The price of a labiaplasty starts at $4,999.
It takes a minimum of 6 weeks to recover from a labiaplasty, although patients can return to light activities the following day.
The procedure takes approximately 1 hour to perform.
A labiaplasty is a surgical procedure used to improve the overall function and form of the labia minora and/or labia majora. A labiaplasty removes excess tissue from the labia majora, labia minora, or both. The surgeon trims and reshapes the tissue to improve the appearance and function of the labia.
Are you insecure about the size or shape of your labia? Does it sag or hang and make it difficult or uncomfortable to exercise? Does your enlarged labia minora or labia majora make it impossible to enjoy sexual activity, and do you experience pain during intercourse? If you answered “yes” to one or more of these questions, a labiaplasty may be right for you.
Ideal candidates for a labiaplasty procedure are women who:
If you are not a good candidate for a labiaplasty, you can undergo a variety of non-surgical treatment options offered by SpaMedica. Review our non-surgical options and send in a photo before your consultation. Dr. Bell will assess your photographs and provide you with the expected outcome.
Enjoy Activities Without Pain
A sagging or large labia minora or labia majora makes physical activities ranging from walking to vigorous exercise uncomfortable. The excessive skin pulls and chafes and makes it difficult to move freely. A labiaplasty makes it easy to enjoy physical activities without pain.
Enhanced Sexual Experience
Excessive labia tissue can interfere during sexual intercourse, making sex ungratifying and painful. A labiaplasty can enhance the sexual experience and increase gratification for women and their partners. It also provides relief from discomfort during intercourse.
Free to Wear Tight Clothing
An enlarged labia is often visible through tight clothing. Women who have this problem often resort to wearing loose-fitting clothes to avoid this issue. This procedure gives women the freedom to wear the clothes they want.
Women with an enlarged or sagging labia minora or labia majora often lack confidence. They feel worried and uncomfortable in their own skin. Countless women report an increase in their self-esteem after the labiaplasty procedure.
Risks are possible with any surgical procedure, including a labiaplasty. However, Dr. Bell and the team at SpaMedica have performed countless labiaplasty procedures and take special care to reduce the potential for risks.
While uncommon, patients can experience an infection after undergoing a labiaplasty. All procedures are expertly performed inside of SpaMedica’s sterile surgical suites, which reduces the risk of infection. Patients are also educated about caring for the incisions to mitigate this risk.
Over-resection can occur during aggressive labiaplasty procedures. If too much tissue is removed, patients can experience visible scarring, chronic dryness, and pain during sexual intercourse.
Bleeding and Hematomas
Excessive bleeding and hematomas are rare but can occur. If patients develop hematomas, Dr. Bell will monitor them and drain the hematomas if necessary. Post-operative swelling can be mistaken for a hematoma, so Dr. Bell will explain wound monitoring before the procedure.
Women have a small risk of experiencing healing problems and delayed closure after undergoing a labiaplasty. Women who undergo a wedge procedure are at a higher risk of this uncommon complication. If the surgical site fails to heal properly, patients should contact SpaMedica for additional care.
SpaMedica has emerged as a leader in the labiaplasty procedure. Patients from around the world travel to SpaMedica in Toronto to benefit from the 25+ years of experience and skills of Dr. Bell.
The doctors’ innovative surgical techniques reduce many of the complications associated with a labiaplasty, including bruising and swelling. This allows patients to resume normal activities much sooner than they would from other providers. Also, because SpaMedica is home to the Female Health and Vulvo-Vaginal Wellness Team, women know that their gynaecological health is a top priority.
Dr. Bell assess patients to determine which labiaplasty procedure is right for them. Patients can undergo a wedge resection or trim reduction at SpaMedica in Toronto.
A wedge resection is recommended for patients who have a large triangular segment of overgrowth close to the clitoral hood. The surgeon removes the V-shaped segment, or wedge, from both sides of the labia minora. This procedure is not used to remove excess tissue from the length of the labia minora and does not address pigmentation issues.
Most women who undergo a labiaplasty at SpaMedica get a trim reduction. This procedure is recommended for those who need to remove excess skin or reduce the size of the entire labia minora. It is also used to treat uneven edges and discoloured vaginal lips. The surgeon trims away the excess skin down the entire labia minora, removing discoloured skin during the process.
The New InMode Votiva Avive, is a non excisional option to reduce the labia without scars.
Dr. Bell and his team performs labiaplasty procedures at SpaMedica in Toronto. This procedure is normally performed under local anesthesia, although some patients receive general anesthesia. General anesthesia is more likely to be administered if the labiaplasty is combined with additional procedures. The surgeons will discuss the anesthesia with patients during the consultation.
While some cosmetic surgeons use scalpels to perform the procedure, Dr. Bell uses a radiofrequency or laser-cutting tool for trim and wedge reductions. Laser and radiofrequency devices minimize swelling, bruising, and bleeding and speed up the recovery time.
The tool removes the excess tissue and the surgeon reshapes it for a more pleasing look. Finally, the surgeon places an absorbable suture to hold the labia minora in place.
Dr. Sasha, the director of the SpaMedica Females Health and Wellness Team, assess patients before they are approved for the labiaplasty. The nationally renowned gynaecologist conducts a full vulvovaginal and cervical examination before clearing patients for surgery.
Along with undergoing this assessment, patients must:
Patients are generally pleased with the functional and aesthetic improvements following the labiaplasty procedure. Due to swelling, the results might not be immediately apparent. Most women notice the full results in 2-3 weeks.
Immediately after the procedure: Patients are sent to a recovery room at SpaMedica. Upon waking, patients are evaluated and sent home. Patients should arrange for a ride home.
Day 1: Keeping the surgical site clean is important to avoid infection. Patients can clean the area 24 hours after the procedure. Use mild soap and water and rinse the site thoroughly.
Patients can return to light activities, but should take two to three days off work. Walking is very important during the first several days to reduce the risk of blood clots.
Day 2-7: It’s normal to experience mild bruising and swelling following the procedure. While it can take 2-3 weeks for this to go away completely, it should dissipate within 3 days. The discomfort is mild to moderate and is normally managed with anti-inflammatory medications, although some patients require prescription medication. Patients can also apply ice to the surgical site to reduce inflammation and discomfort.
Some spotting is normal for approximability a week after the procedure. Patients should wear a sanitary napkin to catch the spotting and any additional surgical discharge.
Week 2-6: Patients can slowly add activities back into their routines for the next several weeks.
While patients need to follow up with Dr. Bell after the procedure, they don’t have to get the surgical sutures removed. Dr. Bell uses dissolvable stitches. The stitches generally dissolve within three weeks.
Week 6: Patients can resume strenuous activities and have sexual intercourse. Failing to wait a full 6 weeks could put too much strain on the surgical site, causing it to reopen.
Patients can expect a mild to moderate degree of pain following the labiaplasty procedure. Anti-inflammatory medication is used to control the pain. However, the doctor might prescribe additional medication if needed.
While there is not a specific look that the labia should have, most agree that the labia minora, or inner labia, should be smaller than the labia majora, or outer labia. The outer labia should not have excessive sagging skin.
Some women have congenital conditions that cause the labia to sag or become enlarged. Sagging or enlarged labia can also be due to injury, hormonal changes, weight loss, and aging.
Women have external and internal genitalia. A labiaplasty corrects problems with the external genitalia, while a vaginoplasty addresses issues with the internal genitalia. While a labiaplasty reduces and reshapes the labia, a vaginoplasty tightens the vaginal canal.
Many women choose to undergo a labiaplasty and vaginoplasty at the same time. Dr. Bell will discuss your options with you during your consultation.
Many women experience changes to the labia during pregnancy and childbirth. Sometimes, these changes are temporary, but the labia do not always return to normal. Women can undergo a labiaplasty after childbirth.
Yes. Patients can wear tampons 4-6 weeks after the procedure.
It is very difficult to reverse a labiaplasty. Patients need to discuss the outcome with Dr. Sasha or Dr. Muholland prior to undergoing the procedure and make sure they want to move forward.