Labiaplasty in Los Angeles, CA

More than ever, women are empowered to decide for themselves how their bodies look, feel, and function. Even the most intimate areas of a woman’s anatomy can be sculpted and refined to enhance her sensuality, invigorate her sexuality, and maybe even invite a sense of sexual prowess. All this and more is possible for vaginal rejuvenation/labiaplasty patients from the Los Angeles area. When it comes to vaginal rejuvenation Los Angeles’ Marina Plastic Surgery is the place to go and get the lifestyle change you need and desire.


Labiaplasty (labia reduction or shaping) is not a new procedure but is receiving fresh attention now that so many women are determined to seize their sexuality and discuss issues affecting their sex lives with their doctors.

If you suffer from extended or stretched labia that are uncomfortable, cause embarrassment, hygiene frustration or are even painful during sex, labia reduction surgery can alleviate these problems. Your vagina can be a beautiful declaration of your taste and style rather than an impediment or humiliation.

What is Labiaplasty?

Labiaplasty is a plastic surgical procedure that reshapes the labia minora and majora, the folds of skin surrounding the vulva. The vaginal rejuvenation procedure can reduce the length of the labia minora and relieve the twisting and tugging of the labia during exercise or sexual intercourse. This condition can make women feel self-conscious and experience itchiness and irritation.

Top 10 benefits of labiaplasty

Once you decided to go ahead with a labiaplasty, there are many great reasons why the procedure will change your lifestyle:

  1. Improved sexual satisfaction
  2. Clothes fit better and more comfortable than before
  3. Improved intimacy
  4. Increase in self-confidence
  5. Less discomfort
  6. More comfortable while performing physical activities
  7. Reduced pain and irritation
  8. Reshapes and/or reduces labia
  9. Short and simple procedure
  10. Treats asymmetry or malformed labia

Labiaplasty Procedure

A labiaplasty can be performed on the labia majora (outer vaginal lips) or labia minora (the inner vaginal lips) to alter its size and shape to reduce the length of both labia (which can tug or fall out of underwear or bathing suit) and/or correct symmetry when one is longer than the other.

The two most common types of labiaplasty are the trim procedure that removes extra tissue, and the wedge procedure that keeps a natural border after a piece of tissue has been excised. With the trim method, a long incision is usually done along the edge of the labia minora to remove excess tissue. This technique works well for taking out darker-pigmented tissue. The wedge method is a bit more complex, involving shorter incisions across the width of the labia where a V-shaped wedge of tissue is removed, before stitching the remaining tissue back together. It does not deal with the appearance of other areas like the outer edges.

A labiaplasty procedure usually takes between one to two hours and is performed under general or local anesthesia. The incision is sutured with dissolvable stitches.

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Why get a labiaplasty?

There are many reasons why getting a labiaplasty can benefit you. When you have excess tissue, it can cause discomfort during different activities. For example, if you are an athlete, you may find that labial tissue can protrude when sitting on an exercise bike. The labia can be obvious in tight-fitting outfits like yoga pants. The sweating and rubbing while running or biking can cause discomfort or pain. It may even discourage you from maintaining a regular exercise routine.

Furthermore, labia tissue that is too large or distended can create distress, even when you are sitting for extended periods or during long car rides. 

Of course, the labia tissue can cause pain during sexual intercourse. Having a concern about the appearance of your labia can lead to being self-conscious and decreased sexual satisfaction. A labiaplasty procedure can result in improved self-image and sexual satisfaction with a partner.

An enlarged labia tissue can also impede urination and make the stream of urine not flow straight. An experienced surgeon can move the excess flaps of the labia minora, out of the way to resolve this problem.

Here are the five major reasons why women decide to get a labiaplasty:

  • Chronic irritation when wearing certain types of clothes or swimwear
  • Dark pigmentation on the edges of their labia minora
  • Embarrassment over the size of their labia
  • Low self-esteem and feeling self-conscious about their labia
  • Pain like pulling and pinching during physical and sexual activities

A labiaplasty will help provide comfort when you are active in physical activities and can improve your self-esteem in the process. When it is affecting the quality of your life, why not consider labiaplasty for all the reasons listed above? It will make you feel more comfortable and confident no matter what activities you are involved with.

What are the results of labiaplasty?

The results are permanent and usually require no need for follow-up appointments. This is a one-time procedure. Labiaplasty surgery is associated with a high satisfaction rate, according to multiple studies, of over 90 percent.

When can I have sex after a labiaplasty?

The recommended wait time is about six weeks to give your body a chance to recover and heal properly.

Does labiaplasty hurt?

Labiaplasty, as an outpatient procedure (meaning you don’t stay at the hospital overnight afterward), can be done under general anesthesia or a combination of sedation and local anesthesia. The labia and vagina are sensitive areas. If you have a labiaplasty, your vulva will be sore and swollen. You can also take measures to reduce the pain such as a warm sitz bath or application of cold presses to the area to reduce swelling.

Will there be a scar after labiaplasty?

Most scars are integrated into the labial tissue’s wrinkles and folds.

What are the risks of labiaplasty?

Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure with possible risks like any other. These can include bruising, infection, pain, scarring, swelling, or possible changes in sensation.

Do I need to wait until I’m done having children before getting a labiaplasty?

No, child-bearing does not affect your labia as long as you have completely healed.

What is the recovery after labiaplasty?

Every woman will recover in her way and her own time. On average, most patients take a week off from work, depending on the type of work that you do. Plan on six weeks or so before resume your regular exercise routine and sexual activities.

It will be helpful to wear loose clothing, especially bottoms and sit on a soft pillow. You should drink plenty of water and pee in a warm shower if urination becomes too painful. Keep in mind it will be uncomfortable to urinate and sit during your recovery. Staying off your feet will help to decrease swelling.

Labiaplasty with care

The physicians at Marina Plastic Surgery have always championed the needs of women through their innovative surgical techniques, their boundless compassion, and their incomparable attention to their patients’ desired goals.

Take the opportunity to discuss your options for laser labia surgery and designer labiaplasty with surgeons who will give you the dignity and discretion you deserve, in the comfort of our private plastic surgery offices.

To receive a private consultation, request your appointment online or by calling 877.298.9915. Get one of the best labiaplasties Los Angeles has to offer schedule a consultation at Marina Plastic Surgery, where the staff is dedicated to giving you excellent service with care.

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