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What is a labiaplasty?

Labiaplasty involves reshaping the labia majora (outer lips) and/or labia minora (inner lips) through removal of excess skin. It is normal to have asymmetric labia or labia minora that extend outside of the labia majora, however, if there is chronic irritation, chafing, pain during sex, or tears to the vulvar skin, a labiaplasty can help alleviate these issues.

There are two main techniques for labia minora reduction

  • Trim - the labia is cut and closed along one edge
  • Wedge resection - a wedge of tissue is removed, and the edges are brought together with dissolvable sutures.

During your consultation, we will perform an examination . Based on your anatomy and sensation in that area and recommend which procedure will suit you best.

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Why should you choose the surgeons at Hill Country Plastic Surgery?

At Hill Country Plastic Surgery, we believe our exceptional results are based on the understanding and open communication between our surgeons and their patients. We are committed to working with you to achieve your cosmetic goals. We have a reputation for delivering highly personalized, meticulously performed procedures, setting us apart from other practices. Dr. Scott J. Farber and Dr. Amita Shah founded Hill Country Plastic Surgery after years of performing complex procedures in tertiary care hospitals amongst other settings. As board-certified plastic surgeons, they offer efficient and effective combination surgery (multiple procedures in one) to help you achieve your desired result. 

Limitations, risks, and complications of labiaplasty

Risks include decreased or increased vulvar sensitivity, dryness, scarring, bleeding, hematoma, infection, over-resection of tissue, and need for future revision. If you have a complication, you may need additional operations.

What to expect during my consultation?

Prior to your consultation, we recommend that you review the procedures on our website so you are familiar with the terms we will be using during our discussion. During your initial consultation with your surgeon at Hill Country Plastic Surgery:

  • We will discuss your concerns and goals before recommending treatment options that are tailored specifically to your needs.
  • Once we identify your concerns and surgical goals, we will discuss all treatment options that are available to you. 
  • Every patient is unique, and we will develop a tailored surgical plan that addresses your specific goals. 
  • In addition, we will thoroughly review your medical history, surgical history, medications, allergies, family medical history, and other important details such as your family breast cancer history.
  • It is very important that we obtain accurate information in all areas, as it may impact the outcome of your surgery. 
  • If you have any prior breast imaging, please send it to the office prior to your appointment.
  • While discussing different treatment options, we will perform a physical exam and take measurements that are necessary for planning for your surgery. 
  • Pre-operative (before surgery) photos will be taken either at your initial consultation or during your pre-operative visit.
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What should I expect after my consultation?

  • You will receive access to your notes on the patient portal in addition to information about your specific surgery. If you have not activated your patient portal, this can be done at your appointment by asking any of our staff to assist you.
  • If you have questions after your appointment, you can contact our office or message us through the patient portal. Some patients will require medical clearance from their primary care physician or a specialist or additional tests before undergoing surgery.
  • Once you have determined that you would like to have surgery and have completed any clearances and tests that were requested, contact our office at (210) 658-3555 to schedule a pre-operative appointment with one of our surgeons.

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Labiaplasty FAQ

What are my activity limitations after labiaplasty?

Will there be changes in the sensation after labiaplasty?

Are the results for a lifetime?

Is labiaplasty covered by insurance?

What are my activity limitations after labiaplasty?

For six weeks you will need to refrain from sex, vigorous exercise, bike riding, or any activities that put pressure or tension on the vaginal area.

Will there be changes in the sensation after labiaplasty?

There are different erogenous zones of the labia. Prior to your surgery, we will identify the sensual areas to reduce the changes to these areas.

Are the results for a lifetime?

The reduction in size of the labia will last. You will see most of the results of the procedure immediately after surgery, but it will take many months for the full results to be seen.

Is labiaplasty covered by insurance?

If you have a medical reason such as chronic irritation and infections, a portion of the surgery may be covered by insurance.

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Are you interested in learning more about this procedure? To schedule a consultation, please fill out the form on this page or call us today. Our team members are here to help you and will reach out promptly.

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