Many women have uneven or enlarged labia, which can prohibit them from comfortably engaging in physical and sexual activities. Labiaplasty is the most common procedure performed in vaginal rejuvenation. This surgical procedure will reduce the size of the outer vagina by trimming excess labial tissue from the outer lips.
At Memorial Plastic Surgery, our leading plastic surgeons, Dr. Patrick Hsu, Dr. Kendall Roehl, Dr. Shayan Izaddoost, and Dr. Vasileios Vasilakis*, provide Labiaplasty in Houston and Clear Lake, as well as other surrounding cities.
Is Labiaplasty Right for Me?
Ideal candidates for Labiaplasty are those currently experiencing discomfort or functional issues due to enlarged or uneven labia majora or labia minora. At Memorial Plastic Surgery, we understand that the decision to undergo labiaplasty can be personal, and will vary among patients. The expert guidance of our plastic surgeons will allow us to determine if the surgery is right for you.
Memorial Plastic Surgery’s board-certified plastic surgeons provide lasting labiaplasty results to patients in Houston and Clear Lake, including surrounding areas such as Sugar Land, Katy, Webster, Baytown, Galveston, and more.
To schedule a consultation today, call one of our offices located conveniently in Houston and Clear Lake. You can also request an online consultation with Dr. Hsu, Dr. Roehl, and Dr. Izaddoost!
It is important to remember that there are many reasons why women decide to undergo a labiaplasty procedure. For many, the reasons may not always be due to the outer aesthetic appearance of their labia. The procedure oversees a change that will enable women to:
- Experience renewed body confidence
- Engage in more physical activities and exercises
- Enjoy more fitting clothing options
- Enjoy increased arousal and confidence from sexual intercourse and activity
How is Labiaplasty Performed?
Depending on your needs and goals, there are two popular techniques used during surgery:
- Trim Method – This method sculpts the vaginal area by surgically removing excess skin along the edges of the labia. The scars are easily concealed along the labia minora, away from the clitoris and vaginal opening.
- Wedge Method – The ridges of the labia are removed, using a V-shaped incision. The remaining tissues are then sewn together, using absorbable sutures.
All procedures are performed under local or general anesthesia, at your doctor’s suggestion.
Cost and Financing
At Memorial Plastic Surgery, the price of this procedure varies from $5,000 – $5,500. The overall cost of labiaplasty will cover your surgeon’s fee and additional medical expenses that include operating room (OR) fee and anesthesia, along with post-operative follow-up visits with your surgeon.
Most insurance companies classify labiaplasty as a cosmetic procedure, and will not cover this surgery unless deemed medically necessary. Visit our financing page to explore options.
Recovery and Results
You will be given post-operative care instructions before your surgery, to ensure you are well prepared and get the best results possible. Since Labiaplasty is an outpatient procedure, you can return home after a few hours in recovery.
|POST-OP OBSTACLES||ESTIMATED TIME|
|Bruising||3 – 4 weeks|
|Swelling||3 – 4 weeks|
|DAILY ACTIVITIES||ESTIMATED TIME|
|Driving||48 – 72 hours|
|Return to work||2 – 4 days|
|Fully body baths||1 – 2 weeks|
|Regular exercise & strenuous activities||4 weeks|
|Sexual intercourse & activity||4 – 6 weeks|
|Tampon use||4 – 6 weeks|
Labiaplasty Frequently Asked Questions
Can health insurance cover the cost of Labiaplasty?
Labiaplasty is not covered by insurance unless it is classified as a medically necessary procedure.
What are the available financing options for Labiaplasty?
Memorial Plastic Surgery offers various financing options. Visit our financing page to explore your options.
Can I undergo Labiaplasty if I don’t have children?
Patients can undergo labiaplasty surgery before or after having children, depending on their needs.
Can I combine Labiaplasty with other procedures?
Yes, labiaplasty is often incorporated in a Mommy Makeover, a collection of cosmetic procedures that can include breast augmentation/lift, tummy tuck, and liposuction.
*The content and images on this page are provided with the sole intention of educating potential patients on the procedure discussed above. Results vary per individual and are dependent on our doctor’s consultation prior to the procedure. We strongly recommend undergoing a formal consultation with a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon prior to scheduling and undergoing any surgical or non-surgical treatment.