Labiaplasty – Getting Your Confidence Back

Ladies can sometimes suffer discomfort due to the length of their labia. This is the skin that is found on both sides at the opening of the vagina. Some women may get discomfort when they wear tight clothes and some simply feel uncomfortable with the hanging appearance of the labia. The good news is that this condition can be corrected through a procedure known as labiaplasty.

Before surgery

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Patients are normally required to get a medical check-up at least two weeks before the operation so they can be given a go ahead. If you are a smoker, you will need to stop smoking two weeks before the surgery, and you may also be advised to stay away from any aspirin products. You may also be advised not to eat anything after midnight the night prior to the surgery.


Labiaplasty is a surgery done to reduce the size of the labia. The surgery can be conducted using two techniques. The trim method is widely used and involves removing excess skin on the edge of the labia. This procedure has limited complications and is best done if you want to do away with the longer and darker edges of the labia. The other method is the wedge procedure, which involves the surgeon cutting the excess labia in the shape of a wedge.


Dr Tavakoli LabiaplastyThe surgery normally takes one to two hours and is usually an out-patient procedure. In most case, you can go home shortly after the surgery. You may experience some swelling, but this should subside within two or three days. You may also need to use painkillers, but only mild ones since you may not experience much pain. Sitting can be made more comfortable by the use of a soft inflatable pillow.

You may be required to take a week off work following the procedure. You may also be given salt soaks to use daily to enhance recovery. Full recovery is achieved within four weeks, at which time you will be able to resume all your normal activities, including sexual intimacy.


A major benefit of labiaplasty is that the results are permanent, and you will be able to dress into fitting clothes without discomfort. Ladies that previously had problems with intimacy due to hanging labia end up having long term satisfaction with their partners. The scars that result from labiaplasty are barely visible as they are hidden in the skin folds.

Selecting a surgeon

Labiaplasty comes with some ,ncluding bleeding, tissue scarring or even infection. You may also end up not getting your desired results, which may necessitate another procedure. You may even end up having reduced sensitivity in the vagina, since the labia have very many nerve endings. It is therefore important to identify a qualified surgeon who will successfully perform the procedure to your expectations.


Dr Tavakoli is a qualified plastic surgeon that has conducted numerous labiaplasty procedures successfully over the years. You can contact him for an assessment of your condition and advise you on the procedure that will give you the results that you want.

Labiaplasty – A Surgery for Women


Labiaplasty is a surgery that is used to make labia look symmetrical, to reduce them, or to harmonize the intimate area by reducing or reshaping them. The procedure can improve the aspect so much, that it will be extremely close to what is considered normal by most of the women.

All Women or Just Some?

The best candidates for this surgery are those women who are not comfortable with their small labia, as some bigger labia can become uncomfortable when wearing panties or other intimate lingerie. In addition, the intimate area can be seen if tighter lingerie is wanted or if the labia can make the woman refuse the sexual contact due to a discomfort.

This procedure is usually recommended to women who are past puberty, once the sexual organs are not evolving anymore. The procedure will not affect a future pregnancy or a sexual contact.

It’s a Good Change for Your Sexual Life

labiaplasty-picThe labiaplasty can improve the exterior aspect of the intimate area and can offer o boost of confidence. Even so, it won’t influence your sexual appetite, but it will make you less embarrassed to undress. Before deciding if this surgery is worth it, have a long discussion with your doctor and talk to him about your expectations for this surgery. It’s a fact that every surgical intervention has a degree of risk, so don’t overlook it.

There are thousands of labiaplasty surgeries that are made every year. When they are performed by a plastic surgeon, the results are 100% positive.

What can appear as a side effect is this: there can be some blood loss at the point of the incision or the stitch can loosen. When the side effect is an infection, it is treated with antibiotics, but you should know that this is an extremely rare post surgery complication. Keep in mind that there will always be a scar there, and it will be visible, at least for you.

Timely planning

During the initial consul, the doctor will evaluate your health and will determine what needs to be removed from the labia and reshaped, all this with your consent and approval. It’s very important to tell your surgeon if you smoke, if you are under treatment, if you take vitamins or medication.

No matter what, the surgeon must agree with you on the best possible procedure and the expected result. In addition, you need to be told about the anesthesia that he will use for you, the medical machinery and the cost for this procedure.

Getting Ready

labYour surgeon will have to give you clear instructions about how to prepare for the surgery, including what to eat and drink, or about the medications that you must continue to use or you must stop.

If you smoke, it’s usual to quit it with 2 weeks before doing the surgery and at least for 2 weeks after the surgery.

When speaking about anesthesia, you need to know that there are two types of anesthesia that can be used. One is the general anesthesia and this one will make you sleep during the medical procedure. The other one is a combination of spinal anesthesia and a sleeping pill or sedative. Other surgeons can chose a local anesthesia combined with a sedative that will make you sleepy. You will be awake and alert, but your intimate area will be insensitive to pain.

The procedure lasts between 30 minutes and one hour. A complete recovery is expected after 3 to 6 months, but the scars are permanent. In addition, the sexual life can start again after at least one month after the surgery. The difference is that, this time, you will be comfortable with your body and you will be able to look yourself in the mirror and say you are beautiful.

Don’t lose more time and give us a call at the Hoian Foundation and schedule an appointment with our specialists!