Look the way you want, feel the way you want, and enjoy intimacy in a way that may not have been possible before. Dr. Evans performs labiaplasty to revise the skin around the opening of the vagina. If you have been experiencing pain during sexual intercourse, irritation from the clothes you wear, or embarrassment about the appearance of your labial skin, you may be a good candidate for surgery.

Labiaplasty reduces loose or removes excess skin tissue, gives the labia a more symmetrical shape, and creates a more youthful, compact appearance. Women in the Sugar Land and Houston area often choose to have the procedure after childbirth to regain their pre-baby aesthetic and help them feel comfortable in their bodies once again.

Patients rely on Dr. Evans for surgery because of her skills, knowledge, and experience. As one of Houston’s board-certified OB-GYNs specializing in cosmetic gynecology, she has pretty much seen and done it all. As a specialist in women’s wellness and sexual health, her procedures improve both function and aesthetics, and she provides treatment in a supportive, personable, and straightforward way.

What Are the Benefits of Labiaplasty?

There are a variety of aesthetic issues that labiaplasty can remedy, including reducing the size of your labia minora. Plus, the procedure can also help improve a woman’s self-confidence, make it less difficult to wear tight-fitting clothes such as leggings, swimsuits, or yoga pants, and lead to a more fulfilling and enriched sex life with your partner. Labiaplasty offers Houston patients a variety of important benefits:

Improve Daily Comfort

Excess labial skin can cause irritation when it gets caught on underwear or bikini bottoms. Labiaplasty can eliminate this discomfort.

Less Discomfort During Sex

When a woman has a long labium, she may experience discomfort during sex. Ultimately, in this situation, the labia could be pushed up into the opening of the vagina during insertion, leading to friction and chafing no matter the amount of lubricant used. Labiaplasty can correct this problem.

Wear Tight Clothes With Greater Confidence

An enlarged labia can create an unaesthetic bulge against form-fitting clothing. Following labiaplasty, you can feel great in whatever you wear, whether it’s yoga pants, underwear, or a bathing suit.

Get a More Compact Appearance

By revising and reshaping the labia, Dr. Evans can help you look tighter and more youthful.

Better Vaginal Hygiene

Sometimes, women who have a long labia experience issues with hygiene, odor, the prevalence of infections, and other highly personal problems. When these issues persist, they can not only be frustrating, but they can impact your long-term health and happiness. Through labiaplasty, you can eliminate these issues and improve your life’s quality.

Improved Happiness During Everyday Activities

A long labia can inhibit the enjoyment of activities such as running, walking, riding a bicycle, and more. During these activities, the labia may be pinched or pulled, leading to embarrassing adjustments and pain. Labiaplasty can help you get more enjoyment out of everyday living.

Enhanced Self Esteem

A woman who has a long labium may experience some shyness or embarrassment if she feels “she does not look like other women.” While there is nothing “ugly” about a long labium, it is also true that each woman is entitled to her own opinion on what is attractive and beautiful. Labiaplasty can help you achieve your aesthetic goals.

Is Labiaplasty Right for You?

Dr. Evans is highly skilled in vaginal rejuvenation procedures, including labiaplasty. During your initial consultation, she will learn your goals, discuss your medical history, and guide you through your treatment options.

You may be a good candidate for labiaplasty if you:

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Seek to be happy with your appearance

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Want to experience comfort related to labia skin

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Are in good health

In some cases, Houston patients start with non-surgical treatment. Dr. Evans can use non-invasive therapies, such as Ultra Femme 360™, to augment the vagina and vulva. Women with greater needs may see more benefits with surgery.

Labiaplasty does not affect a woman’s ability to give birth vaginally, but childbirth often changes the labia’s shape. As a result, patients may want to wait until after they are done having children before having labiaplasty.

What Does the Labiaplasty Procedure Involve?

When a woman is experiencing an issue with the size, asymmetry, or shape of her labia, it can seriously impact the quality of her sex life and result in a lack of confidence and desire, which leads to less intimacy with her partner. However, for women experiencing this issue, labiaplasty is a very popular remedy.

Labiaplasty surgery involves shortening, removing excess tissue, or reshaping the lips of the vagina through plastic surgery. It aims to decrease the size of the inner tissues of the labia so they are even with the outer part, thereby improving balance and appearance.

What Is the Recovery from Labiaplasty Like?

Your procedure will take place either at Sugar Land Medical Spa or at one of several Houston medical facilities where Dr. Evans is on staff. Labiaplasty procedures usually take 2-3 hours, and Dr. Evans can perform them using various levels of anesthesia based on your needs. General anesthesia may allow you to sleep throughout the entire procedure if that is your preference. You will also be able to go home on the same day your surgical procedure is performed.

Before your labiaplasty, our practice will provide you with a post-operative checklist and guidance about what to expect. Patients generally take oral pain medication, use ice as needed, keep the area clean and dry, and keep their pelvis elevated. We recommend taking 2-3 weeks off from work, depending on how physical your job is.

Labiaplasty recovery time typically takes 6-8 weeks, at which point you can return to all normal activities. Dr. Evans will see you for rechecks at two and six weeks to make sure that you are healing well and managing pain. Our practice will be there to make your experience as supported and comfortable as possible.

Pain Medication Prescribed

Use Ice

Keep area clean & dry

Keep pelvis elevated

Take 2-3 weeks off from work

Labiaplasty FAQs

If you are considering a labiaplasty procedure, you are likely excited by all the benefits you can obtain in the long run. However, you may be apprehensive about the potential of scarring, side effects, and other details. Here is some information to help you make an informed decision:

  • What Does the Scar Look Like After Labiaplasty?

    Yes, labiaplasty is a surgical procedure; however, labial scarring associated with the incision is minimally visible. The incisions that are made are tiny. Plus, the tissue is thin and has a good blood supply. Additionally, the labia have a naturally “wrinkly” looking appearance, meaning it is not likely you will see any scarring.

  • How Long Should I Wait to See the Final Results of Labiaplasty?

    As you recover from labiaplasty, you will probably experience at least 90% healing in the six weeks following the procedure. Most swelling and bruising should go away by this time and will offer you the first glimpse of your final results. However, the full effects of the labiaplasty will typically reveal themselves within four to six months.

  • What Side Effects Should I Expect From Labiaplasty?

    As with any operation, side effects are possible. Expect to feel some discomfort at the surgical site right after the procedure. The majority of post-op pain and inflammation will subside and minimize over the course of the next two to eight weeks. If ongoing discomfort persists beyond the typical recovery time, contact your doctor. Additionally, if you experience excessively red or swollen tissue, a fever, extreme fatigue, or discharge at the surgical site, this may indicate an infection is present, and it will be necessary to seek immediate medical care.

  • When Can I Have Sex After Labiaplasty?

    It’s essential to wait for clearance from Dr. Evans before resuming sexual activity after labiaplasty. While a general time frame exists, individual healing varies, and your doctor will give the green light based on your specific recovery progress.

    Typically, Dr. Evans recommends waiting at least 6 to 8 weeks after surgery before engaging in any sexual activity. This allows sufficient time for the incisions to heal properly and reduces the risk of infection, wound breakdown or other complications.

    Here’s why waiting is crucial:

    • Healing: The initial weeks are critical for wound closure and tissue regeneration. Sex after labiaplasty could disrupt this process and increase the risk of tearing, infection, or delayed healing.
    • Swelling: The area will likely be swollen initially, making sex uncomfortable and potentially painful.
    • Sensitivity: You may experience altered sensations in the area during the early recovery stages. Engaging in sexual activity before full sensation returns could be unpleasant and potentially lead to injury.
  • Will Labiaplasty Leave Scars?

    Labiaplasty can leave scars, but they are usually minimal and well-hidden. Here’s why the worry of labiaplasty scarring is minimized:

    • Small incisions: Labiaplasty typically involves very small, precise incisions, minimizing the scar size.
    • Thin tissue: The labial tissue is thin, allowing for better healing and less scar formation.
    • Good blood supply: The area has a good blood supply, promoting healthy healing.
    • Hidden location: The natural folds and creases of the labia help conceal the scars.

Labiaplasty Costs in Houston

Labiaplasty costs depends on the individualized treatment that you receive. Factors that can affect the cost include:

  • Whether you have labiaplasty alone or in combination with another procedure, many women also have vaginoplasty or perineoplasty to repair nearby areas.
  • The complexity of your surgery is a factor. If your procedure is relatively simple, the cost will be lower.
  • Where you receive treatment matters, some patients will be better served having labiaplasty in a hospital setting.

Sugar Land Medical Spa offers financing options to make care more affordable. We invite you to get in touch with our office directly to learn more about pricing and treatment plans.

Sugar Land Medical Spa: Helping You Live Better, Sexier, and More Fulfilled

Dr. Kimberly Evans at Sugar Land Medical Spa provides treatments for women looking to improve their health, sexual activity, and appearance. With vaginal rejuvenation procedures and surgical options, Dr. Evans strives to help every patient feel like the best version of themselves. To find out more about our women’s health treatments and other services, contact our Houston office at (281) 277-7721.