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 sculpting down 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.
"Best Vagina Rejuvenation and Urinary Incontinence Surgeon - I had a great successful with urinary incontinence surgery and labiaplasty. Both surgeries were done by Dr. Aimee Nguyen on 8/17/2020. Having these procedures done is a huge relief and boosted my confident. Dr. Aimee Nguyen is a talented surgeon. I would recommend her if you are looking for a surgeon with theses procedures."- S. / RealSelf / Sep 24, 2020
"Best Surgeon for the Job! - I consulted with 4 surgeons before deciding to go with Dr. Nguyen for my labiaplasty and clitoral hood reduction. Out of all of them she had the most relevant experience and training, and patiently answered my laundry list of questions and concerns. During my consultation exam I could tell that she was making a game plan for my specific anatomy, and how to get as close to my goals as possible (very reduced but still natural looking, without harming sexual sensation of course). Other than a yeast infection I had no complications throughout healing. I do think my swelling lasted longer than most people, but at 7 months post-op I'm pretty sure I'm at my final result and satisfied. Clothing and exercise is finally comfortable, and while I don't feel that it looks like a 20 year old "tucked in" porn star I do think it looks much more "typical" now which is what I hoped for. I even went to a new obgyn for a well-woman exam and she said if I hadn't told her about the labiaplasty she wouldn't have been able to tell. If that's not a testament to a natural appearance then I don't know what is! No scars or bumps are left, just some natural wrinkling. So happy I finally pulled the trigger and got this done!"- L. / RealSelf / Aug 21, 2021
"Great & Positive Experience! I'm currently about 3wks post-op & super happy with my results! - With the stigma surrounding cosmetic surgery as well as women's sexuality, I was hesitant to get this procedure done for a very long time even after finding out about it - the shape/appearance of my labia isn't something I ever discussed with anyone, despite the fact that the extra skin was often uncomfortable & bothersome, and made me feel insecure about the appearance of my vagina as well. The fact that the subject is so taboo only made me feel more insecure, because I couldn't talk openly about any of the issues I was having & instead felt like I had to hide them. However, Dr. Nguyen understood all of these things, and was very easy to talk to each time I came in! She validated all of my concerns enthusiastically, and assured me that I would benefit from a labiaplasty. I didn't need too much convincing since I had been thinking about it for so long, but any uncertainties or reservations I had were quickly dispelled after my consultation with her! Dr. Nguyen does a great job of bringing a warm and friendly energy into the room, and she was always engaging, attentive, & seemed genuinely excited to be taking care of me. I felt very informed every step of the way, and even outside of our scheduled appointments she still made time to give me a call when I had some additional questions before surgery! It's clear that Dr. Nguyen is very passionate about her work and making sure each of her patients has a good experience, which is so important in a procedure as intimate as this one.I'm currently about 3wks post-op & super happy with my results!!! I'm already feeling more comfortable in my clothes & in general (after the initial discomfort that comes with healing, of course), and though there was nothing necessarily wrong with how my vagina looked before, I am much happier with its appearance now & feel more confident as a result - not only physically but emotionally as well! Being able to actually talk about the things that were bothering me was so refreshing, and I feel much freer talking honestly about my body & insecurities in a way that I didn't before.I'm very glad I chose Dr. Nguyen for this procedure, & I would definitely recommend her to anyone who is interested in getting a labiaplasty!"- R. / RealSelf / Apr 21, 2021
"Amazing Doctor Who Cares About Her Patients - I can not say enough kind words for Dr. Nguyen and her staff. I was so nervous for the consultation and I could not have been met with more compassion and care. Everyone I encountered made me feel comfortable and at ease. The moment I met with Dr. Nguyen I knew I was in the right hands. She is caring, honest and hands down the best surgeon. I had a labiaplasty & vaginoplasty; I could not be happier with my results. She has literally changed my self confidence and I am extremely grateful. Shout out to Chandler for always being there and available to answer any questions. If this has been on your mind to do, this is the best place with a caring staff and a caring AMAZING surgeon. Thank you again!"- G. / RealSelf / Nov 09, 2021
"Thank you Dr. Nguyen for providing excellent care for me in both my prolapse surgery and cosmetic surgery. I couldn't be more pleased. I appreciate your entire team."- KD / Office Visit / Sep 23, 2020
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 a more contoured look.
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 $7,000-$9,500 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
- $7,000 - $9,500
- 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.