Labiaplasty is a cosmetic procedure to reshape or reduce elongated or irregular labia minora. Women seek labiaplasty for a variety of reasons, some for personal hygiene and some for cosmetic reasons, such as a protruding labia. If you are bothered by this condition, labiaplasty may be the right solution for you. The top labiaplasty Washington DC has to offer is performed by Belmont Plastic Surgery’s own Dr. Feledy.
“After having kids my vaginal area had significantly changed. Getting this procedure has majorly improved my self-confidence and self-esteem.” - S.S.
Is labiaplasty right for me?
A labiaplasty, also known as labia reduction, labia rejuvenation, and vaginal lip reduction, is suitable for nearly all women who suffer the indignity of elongated or irregular labia minora. This condition, known as labial hypertrophy, has been linked to genetic causes as well as lifestyle factors, such as pregnancy, intercourse, and genital piercing. Labiaplasty can accomplish one or more of the following goals:
- Improve symmetry of the labia minora
- Reduce enlargement of the labia minora
- Improve personal hygiene
- Enhance patient self-confidence
As with any cosmetic procedure, patients should be generally healthy and have reasonable expectations about surgical outcomes. Dr. Feledy will also show you labiaplasty before and after photographs of his patients so you can look at his earlier work and see actual results for yourself and what to expect. It is important that you and Dr. Feledy agree on the cosmetic details of your surgery in order to obtain the results that you want.
The caring staff of Belmont Plastic Surgery will meet with you and make sure that any questions you have about financing and insurance are answered completely.
What happens during a labiaplasty surgery?
Labiaplasty is an outpatient procedure with an operating time of roughly one to two hours. Under local anesthesia and IV sedation, the excess tissue of the labia is reduced and sutured. Belmont Plastic Surgery’s Dr. Feledy works to ensure that scarring will not be visible with specially targeted incisions.
What can I expect after my labiaplasty surgery?
After labiaplasty surgery, you will return home with special instructions and prescribed medications. Abstinence from exercise and sexual intercourse for 4 weeks will be necessary for your labia to heal. Initial swelling and discomfort will be fully resolved in about 2 weeks. In most cases, the sutures are dissolvable, so you will not have to return to have them removed.
What are the risks of labiaplasty?
In nearly all cases, the natural appearance of your labia can be enhanced without affecting sensation or incurring unwanted complications. However, as with any surgical procedure, there is a risk of adverse events, which include infection, swelling, bleeding, scarring, prolonged swelling, asymmetry, and a need for revision surgery. You should discuss all the benefits and risks with Dr. Feledy at your consultation. Belmont Plastic Surgery prides itself on providing the safest labiaplasty Washington DC has available and works to make any procedure as painless and easy as possible.