Labiaplasty

In Washington D.C. &. Baltimore

Labiaplasty is a transformative procedure that addresses concerns related to the labia minora, the inner lips of the vulva. Whether due to genetics, childbirth, or aging, enlarged or asymmetrical labia can cause physical discomfort and emotional distress for many women.

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What is Labiaplasty?

Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure that reduces the size of your labia minora (inner lips) or labia majora (outer lips) of the female genitalia. Most female patients utilize a Labiaplasty to ease discomfort, improve functionality, or purely for aesthetic reasons. This procedure is commonly combined with other nonsurgical procedures which offer tightening to the area.

Who is a Good Candidate for a Labiaplasty?

The best candidates for a Baltimore or Washington DC Labiaplasty are women who:

  • Are self-conscious and dislike the size or the appearance of their external genitalia
  • Developed significant labial changes after birth or have always had large and/or irregular labia major, minora, or both
  • Experience irritation caused by certain clothing
  • Have discomfort during sex and other physical activities
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How Much Does a Labiaplasty Cost in Washington DC & Baltimore?

The cost of Labiaplasty in Washington DC & Baltimore is based on many different factors, including the changes that are needed to be made and the techniques that are used. After coming in for your consultation and meeting with Dr. Landford, she will make your surgical plan. With this information, our team will be able to provide a breakdown of your treatment’s pricing.

What Should I Expect During a Consultation for a Labiaplasty?

If you are interested in a Washington DC or Baltimore Labiaplasty, we encourage you to contact Landford Plastic Surgery and schedule your consultation. During your Labiaplasty consultation, you’ll meet with Dr. Landford to discuss your concerns and desires regarding the procedure. Dr. Landford will review your reasons for considering a Labiaplasty and address any questions or uncertainties you may have.

The consultation is in a private and respectful space, allowing you to openly express your feelings and expectations. Dr. Landford will conduct a thorough examination to assess your unique anatomy and evaluate whether Labiaplasty is a suitable option for you. She will ensure you are well informed about the procedure, its potential risks, benefits, alternatives, and the expected outcomes. Dr. Landford will then explain the surgical process in detail, including the anesthesia options, the incision techniques, and the recovery period.

Dr. Landford and her team fully understand the intimacy of this consultation. Any information you provide during this consultation will only be used to ensure we can provide the best results and reduce any unnecessary risks.

Once you and Dr. Landford have agreed to the plan that she creates for you, our team will help you schedule your surgical date and time, as well as provide you with any instructions you will need before your surgery.

How do I Prepare for a Labiaplasty?

After meeting with our Patient Coordinator, you will be provided with a list of directions to follow that have been catered to your needs and surgery. We have provided some basic tips below:

  • Fill your prescriptions before your procedure
  • Setup a post-recovery area before your surgery
  • Stay hydrated
  • Watch your diet (avoid starches or fatty foods)
  • Wear comfortable clothing to and from the surgical center

What are the Benefits of a Labiaplasty?

Some of the many benefits that Dr. Landford has seen her Baltimore and Washington DC Labiaplasty patients enjoy include:

  • Better hygiene and overall health
  • Certain clothing is typically more comfortable
  • Less visibility of the labia minora
  • Improved appearance of the vulva/vaginal area
  • Improved self-confidence
  • Increased sexual pleasure
  • Reduction in pain or discomfort

What are the Steps of a Labiaplasty?

Labiaplasty at Landford Plastic Surgery is typically performed on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia or general anesthesia, depending on the extent of the procedure. Once you’re comfortable and confidently ready to proceed, Dr. Landford will begin the procedure.

Dr. Landford will make precise incisions to carefully reshape the labia minora (inner lips) and clitoral hood. The goal is to reduce excess tissue and achieve the desired aesthetic or functional improvements. Dr. Landford will then use dissolvable stitches to close the incisions. These stitches eliminate the need for suture removal later on.

Overall, the surgery typically takes one to two hours and patients can usually return home the same day.

Surgical Techniques for a Labiaplasty

Dr. Landford can use a variety of techniques to improve your vaginal appearance through removal, shortening, or reshaping of your labia majora, labia minora, or both.

Central Wedge Method

The wedge technique is a method in which Dr. Landford removes a V-shaped “wedge” from both sides of the labia minora and then stitches the remaining edges together.

Clitoral Unhooding

Also referred to as Hoodectomy, this method removes the surrounding “hood” that sheaths the clitoral node on three sides (also called Prepuce tissue). While this hood is designed to protect the clitoris from overstimulation, some women with smaller clitoral nodes or a larger hood find themselves unable to achieve an orgasm, or at least have a harder time climaxing.

Trim Method/Edge Resection

This technique trims the excess tissue from the edge of the labia minora. It removes enough loose labial skin to make the resulting labia look smaller and thinner. At the same time, the entire edge of the labia is preserved and any rugosity is tightened up to make the labia look smoother.

Where are the Incisions and Scars for a Labiaplasty?

A priority for Dr. Landford is to provide you with natural results. The location of the incisions and resulting scars for a Labiaplasty procedure can vary depending on the specific surgical technique used and the individual patient’s anatomy and preferences. The incisions seen in all resection methods are often discreet and placed within the natural folds of the skin to minimize visible scarring. In the Trim method, the resulting incisions are typically made along the edge of the inner lips while the incisions for the Wedge Method are typically made along the inner lips’ length, extending inward from the labial edge.

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Labiaplasty Recovery

After the surgery, you will spend some time in the recovery area under observation. It is common to experience some discomfort, swelling, and mild bruising in the genital area during the first few days after the procedure. Dr. Landford will prescribe you pain medications to manage any post-operative pain. Resting is crucial during the initial recovery phase. Avoid strenuous physical activities and sexual intercourse for several weeks to allow the surgical area to heal properly.

Remember that individual healing times and experiences may vary, so it’s crucial to follow Dr. Landford’s specific post-operative instructions and attend all follow-up appointments to ensure a smooth recovery and satisfactory results. It’s essential to be patient with the healing process. We are always available if you have any concerns or questions regarding your recovery.

Why Choose Us?

At Landford Plastic Surgery, every woman’s well-being is of the utmost importance. With her exceptional training at Johns Hopkins and a strong passion for women empowering women, Wilmina Landford, M.D. stands out as a trusted and dedicated ally for your Labiaplasty needs. Dr. Landford’s understanding of the unique concerns that women may have, makes her the perfect choice for this intimate procedure. Dr. Landford’s background at Mount Holyoke College exemplifies her dedication to promoting women’s achievements, providing a comfortable and uplifting environment for all her patients.

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There have been so many women whose lives have changed for the better thanks to a Labiaplasty. If you are in the Washington DC or Baltimore area and are currently struggling with intimacy, self-confidence, or even wearing certain items of clothing, we encourage you to schedule your consultation with Dr. Wilmina Landford. You can schedule this appointment by calling Landford Plastic Surgery, or use our website to request your appointment today!

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