Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure that is performed in order to change the appearance of the labia. Reshaping the labia can ultimately reduce the size and change the appearance of the vulva, depending on the particular desired result.
The procedure is performed by our board-certified plastic surgeon—Dr. John Ayala—under a general anesthetic and usually takes about three hours. Depending on the desired results, the labia will be resculpted using precise technique to minimize bruising. Upon completion of the desired alterations, Dr. Ayala closes the incisions with dissolvable sutures.
Recovery: What to Expect
You may have to limit sexual activity and exercise for a brief period of time. Although you might experience discharge and swelling over the first few weeks, you can return to work after 7 days.