Many women are uncomfortable with their enlarged labia minora (the inner lips that surround the vaginal opening) and labia majora (the outer lips), which can lead to self-consciousness and discomfort while wearing clothing, exercising, or having sex. A labiaplasty may involve altering the labia minora, the labia majora, or both. Dr. Aimee Nguyen, a cosmetic vaginal surgeon in Frisco, TX (also serving Plano, Allen & McKinney), specializes in cosmetic vaginal surgery and offers labiaplasty, which produces natural looking results. Dr. Nguyen has performed countless labiaplasties, creating an aesthetically appealing outcome and a normal look and feel.
"Thank You Dr. Nguyen and Dr. Najera! I went to many different physicians in the area. I never felt most comfortable with complete Mommy Makeover. I was really embarrassed to speak about vaginal rejuvenation/ labiaplasty to any doctor. Dr. Nguyen was so nurturing and kind she made everything much better for me. After having children your body takes a complete turn. I'm excited I chose her and recommend her to anyone who is looking for a Vaginal Cosmetic Physician. She also specializes in Urogynecology which was a plus. Recovery was easier then expected. Thanks again to the Docs and staff for helping me in every step of the way! :)"- B.S. / Google / Apr 14, 2015
"Finding Dr. Nguyen was the best thing to happen for me at this time. With the issue i was having, Dr. Nguyen has studied, trained and is both experienced and qualified in all areas of correctional surgery. Her staff and she are cordial. She does take the necessary time to listen and offer options after assessment of your issues. We are fortunate to have her so accessible in our area. I would recommend her to any who need her; in face, I already have. - Lewisville, TX"- Pa. / Office Visit / Aug 18, 2015
"34 Year Old Soccer Mom, 2 Kids - Dallas, TX - Great bedside manner. She spent a lot of time explaining things to me and even called me back when I had additional questions. Her staff was extremely professional - - I had always been self conscious about the size of my inner and outer labia but things went further downhill after having kids. It seemed like the inner labia were much bigger and the outer labia sagged. I was very self conscious when wearing work out clothes and even being intimate with my husband. I did a lot of research on real self and had met with 4 different surgeons and felt most comfortable with Dr Nguyen because of her experience as well as her before and after pictures. She is very down to earth and did amazing work on me. I had a labiaplasty reduction of the labia minor and majora I feel like a new woman!"- S. / RealSelf / Sep 17, 2015
"My very best to Dr. Nguyen and her staff. They were 1st class. I would not hesitate to recommend them or this procedure."- Ca / Office Visit / Feb 27, 2015
"Vaginoplasty and Labiaplasty - Frisco, TX - Dr. Nguyen and her office staff are amazing they made me feel so comfortable. - - After having three children I had excess skin on my vagina. It was very bothersome, especially during exercise and intercourse. After a lot of re search and seeing two other doctors in the DFW area I decided to have surgery with Dr. Nguyen. I am so happy with my decision and will continue to recommend everyone to her. I can now exercise with out consistently adjusting myself and my husband is so happy with the vaginoplasty!!!!!"- M. / RealSelf / Sep 18, 2015
Labiaplasty is done on an outpatient basis with a light sedation (sometimes known as twilight sedation) or general anesthesia and typically takes around 1-2 hours. Minimal incisions are made in the skin of the labia majora or minora, and then the excess skin and tissue are removed using a combination of wedge-shaped and trimming techniques to achieve the best aesthetic result. Incisions are made carefully to avoid loss of sensation or pain after the surgery, and then excess tissue is removed. The remaining skin is pulled tight and stitched back together.
Recovery From Surgery
Post-operative care instructions will be given to each patient. Patients will be given a panty-girdle to wear for the first 10 days to help with swelling. A sanitary napkin is recommended for bleeding or discharge. After their labiaplasty, most patients can return to work in 3-5 days, but patients should not exercise for at least 2-3 weeks. To help the healing process and promote the best results, patients should not engage in sexual activity for at least 6 weeks after the surgery.
What to Expect
Following labiaplasty, patients usually have more confidence and feel more comfortable in certain clothes and situations, such as exercise and sexual intercourse. The incisions from this surgery are almost completely undetectable, leaving a natural, normal appearance.
The total cost of a labiaplasty can range from $5,000-$7,000 and this includes the surgery, anesthesia, facility fee, and all pre and post-operative appointments. This procedure is considered cosmetic and is not usually covered by insurance. Financing is available through CareCredit.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $4,000 - $6,500
- Recovery Time
- 4-6 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 1-2 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 2 Weeks
- Procedure Recovery Location
The most common risks involved with a labiaplasty are infection, permanent changes in sensation, ongoing pain, and scarring. Dr. Nguyen does her best to minimize all risks, but please discuss any concerns with her before your surgery.
Do I Need A Labiaplasty?
A labiaplasty may be performed anytime a woman is unhappy with the appearance of her labia, but it is commonly performed to repair a stretched labia, the labia after childbirth, to alleviate discomfort, or for medical concerns.
Plastic Surgeon or OBGYN?
Dr. Nguyen has spent three extra years of training in vaginal and pelvic floor surgery compared to most other general gynecologists who perform cosmetic vaginal surgery. Most plastic surgeons have had little, if any, vaginal surgery training. Dr. Nguyen has also trained under Dr. David Matlock (Dr. 90210), who is a widely recognized pioneer in Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation® and Designer Laser Vaginoplasty®. Patients have been very pleased with the quality of care and expertise that she has provided and the beautiful, youthful cosmetic results of their procedures.