Vaginal Rejuvenation/Reconstruction

Vaginal Rejuvenation/Reconstruction

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Every person is born in a unique body, and no one body type is inherently better than any others. However, for some, certain body features can cause physical and emotional discomfort. For people with a larger labia minora–the folds of skin around the vagina and urethra–physical discomfort may be commonplace during exercise and other physical activities, causing issues in everyday life. For others, an increase in the size of the labia is desired to promote self-confidence. If either of these sound like you, a labiaplasty may be a great option for you. 

What Is Labiaplasty? 

Labiaplasty, or vaginal rejuvenation/reconstruction, is a procedure that can either reduce or increase the size of the labia. Depending on the type of procedure a patient desires, the labia can be reduced in size through the removal of tissue or enlarged with the use of filler or fat. A labia can also be constructed or reconstructed with tissue. This procedure can help increase self-confidence and minimize discomfort, as well as promote better hygiene in the cases where there is excess tissue in the labia. 

Who Is a Candidate for Labiaplasty? 

Many people who are good fits for this procedure either experience daily comfort due to excess tissue, or are seeking gender-affirming care. Several factors can lead to excess labial tissue, including menopause, puberty, pregnancy, weight change, and genetics. Good candidates are typically between the ages of 18 and 50, and any underlying health conditions should be discussed during your consultation to make sure this procedure is a good fit for you. Ideal candidates will have realistic expectations and be committed to the healing process after the procedure. 

What to Expect During a Labiaplasty Procedure 

As with any procedure, there are risks that will be thoroughly outlined for you by a member of our team. At your consultation, you’ll be asked to talk about any medications you might be taking. You might be given instructions to stop taking certain medications temporarily to prevent complications. Before the day of the procedure, make plans for someone to drive you there and back. You may be asked to refrain from eating or drinking for a period of time before the procedure. 


Depending on the procedure, you may have either local or general anesthesia. This will be discussed between you and a member of our team beforehand. Depending on the type of procedure being done, a scalpel or a laser may be utilized. For reduction procedures, you may have excess tissue trimmed from your labia minora so the folds are even with the labia majora. In other cases, a wedge-shaped piece of tissue will be removed from the inner labial area and sutures will be made. For enlargement procedures, you will have a small amount of fat taken from elsewhere in your body and injected into the labia majora. In other cases, hyaluronic acid can be injected. The time it takes to complete the procedure can vary depending on what type of procedure is being done.  

Labiaplasty Aftercare 

Swelling and discomfort are common for a short period of time after the procedure. If over-the-counter medications don’t work, discuss pain management with a member of our team. An antibiotic may be prescribed to prevent infection. During the recovery period, tight-fitting clothes should be avoided to prevent complications. Some bleeding during recovery is not uncommon. Light activity can be resumed after a few days, but strenuous exercise should be avoided for several weeks. The area should be touched gently during cleaning. It may take several months to see full results, as the swelling will need to go down. 

Schedule a Consultation 

Our team understands that, sometimes, certain aspects of our bodies can cause physical discomfort or emotional distress. We are passionate about helping our patients be the most comfortable, confident versions of themselves. If you’re interested in learning more about labiaplasty, schedule a consultation with us today. 

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