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Labiaplasty Houston

Considering labiaplasty in Houston? Every woman has a unique and beautiful body that they should feel good about and that does not cause them to be uncomfortable or in pain.  This includes your intimate parts.  Dr. Ashley Steinberg is a female board certified plastic surgeon in Houston who performs labiaplasty, also known as vaginal rejuvenation, vaginoplasty, or labia reduction surgery. The surgical procedure involves reducing and enhancing the labia or tissues around the vaginal area by removing excess skin and tissue.  

Dr. Steinberg understands that having enlarged or uneven labia can cause irritation, chafing and pain during sexual intercourse and/or physical activities like running and biking.  She also understands that many women are unhappy with their labia’s appearance which lowers their self esteem and confidence.  If you can relate to these experiences, Houston labiaplasty by Dr. Steinberg may be the right decision for you. 

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What Is Labiaplasty?

Labiaplasty is the most common type of vaginal rejuvenation surgery. The outpatient procedure normally involves reducing and reshaping the enlarged labia minora (inner) or labia majora (outer) by removing excess skin and tissue. However, it can also involve other issues in the genital area and can be performed for both medical and aesthetic reasons.

What are the benefits of labiaplasty?

  • Overall size reduction of the enlarged and excess tissue of either the labia minora or labia majora
  • Improved symmetry of uneven labia
  • Reduction in irritation, chafing and infections
  • Ability to perform physical activities like running, exercise or cycling without pain
  • Ability to wear tighter fitting clothes
  • Enhanced arousal and confidence in sexual activities and intercourse
  • Improved self-confidence in your body

Are You A Good Candidate for Labiaplasty?

Labiaplasty surgery is a personal decision that you can make in consultation with Dr. Steinberg who will help you determine if it is right for you.  Every surgery is customized to your unique needs, and you should be in overall good health.  Ideal candidates for labiaplasty include women experiencing any of the below.:  

  • Enlarged or asymmetrical labia minora or labia majora (outer lips) caused by genetics, pregnancy or childbirth, weight loss, or the aging process
  • Discomfort and pain in sexual intercourse
  • Irritation and chafing when wearing clothes or exercising
  • Uncomfortable wearing swimsuits or leggings due to enlarged labia 
  • Embarrassment or desire to change the appearance of the genital area for overall self esteem and confidence

What to Expect at Your Consultation

At your labiaplasty consultation appointment, you will meet directly with Dr. Ashley Steinberg to discuss your concerns and goals for the procedure. She is aware of the intimate nature of the decision and always strives to make you as comfortable as possible!  Be prepared by doing some research on labia rejuvenation and coming with any questions you may have.

Keep in mind that during your consultation, Dr. Steinberg will want to perform a physical examination to see if you are a good candidate for this type of surgery. She will also ask you about your medical history, and any medical conditions you are experiencing or treatments you are undergoing.

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What Does The Labiaplasty Procedure Involve?

Like many cosmetic procedures, vaginoplasty is an outpatient surgery and usually can be performed in about an hour at an accredited surgical facility.  The procedure can be done under local or general anesthesia, and these two options will be fully explained to you prior to the surgery.  In addition, you will be able to consult with Dr. Steinberg pre-surgery with any last minute questions or concerns as well as after the surgery regarding your recovery.

Depending on the goals you have for your vaginal rejuvenation, there are different labiaplasty techniques. In all cases, the sutures are dissolvable and do not need to be removed.

  • Labia reduction, normally focusing on the reduction of the size of the labia minora (inner lips)
    • Edge trim method – this method involves removing the excess skin and tissue of the labia along the edges
    • Wedge technique – this wedge method involves removing a V-shaped piece of the labia
  • Labia majora augmentation – this procedure involves fat grafting for women who have lost fatty tissue in the pubic area
  • Clitoral hood reduction – this reduction can be done at the same time as the labia reduction and reduces the excess skin along the top of the clitoris

What to Expect During Labiaplasty Recovery

Most patients have some bruising or swelling in the vaginal area. Dr. Steinberg will provide you with post-operative information week by week for the  recovery timeline. Make sure that you follow these directions closely and keep the area clean to prevent infection. Properly icing the area and taking appropriate pain medications can help to reduce discomfort and swelling.

During your recovery period, you should expect to take about a week off from work or school. In most cases, you should be able to return to regular more strenuous activities and sex at about the four- to six-week mark. Keep in mind, however, that it may take several months for all swelling and discomfort to disappear. You will meet with Dr. Steinberg regularly during this time so that she can access your recovery progress.

What Are The Possible Risks and Complications of Labiaplasty?

As is the case with any major surgery, vaginoplasty comes with a small chance of risks and possible complications. These include but are not limited to infection, homatoma, bleeding, scarring, problems with healing, vaginal dryness and decreased sensations.

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Labiaplasty Cost In Houston, Texas

Compared to many cosmetic procedures, labiaplasty is a very affordable procedure. Once Dr. Steinberg determines your individualized treatment plan based on your needs and goals, your costs and expenses will be explained thoroughly. Each surgery will vary where labiaplasty price is concerned depending on a range of individual factors. However, in general, you can expect to pay between $3,000 and $6,000 for most labiaplasty surgeries in Houston.

Factors affecting the cost include the Texas surgeon’s fee, the facility fee, the procedures and repair techniques used, the type of anesthesia and associated fees (local or general), and the amount of medication and follow up needed. Most insurance companies consider the procedure elective and will not cover labiaplasty unless it is determined to be medically necessary. We will be happy to discuss payment methods, financing options and keeping the procedure within your budget at our consultation.  

Labiaplasty Houston: Frequently Asked Questions

Every woman’s labia is different, so there are varied sizes, shapes and lengths with no correct answer as to what is excessively large. Still, with certain hereditary characteristics, pregnancy, childbirth, and aging, the labia minora may end up being longer than average (about two inches). When this happens, discomfort and pain may become present as well as a certain level of self-consciousness.

There will be some minor scarring where the incisions are made; however, Dr. Steinberg minimizes scarring as much as possible. Usually scars heal well, are well concealed, and most likely not noticeable.

Yes, you will have sutures, but they are absorbable and dissolve. You do not have to have them removed at a follow-up appointment.

You should be able to continue normal activities including sex four to six weeks after the surgery.  Dr. Steinberg will let you know after the procedure whether it is necessary to wait longer than 6 weeks to resume having sexual intercourse.

How do I know if my labia are excessively large?

Every woman’s labia is different, so there are varied sizes, shapes and lengths with no correct answer as to what is excessively large. Still, with certain hereditary characteristics, pregnancy, childbirth, and aging, the labia minora may end up being longer than average (about two inches). When this happens, discomfort and pain may become present as well as a certain level of self-consciousness.

Will I have a scar from labiaplasty?

There will be some minor scarring where the incisions are made; however, Dr. Steinberg minimizes scarring as much as possible. Usually scars heal well, are well concealed, and most likely not noticeable.

Do you have sutures with labiaplasty?

Yes, you will have sutures, but they are absorbable and dissolve. You do not have to have them removed at a follow-up appointment.

When can I have sex after labiaplasty?

You should be able to continue normal activities including sex four to six weeks after the surgery.  Dr. Steinberg will let you know after the procedure whether it is necessary to wait longer than 6 weeks to resume having sexual intercourse.

How i got my labiaplasty covered by insurance?

For insurance to cover labiaplasty, it must be medically necessary, as determined by the patient’s healthcare provider. This is applicable when the patient suffers substantial physical discomfort or pain due to the size or shape of their labia.

Are labiaplasty worth it?

Though labiaplasty is categorized as cosmetic, it offers benefits beyond appearance. Enhancing comfort, hygiene, and confidence, the procedure addresses practical aspects beyond aesthetics.

Will an Obgyn do a labiaplasty?

Labiaplasties could be performed by gynecologists or plastic surgeons, both well-versed in female anatomy. While both are qualified, a plastic surgeon is generally considered more appropriate for the procedure.

Why is labiaplasty so painful?

Although labiaplasty is deemed a minor surgery, it may involve cutting the labia minora, leading to post-procedure pain and swelling, even when performed under local anesthesia.

Schedule Your Consultation With Dr. Steinberg Today

Dr. Steinberg can help improve the appearance and comfort of your labia through plastic surgery.

Have questions? Want to learn more about the procedure? When you’re ready to see what vaginoplasty can do for you, schedule your labiaplasty consultation appointment with Dr. Ashley Steinberg today!

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