Dr. Sorensen, plastic surgeon in Boise, reconstructs women’s labia that have stretched from pregnancy, childbirth and weight loss, or who have enlarged and asymmetrical vaginal lips. Through labiaplasty, also known as labia rejuvenation, Dr. Sorensen corrects symptoms caused by enlarged labia, such as bulging, chronic irritation, discomfort and UTIs, and creates a natural vaginal appearance. Labiaplasty is one of the fastest-growing cosmetic surgeries in the U.S. today and has grown increasingly popular due to advances in the effectiveness of the surgery.
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"Was very impressed with Dr. Sorensen, his office and staff. They were very competent and professional in every way."- D.R. / Google / Feb 12, 2018
"I saw Dr. Sorensen for a breast reduction. I have struggled with thoracic spine and neck pain as a result of having large breast. I was very confident after my initial consultation that a reduction would give me some relief from the daily pain I had been struggling with. Dr. Sorensen and his staff were amazing through the whole process. They worked with my insurance company to make sure I would be covered for the procedure and took the time to answer all of my questions before and after my procedure. Dr. Sorensen saw me often after my surgery to make sure I was healing well. I am so thankful I was able to have this procedure. It has been life changing and I am grateful for such a knowledgeable Dr. and amazing medical staff to get me through it."- A.P. / Google / Feb 11, 2018
"Dr. Sorensen and his staff are very sweet! He is a great surgeon and I'm very pleased with my results. I didn't have any complications from surgery and my recovery was quick."- H.P. / Google / Jan 29, 2018
"Had some damage to my tummy after three c-sections. They cleaned that right up! Great experience."- N.P. / Google / Dec 03, 2017
Before aesthetic surgeons improved the labiaplasty procedure, the approach was to amputate the excess skin and fold deformity. This approach led to numerous complications including scarring and sensory nerve damage. It is important to find a skilled labiaplasty surgeon who understands that this cosmetic surgery requires some reconstructive processes. Qualified surgeons will be able to incorporate the latest reshaping techniques so that it not only reduces the size, but also preserves most of the natural contour, color and sensitivity of the labia with minimal scarring.
How Labiaplasty is Performed
Labiaplasty can be performed a couple of different ways. One technique uses surgical tools to reshape the inner folds of the labia so they no longer protrude. Essentially, it creates a contoured “V” shape wedge that is removed in order to reduce the size. The remaining edges are sewn with absorbable sutures for a natural appearance. Another technique is one that uses a laser to trim and reshape the labia. This is known medically as “laser labial rejuvenation”. While this approach is effective, it is generally more suitable for smaller skin defects of the labia.
Labiaplasty is performed under general anesthesia at an accredited surgical facility. It is considered an outpatient procedure. In surgical cases where a smaller defect exists, a local anesthesia may be used. The entire surgery typically takes 1-2 hours to complete. Following this surgery, women should rest and avoid any activities that will result in additional swelling and discomfort. Vigorous exercise, vaginal intercourse, the use of tampons and douching should be avoided for 4-6 weeks. The incisions made during surgery are minimal. In most cases, the scarring will be almost undetectable.
Labia rejuvenation is a surgery that is now offered by many cosmetic surgeons. Because of this, it is actually one of the more affordable cosmetic procedures. Whether you decide to have this surgery because of aesthetics or for health and comfort, the price will generally average $4,995-$6,030. In some cases, if the condition is causing a medical issue, insurance may cover a portion of the cost.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost Per Treatment
- $4,995 - $6,030
- Recovery Time
- 4-6 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 1-2 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 2 Weeks
- Procedure Recovery Location
OBGYN or Plastic Surgeon?
Many OBGYNs are capable of performing labiaplasty. However, this procedure is considered a cosmetic surgery. There is more to the technique than just removing the deformity. Aesthetic issues, such as scarring, symmetry, pigmentation and shape, play an important role. For these reasons, a cosmetic surgeon is sometimes the better choice to correct this condition.
Impact on Intercourse?
This procedure does not impact sexual intercourse in a negative way. If anything, labiaplasty helps to restore any lost sensation because it removes excess skin and tissue blocking the vaginal opening and clitoris. A knowledgeable surgeon will avoid placing incisions near the clitoral region and will carefully work to protect and preserve the sensory nerves.
Pregnancy After Surgery?
It is recommended that women wait to have labiaplasty until after childbearing is complete. If the labia deformity cannot wait until after a pregnancy, the patient will need to understand that the surgical results may be compromised by a later pregnancy. It is important to discuss any pregnancy plans with your cosmetic surgeon so that a pre- and post-pregnancy surgical plan can be put into place.