Labiaplasty, known as labia minora reduction or labial reduction, is plastic surgery of the labia minora. These folds of skin, near the vaginal entrance, can be cosmetically altered to meet your personal desires. Performed by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Mathew Plant in Toronto, labiaplasty can improve the comfort and appearance of the skin in this area. Dr. Plant offers Labiaplasty to patients in Toronto and the surrounding areas of Markham and Vaughan, Ontario.
If you are unhappy with the size or appearance of your labia, labiaplasty can offer a solution. This procedure can reduce and alter the shape and size of the skin.
Labiaplasty can help by making the following changes:
- Minimizing discomfort caused by larger labia
- Repairing tears, or stretching caused from childbirth
- Restoring labia size and appearance after changes from age or other factors
- Creating a more overall cosmetically pleasing appearance of the labia
Women who have no upcoming pregnancy plans and are not currently pregnant are ideal candidates for labiaplasty. Candidates must have realistic expectations and must be willing to commit to a full recovery process for a safe and effective procedure.
As with most medical procedures, candidates should be physically and mentally prepared for surgery. If you live a generally healthy lifestyle and do not suffer from major medical conditions, labiaplasty might be right for you.
You will discuss your goals for a labiaplasty procedure with Dr. Plant. Pre-surgical tests will be performed, as well as an evaluation of your medical history. The surgeon will create a surgical plan, which he will discuss with you in great detail.
After all your concerns are addressed, you will be given instructions to help prepare for your surgery.
A labiaplasty surgery can last 1 to 2 hours depending on the treatment plan. The treatment area will be cleansed, and the pubic area will be shaved. Anesthesia will be administered. Once the anesthesia has taken effect, the actual labiaplasty surgery can be performed.
Depending on the surgical plan, the vaginal lips will be shortened or reshaped. The unwanted tissue will be removed, and then sutures will be placed.
Recovery following labiaplasty may require some downtime. Nevertheless, patients may leave the facility the same day their surgery is performed. Dr. Plant will guide you through the healing process. In Toronto, patients will be given guidelines and thorough instructions for healing to ensure a proper and timely recovery. These guidelines will offer information about incision site care, and applying medication.
You can expect soreness and swelling for a few days in the treated area. Most post-surgery symptoms fade one to two weeks after the procedure. You will be asked to avoid tight clothes, sexual activity, and the use of tampons for a month after your labiaplasty procedure. Full results should be present once this first month has passed, assuming you have followed healing guidelines and are no longer experiencing side effects. Once the healing is complete, you should experience more comfort, security, and confidence with your image.
The price of a labiaplasty procedure will vary depending on the surgical plan and goals of the patient. Anesthesia fees and facility fees may affect the overall cost of the surgery. We recommend our financing partners to help finance your surgery and make it convenient for your budget.
If you think labiaplasty may be right for you, the next step is to meet with Dr. Plant to learn more about the procedure process, results, and recovery. Contact Dr. Plant today at his Toronto practice to set up a consultation. Dr. Plant serves labiaplasty patients from all over the Toronto area. His office is only 26 km South of Richmond Hill and 42 km East of Mississauga.