Labiaplasty is also called labia reduction surgery or vaginal lip reduction and is a type of vaginal rejuvenation that reduces the appearance of excessive labia tissue of the female genitalia. Pregnancy and genetic makeup can sometimes cause excessive tissue to form. This excess tissue can cause aesthetic issues that are harmful to self-confidence, but it can also lead to performance issues, including difficulty with sexual intercourse, in some cases. Most often, a labia reduction surgery will involve the removal of excess tissue in the inner vaginal lips (labia minora.)
At the Zannis Center for Plastic Surgery in New Bern, NC, our team specializes in labiaplasty procedures of all types. Everything from your initial consultation to your procedure and subsequent recovery takes place at our comfortable, private facility with the most discreet and respectful staff in the industry.
Whether the patient has asymmetrical, irregular, or oversized labia, issues can range from minor irritation with activity to excess moisture retention, hygiene problems, visibility through clothing and swimsuits, discomfort during intercourse, and significant self-esteem problems. Dr. Zannis understands this may be difficult to discuss openly, but patients can rest assured he will do his best to make you feel as comfortable and as safe as he possibly can throughout the process. He has performed thousands of surgical procedures over the past few decades, and he specializes in cosmetic shaping and contouring. Labiaplasties have become more common recently, and they now offer an outstanding solution for women who are seeking an aesthetic and functional improvement.
Labia reduction surgery usually takes less than 1 hour. The procedure will be performed under IV sedation and local anesthesia. Depending upon the nature and degree of the labia resizing and reshaping required, small incisions will be made in the labia minora to allow for careful shaping and contouring.
Results and Recovery
Following your labiaplasty, you can expect to experience mild discomfort and swelling of the labia tissues and surrounding areas. These symptoms will generally last for 1 to 2 weeks after surgery. We recommend avoiding sex and exercise for 4 weeks after your procedure. The small scars that are created during a labia reduction are generally almost unnoticeable, but they will also reduce in appearance over time. In the majority of cases, labiaplasty does not result in the loss of sensation in the area. The final results of your labiaplasty may take 3 to 6 months to appear fully.
Would you like to learn more about our labiaplasty procedures and find out if you’re a good candidate? We encourage you to contact us at (252) 633-1197 today to speak with our friendly, knowledgeable team and schedule your consultation right away!