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What is Labiaplasty?

Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure performed to reduce the size of the labia minora or labia majora. During your labiaplasty in Beverly Hills or Santa Monica with Dr. Brain Shafa, excess skin is removed from the vulva, to create a more comfortable, youthful, and attractive look, with no tissues protruding outside the labia majora. It is typically performed for cosmetic reasons or to relieve physical discomfort. 

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What are the Benefits of Labiaplasty?

  • A more pleasing appearance 
  • Improved comfort 
  • Increased sexual pleasure

  • Enhanced self-confidence 
  • Increased wardrobe options 
  • Improved Hygiene

Who Makes an Ideal Candidate for Labiaplasty?

  • Over 18 years old
  • Healthy, both mentally and physically
  • Finished having children
  • Realistic in their expectations
  • Willing to follow the doctor’s directions before and after surgery
  • Experiencing pain or discomfort when exercising, sitting, or having sex
  • Experiencing self-consciousness due to the size or shape of their labia
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What Are the Reasons for Choosing Labiaplasty?

Over time, your labia can lengthen due to pregnancy, weight loss, childbirth, and aging. Sometimes, this causes discomfort during exercise or makes it unpleasant to wear tight clothing. Significantly elongated labia may also make you self-conscious about the appearance of the intimate area.

Labiaplasty in Beverly Hills or Santa Monica can be combined with other vaginal rejuvenation procedures, such as vaginoplasty. Excess or sagging skin is typically removed from the labia minora to create a “tucked-in” appearance, but the labia majora can be reshaped and reduced when needed. 

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How Much Does Labiaplasty Cost?

There are various factors that contribute to the overall cost of a labiaplasty procedure:

  • Provider
  • Anesthesiologists
  • Recovery

After factoring in those points, a labiaplasty can cost anywhere from $2,000 to $6,000, but the average sits around $3,000. Less complicated procedures that are performed in smaller facilities will naturally be cheaper than more involved procedures at higher-quality facilities.

What is Recovery Like After Labiaplasty?

After labiaplasty, mild swelling, bruising, and pain are normal. You should be able to return to work or other activities within three to seven days. Dr. Shafa will provide you with detailed aftercare instructions to help you achieve the best possible results. You will also follow-up appointments to ensure you are healing correctly.

Labiaplasty Procedure

Our labiaplasty in Beverly Hills & Santa Monica is an outpatient procedure performed under local anesthesia. It addresses your aesthetic goals for the outer labia, where excess tissue may be removed or liposuction performed for fullness. For the inner labia, two methods are available:

  • Wedge resection: A pie-shaped wedge of tissue is removed, and the labia edges are reattached for tightening while preserving your original labial edges.
  • Edge resection: Excess or loose labial skin is simply trimmed.
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Why Choose Dr. Shafa for Labiaplasty in Beverly Hills?

Your safety and satisfaction are Dr. Shafa’s top priorities. He is known for always going above and beyond to help you get the best results possible. With his superior surgical skill and knowledge, Dr. Shafa will not only deliver beautiful, natural-looking surgical results but will also work with you to ensure you maintain your results and help preserve your natural beauty. 

Labiaplasty FAQ 

Will I lose sensation after labiaplasty?

It is rare for women to lose sensitivity after their surgery. On the contrary, most gain a sense of increased pleasure after labiaplasty. This being said, the client may experience temporary numbness as the incisions heal and the swelling dies down. The sensory nerves eventually go back to normal within a month or two.

When can I have sex after labiaplasty?

Patients will need to abstain from intercourse until their incisions have completely healed. This typically occurs within 4-6 weeks after the operation. Dr. Shafa will evaluate your recovery on an individual basis and advise as to when is the best time to resume having sex.

Can I still have children after labiaplasty?

Yes, you can. Labiaplasty will not alter your ability to give birth in any way. However, having children can stretch and distort the vaginal tissues, compromising the aesthetic results of your procedure. For this reason, it is advisable that you wait until you are done having children to undergo labiaplasty.

Are There Risks with Labiaplasty?

Labiaplasty, like all surgeries, carries some risks. These include anesthesia side effects, blood clot formation, and common surgical risks like bleeding, infection, bruising, and swelling. However, the potential long-term cosmetic, mental, and physical benefits are often considered worth these risks.

Does Health Insurance Cover Labiaplasty?

In general, insurance companies assess surgical operations based on whether they are medically necessary or not. This is determined by whether the treatment is classified as ‘reconstructive’ or ‘cosmetic.’ Unfortunately, most cases in which patients seek out labiaplasty are not deemed ‘cosmetic.’ That said, there are cases where patients are able to prove that the condition of their labia is causing them pain. In such cases, patients may be able to have the procedure covered by their insurance plan.

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