Scar-Less Labiaplasty™

What is a Scar-Less Labiaplasty™?

With the increased media exposure, women have unrestricted access to articles and explicit photographs concerning the female genital appearance. With laser hair removal and Brazilian waxing becoming famous, hair removal is now widely accepted. Another taboo that has been overcome is labial reduction surgery better known as “labiaplasty.” Large labia are not abnormal in any way but are a matter of choice and comfort, just like smaller or larger breasts. Scar-Less Labiaplasty™ surgery at Partington Plastic Surgery and Laser Center can help women who are under any physical or emotional stress due to the size of their labia.

For most women, the normal appearance of the labia is when the outer lips completely or almost completely cover the inner lips when your legs are in the normal position. When the inner lips, or the labia minora, protrude significantly, most women consider it not aesthetically pleasing. This may lead to decreased self-esteem and avoidance of sexual activity and intimacy. Other than the psychological effects, there are some physical dysfunctions of increased labia minora as well. These include not being able to wear certain clothes, irritation, problems with cleaning, inability to bike, and irritation during sex.

The most common cause of enlargement of the labia is congenital and begins at puberty under the influence of hormones. It could also be the result of chronic irritation, infection, dermatitis, vulvar lymphedema, and even pregnancy, age, and androgen hormone intake.

The Procedure

The technique for a traditional surgical labiaplasty™ involves amputating the excessive tissue of the labia and placing sutures over the edges, or the so-called trim technique. Unfortunately, there are several disadvantages to this vaginal rejuvenation technique, including discoloration, unnatural edges to the labia, and even contracture of the scar leading to painful intercourse. It could also potentially lead to the narrowing of the vaginal canal opening when the scar contracts. The clitoris could also be exposed, which is not natural and causes irritation. In our practice, we generally do not follow this traditional technique.

Instead, we prefer to use a different technique that involves a wedge resection to remove the excess labia tissue. The outer sutures are placed in the fold between the labia minora and labia majora, while the inner sutures are nearer the vaginal opening. This helps in several ways, most importantly in retaining the edge of the labia, its color, and also prevents any distortion of the clitoris or the vaginal opening. In the case of any excess tissue on the clitoris or excess folds on the clitoral hood, we can remove those during the procedure as well. Dissolvable sutures are typically used, and the surgical procedure is performed under local anesthesia.

Labia Majora Treatment

With age, the skin on the outer lips becomes loose, leading to overexposure of the inner lips. Surgeons correct this with excision of the excess skin or fat grafting on the outer lips, which makes them young and plump – giving protection to the inner lips. The incision is situated in the folds between the inner and outer lips.

Mon Pubis (pubic mound) Treatment

With age and also due to weight gain, the pubic mound also becomes fuller. Most women find it similar to an extra roll in their clothes or jeans. This leads to them feeling embarrassed to wear swimsuits or anything revealing. In the case of good skin elasticity, your surgeon will be able to solve this with liposuction. If the skin is not that elastic anymore due to age or sagging, a pubic lift or a pubic life with an abdominoplasty can be helpful.

DiVa™ Vaginal Therapy

DiVa™ Vaginal Therapy is another option for vaginal rejuvenation at Partington Plastic Surgery. It is a non-surgical medical procedure designed to address various intimate wellness concerns. DiVa™ promotes collagen production and tissue remodeling in the vaginal area. It can help treat issues like laxity, dryness, and urinary incontinence. With its customizable features, DiVa™ is popular for improving vaginal health, restoring elasticity, and enhancing overall sexual satisfaction. To learn more about your non-surgical options for vaginal rejuvenation, feel free to contact us today.

Recovery and Care post-surgery

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Partington will advise you to wear surgical undergarments to reduce swelling and offer support to the tissue. It is advised that you only gently wash and avoid wiping and sexual intercourse for the first 4 to 6 weeks post-surgery. Even though labiaplasty is one of the most commonly requested vaginal rejuvenation surgical procedures, another procedure becoming common in our practice is G-spot enhancement.  For more information, contact us today or visit our blog page.

Labiaplasty Before & Afters

Labiaplasty FAQ’s

  • Does a scar-less Labiaplasty™ affect sensitivy?

    Scar-Less Labiaplasty™ will affect your sensitivity a little bit. After the clitoris, the labia minora are the most sensitive part of the female genitalia. It helps with stimulation and lubrication during sex. The Scar-Less labiaplasty™ only reduces the size of the labia, it should not affect the ability to lubricate during sex.

  • Does Labiaplasty leave scars?

    Surgical procedures that involve any cut or incisions will often leave a scar. With labiaplasty, these are generally very small and won’t affect your appearance.

  • Does a scar-less Labiaplasty™ affect childbirth?

    Most women opt for a Scar-Less labiaplasty™ after giving birth. When delivering a baby, the labia minor can become stretched or torn. The labiaplasty won’t affect your ability to give birth but delivering a child could affect your results.

  • What are the side effects of a scar-less Labiaplasty™?

    It is very common to feel sore and experience some bruising and swelling after your Scar-Less labiaplasty™. These side effects should resolve within a couple of weeks post-operation.


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