What is Labiaplasty?
Labiaplasty or labial reduction surgery is done when a woman feels that her inner labia (labia minora) are uncomfortably large. The discomfort can include self-consciousness and chafing against clothing. Enlarged labia can result from childbirth, hormones, aging, or simply genetics.
Dr. Combs has performed numerous labiaplasty procedures and is sensitive to the embarrassment that his patients feel about this surgery. Our office staff treats all patients with respect and absolute discretion.
During your consultation, Dr. Combs will spend time with you to answer your questions and make sure he fully understands what you want to achieve. It is important to him to operate with the utmost integrity and transparency so that you know what you can reasonably expect from your labiaplasty.
What to Expect from Labiaplasty
Labiaplasty is an outpatient procedure that can be performed under general anesthesia, and you can go home the same day.
The excess skin of the labia minora is removed, making the labia smaller. Dissolvable sutures are used. Frequently, there is no visible scarring.
Labiaplasty Recovery and Aftercare
Minor pain, swelling, and bruising may occur for a few days to a couple of weeks. Pain medication will be given, and we will instruct you as to how to clean the incisions. Most women return to work within a day or two of the surgery.
You should refrain from sexual intercourse, tampon use, and strenuous exercise for a few weeks. Of course, if you have any questions as you heal, do not hesitate to call us. We will see you for a follow-up examination to monitor your progress.
Call us today for Labiaplasty. We regularly see patients from the greater Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington areas.