Labiaplasty Specialist

Manhattan Women's Health & Tribeca Women's Health

Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Upper East Side & Tribeca, New York, NY

If you’re troubled by the appearance of your genitalia or you have elongated labial tissue that causes discomfort during activity or sex, a labiaplasty may be right for you. The skilled physicians at Manhattan Women’s Health and Tribeca Women’s Health are experienced surgeons who can resize and reshape your labia to end your discomfort. With offices in Tribeca and the Upper East Side of New York City, the team provides outstanding care to women of all ages. To schedule a labiaplasty consultation, call the clinic nearest you or book online today.

Labiaplasty Q & A

What is labiaplasty?

Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure that can reshape or reduce the size of the “lips” of the vagina. Labiaplasty can be performed on the outer lips (labia majora), the inner lips (labia minora), or both. Most of the time, labiaplasty is an elective, cosmetic procedure that a woman chooses for non-medical reasons.

Why do women choose to have labiaplasty?

A woman’s external genitalia is unique, and labia come in many shapes and sizes. When the labia are on the larger side, the excess tissue can cause discomfort or irritation during certain activities, such as exercise, or when wearing tight clothing.

Labiaplasty can address:

  • Elongated labia majora
  • Extruding labia minora 
  • Asymmetrical labia

When labia is atypical, it can make you feel self-conscious. This may prevent you from enjoying intimacy, and sometimes long labia can also cause discomfort during intercourse.

What causes elongated labia?

Many women who choose to have labiaplasty were born with elongated or asymmetrical labia. Labial tissue can also stretch and become elongated as a result of childbirth, weight loss, menopause, and other hormonal changes.

What is involved in labiaplasty surgery?

The expert surgeons at Manhattan Women’s Health and Tribeca Women’s Health have extensive experience performing labiaplasty. Labiaplasty requires either local or general anesthesia and is performed in a surgical setting. 

The procedure is simple and fast: Your surgeon makes very small incisions to remove the excess tissue. You can expect to have some pain and swelling for a few days following your surgery, and you may have to refrain from sexual activity and exercise for a few weeks. Your physician makes sure you have pain medication and detailed instructions for aftercare to ensure proper healing.

You need to spend about a week resting and recovering from your labiaplasty procedure. Full healing is usually complete in about 2-3 weeks.

What are the risks of labiaplasty?

When you see a trained and experienced surgeon like those at Manhattan Women’s Health and Tribeca Women’s Health, there isn’t a lot of risks involved in labiaplasty. However, any type of surgery does carry some risk of infection, pain, or scarring. Labiaplasty can sometimes cause a reduction in sexual sensation, but this is quite rare. 

To schedule a labiaplasty consultation with a skilled surgeon at Manhattan Women’s Health and Tribeca Women’s Health, call the office today or make an appointment online.