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 and labor, your labia can expand and become assymetric, elongated, and/or darkly pigmented. In other cases, some women are born with large, irregular or asymmetrical labia minora (the inner lips). As well, your vagina can simply stretch over time, making sexual intercourse unsatisfying.
Fortunately, a labiaplasty and/or vaginal rejuvenation can help significantly. A labiaplasty is a outpatient surgery that reduces excess labial tissue for restoring natural contours, thus giving you a more youthful looking labia. The outer labia can be filled with your own fat to provide a more youthful look. Vaginal Rejuvenation is a general term that refers to surgical procedures to help tighten and support the vagina and its structures. It is also referred to as vaginoplasty or laser vaginoplasty surgery.
In some cases there are aesthetic concerns that were present even without pregnancy, and these same techniques provide the same level of results and patient satisfaction. Labiaplasty can be done under a local anesthetic and takes about an hour. The procedure is quite tolerable for most women, and there is little to no pain. The sutures simply dissolve, and a small amount of swelling may remain for a time, between two to four weeks. The scarring is almost non-existent in this area, and a woman can resume full activity, including sexual intercourse, about a month of recovery after the procedure.
Naturally, reshaping requests of the labia vary by one's specific anatomy and particular needs. Most commonly, however, the labia minora are simply trimmed to a smaller size. This procedure is a relatively quick one, with minimal discomfort. While there is a small chance that some sensation may be lost, most of the sexual sensation is located in the clitoral and vaginal areas and will not actually be affected by the surgery.
One of the best ways to know if a labiaplasty or vaginal tightening is right for you, and to have your questions answered, is to have a complimentary consultation with one of our board certified cosmetic surgeons to discuss your goals. Dr. Chad Deal, Dr. Vincent Gardner, and Dr. Carey Nease are fellowship trained, hold multiple board certifications, and have performed more than 11,500 cosmetic procedures over the past 11 years. Our before and after gallery has good examples of the results of this procedure on other patients, and will give you a sense of how Dr. Deal, Dr. Gardner, or Dr. Nease can help you achieve similar results.
The best candidate for labiaplasty is a non-smoking female under 65 years of age who is in good health and desires to improve the appearance of her labia or desire vaginal tightening.
Your quote will depend on various factors, including your specific anatomy. On average, labiaplasty with Southern Surgical Arts begins at $3,500. Our total cost covers the procedure, anethesia, materials/supplies used, and all routine follow-up visits (lab work and medications are excluded). There are no hidden fees or hidden costs.
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 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 Dr. Deal, Dr. Gardner, or Dr. Nease. Together, we’ll explore your aesthetic goals and work toward revealing your own natural beauty.