Overview

What is Labiaplasty?

Labiaplasty is a common surgical procedure that helps reduce the size of the labia minora or majora. Patients that suffer from an enlarged labia may experience discomfort while sitting, exercising, or during intercourse and may be self-conscious about the appearance of their labia. Many women live with discomfort, shame, embarrassment in relationship and may even avoid wearing tight-fitting clothing because of labial appearances. As a cosmetic gynecologist, I will ensure that your consultation, will educate as well as make you as comfortable as possible. We will also customize a surgical plan.

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    Surgical Technique

    What to Expect

    Prior to surgery, you will have an appointment with Dr. Shepherd, this will give you an opportunity to address any questions or concerns you may have. It is important that you have a spouse, relative, or friend available prior to surgery that can help with any necessities you may need during recovery. The day of surgery, depending on the evaluation made by Dr. Shepherd, the procedure will be performed in-office. During the operation, our goal is to focus on keeping you comfortable. Our team makes sure you have a positive and calming environment around you and that you do not feel pain. Once the procedure is complete, patients can expect to go home same day, and are given after care instructions and prescribed pain medication.

    How Long Does Labiaplasty Procedure Take?
    The surgery may take 2 to 3 hours, depending on complexity, detail of the planned procedure and the anatomy. We review all the incisions with you prior to surgery and make sure the labia and clitoral hood, are carefully shaped.

    Recovery From Surgery

    We recommend 1-2 weeks before patients return to their normal routine, at least 2-3 weeks before exercising, and at least 6 weeks before patients have sexual intercourse. Results can be seen as swelling decreases and surgery scars begin to heal and fade.

    Estimated Cost

    The total cost for a labiaplasty can range from $5,000-$7,500.
    All of this includes: Preoperative visit (in person or virtual), Procedure, Anesthetic meds and Post operative visit.

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    Labiaplasty in Dallas at Glance

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    Procedure

    In-office procedure under local anesthesia that removes excess tissue around labia minor and majora and takes approximately 2-3.5 hours.

    Benefits

    Helps reduce the size of the labia minor or majora and improves confidence while decreasing discomfort.

    Recovery Time

    We recommend 1-2 weeks before patients return to their normal routine, and at least 6 weeks before patients have sexual intercourse or athletic activities

    Risks factors

    Infection, bleeding, bruising, scarring, slight discomfort

    Recovery tips

    The vaginal area should remain clean to avoid the possibility of infection. Patients should also avoid any excessive activities and clothing that may irritate the site.