Perhaps you’ve heard of labiaplasty but don’t know why it’s done or how it is performed. Although labiaplasty is considered a cosmetic procedure, it is also very beneficial for women experiencing distress and discomfort because of an uneven or long labia.
At El Paso Cosmetic Surgery, El Paso, TX, our highly experienced board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ozan Sozer performs labiaplasty to resolve the cosmetic and functional problems affecting the labia so women can feel more comfortable and confident.
What is a Labiaplasty?
Labiaplasty is a procedure that reduces the length of the labia (inner lips of the vagina or labia minora). When the labia minora extends beyond the outer lips of the vagina (labia majora), it can cause uncomfortable symptoms such as irritation and itching. Labiaplasty eases these symptoms as it decreases the size of the labia.
What Happens During Labiaplasty?
Labiaplasty is generally performed using the trim procedure. This involves removing excess tissue to adjust the shape of the labia. The operation takes about 1-2 hours.
How Much Does a Labiaplasty Cost?
According to the latest statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average cost of a labiaplasty is $3,053. The average cost does not include related expenses such as anesthesia fees and surgical facility fees. When these costs are included, labiaplasty can cost up to $6,000.
The extent of the operation may also affect the final cost of surgery.
When you visit El Paso Cosmetic Surgery and consult with Dr. Sozer, we will also provide you with an estimate for labiaplasty based on your specific needs.
Will Your Insurance Cover the Cost of Labiaplasty?
Since labiaplasty is usually not considered a medically necessary procedure, your insurance is not likely to cover the cost.
Are You a Good Candidate for Labiaplasty?
You may be a suitable candidate for labiaplasty if you have a long labia that causes you discomfort during physical activity or you are bothered by the size of your labia. When it comes to adjusting the length of the labia, it depends on what works best for you.
Ideal candidates for labiaplasty should also be in good overall health and have realistic expectations about the procedure.
The best way to determine if labiaplasty is right for you is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Sozer.
Are you experiencing physical discomfort or emotional distress because of a long labia? Reach out to El Paso Cosmetic Surgery today to see if labiaplasty would be right for you.
Take the Next Step
Interested in learning more about labiaplasty for yourself? Schedule a consultation at El Paso Cosmetic Surgery in El Paso, TX today! (915) 221-2996.