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 had a breast reduction from Dr. Woodyard over 23 years ago and I must say I am still SO VERY HAPPY. I have watched some of these plastic surgery shows and recently I saw a show dedicated to women that had had complication from a reduction (the horror). I never thought one could have problems with a reduction but wow can you....I had the best results and experience with Dr. Woodyard and never had any complications and to this day my GIRLS are just as perking and looking great as ever. I remember how professional, caring and informative she was. I trusted her completed and I'm so glad she was worth the trust, as I was young and did not ask many questions. I am grateful now and was grateful then..."- A.A. / Google / Mar 21, 2019
"Had reduction sugery here five years ago and my back felt so much better afterwards and I still feel the great benefits of it today. The surgeon and staff were nice. They walk you through the whole process and clear what will be done. The office was very clean and inviting."- S. / Google / Nov 10, 2019
"Dr. Woodyard is extremely knowledgeable and answered my questions before I could ask them. I never realized the whole process of a breast augmentation until Dr. Woodyard laid it out for me. She is HUGE on preventing infection more so from any doctor I have ever seen. All of her staff are extremely friendly and caring and always has smiles on their faces!"- E.M. / Google / Oct 22, 2019
"My sister had found Dr. Woodyard online after I had experienced a tragic fall this past winter. I was very trepidatious about the procedure to be done on my nose, but rest assured she put my woes at ease. Nervous and anxious each visit, I was always comforted by the warmth of her office, kindness of her staff, and her impeccable way of making me feel like I was in good hands. Each visit was so informative it was like a college course. I loved her calm and caring demeanour that helped me go through with this procedure and I never felt alone. Her attention to detail is meticulous and her skills are artistic. A true family atmosphere from the get go. She even advocated to have my procedure covered by insurance. She also has an amazing Esthetician, Stacey Edgar who is such a wealth of knowledge and even took time out of her day to chat with me. Don't go anywhere else. My experience was amazing and I think I made some friends!"- L.E. / Google / Oct 09, 2019
"I am beyond thrilled I walked into Dr. Woodyard’s office two years ago. Her professionalism and technical competence are excelled only by her bedside manner. My issues with my skin have been resolved and the experience has been truly life changing. Another critical part of my experience is the exceptional staff the doctor employs. To a person they are professional, patient and dependable. A special shout out to Stacey Edgar for her skin care services and product recommendations. Her knowledge of the latest developments In cosmeceuticals has actually streamlined my daily routine. I use four basic items instead of a medicine cabinet filled with goop and concoctions that don’t deliver. I save time and money, and my skin glows."- K.H. / Google / Apr 19, 2019
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
- $3,000 - $5,000
- Recovery Time
- 4-6 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 1-2 Hours
- Procedure Recovery Location
OB GYN or Cosmetic Surgeon?
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?
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?
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.