Just like the rest of the body, the vaginal region changes as the body ages and responds to events like pregnancy. While some of these changes are purely cosmetic, it is also possible to experience unwanted physical symptoms. These can include vaginal dryness, vaginal laxity, incontinence and even discomfort or pain during intercourse. Fortunately, labiaplasty and other vaginal rejuvenation techniques can address these concerns and restore the vagina to a more youthful state.
What is Labiaplasty?
As a vaginal rejuvenation treatment, labiaplasty is a surgical procedure that reduces the size of the labia minora, also called the vaginal lips. When too long or large, the labia minora can cause discomfort and even pain during exercise, intercourse or while wearing certain clothes. By trimming this tissue, patients can enjoy an enhanced appearance, increased confidence and improved comfort.
How Much Does Labiaplasty Cost?
The cost of a labiaplasty can vary, although the price averages around $3,000. It is important to note that this treatment is not typically covered by insurance, as most insurance providers consider it an elective procedure. Fortunately, there are financing options available that can help make this treatment more affordable.
What Can I Expect After Labiaplasty?
After a labiaplasty, patients are encouraged to take about a week off from their usual activities. During this time, there may be some soreness and swelling. Patients must avoid intercourse and the use of tampons for a full six weeks following their labiaplasty. After this period, however, almost all of the swelling will be gone and patients can enjoy the improved appearance and comfort of their vaginal region.
Is Labiaplasty Right for Me?
The choice to pursue a labiaplasty is a personal one, and it’s common to have questions before considering this type of procedure. If you would like to discuss your needs and determine if this treatment is right for you, contact us today to schedule your consultation at Port City Plastic Surgery in Charleston and Daniel Island, South Carolina.