What is a Labiaplasty?
Labia reduction surgery, known as labiaplasty, can correct the appearance of large or asymmetrical labia. If the size and shape of your labia are the source of discomfort or embarrassment, cosmetic surgeon Dr. Anthony Miller can help with this effective procedure.
If you live in or around Huntington Beach, Orange County or Newport Beach and are unhappy with the appearance of your labia, contact Orange County Cosmetic Surgery today by completing the form on this page or calling 714-379-9777 to schedule your free initial consultation with Dr. Miller.
Labiaplasty Before & After
Benefits of Labiaplasty
Labiaplasty is a quick and relatively minor procedure that has helped countless women affected by large labia improve their appearance, confidence and comfort. Labiaplasty can:
- Improve your vaginal appearance
- Improve sexual satisfaction that is hampered by large labia
- Eliminate pain during sexual intercourse
- Relieve discomfort caused by clothes rubbing against the labia
- Boost self confidence
- Reduce self consciousness during intimate encounters
Large labia can cause you to feel embarrassed and self-conscious. Not only is it an aesthetic issues, but you may find that you experience persistent discomfort when having intercourse, wearing certain types of clothes or exercising and being active. With labia reduction surgery, Dr. Miller can help you reclaim your confidence and comfort.
Am I a Good Candidate for Labia Reduction Surgery?
Generally speaking, you may be a good candidate for labiaplasty if you:
- Are unhappy with the appearance of your labia
- Avoid wearing attire such as tight pants or swim suits because they are too revealing
- Feel uncomfortable or self-conscious during intimate encounters
- Experience discomfort or pain during physical activities such as cycling
The best way to determine if labiaplasty is right for you is to meet personally with Dr. Miller in a free, confidential consultation. He understands what a deeply personal issue it can be for patients and is committed to helping you achieve your goals with compassion and dignity. During your initial consult, he will assess your physical state and candidacy for labia reduction surgery. He will answer your questions, address your concerns and explain all of your treatment options.
How Is Labiaplasty Performed?
The methods Dr. Miller uses for labiaplasty are tailored specifically to the individual patient and her goals for the procedure.
The most common need is to reduce the labia minora, which are situated inside the labia majora. To reduce these tissues, Dr. Miller uses two methods. In a “wedge” incision, a vertical wedge of labia minor tissue is removed. In an “edge” excision, he removes tissue along the edge of the lips. In many cases, extra folds of the clitoral hood are also reduced at the same time.
In cases where the labia majora are too large and uncomfortable, Dr. Miller will remove an elliptical-pattern piece of tissue through a small, hidden incision.
Will Labiaplasty Affect My Sensation During Intimacy?
These surgeries don’t remove or damage any of the sensory nerves in the area, so your sensitivity shouldn’t be changed. The reality is that, since unnecessary tissue has been removed, many women report enhanced sensation after having labiaplasty. Plus, it’s important to know that these surgeries don’t involve the clitoris at all, so there cannot be any change in sensation there.
What Do I Need to Do to Prepare for My Labiaplasty?
Labiaplasty recovery isn’t overly difficult, but patience is key. You will need to lay low for the first five days or so. You’ll need to ice the area for 20 minutes on and then 20 minutes off for the first day or two. This will help with swelling and pain. So, your preparation should plan for this. Prepare where you’re going to chill out. Have a good book, the remote, your laptop or iPad, whatever things you want to make laying around easier.
It’s a good idea to have someone help around the house. You won’t feel like cooking or doing any housework for a few days.
What Will My Recovery Entail after Labiaplasty?
Patients need to restrict their activity to low-key choices for the first five days. There will be some swelling and pain that can be lessened with icing for 20 minutes on and then 20 off. Exercise will generally have to wait for two to three weeks. Sexual intercourse needs to wait for at least 4-6 weeks after your surgery. Engaging in sex too soon presents a risk of tearing the incisions. Tampons need to be avoided for six weeks, as well. Trim labiaplasty may offer faster recovery times, as Dr. Miller will discuss with you.
What Kind of Results Should I Expect from Labiaplasty?
Your results are immediate, but there will be some swelling. In a week or two your results should be fully realized. After this surgery, most patients have reduced chafing and physical discomfort, an improved sex life, and a boost in confidence.
When Can I Resume Sexual Activity after Labiaplasty?
During the early part of your recovery, you won’t feel like having sex. From there, you’ll still need to proceed with caution. As discussed above, sexual intercourse cannot happen for from 4-6 weeks after this surgery, and it could be up to two months. This is very important, as it’s possible to tear your incisions. During your post-op appointments, Dr. Miller can give you an idea of when you can return to sexual activity.
Does Labiaplasty Leave Visible Scarring?
The scars from these procedures are very small. Plus, they can be effectively hidden in the natural creases of the area, making them virtually invisible moving forward. Thanks to the board-certified surgical expertise and experience of Dr. Miller, you’ll be happy with your results and the lack of visible scarring.
What Are the Risks Involved with Labiaplasty?
Thanks to the highly vascular nature of the vaginal area, risks with this surgery are low. The risks are for potential chronic dryness, possible pain during intercourse, and loss of sensation. Loss of sensation is a higher risk the more tissue that is removed, but the risks are still quite low. Again, the board-certified training, expertise, and experience of Dr. Miller ensures these are very low-risk procedures at Orange County Cosmetic Surgery.
Is Labiaplasty Painful?
There are many nerves in the tissues involved in these procedures. But that doesn’t mean these are overly painful recoveries. If you follow the recovery instructions we provide, your pain can be mitigated quite successfully. Icing is key to keeping your pain down.
Why Dr. Anthony Miller is the right choice for Labiaplasties
In addition to being a board-certified cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Miller holds the highest standards of safety and quality in every procedure he performs. He knows what a tremendous impact his services have on the lives of his patients and is committed to providing outcomes that are beautiful, proportionate and natural-looking.
Dr. Miller is a compassionate cosmetic surgeon who strives to ensure your experience is positive and rewarding. He will take the time to know you and understand your goals. With a focus on communication and honesty, he will design a treatment plan that is customized just for you.
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Call Dr. Miller For A Labia Reduction In Huntington Beach!
To learn more about labia reduction surgery and your candidacy for the procedure, please contact Orange County Cosmetic Surgery today online or at 714-379-9777 to arrange your free initial consultation. Dr. Anthony Miller serves patients from across California, including Huntington Beach, Orange County and Newport Beach.