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
"I have used Dr. Woodyard for several procedures over the last twenty years, medical and cosmetic. Her office personnel are always professional and efficient. I appreciate her conservative approach to care and she always makes sure you are happy. Her aesthetician, Stacey Edgar, addressed my concerns and created a plan for me that would help me avoid more invasive procedures. I highly recommend the office for any type of cosmetic concerns that you have."- D.L. / Google / Mar 08, 2020
"Professional and efficient personnel in the office. Dr. Woodyard has been my go to for over twenty years and I have always had a good experience. I appreciate her conservative approach and know that she will make anything right that I am unhappy with. Her Aesthetician, Stacey Edgar, is a joy to work with and really makes sure you understand the information."- D.W. / Facebook / Mar 07, 2020
"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
Labiaplasty Surgical Technique
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 During/After Surgery
Labiaplasty typically takes between 1-2 hours to complete, depending on how complex the surgical case is. It can be performed under local anesthesia in the office or under sedation/general anesthesia at an accredited surgical facility depending on the severity. This procedure 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 Expected Cost
Labiaplasty is a surgery that can cost between $3,000-$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.