Female rejuvenation surgeries have become much more popular, often done by plastic surgeons and by some gynecologists.  There is a range of procedures aimed at improving appearance or function of the vaginal area.  One of the most common procedures, labiaplasty , however is performed to improve comfort and appearance, and prevent issues with pinching, pain, itching and moisture.

Labia minora are the moist inner lips of the vulva.  They are normally irregular in shape, asymmetric and very often longer than the fleshier outer lips.  When they are too long they can be bothersome, getting in the way with sitting, bike riding, sexual activity. Or can cause extra moisture, which may lead to an increase in the risk of yeast symptoms.  Women may be concerned about the appearance as well.

Reduction labiaplasty is performed under general or local anesthesia.  The inner lips are trimmed and sutured with dissolving sutures.  Healing takes about a week, but it may take several weeks for all swelling and tenderness to resolve.  The fee for this procedure is $2,500 – 3,000.

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