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What is Labiaplasty?

Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure to decrease the size of the labia minora. Labiaplasty may be done either alone or with other plastic surgery procedures. Labiaplasty is considered a “same-day” surgical procedure because patients may have the procedure performed in an outpatient surgical center and return home the same day. Candidates for a labiaplasty report that enlarged labia can cause issues of intimacy and discomfort. These may include local irritation of the vagina, personal hygiene, or discomfort during sexual intercourse or exercise. Some patients report insecurity about appearance.

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, vaginal cosmetic surgeries are growing in popularity. Labiaplasty is one of the fastest-emerging trends in cosmetic surgery. Dr. Coan is a board-certified plastic surgeon recognized as a top plastic surgeon in North Carolina by US News and World Report. Additionally, Dr. Coan was voted Durham’s Best Plastic Surgeon seven consecutive years in a row by Durham Magazine. He was also voted Best Plastic Surgeon in Cary, NC by Cary Magazine for 2018. Call CARE at (919) 883-9491 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Brian Coan for labiaplasty.

The Surgical Procedure

The labiaplasty procedure is performed on an outpatient basis while under general or local anesthesia. The surgery takes about one hour to complete. The labia minora are reduced while maintaining the natural shape using skin and tissue tightening techniques.

Surgical Complications are Rare

There are many techniques that can be used in labiaplasty. Dr. Coan uses the latest surgical techniques designed to reduce the external appearance of scars. These techniques can reduce issues like itching and burning from scarring. Other possible complications that might result from labiaplasty include infection, prolonged swelling, and asymmetry but these are rare.

Recovery from Labiaplasty

After surgery, patients should abstain from such physical activities. We recommend holding off on high-impact sports for about six weeks to allow enough time for the sutures heal. Patients must also keep the wound clean with sitz baths and antibiotic cream. Swelling and discomfort that may result from the surgery usually dissipate about two weeks after surgery. Medication may be prescribed to aid these symptoms. The sutures used to close the incision are dissolvable.

Before and After

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I am so happy with my results! This entire experience could not have been better! Dr. Coan and his staff are amazing and so caring! They answered all of my questions and made the process very pleasant! I am so happy with the way my body looks. Thank you Dr. Coan & Staff!

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Dear Dr. Coan, Heartfelt thanks for your TLC and excellent skills ~ especially your knowledge and appreciation of micro-surgical techniques! Your feedback gave me a lot of confidence and assurance regarding my healing process. I am slowly re-introducing activity, and feeling great. Mary Ann

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