A labiaplasty is a type of cosmetic surgery that is performed on the vaginal lips, or the labia. This could be on the labia major (the outer vaginal lips), the labia minor (inner vaginal lips), or both.
This procedure is done to alter the size or shape of a woman’s labia. Making it smaller or correcting asymmetry are common reasons for this surgery. It’s often recommended to have a labia performed alongside a vaginoplasty.
Other common names for this particular surgery are labioplasty or aesthetic vaginal surgery.
How Much Does It Cost?
A labiaplasty typically ranges from $3,000 to $8,000. This is a rough estimate. There are many different factors that will affect the price of your surgery. The most obvious would be if you are going to have alterations made to both the labia minor and major. Other price differences vary on the surgeon’s experience, anesthesia fees, hospital fees, and geographical location.
How Long Does It Take To Do And Recover?
A typical labiaplasty surgery ranges between one and two hours. Most patients can go home the same day as their surgery. You will be off of your feet for about three to four days, before returning to your normal activities. The healthy process can take up to three months. It’s recommended to refrain from sex for at least six weeks after the surgery to ensure proper healing of the vagina.
What Are The Risks?
As with any type of surgical procedure there are risks involved. These include bleeding, scarring, and infection. Speaking with your surgeon about the risks in imperative in making your decision if this surgery is right for you.