Grady Core, M.D., F.A.C.S., a board-certified plastic surgeon at Core Plastic Surgery, performs labiaplasty on women wanting to enhance the appearance of the vagina and external genitalia. We understand that this area is a sensitive issue for many women, so we strive for the utmost care and compassion.
What is Labiaplasty?
Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure for labia reduction on women whose genitalia have changed over time. These changes are usually due to age, pregnancy, and childbirth, or even congenital.
Benefits of Labiaplasty
In addition to enhancing the appearance of the vagina, labiaplasty offers the following benefits:
- Alleviates discomfort during intercourse
- Brings proportion to the entire vaginal area
- Lessens any self-consciousness about large labia
Who is a Good Candidate for Labiaplasty?
Women whose labia are too large or uneven or those who endure physical discomfort due to this issue may be ideal candidates for labia reduction.
How Do I Prepare for My Labiaplasty?
During a consultation with Dr. Core, you receive detailed instruction on preparing for your labia reduction surgery. Additionally, Dr. Core evaluates your issues to make sure labiaplasty is the best option for your corrections and answers any questions you have about the procedure.
What is Involved in My Labiaplasty?
With most patients, labiaplasty is done to reshape or reduce the size of the labia using a scalpel or laser. For some procedures, the edges may be stitched up with dissolvable stitches.
The entire labiaplasty procedure takes up to two hours to complete.
What to Expect After Labiaplasty
Following labiaplasty, there is some discomfort that is relieved with pain medication. We recommend you rest for a couple of days and wear loose fitting pants to make you more comfortable. Additionally, we suggest you wait to shower for 24 hours following your procedure, and do not swim or sit in baths and hot tubs for several weeks until the incisions have fully healed.
When Will I See the Results of My Labiaplasty?
The results from labia reduction are immediate, although they do not become fully visible until the incisions have fully healed and any swelling and bruising have faded.
Most patients see the full results over a few months following the procedure.
How Much is Labiaplasty in Birmingham?
We can discuss the cost with you during your consultation as well as our payment and financing options.
The cost of labiaplasty varies with each patient depending on the extent of the procedure. We accept cash, checks, and credit cards, in addition to offering financing through CareCredit®. If the procedure is medically necessary, we help you determine whether your health insurance provides any coverage.
Grady Core, M.D., F.A.C.S., a board-certified plastic surgeon, offers plastic and reconstructive surgery to people living in and around Birmingham, Mountain Brook, and across the Southeast to look and feel younger. Contact Dr. Core’s office today to schedule your consultation!