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Labiaplasty – Vaginal Rejuvenation Surgery


Labiaplasty, also known as vaginal rejuvenation surgery, is a common procedure that addresses cosmetic and functioning concerns of the vagina. With a wide variety of tightening, contouring, and skin removal techniques used for this procedure, Irvine cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Marguerite Bernett, will choose the most beneficial technique for you and your needs. Vaginal rejuvenation surgery has grown in popularity over the past few years and it is a procedure that women are beginning to feel more comfortable talking about with their cosmetic surgeon. Dr. Bernett is eager to discuss with you the benefits of this surgery and how it can help you achieve your goals.


Females contemplating labiaplasty should consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon to perform this surgery. While many OB/GYNs have the ability to surgically remove any excess skin that is present in the labia, they are not specialized in the aesthetics of contouring the labia to the patient’s desired outcome. This is also to ensure that the latest cosmetic reshaping techniques are used to not only create a more aesthetically pleasing appearance, but to ensure nerve damage does not occur in the surgical process. A talented plastic surgeon with many years of experience will be able to provide the best results in keeping the natural color and shape of the labia creating a visual appeal that patient’s love with little to no scarring.


A device known as Iris Scissors is the most popular approach to labiaplasty. Iris Scissors is a technically advanced tool that is used to delicately and impressively contour the inside folds of the labia. During the surgery, an appealing “V” contoured segment is purposefully shaped to the vaginal lips, and excess skin is eliminated to reduce the size of the labia. Dissolvable sutures are used to quickly and safely close any incisions made during the process, and the surgeon intentionally works to reconstruct the vaginal lips to the patient’s desired outcome.


General anesthesia is used during this surgery, which is performed in an accredited surgical facility on an outpatient basis. On average, Labiaplasty takes between 1-2 hours to complete, although the exact time depends heavily on the severity of the patients case. Certain activities, such as sexual intercourse and the use of tampons, should be avoided for 4-6 weeks. Temporary numbness in the vaginal region directly after the procedure is considered normal. A labiaplasty affects the lips only and leaves the clitoris, the area of intense sensitivity, widely unaffected. This surgery can be life changing for a woman, making her feel confident, sexy and youthful once the healing period has concluded.


Labiaplasty is one cosmetic surgery that may be covered by some medical insurances due to the symptoms associated with the condition. Labiaplasty is very common and depending on the extent of surgical need, the procedure likely runs between $3,000-$5,000.


Our entire staff understands the sensitive nature of this procedure and thus we treat ever patient with respect and compassion as they consider this surgery. During the consultation, a full examination will be provided, and a treatment plan recommended. Patients will leave feeling hopeful and confident that this surgery can make a positive difference in their lives.

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