please call or schedule a consultation for more information.
Dr. Malek grew up in Tehran, Iran. He lived as an exchange student in Wahpeton, North Dakota before returning to Iran and graduating from Tehran University School of Medicine in 1976. Dr. Malek finished his training in general surgery and became board certified as a general surgeon, and completed his training and became a board certified plastic surgeon thereafter. He subsequently completed a fellowship in head, neck, reconstructive, and cosmetic surgery at MD Anderson Hospital in Houston, Texas before returning to Wilmington in 1984.
Schedule an appointment with The Centre for Cosmetic Surgery to discuss your cosmetic needs. We will help you to develop a customized cosmetic plan to give you the results that you desire.