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Labiaplasty in Beverly Hills

Women with a poor labial appearance caused by unsatisfactory size, shape, or color often find it a source of anxiety, especially during intimate situations. Women with labial hypertrophy, or enlarged labia minora, can also experience discomfort or pain during physical activities and intimate contact. Enlarged labia can occur naturally in some women, while others experience labial distension following childbirth or as they age. To improve confidence and comfort, women often choose labiaplasty to correct the appearance of the labia minora.

What Are the Benefits of Labiaplasty?

Attractive Vulvar Appearance

Lengthy labia minora can be distinctly visible, which some women find unattractive. The change in color along the edge of the labia may also be unappealing to some women. The ideal labia appearance is subjective, and labiaplasty can be customized to improve the aesthetics of the labia minora and achieve the attractive vulvar appearance you desire.

Reduced Physical & Emotional Discomfort

Enlarged labia can result in physical and emotional discomfort. You may experience pain during intercourse or while working out. For others, their labial appearance makes them self-conscious in intimate situations. Improving the size of your labia can help you feel more comfortable with your body.

Maintain Proper Health & Hygiene

A poorly proportioned labia can make it difficult to maintain proper hygiene and vaginal health; additionally, it can make you more prone to vaginal issues that result in undesirable side effects that may need continual medical attention. Creating labia that are more proportionate to your body can help you better maintain a clean and healthy vaginal area.

How Is Your Labiaplasty Performed?


Women considering labiaplasty should be in good health and have realistic expectations about their results. While there is no “normal” standard by which to judge your labial appearance, women seeking labiaplasty often experience physical and/or emotional discomfort due to the size of their labia. You may be self-conscious about an overly visible labia when your legs are closed or when you wear tight-fitting clothing.

Trim Method
  • The trim method is usually chosen by women who desire a more youthful labial appearance because it results in a pink-colored labial edge.
  • The trim technique removes excess tissue from the outer edge of each labia minora to reduce its size.
  • This technique targets the darker-colored portion of the tissue, leaving a youthful appearance.
Wedge Method
  • The wedge method is typically chosen by women who wish to maintain their natural labial edge.
  • A V-shaped wedge of tissue is excised from each labial fold.
  • The remaining tissue is pulled together and stitched closed.
  • The wedge technique leaves the outer labia edge intact, preserving the natural coloring.
Fat Transfer
  • Patients who have lost the sensual fullness of their labia majora (outer lips) due to aging or weight loss may consider fat transfer to restore a more youthful appearance.
  • Fat transfer takes belly or thigh fat and adds it to the labia majora for an improved appearance.
  • Treatments are tailored to meet your physical and aesthetic needs.

Have Concerns About Labiaplasty?


Patients experience swelling and numbness of the vulva for approximately two weeks following the procedure. You shouldn’t lift heavy objects or engage in strenuous physical activities for a week after your procedure. Avoid swimming or staying submerged in water for the first six weeks of your recovery. Most patients can resume sexual contact after six weeks.


Choosing the trim method may result in some visible scarring along the edge of the labia. This scarring is likely to fade over time. Other methods, like the wedge method, result in little visible scarring.


The cost of labiaplasty varies between patients and is dependent on the technique used, anesthesia fees, surgical fees, and facility fees. A detailed quote will be provided during your consultation.


Labiaplasty can be performed using local anesthesia, but when necessary, general anesthesia is used. Some patients may experience initial discomfort following surgery, but this can be controlled with oral pain medication.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I prepare for my labiaplasty?

To prepare for your labiaplasty, you should avoid taking anti-inflammatory medications as they thin the blood and increase your risk of complications. Additionally, you should stop smoking and be sure to follow all pre-operative instructions provided by Dr. Rey.

Can I drive home after my labiaplasty?

If your labiaplasty procedure is performed under general anesthesia, you will need to bring someone with you to the appointment to drive you home.

Can my labiaplasty be combined with any other procedures?

Labiaplasty surgery is commonly performed as a part of a Mommy Makeover, which combines procedures such as tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), breast augmentation surgery, breast reduction, and liposuction.

Please speak with Dr. Rey to determine if you are a candidate for combining your labiaplasty with a Mommy Makeover. These procedures can also be performed at a later time.

What causes elongated labia minora?

Some women have larger labia due to genetics. Other women find that their labia become longer following childbirth.

Will insurance cover my labiaplasty?

Labiaplasty is commonly considered a cosmetic procedure by most insurance companies and is not often covered.

Does labiaplasty impact sexual sensitivity or gratification?

No. The labia minora does not play a primary role in sexual stimulation. The clitoris is the organ associated with sensory pleasure, and it is not affected by labiaplasty.

Can I have children after labiaplasty?

Yes. Labiaplasty surgery will not affect your ability to have children. However, you should wait until you are done having children before undergoing labiaplasty since pregnancy and childbirth may reverse your results.

What are the risks of labiaplasty surgery?

Labiaplasty is a generally safe procedure with little risk involved. However, with any plastic surgery procedure, risks are present. These risks include:

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Scarring
  • Hematoma
  • Numbness
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Before & After

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