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Get the Inside Scoop on Labiaplasty from a Female Plastic Surgeon

Get the Inside Scoop on Labiaplasty from a Female Plastic Surgeon | HoustonAre you considering labiaplasty? If so, then you should get the inside scoop on this procedure from a female plastic surgeon. A female plastic surgeon can provide valuable insight into the labiaplasty process and answer any questions you may have. This blog post will help you prepare for your labiaplasty consultation with a female plastic surgeon.  Female board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Kristi Hustak, provides labiaplasty to patients in Houston, Texas and surrounding areas.

What is Labiaplasty?

Labiaplasty is a type of plastic surgery that reshapes the labia majora and/or labia minora, the folds of skin that surround the vagina. The goal of labiaplasty is to reduce the size, symmetry, and even out the color of the labia. It can be performed on both the inner and outer labia, depending on the patient’s desired outcome. Labiaplasty can help women who experience physical discomfort due to enlarged labia, or those who are self-conscious about the appearance of their labia. The procedure is relatively safe, with a high success rate in delivering desired outcomes.

Why do Women get Labiaplasty?

Labiaplasty is a type of plastic surgery that involves reshaping and/or reducing the size of the labia. The most common reason women choose to undergo this procedure is for aesthetic reasons, to reduce excess tissue in the labia minora or labia majora. Women may also choose to have labiaplasty because of discomfort or irritation due to overly large labia, or due to childbirth or age-related changes. In some cases, a labiaplasty may also be recommended as a medical necessity to treat chronic infections, injuries, or tears. Whatever the reason, labiaplasty can be an effective way to help women feel more confident and comfortable in their bodies.

The Consultation

A Labiaplasty consultation is a great way to learn more about the procedure and get answers to any questions you may have. It is important to find a female plastic surgeon who specializes in this procedure, as they will be able to provide the best care and advice. During the consultation, the plastic surgeon will discuss your goals, ask about your medical history, and answer any questions you may have.

The plastic surgeon will also evaluate the labia to determine if the labiaplasty is right for you. This evaluation will include measurements of the labia as well as a visual examination. Depending on your individual needs and anatomy, the plastic surgeon will recommend a specific type of labiaplasty that will best achieve your desired outcome. 

You should also use the consultation to learn more about the plastic surgery techniques used and recovery process. The plastic surgeon will discuss pre-operative instructions, post-operative care, and any other information that may be helpful in your preparation for labiaplasty. 

The consultation is an excellent opportunity for you to get a better understanding of what to expect from labiaplasty and to ensure that it is the right choice for you. Make sure you take advantage of this time to get all of your questions answered and to make sure you are comfortable with the entire process.

The Procedure

Labiaplasty is typically performed under general anesthesia, meaning the patient is completely unconscious and doesn’t feel any pain during the procedure. The actual procedure may vary slightly depending on the specific technique chosen by your plastic surgeon. 

The main goal of labiaplasty is to reduce the size of the labia minora (inner lips) or labia majora (outer lips). The length of the labia can be reduced either surgically by removing excess tissue, or with a laser which reshapes the tissue. There may also be some suturing involved. Depending on the individual patient’s needs, labiaplasty may be combined with other cosmetic procedures such as vaginoplasty or clitoral hood reduction.

The labiaplasty procedure typically takes between 1-2 hours. After the procedure, patients may experience swelling, bruising, and mild discomfort for a few days. Most patients are able to return to work after about a week of rest. It’s important to follow your plastic surgeon’s instructions for post-operative care to ensure a smooth recovery.


Recovering from a labiaplasty typically takes several weeks and includes a number of steps to ensure proper healing. Immediately following the procedure, you should expect to experience some pain, swelling, and discomfort. To help reduce swelling and pain, your surgeon may recommend cold compresses, ice packs, and over-the-counter pain relievers such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen. Additionally, you may be advised to keep the area clean and dry, wear loose fitting clothing and avoid sexual intercourse for several weeks.

Although it is normal to experience some bruising and swelling during the initial recovery period, these symptoms usually resolve within a few days. Depending on the extent of your surgery, your doctor will provide additional instructions for post-operative care.

In addition to physical recovery, it is important to understand that there can also be an emotional adjustment period. Many women may experience body dysphoria or insecurity related to their labia before the surgery and afterwards during the healing process. It is important to remember that you are beautiful and valuable no matter what shape or size your labia are, and that your new look is something to be proud of. 

If at any point you have concerns or questions about your recovery process, it is important to communicate these with your plastic surgeon who will be able to offer personalized advice.

For more information on procedures and treatments provided by board-certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak please call us to schedule a consultation at 713.322.7265 or click here. Offices in Houston, Texas.

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