A labiaplasty was performed to reduce the length of the female genitalia.View Patient Details
"I have so much more feeling now than I did prior to surgery"
What is Labiaplasty?
Labiaplasty, sometimes spelled labioplasty, is an aesthetic surgery for the genitalia, which involves reduction of the labia. The popularity of Vaginal Rejuvenation (vaginal surgery) has skyrocketed over the last few years. Public awareness of these procedures has increased because of the frequent articles in women's magazines such as Elle and New Woman.
My labia shows thru my clothes
Women request Labiaplasty surgery for two reasons. Some feel discomfort during sexual intercourse and desire a change. However, many women simply wish to change the appearance of the external sex organs: the Mons Pubis (fatty area under the pubic hair) or the external/ internal labia (lips of the vagina). Most patients have labioplasty to reduce the length of the labia.
Who is a candidate for the Labiaplasty procedure?
If you have long or hanging vaginal lips or genetalia, you can benefit from a labia reduction. Some women have always been this way, whereas others develop the problem after childbirth or as they get older. Those with full fatty mons (vaginal lips) can safely undergo liposuction of that area.
Will everything look and feel normal after my procedure?
Yes. The scars are very fine and hidden within natural skin creases. It is very difficult to spot them even up close. Sensation is improved since there are no flaps of extra skin in the way.
Is Dr. Rodriguez experienced in the labiaplasty procedure?
Yes, Dr. Rodriguez has performed scores of labioplasty procedures over the past 15 years. In November 2006, Dr. Rodriguez was featured in an article about the labiaplasty procedure in a Plastic Surgery publication. The labioplasty article appeared in PlasticSurgeryProductsOnline.com and was titled "Something to Talk About".
Dr. Rodriguez has also appeared on WBAL TV for his expertise on the labioplasty procedure.
Additionally, while teaching in the Yale Plastic Surgery Department Dr. Rodriguez performed vaginal reconstructions with surgical gynecologists. Similarly he published a chapter on "Vulvar Reconstruction with SEPA flaps" in Obstetrics & Gynecology, the scientific publication for gynecologists.
Can Dr. Rodriguez perform the labioplasty with local anesthesia?
No--being awake during this procedure would be uncomfortable for most patients. Thus, Dr. Rodriguez performs the labioplasty under IV anesthesia, instead of local anesthesia. However, the procedure is out-patient and only takes 1-2 hours.
What is the Labiaplasty recovery like?
If you live near Baltimore you can go home right after the surgery. Out of town patients normally stay overnight in one of our recommended hotels and can drive home the next day. If you are traveling home by airplane, we recommend a two night stay so that you can more comfortably move around on the trip home.
In order to make sitting more comfortable, you will be given an inflatable donut cushion . Our office will also provide you with a sitz bath for therapeutic soaking in the immediate post operative period. You will have swelling in the first 3-4 days, and it will gradually disappear over the next couple of weeks. Most patients can resume sexual relations in 2-3 weeks.
How much does the Labiaplasty procedure cost?
TOTAL surgical cost to include Surgeon's Fee, OR Fee, and Anesthesia will typically range between $3400 and $3700. Financing is available. Please call the office at 410-494-8100 for more information.
Before and After Labiaplasty Photos
See Before and After Labiaplasty photos from patients who had the surgery performed with Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with over 20 years experience.Please note that all of these patients have given written consent to use their photos at our web site. We are very grateful for their participation in patient education!
Labiaplasty in Baltimore, Maryland
Many of our surgical patients come from out of town. Baltimore is only 30 miles from BWI airport and we are only 20 minutes from the downtown Amtrak train station. We would be happy to have you Contact Us to discuss your individual needs with you and answer any questions you may have about labiaplasty.