LABIAPLASTY - Labia Reduction Surgery
What is Labiaplasty?
Labiaplasty is the surgical reduction of the labia minora and or labia majora, these are the outer folds and inner lips of the vagina. Dr. Judy Wei offers in office labiaplasty in Irvine, CA. Most women choose labiaplasty surgery for cosmetic reasons. Improving the appearance of large or uneven labia may increase self-esteem and improve self-consciousness. There are also non cosmetic reasons to choose labia reduction surgery. Some women may have experienced trauma or tearing during childbirth, it is also possible that their labia is naturally large or thick and they interfere with exercise. Chaffing and irritation is a common issue with large labia. Reducing large labia not only helps with irritation but it will also reduce the appearance of the labia when wearing tight fitting clothes.
Is Labiaplasty an Outpatient Procedure?
Yes, labiaplasty is an outpatient procedure. The surgery may take between 1 and 3 hours and soreness should be expected for the first week.
How Long is Labiaplasty Recovery?
For the first week you should limit activities, you certainly may walk around and drive but must avoid all lifting, exercise, vacuuming and swimming. Do not insert anything into the vagina! No Tampons, no sex for 6 weeks. Dr. Wei will discuss all recovery medications and activities with you in detail after your surgery. Most patients are able to resume all daily activities within 8 weeks.
How Much Does Labiaplasty Cost?
The cost of Labiaplasty in Irvine depends on several factors, case complexity or simplicity and possible combined surgery discounts. Combining a labiaplasty surgery with a perineoplasty, vaginoplasty, clitoral lift, or monsplasty, will result in discounts. The price range for a labiaplasty is between $6550 and $8000.*
Does Labiaplasty Surgery Tighten the Vagina?
No, Labiaplasty surgery only reshapes and or reduces the size of the labia. Surgical vaginal rejuvenation or vaginoplasty and non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation procedures tighten the vaginal canal.
How to Choose a Labiaplasty Surgeon?
Gynecologists, Urogynecologists and plastic surgeons encompass over 95% of the types of doctors who perform labiaplasties. Choose a labiaplasty surgeon with experience and the proper training. Request to see before and after photos during your consultation. Some labiaplasty doctors do not post labiaplasty before and after photos due to privacy restrictions and or consent. Dr. Judy Wei is a fellowship trained board certified OB/GYN and she completed Dr. Alinsod’s aesthetic vulvovaginal one-on-one surgical preceptorship.
*An accurate price can only be quoted after an in-person or virtual consultation. Ask about combination surgery discounts.