What is labiaplasty?

Women in the Columbus, OH area are asking Dr. Dorner how they can get their pre-pregnancy bodies back, and not just for the parts of their bodies that are easily seen. Labiaplasty is a corrective surgery that can be performed on the labia majora (the larger, outer vaginal folds) and labia minora (the smaller, inner vaginal folds) to help women look and feel more sexually confident.  Labiaplasty can change the shape and size of the labia to make them smaller or more symmetrical.  Some patients have even found that this procedure also improves sexual pleasure.

Why should I consider getting labiaplasty?

More and more women in Columbus, OH are having labiaplasty as a vaginal rejuvenation technique to improve the appearance of their external genitalia in order to boost self-esteem and regain sexual confidence. Significant changes in the labia because of childbirth and aging, including changes in the color, shape, and even the size of the inner and outer labia, can leave women lacking confidence.  This procedure can fix overstretching and tearing of the labia minora, which is common in childbirth. In some cases this procedure has also improved sexual pleasure.

More recently, labiaplasty has also been used for people seeking sexual reassignment and to alleviate congenital conditions that can cause physical discomfort due to the abnormal looking condition of their genitalia. This condition is also commonly referred to as intersex, or a variation in a person’s sex characteristics.

What are the side effects of labiaplasty?

Some of the more common risks associated with labiaplasty are altered sensation in the genitalia, pain at the surgical site, scarring, and post-surgical infection.