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Temecula, CA 92592

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Labiaplasty

Some women have labia minora that are naturally elongated or uneven; others experience stretching and damage from childbirth or intercourse. The natural aging process has an effect as well. While you might think about this concern often, you might be reluctant to reach out for help. At United Plastic Surgery, our caring board-certified plastic surgeons want you to feel comfortable and confident. They have helped many women with labiaplasty in Newport Beach and Temecula.

Do I need labiaplasty?

Labiaplasty, also called labial reduction, is an elective surgery that women choose for both functional and cosmetic improvements to the inner labia (labia minora), which include:

  • Shortening inner labia that extend beyond the outer labia (labia majora)
  • Correcting asymmetry between the labia
  • Treating physical discomfort
  • Relieving self-consciousness in fitted clothing and intimate situations
  • Alleviating discomfort during sex

Labiaplasty does not repair or tighten the vagina (vaginal canal). Many women choose labiaplasty as part of mommy makeover surgery along with breast enhancement and a tummy tuck.

Meet Our Plastic Surgeons

Dr. Larson and Dr. Pham are experienced, highly trained board-certified plastic surgeons united in their dedication to superior patient care and surgical outcomes. They are committed to each patient from the initial consult to surgery to a personal phone call after surgery and beyond.

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John V. Larson, M.D. John V. Larson, M.D.

John V. Larson, M.D.

Board-Certified PLASTIC SURGEON

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Phuong M. Pham, M.D. Phuong M. Pham, M.D.

Phuong M. Pham, M.D.

Board-Certified PLASTIC SURGEON

Meet Dr. Pham

How do you perform labiaplasty?

Dr. Larson and Dr. Pham perform labiaplasty as an outpatient procedure. You may choose local anesthesia with IV sedation or general anesthesia. They use one of the following techniques depending on your needs and preferences:

  • Trim: removes a strip of excess tissue along the edge of the labia and sutures the edge closed.
  • Wedge: removes a triangular-shaped piece from the center of the labia and sutures the ends together. This technique preserves most of the natural edge of the labia.

While the surgery may seem simple, it is important to choose a qualified, experienced plastic surgeon. Labiaplasty requires precision, an aesthetic eye, and a delicate technique to prevent complications and achieve optimal results in this sensitive area.

How long does it take to heal from labiaplasty?

Patients typically recover from labiaplasty within about a week or two. Expect tenderness in the first week or so. Be sure to wear loose clothing and take it easy for at least the first week. Sutures are usually dissolvable and do not need to be removed.

Recovery Timeline

While everyone heals at their own rate, the following is a typical timeline of post-surgical milestones.

  • Back to nonstrenuous work, school, and normal activities: 2 weeks
  • Discomfort while urinating resolves: 2 weeks
  • Resume use of tampons: 6 weeks
  • Resume sex, bike riding, or other activities that put pressure on the labia: 6 to 8 weeks
  • Final results: 3 to 4 months

What is my next step?

Request a complimentary consultation using our online form or call (949) 760-0600 to meet with Dr. John Larson in Newport Beach or (951) 414-3530 to meet with Dr. Phuong Pham in Temecula.

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