Labia Reconstruction in Newport Beach, Orange County CA
Our Labiaplasty procedure can sculpture the elongated or unequal labial minora (small inner lips) according to ones specification. Most women tell us that they do not want the small inner lips to project beyond the large outer lips. Some women with large labia have pain during intercourse because the lips actually get “pulled in.” Large or asymmetrical labia can cause chafing and discomfort during everyday activities or while wearing certain clothing, such as pants. Learn more about Labia Reconstruction at our Newport Beach, Orange County office.
Who is Labia Reconstruction (Labiaplasty) Recommended for?
Labiaplasty is recommended for anyone seeking to alter the appearance of the labia, feel more comfortable in their own skin, or who has pain due to labial enlargement.
Addressing Your Concerns
- How can I prepare for Labiaplasty surgery?
You will need to have a consultation and pre-operative appointment with Dr. Bandy ahead of your procedure in order to verify that you are a candidate for the procedure and that you are healthy enough to undergo the procedure. At your pre-operative appointment a nurse will review important instructions on how to prepare for your procedure. Typically patients are asked to refrain from waxing within the week prior to your procedure and shaving within 3 days of surgery.
- Will anesthesia be administered for Labiaplasty surgery?
Patients are given a prescription for a topical numbing agent to apply an hour before the procedure in order to minimize discomfort experienced during the numbing process. Once in the office, Dr. Bandy will provide local numbing to the area to be treated. Once numb, there is no discomfort experienced during the procedure.
- Is Labiaplasty surgery painful?
Labiaplasty is a procedure that a patient may be able to have performed while just being numbed, often referred to as a local anesthesia. In order to get the patient numb, a series of injections are made into the area to be operated on. Once injected, the area will be completely numb. A patient may experience pressure, but the patient should not experience any pain.
- What if I am sick before my Labiaplasty procedure?
If a patient is noted to be sick prior to a procedure, it is advised to contact Dr. Bandy’s office immediately to discuss the best way to move forward.
- How long before I see results of Labiaplasty?
Post-procedure swelling will occur immediately following the procedure. Patients can expect to see early results after several weeks, with full results typically seen after 6 weeks or longer. Swelling and sensitivity may take up to a full year to completely resolve.
- Is scarring expected after Labiaplasty surgery?
Some scarring may be evident, however the appearance of any scarring is usually minimal.
- Can I drive home after my Labiaplasty surgery?
If the labiaplasty is performed under a local anesthetic and no medication to aid in relaxation is provided (such as valium), a patient may drive home following the surgery.
- Should I try avoiding touching the area after Labiaplasty surgery?
Yes, you should avoid touching the area except to apply antibiotic ointment. You will want to wear loose clothing that does not rub on the area until advised otherwise.
- What activity should I refrain from after Labiaplasty Surgery?
After the procedure, patients are advised to not over exert yourself. Strenuous activity should be avoided for at least 3 weeks. High impact activity may take up to 6 weeks to resume; this includes sexual intercourse. Isometric exercises and walking can be resumed when you are feeling well enough.
- Do I need to take any medication after Labiaplasty Surgery?
A patient is usually prescribed a pain medication. If you are on another regular medication, you will likely continue that medication too. Antibiotic ointment should be applied to the incisions twice daily. Tucks applied to the area for comfort. Cold packs may help with swelling and discomfort and can be applied as needed.
- What is the average cost for Labiaplasty?
Labiaplasty typically ranges from $4,500 to $6,000.
- Are there financing options for Labiaplasty?
The patient has multiple financing options. For example, the patient can pay for the surgery on credit card, and make monthly payments back to their credit card. Additionally, CareCredit is a financing company specific for cosmetic surgery; patients can apply for CareCredit, and there are multiple options for CareCredit. Sometimes, patients opt to make payments directly to the office. This is a prepayment plan where a patient would pay until he or she pays the entire balance for the surgery; then, they would have their surgery.
- What is the recovery time and the healing process?
Recovery is fairly easy for this procedure. After surgery, you may have some bleeding from the incisions for the first 24 to 48 hours. Wearing a feminine pad will be sufficient to address this issue. A patient may return to showering 48 hours after the procedure. Sutures will be absorbable and will stay buried under the surface of the skin. Patients may feel some stinging sensations, but should not feel any extraordinary amount of pain. Sexual intercourse may resume as normal within 3-6 weeks after the procedure depending upon how a patient is healing.
- Is there a post-operative recovery facility that you recommend?
We do have a post operative recovery facility that we refer our patients to in Orange County, CA and Los Angeles, CA. In these situations, they will be picked up by the post operative care facility from our recovery room and brought to the recovery center where they are recovered overnight, and then brought back the next day for their follow up appointment.
We are here to listen and address your concerns.
– Dr. Amy Bandy, Over 20 Years of Experience
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is Labiaplasty?
A: Our Labiaplasty procedure can sculpture the elongated or unequal labial minora (small inner lips) according to ones specification. Most women tell us that they do not want the small inner lips to project beyond the large outer lips. Some women with large labia have pain during intercourse because the lips actually get “pulled in.” Large or asymmetrical labia can cause chafing and discomfort during everyday activities or while wearing certain clothing, such as pants.
Q: How long is the Labiaplasty surgery?
A: The labiaplasty procedure is a fairly quick procedure, usually taking between 45 minutes to 1.5 hours depending on the extent of the procedure.
Q: What if I experience any complications?
A: Although rare, any and all complications should be reported immediately to the office.
Q: Final thoughts on Labiaplasty?
A: A labiaplasty is a well-tolerated procedure with high rates of patient satisfaction.