Labiaplasty

Diamond Surgical Institute

Cosmetic Surgeon located in Encino, CA

Despite being completely private to anyone but yourself and people with whom you share very intimate relationships, the way your labia looks may intertwine with your femininity and self-esteem. If you don’t like the way it looks, Dr. Roya Dardashti and the expert surgical artists at Diamond Surgical Institute in Encino, California, can adjust the shape or size with labiaplasty surgery. To learn more about the surgery and find out if you’re a candidate for labiaplasty, book a consultation by phone or online at Diamond Surgical Institute today.

Labiaplasty Q & A

What is a labiaplasty?

A labiaplasty, or labial reduction, is a cosmetic surgery for the outer part of your intimate area. The surgery reduces the size of your labia, adjusts the shape, or makes it more symmetrical. You can do this to your labia majora on the outside, the labia minora between them, or both. 

Before the surgery at Diamond Surgical Institute, your surgeon marks the areas that need a reduction to help guide the surgery. Then, they either straightforwardly trim your labia down to a smaller size and suture it back up, or they remove a wedge-shaped slice of tissue. Your surgeon uses absorbable sutures to sew the incisions back together. 

Why should I consider a labiaplasty?

Although labia come in as many shapes and sizes as there are women in the world, it’s completely normal to feel unhappy or self-conscious about your own. In some cases, your labia may be long or large enough that you can’t comfortably ride a bike or have sexual intercourse without feeling like it’s in the way.

In other cases, the decision is purely cosmetic and has nothing to do with discomfort or inconvenience. Many women who opt for labiaplasty take issue with the fact that they can’t wear a normal bathing suit without some spillover or feel embarrassed each time they meet a new sexual partner. In any case, you should only alter your body if it is your decision alone to do so and not to meet someone else’s expectations.

What do I need to do to prepare for my labiaplasty?

Once you and your surgeon at Diamond Surgical Institute have come to the decision that a labiaplasty is a good decision for you, there are some steps you must take to prepare for a successful procedure and avoid complications. Leading up to your labiaplasty, the Diamond Surgical Institute team may advise you to:

  • Plan for a week of restful recovery
  • Drink lots of water
  • Eat healthy foods
  • Get adequate sleep

As far as surgeries go, labiaplasty is quite minor. However, it’s still a surgery that requires more care than a noninvasive or minimally invasive procedure. For the optimum results and to minimize your risks, you must follow the surgical team’s instructions diligently at each step. 

Book a consultation with a phone call or use the online scheduling tool to discuss labiaplasty surgery with an expert at Diamond Surgical Institute today.