What is a Labiaplasty?

Women with excessive tissue in the labia can experience a number of physical and psychological problems. It can cause significant discomfort and irritation during physical activity, such as jogging. It may also cause discomfort during sexual intercourse. Additionally, the appearance of excessive tissue in the labia may cause introversion. Labial reduction, otherwise known as labiaplasty, is the perfect solution for women experiencing any of the above. For patients seeking labiaplasty in Orange County, Dr. Esmailian offers precision skills to give you the results you deserve.

Benefits of Labiaplasty

Labiaplasty provides a number of benefits for women who would like to change the shape, size, or appearance of their labia. Benefits of labiaplasty include the following:

  • A more aesthetic, symmetrical female genitalia
  • Better sexual comfort
  • Enhanced sexual pleasure
  • Better comfort during exercise
  • Better comfort and confidence when wearing tight clothing or swimsuits
  • Improved female hygiene
  • More sexual confidence

Candidates for labiaplasty

Women who are unhappy with the appearance or feeling of larger or asymmetrical labia are likely candidates for a labiaplasty procedure. Many women find labiaplasty to be a life-changing procedure that increases confidence and comfort.

Ideal candidates for labiaplasty in Orange County should meet the following requirements:

  • Are 18 years old or older
  • Are generally in good health
  • Do not smoke
  • Have asymmetrical labia
  • Have overly large, protruding, or prominent labia
  • Are self-conscious about their labia
  • Have sexual concerns due to the size and shape of the labia
  • Have torn or stretched labia due to vaginal childbirth
  • Have sagging, enlarged or elongated labia due to age
  • Sitting, exercise, sex, and/or tight-fitting clothing, cause twisting, pain, or discomfort

Cost of Labiaplasty

The cost of labiaplasty varies from person to person depending on their needs and aesthetic goals. The complexity of the procedure will determine the cost of labiaplasty for each case. In general, the price of labiaplasty ranges between $2000 and $6000.

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The Labiaplasty Procedure

Because labiaplasty is restricted to a small portion of the body, it is usually performed under local anesthesia, with the patient awake. It may be done using a general anesthetic when it is combined with other, more comprehensive cosmetic procedures.

Once an anesthetic is applied, Dr. Esmailian can address any excess tissue in the labia. Both the labia majora and labia minora are treated and reduced according to a previous discussion between you and Dr. Esmailian. He will leave enough tissue in the labia minora to ensure the vaginal opening is closed while the patient is standing.

Before & After Labiaplasty

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Recovery After Labiaplasty

A labiaplasty is not very invasive, and the recovery period is minimal. Sexual intercourse can resume within one month following your labiaplasty in Los Alamitos, and sometimes sooner depending upon how much tissue was excised. Initial swelling will decrease within the first weeks following the procedure.

Dr. Esmailian’s patients are happy with the results of labiaplasty. They routinely report significant improvement in confidence and sexual sensation, as well as a decrease in introversion associated with their labia. Please call us to find out more about labial reduction.

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Why Choose Dr. Esmailian?

Dr. Farbod Esmailian is a dedicated, experienced, double board-certified plastic surgeon. He is known as one of the top plastic surgeons in the area, with a passion for helping patients achieve their aesthetic goals and improve their quality of life. His many satisfied patients trust his expertise and abilities because of the outstanding outcomes he achieves. Dr. Esmailian’s focus is on natural-looking outcomes that enhance the authentic beauty his patients already possess. Call today for a consultation to find out more about labiaplasty with Dr. Esmailian in Orange County.

Labiaplasty FAQ

How long is the procedure?

Will there be any scars?

How long do results last?

Will this procedure affect my sensitivity?

Will there be pain?

Are there risks?

How long is the procedure?

Labiaplasty takes between 45 minutes to an hour to complete.

Will there be any scars?

Incisions are made in the natural folds and creases of the skin. Scars fade quickly and are hard to detect.

How long do results last?

In most cases, the results of labiaplasty procedures are so long-lasting that they are considered permanent.

Will this procedure affect my sensitivity?

The procedure is designed to increase and heighten sensitivity. You will likely feel initial numbing where the incisions are made. This will fade over time.

Will there be pain?

During your recovery, you will experience pain that can be managed with over-the-counter medication. The recovery period is short and lasts only a few days to a week.

Are there risks?

Labiaplasty has the same risks as any surgery, including bleeding, infection, scarring, ongoing pain, and others. Labiaplasty also has the risk of causing pain with sex or loss of sensitivity.

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