Labiaplasty/Labial Reduction

  • Are you self-conscious about the size and shape of your labia (genital lips)?

  • Are you embarrassed to wear a swim suit or leggings because the labia are apparent?

  • Is it uncomfortable to ride a bike?

  • Is intercourse uncomfortable because the labia get caught at the most inconvenient time?

  • Do you feel that the tissue around your clitoris is excessive?

Many women have felt uncomfortable with the size or appearance of their labia for years, but were unaware that anything could be done to correct it.

Labiaplasty, or reduction in the size of the genital lips, is available to you.

We offer two great options for the procedure. A conversation with your doctor will help to decide which approach may be right for you.

Many women feel that the inner or outer lips of their vulva are too large. Some women may be dissatisfied with the appearance, and others—especially athletes—experience discomfort when they run, bike, etc. As it happens, there is great variation in the size and shape of labia.

The most frequent goal of a labiaplasty procedure is to reduce the labia minora so that they don’t hang below the hair-bearing labia majora. Often, one side is significantly larger than the other and this can be evened out in order to achieve symmetry. Most patients feel significant relief after surgery or Aviva treatment and multiple studies support a high satisfaction rate of over 90 percent!

Aviva

If the labia are slightly large and “floppy”, we have a minimally invasive option called “Aviva”.
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What can Aviva do for you?

Aviva utilizes radio frequency to offer a safe, office-based, minimally invasive, and non-excisional alternative to labiaplasty. This is a one-time treatment and is performed under local anesthesia for about 30 minutes. It requires only 4 pinpoint entry points in the labia, which dramatically improves scarring and recovery when compared to surgical labiaplasty requiring excision of tissue and extended lines of stitches throughout the labia.

Aviva delivers energy into the subdermal soft tissue of the labia majora, labia minora, clitoral hood, vaginal introitus and perineal body resulting in melting of fat while tightening overlying skin.

  • Sculpting the labia minora, labia majora, clitoral hood area, perineal area and mons pubis to a different size and evenness
  • Reducing self-consciousness while increasing sexual self-esteem
  • Increased comfort in fitted clothes
  • Repairing the effects of childbirth and the aging process

Surgical Labiaplasty

If the labia are larger, very floppy and dark, you might want to consider a surgical labiaplasty.

Surgical labiaplasty can greatly enhance the cosmetic appearance and comfort of the external vagina giving women greater confidence, comfort, and self-esteem.

A surgical labial reduction involves trimming excess tissue from the labia and suturing the edges with fast-dissolving suture. We can remove as much or as little tissue as a patient prefers, and if the problem is asymmetry, we can very successfully even out the labia.
Dr. Wilson, Dr. Allen and Dr. Roberts have over 20 years of experience in gynecology and cosmetic and reconstructive procedures to the vagina and labia.

Our female physicians greatly respect each person’s privacy. The procedures are performed in a relaxing and private surgical suite in our office or an outpatient procedure center. We always include shared decision-making for each woman’s desired outcome.

Recovery from this surgical procedure is approximately one week. Post-procedure, patients should plan to relax for the first few days. During this recovery period, it’s best to wear very loose clothing and to be mindful that you will need a pad. Most of the swelling subsides after a few days, but you will still be sensitive for approximately 1-2 weeks. If we perform the surgical option, the sutures dissolve in ten days, and at two weeks patients will be nearly back to normal.

We believe that for the patient struggling with excess skin in this area, labiaplasty really empowers women to feel more comfortable and better about themselves.

We know this can be a sensitive and embarrassing issue. Why don’t you call us today and let’s explore all the options available to you – 480.860.4791. Or use the form below and we’ll get right back to you.