Childbirth is the most anticipated and celebrated event at the end of the nine month journey of pregnancy. While the act of vaginal childbirth is miraculous, it can leave lasting effects long after you’ve brought home your little bundle of joy. During pregnancy, the labia expands due to a mother’s increased blood volume. A developing child also exerts pressure on the pelvic blood vessels which can lead to additional stretching. During childbirth, this pressure drastically increases, and the labia reaches maximum stretching. After childbirth, a woman’s labia returns back to normal, but the skin may be stretched beyond elasticity. This results in an oversized labia and sagging skin. For some women, this may affect their overall appearance as well as their intimate relations.
Labiaplasty involves working on two parts of your vaginal area. Your labia majora should be full and completely cover the inner, thinner labia, which are called the labia minora. The inner labia should not protrude from the outer labia, or if they do it should be minimal. However, after childbirth, your inner labia may protrude unnaturally, and stretch and lengthen. It is a simple procedure to correct this, and it can be done under general or local anesthesia. The procedure is tolerable for most women, and there is very little pain. The sutures simply dissolve, and a small amount of swelling may remain for a time, between a few weeks to several weeks. The scarring is minimal, and a woman can resume full activity, including sexual intercourse, about one month after the scars have healed. Take a look at our before and after gallery to see how our surgeons can help you achieve similar results.
Dr. Chad Deal, Dr. Vincent Gardner, and Dr. Carey Nease specialize in getting moms back to their pre-pregnancy body. Through an in-person consultation, they listen to your goals and provide recommendations based on your needs. Our surgeons are fellowship-trained, board-certified cosmetic surgeons, and they have performed more than 14,500 cosmetic surgery procedures combined over the past 11 years. Our surgeons are among the leading practioners of facial rejuvenation, breast augmentation, fat transfer and the laser-assisted body sculpting technique known as SmartLipo, as well as large-volume fat transfer (Brazilian Butt Lift), breast augmentation, cellulite reduction, SmartLipo, and labiaplasty.
The average charges for a Labiaplasty start at $3,500. Naturally, your quote will depend on several factors, including your specific anatomy.
At Southern Surgical Arts, we perform all of our procedures in several accredited, state-of-the-art facilities. In Chattanooga's Southside, SSA's newest state-of-the-art surgical suite and luxurious office. In Calhoun, GA, is SSA's first location and AAAHC-accredited surgical facility. We also operate at Physician’s Surgery Center near Parkridge East Hospital in Chattanooga.
We consult with patients, before and after surgery, in both our Calhoun and Chattanooga offices.
With three surgical center options, we can arrange to perform your procedure in the location that is most convenient for you. In every office, our highly trained and specialized staff provides you the privacy, comfort and expertise you deserve.
We invite you in for a complimentary consultation with either Dr. Deal, Dr. Gardner, or Dr. Nease. Together, we’ll explore your aesthetic goals and work toward revealing your own natural beauty.