Women who have lost a significant amount of weight or who have completed a vaginal childbirth may find comfort in knowing that labia rejuvenation is one of the fastest growing cosmetic surgeries in the U.S. today. Dr. Janet Woodyard uses advanced surgical skill to correct the appearance of the vaginal lips with labiaplasty surgery. This surgery corrects the inner and/or outer labia so that they appear normal, natural and symmetrical. Abnormal labia not only result in an unsightly appearance, but more importantly, can cause symptoms such as chronic irritations, discomfort during sex, and yeast or urinary tract infections. Dr. Woodyard shows compassion and care during the consultation and works with her patients with privacy and trust to restore a youthful vaginal appearance.
"I Feel As Though I Can Learn to Love my Body Again - Owings Mills, MD - After my primary care physician told me that a lot of my chronic back and neck pain was due to the fact that my breasts were too large on my smaller-sized frame - and that I'd need PT and/or a back brace to help me if I didn't correct the problem - I was given Dr. Woodyard's number. Luckily, I was able to meet with her the very next day, and three weeks later, I was in the OR, having a Mastopexy. Even though I have only been in recovery for about 28 days now, I am VERY pleased with the results. Dr. Woodyard performed a miracle for me, taking my size from a 34 J to a 34 C, and I feel better both physically and mentally. She is professional, knowledgeable, and trustworthy. And her office staff is amazing. Brittany has handled so many phone calls and questions from me that we've become friendly (and I appreciate her competence), and Ashley made all of the arrangements for me to have the surgery performed - and did so in a way that made me feel informed and at ease. While I still have scarring from this very recent procedure (though it is not as bad as I had feared!), I'm healing nicely, and would not hesitate to return to Dr. Woodyard if I ever needed another procedure performed. In a way, she has given me back a part of my life, and I am immensely grateful."- O. / RealSelf / May 01, 2016
"Great doctor! - I had a mommy makeover in April 2017 and am currently at 5 weeks of recovery. From the initial consultation to the last post-op appointment at 4 weeks, I've been thoroughly pleased with the care and professionalism of Dr. Woodyard and her team. I definitely would recommend her services!"- Anonymous / Vitals / May 30, 2017
"I had a mommy makeover in April 2017 and am currently at 5 weeks of recovery. From the initial consultation to the last post-op appointment at 4 weeks, I've been thoroughly pleased with the care and professionalism of Dr. Woodyard and her team. I definitely would recommend her services!"- A.C. / Facebook / May 30, 2017
"Great doctor! - I had a mommy makeover in April 2017 and am currently at 5 weeks of recovery. From the initial consultation to the last post-op appointment at 4 weeks, I've been thoroughly pleased with the care and professionalism of Dr. Woodyard and her team. I definitely would recommend her services!"- A. / RealSelf / May 30, 2017
"This review only contains a rating"- Anonymous / Vitals / May 30, 2017
Women who are considering labiaplasty should consult with a qualified cosmetic surgeon. In the past, before surgeons improved this procedure, the approach was to remove the excess tissue and skin deformity using an amputation method. Today, skilled surgeons use aesthetic reshaping techniques so that the labia are not only reduced in size, but also the nerves are protected in the process so that sexual feeling is not compromised. A surgeon with experience will preserve the natural color and contour and create a result that looks visually appealing with minimal to no scarring.
Labiaplasty typically takes between 1-2 hours to complete, depending on how complex the surgical case is. It is performed under general anesthesia at an accredited surgical facility and does not require an overnight stay. Women who undergo labia rejuvenation will need to avoid any activity that may cause swelling and bleeding, such as exercise, sexual activity, douching, and the use of tampons. These activities can be resumed slowly around 4-6 weeks post-op. Women find that the results of this procedure look so natural that their self-confidence and self-image are improved drastically.
Labiaplasty is a surgery that can cost between $4,000-$5,000 and is a procedure that is now offered by many cosmetic surgeons.
Plan Your Procedure
- Total Cost
- $4,000 - $5,000
- Recovery Time
- 4-6 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 1-2 Hours
- Procedure Recovery Location
OB GYN or Cosmetic Surgeon?@headingTag>
When researching the aesthetic surgery market, most patients will find that a large majority of cosmetic surgeons offer labiaplasty. While many OB GYNs are capable of performing labia rejuvenation, the procedure is most often considered cosmetic. An OB GYN will be able to surgically remove any excess that exists within the labia; however, a cosmetic surgeon will consider the aesthetics as well. This ensures that scarring is minimized and that color, contour and symmetry look and feel natural.
Does It Cause Insensitivity?@headingTag>
As with any surgery, there may be numbness in the labial area after the procedure is completed. This frequently is temporary as the skin and tissues heal. In regards to sensitivity, it is important to understand that labia rejuvenation affects, for the most part, the labia (vaginal lips) only. Sensitivity is served by the clitoris. A skilled cosmetic surgeon will work around this area so that a loss of sensitivity is minimized.
Before or After Prenancy?@headingTag>
In most cases, it is recommended that women wait to have labia rejuvenation until after all pregnancies are complete. However, if having enlarged labia is bothersome and causes physical symptoms and emotional hardship, then this surgery can most definitely be performed before a planned pregnancy. If the results of the surgery are compromised due to a post-surgical pregnancy, a second surgery can be discussed.