Although it's not talked about a lot, many women have concerns about the appearance of their labia, which can make them feel less confident. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Scott Kasden wants to help women feel more comfortable and attractive with vaginal rejuvenation surgery to improve the size and shape of the labia. The labia (the external lips of the vaginal area) may look stretched or have loose skin due to genetics, natural aging, pregnancy, childbirth, or a physical trauma. A labiaplasty is a surgery that reduces the size of the labia minora and/or majora for a more normal appearance. This could diminish discomfort and irritation while increasing confidence and sexual pleasure. Schedule a consultation at the plastic surgery practice of Scott E. Kasden, M.D. in Southlake, TX to learn more about the benefits of a labiaplasty and find out if you are a candidate for vaginal rejuvenation surgery.
"He has been treating me for quite a few months now. His dedication to me as a patient has been absolutely excellent. When medical treatment was necessary, he saw me on weekends, holidays and whenever needed. He is a dedicated Physician with his patients being number one on his priority list."- J.H. / Healthgrades / Jan 26, 2020
"Dr. Kasden is a very attentive surgeon and will discuss with you all possible outcomes preparing you for your surgery. He has made sure I was very satisfied with my results and has even inspired my youngest daughter to want to grow up and be a Doctor like him. I searched for 2 years for a great surgeon and when I had my initial consultation with Dr. Kasden I knew I would chose him. He came very highly recommended amongst my mom groups and friends and I can now tell you why."- A.M. / Google / Feb 28, 2020
"Dr. Kasden performed both my breast and arm lift procedures. Both were successful with great results. Dr. Kasden spends as much time as needed to explain the procedures and to answer questions. He has a great bedside manner and is very caring. He called my husband to check on my progress after I was discharged from both day surgeries and I was able to text him or speak with him if I had any concerns or questions during recovery. He offers a very personalized type of care and tells you exactly what to expect post surgery. On top of that, he has a great sense of humor and makes patients feel comfortable. I really appreciated that. Highly recommend him. Sharon, who is the office manager, is extremely friendly and also very caring. She always inquires how I am doing when I call or come in for post-op visits."- S. / Healthgrades / Feb 22, 2020
"Dr. Kasden is a very attentive surgeon and will discuss with you all possible outcomes preparing you for your surgery. He has made sure I was very satisfied with my results and has even inspired my youngest daughter to want to grow up and be a Doctor like him. I searched for 2 years for a great surgeon and when I had my initial consultation with Dr. Kasden I knew I would chose him. He came very highly recommended amongst my mom groups and friends and I can now tell you why."- A.M. / Google / Feb 12, 2020
"He is Doctor and Surgeon You Can Trust! - Dr Kasden will talk with you at length about what your goals are and how he can help you achieve them. He will give you honest advice on what to expect every step of the way. This is my second surgery procedure with Dr Kasden. My first was a neck lift with coblation on my face to get rid of fine lines. I am so happy with both results. I have also received Botox many times- always with natural results. He is a surgeon that will follow up on his patients much more than any other doctor I have ever known. He really cares! Sharon, who runs the office, is a joy as well as being professional and helpful. I am grateful to have found Dr Kasden and his staff!"- C. / RealSelf / Jan 30, 2020
Ideal Candidates for Labiaplasty
A labiaplasty may be helpful for women who are self-conscious about the shape and size of their labia, which can be abnormal due to genetics, childbirth, or trauma. Abnormal vaginal lips may cause pain, discomfort, itching, or irritation during physical activities like exercise and sex. A labiaplasty may also help if you avoid wearing certain clothing (like swimsuits, leggings, or yoga pants) because of the size of your labia. While a labiaplasty should not affect pregnancy, Dr. Kasden recommends you wait until you are done having children to avoid altering your results.
Labiaplasty Surgical Technique
Most labiaplasty procedures are performed in our office under local anesthesia so you can drive yourself to and from your appointment. If the procedure is more extensive, you may require general anesthesia at an accredited facility, which will mean you need a responsible adult to pick you up after your surgery. Dr. Kasden will discuss these options and time estimates during your consultation so you can make any needed arrangements before your procedure. A labiaplasty is most often performed with a trimming technique that removes excess tissue and then the remaining skin is sutured together. Another technique is the wedge procedure that removes a pie-shaped piece of tissue and extra folds from the clitoral hood before suturing the remaining tissue closed.
What to Expect from Labiaplasty
You will need about a week to recover after your labiaplasty to allow swelling and discomfort to subside before returning to work. Dr. Kasden recommends applying ice packs or cold compresses as needed to reduce swelling. You are not allowed to use tampons or have sexual activity for 4 – 6 weeks after your surgery. Patients usually see visible improvements in about six weeks with final results around six months after surgery. The results of a labiaplasty are long lasting, but weight fluctuations, natural aging, and childbirth may alter results.
Frequently Asked Questions for Labiaplasty
How much does a labiaplasty cost?
The total cost of your labiaplasty will be dependent on many factors. During your consultation with Dr. Kasden, he will listen to your concerns and goals before creating your custom treatment plan. Once you've decided on your options for your vaginal rejuvenation, Dr. Kasden can estimate your costs. Our office accepts many payment methods and we can help you find low-interest medical financing.
Should I choose a plastic surgeon or OB/GYN?
When researching vaginal rejuvenation surgery, you may find that a large majority of obstetricians and gynecologists (OB/GYNs) offer labiaplasty. While many OB/GYNs are capable of performing labia rejuvenation, the procedure is most often considered cosmetic. An OB/GYN will be able to surgically remove excess skin from your labia; however, a plastic surgeon like Dr. Kasden will consider the aesthetics as well. This ensures scarring is minimal and that the final symmetry, contour, and color all look and feel natural.
Will vaginal rejuvenation surgery cause insensitivity?
As with any surgery, there may be some numbness in your vaginal area after the procedure is completed. This is temporary as the skin and vaginal lips heal. In regard to sexual sensitivity, it is important to understand that labia rejuvenation addresses the vaginal lips and not the clitoris. A skilled plastic surgeon like Dr. Kasden who has many years of experience performing vaginal rejuvenation surgery will work around the clitoris so that a loss of sensitivity does not occur.
What is the recovery process like after a labiaplasty?
Before your surgery, Dr. Kasden or a member of his team will go over what to expect after your labiaplasty and tips to make your recovery more comfortable. You will have some bruising and swelling in your vaginal area along with some discomfort immediately after your surgery. You should plan to rest for at least 5 – 7 days before returning to light activities. Dr. Kasden will assess your healing during your follow-up appointments and let you know when you are able to resume sexual activity.
Are there nonsurgical vaginal rejuvenation treatments?
There are nonsurgical vaginal rejuvenation treatments that can help to improve mild to moderate looseness in your vaginal area. However, vaginal rejuvenation is best for significant improvements to tighten and re-shape your labia. During your consultation with Dr. Kasden, he can discuss your options and make recommendations based on your needs and goals.
Plan Your Procedure
Feel Comfortable and Confident with Labiaplasty
Not every vagina looks exactly alike and a lot of factors may play into the appearance of your outer labia. If you don't feel comfortable or confident because of the size and shape of your vaginal lips, learn more about a labiaplasty. Talk to plastic surgeon Dr. Scott Kasden about your needs, concerns, and goals so he can create your personal plan for vaginal rejuvenation surgery. Schedule a consultation at the plastic surgery practice of Scott E. Kasden, M.D. in Southlake, TX to hear more about labiaplasty for vaginal rejuvenation.