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 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
"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
"Dr. Nguyen's hands are blessed, seriously. I got my labiaplasty in may and I'm a little over a month now and it was sooo worth it. If you're debating on booking a surgery with her , this is your sign to do it. She is very professional and caring and very educated in the female anatomy! Thankyou! I couldn't be more pleased with my results!!"- C.C. / Google / Jul 15, 2022
"My labia was one of my biggest insecurities, but she fixed all of that - Dr. Nguyen is amazing. She is very professional and is a master at her craft! I had a labiaplasty done with her and I couldn't be more pleased! She definitely changed my life. My labia was one of my biggest insecurities, but she fixed all of that.. I'm in love with my end result!! This is your sign to just DO IT! she will take very good care of you and the results are worth it. She's very knowledgeable in what she does!! My end result looks very natural"- A. / RealSelf / Jul 14, 2022
"Perfect results - I was back to my daily activities after 2 weeks - Dr. Nguyen provided exceptional care during my visits. Dr. Nguyen and her staff are very supportive and compassionate in the care they deliver. I was very comfortable knowing they have an all women staff. It made it easier for me to open up about any sensitive and private issues. The procedure I got done was labiaplasty and hymenoplasty. Everything went very smoothly. In about 2 weeks, I was back to my daily activities. The results of the procedure were perfection! Dr. Nguyen excels at what she does and I highly recommend her!"- C. / RealSelf / Nov 18, 2022
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 starts at $8,500 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.
**Price depends all on tissue that needs to be removed, anesthesia (by the hour) and how long the surgery will take**
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $8,500 - $14,000
- 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.