Advanced Pelvic Surgery

Robert Gregory Owens, MD

Urogynecologist located in West Chester, OH

If you feel self-conscious about the appearance of your labia or if the physical stress of childbirth or menopause has changed the form and function of your vaginal lips, contact Dr. Robert Gregory Owens at Advanced Pelvic Surgery in West Chester, Ohio (the premier pelvic floor rehab center in Southern Ohio). As a double board-certified OB/GYN and female pelvic surgeon with over 20 years of experience, he offers customized labiaplasty to improve the appearance and function of your inner and outer labia in a comfortable and compassionate atmosphere. Call or schedule a consultation online today.

Labiaplasty Q & A

What is labiaplasty?

Labiaplasty is a surgical vaginal rejuvenation procedure that reshapes and resizes the labia minora, labia majora, and clitoral hood. This surgery reduces the labia tissue or corrects asymmetric vaginal lips.

If you’re planning on having children, you may want to wait until you’ve finished creating your family before having the surgery.

What conditions does labiaplasty correct?

One of the most common reasons for labiaplasty is to reduce the size of the labia minora. When this tissue extends past the outer vaginal lips, it can get caught in your clothing or cause pain when running, riding a bike, or during sexual intercourse. When your clitoral hood is too large, it can interfere with your enjoyment of intimate moments.

Your labia can change following childbirth or due to estrogen loss, becoming loose or lax and descending further away from your body than you’d like. Dr. Owens helps you reduce any discomfort from these changes to your genitals and feel confident about your appearance.

What happens during labiaplasty?

Dr. Owens performs labiaplasty as an outpatient procedure. This surgery usually takes two hours and involves a local and general anesthetic to ensure your comfort. In most surgeries, Dr. Owns trims away excess tissue or removes a wedge of labial tissue and tucks the remaining tissue into a symmetrical shape.

If Dr. Owens is altering your labia majora or clitoral hood, the surgery includes small incisions along the natural creases of your vulva to remove excess skin. Stitches are hidden in the natural folds and creases of your vagina to reduce visible scarring.

What should I expect during recovery?

You usually need six weeks to recover from labiaplasty. In most cases, you can return to work after two weeks and avoid more strenuous activity and sexual intercourse for at least six weeks.

Dr. Owens provides detailed aftercare instructions and answers any questions after your procedure and during your follow-up appointment. Directly following your surgery, ice packs and anti-inflammatory medication can control any swelling and discomfort.

Call or schedule a consultation online today with Advanced Pelvic Surgery in West Chester, Ohio, to learn more about labiaplasty.