Labial contouring surgery is surgery to correct enlargement of the inner vaginal lips, or labia minora.
What is laser assisted labial contouring (labiaplasty)?
Enlargement of the inner vaginal lips, or labia minora, is a medical condition known as labial hypertrophy, which affects many women. The labia may become elongated or stretched out due to hormonal changes or because of the process of one or more vaginal deliveries. In some cases, the labia is very asymmetrical with one labia being much larger than the other one. Regardless of the cause, this condition can be corrected through labial contouring surgery.
The labial contouring procedure, also known as labiaplasty, can also be completed in conjunction with other procedures if necessary, such as vaginoplasty (repairing vaginal relaxation that may occur after child-birth), perineoplasty (repair of a relaxed perineal body or restoring the normal tone of the opening of the vagina), laparoscopic reconstructive procedures, or even vaginal hysterectomy.
What does labial contouring treat?
Laser Assisted Labial Contouring (Labiaplasty) reshapes the lips of the vagina to enhance aesthetic appeal and sexual appearance.
Labial contouring results
You will have a labia that is sleeker and more symmetrical. Cosmetic labial contouring results in a rejuvenated appearance of the vagina, as well as greater comfort and enhanced sexual experience. Results will be noticeable shortly after the surgery, with optimal results appearing within a few months.
What to expect with labial contouring
The labial contouring procedure is designed to reduce uneven or enlarged labia minora without leaving any visible scars. Our plastic surgeons do not amputate the enlarged labia, instead they contour, reshape and reduce the size of the labia, without creating a scar on the outer edges leaving the labia with their natural pigmentation and a more youthful appearance.
Depending on your needs, techniques are available to contour and sculpt the labia minora and inner vaginal lips or tightening the labia majora and outer vaginal lips.
Recovery after labial contouring
Following the procedure, you will likely experience some moderate discomfort, which can be managed through medication, and are advised to apply cold compresses to the affected area and refrain from sexual intercourse for six weeks. Work can typically be resumed within five days. In most cases after healing, the cosmetic labial contouring is undetectable.
Get labial contouring with Centric Health
Women from across Canada and around the world choose Centric Health because of board-certified Gynecology surgeons with years of experience and excellence performing labial contouring procedures.
Our facilities’ pre and postoperative care is exceptional, and combined with our patient centered philosophy will provide you with a positive and rewarding experience. We will help you regain your confidence and achieve the look you desire.
Next steps: Book your labiaplasty consultation
If you are ready to discuss your cosmetic surgery needs with our board certified plastic surgeons, request a consultation today. During your consultation your patient care adviser will discuss:
- Your medical history
- Incision techniques
- Potential risks and complications