Q: What’s a Labiaplasty Procedure?

Labiaplasty, also spelled labioplasty, is a surgical procedure designed to reduce the size and improve the shape of protruding labia minora (the inner lips) of the female external genitalia.

There is a large number of women who go through life self-conscious and uncomfortable with the appearance of their intimate parts, specifically elongated and floppy inner lips. Some women get this problem with age, while others have it from early adulthood. Women with this problem usually complain of uncomfortable or sometimes even painful intercourse. Labiaplasty is a relatively simple procedure that addresses the affected parts of female genitalia giving women new gained confidence in their most intimate parts and improving their intimacy experience.

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Q: Why Should I Consider a Labiaplasty Procedure?

  • To shorten the inner lips of female external genitalia.
  • To improve self-confidence during the times of intimacy.
  • To reduce discomfort associated with intercourse.
  • To regain confidence and self-assurance with the most intimate part of your body

Q: How is Labiaplasty Performed?

Dr. Rayham generally performs labiaplasty procedures in an office based settings in Manhattan/NYC, Brooklyn or Staten Island, New York. Your procedure normally lasts less than an hour. It is performed under sedation and local anesthesia. There is no need for general anesthesia. Excess skin/mucosa is removed and new smaller inner lips are formed.

Q: What Should I Anticipate After the Procedure?

The recovery process is usually uncomplicated. You will have some swelling in the area which will go away within 1-2 weeks. Patients are advised to abstain from sexual activity for 2 to 3 weeks or until the final healing occurs. There are usually no sutures that need to be removed. With time the scar becomes practically invisible even on a very close examination. The sensation of the inner lips gets enhanced due to reduction of extra skin/mucosa. Right after the operation you may experience some pain associated with the surgery which is usually controlled well with pain medications. Upon discharge you will have prescriptions for pain medication that you will take as needed, and antibiotics that you will need to take for several days to decrease chances of infection. While complications are rare, Dr. Rayham will discuss the risks of your procedure with you prior to proceeding with surgery. If is important to be well-informed ahead of time. You can minimize potential problems by carefully following the directions given to you after surgery.

If you live in New York or nearby you can go home the day of your labiaplasty surgery. Our out of town patients normally stay overnight in one of our recommended hotels and can drive or fly home the next day following their postoperative check-up with Dr. Rayham.

Q: Am I a Candidate for Labiaplasty?
You may be a candidate for labiaplasty if you have any of the above concerns and if you are in overall good health to undergo an operation. Click here if you’d like to email Dr. Rayham with a question or a concern.

We also encourage you to call us toll free 1 866 435 5357 (1 866 435 5357) , or 1 877 Dr.Rayham (1 877 377 2492) to speak with Dr. Rayham or RR Plastix New York Plastic Surgery Center experienced office staff.

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