Childbirth, aging, and natural development can all affect your vaginal area, making you feel self-conscious and even impacting your relationships.
Anya Kishinevsky, M.D., can perform labiaplasty to rejuvenate your appearance, improve your comfort, and boost your self-confidence.
What makes this procedure such a great option?
For women who have pain or soreness in the vaginal area due to excess tissue, this procedure can provide life-changing results.
Surgery can provide peace of mind for women who are self-conscious about wearing swimsuits or other revealing clothing.
In most cases, Dr. Kishinevsky can complete the procedure in about two hours. The recovery is fairly simple and most patients can return to work in one to two weeks.
Let's take a look at what labiaplasty can do for you...
Wondering if this procedure is common?
Labiaplasty Is an Increasingly Popular Procedure
What issues can labiaplasty address?
Large labia minora can make activities like sexual intercourse, inserting a tampon, or riding a bike very uncomfortable for women. By removing problematic excess tissue, surgery can eliminate chafing and other functional issues.
Enlarged labial tissue can also peek out through underwear or bathing suits, making you feel self-conscious. Surgery can help your labia minora stay tucked inside of the surrounding tissue, giving you a more symmetrical, smooth shape.
The Procedure Is Not Just for Aging Women
Although patients typically associate stretched or sagging vaginal tissue with aging or motherhood, this is not always the case. Some patients are born with asymmetrical labial tissue that may cause discomfort and prevent them from participating in sports and other activities early in their lives.
Are you a good candidate for vaginal rejuvenation?
General Recommendations for Women Considering Labiaplasty
Many factors affect the appearance and function of a woman’s labia as she ages. Women who elect to undergo labiaplasty will have experienced certain physical and aesthetic concerns, including:
- Elongated labial tissue
- Asymmetric labial folds
- Discomfort or soreness after labial tissue is maladjusted for a period of time
- Pain or soreness during tampon use, intercourse, or exercise
- More care required when washing the vaginal area because of the delicate or stretched labial tissue
The transformation of labial tissue over time is common, especially among women who have given birth, experienced trauma to the area, had growth spurts, or have for one reason or another experienced stretching in the delicate tissue of the labia. At a certain point, this tissue loses elasticity and will remain in a drooping or uneven state.
Women experiencing gynecological disease and women who are unwilling to quit tobacco use at least during the weeks of healing time following surgery should not undergo labiaplasty. Women planning on having more vaginal childbirths in the near future may want to wait until after they have finished having children before undergoing labiaplasty.
Worried about the procedure being uncomfortable?
We Treat Patients with Care, Compassion, and Precision
Under the care of Dr. Kishinevsky and the experienced medical teams in our Darien and Fairfield offices, labiaplasty can be performed with ease and comfort.
Because tissue is surgically removed, we utilize general anesthesia or "twilight" sedation to keep you comfortable during labiaplasty.
Many patients also feel more comfortable to have this delicate surgery performed by a skilled and caring female plastic surgeon like Dr. Kishinevsky.
How does the procedure work?
How do we ensure that patients are happy with their results?
Our Customized Approach
Every procedure is customized to your unique anatomy and concerns, and the amount of excess labial tissue removed during labiaplasty will be predetermined in accordance with safety standards and the desired final appearance. Some patients elect to have excess tissue around the clitoral hood thinned out for a more smooth and symmetric appearance. Others prefer to reduce only the tissue that protrudes beyond the labia majora.
We will discuss all your options together, look at before and after photos, and choose the procedure that is custom-tailored to your needs.
More Reasons to Choose Labiaplasty
Women of all walks of life have turned to labiaplasty, or labial reduction, for both functional and aesthetic reasons. This procedure rejuvenates a woman’s vaginal area via the surgical removal of excess skin from the labia minora.
At the plastic surgery offices of Dr. Kishinevsky, patients are treated with the gentlest, most effective techniques to increase patients' confidence in their appearance with a minimum of scarring, resulting in a natural appearance. We are well equipped to perform outpatient labiaplasty in just about two hours. After the removal, the labia are sutured using dissolving stitches and the area is dressed. This results in discreet, minimal scarring.
Although the procedure itself goes by quickly in the adept hands of Dr. Kishinevsky, the results can be life-changing.
Understanding the Factors Affecting Labiaplasty Cost
The cost of labiaplasty will vary depending upon a variety of factors, including the plastic surgeon you select, the extent of treatment, and the type of anesthesia administered. Labiaplasty or vaginal rejuvenation is usually an elective procedure as its function is generally cosmetic. Patients with enlarged or protruding vaginal lips who feel self-conscious about their appearance, or those who experience discomfort during sexual intercourse, may benefit from undergoing surgery.
If you are considering labiaplasty, board-certified plastic surgeon Anya Kishinevsky can review all factors that affect labiaplasty cost during your initial consultation at our Norwalk or Fairfield, CT, plastic surgery office and provide an estimate for treatment.
Discreet, Compassionate Plastic Surgery
Labiaplasty is an outpatient plastic surgery procedure that aims to reduce the size, as well as reshape, the labia minora, labia majora, and the clitoral hood. Though surgery can take up to an hour depending on the patient's requirements, the procedure itself is complex. It therefore requires the skill and experience of a board-certified plastic surgeon, who can perform this surgery successfully with minimal risk.
Choosing the right plastic surgeon is integral to the outcome of your procedure, and can also affect the cost of treatment.
Labiaplasty requires a sensitive and discreet approach as well as the talent and aesthetic sense of an accomplished doctor. At Dr. Kishinevsky's practice, we strive to provide the right treatment at a fair price, while prioritizing the overall patient experience.
Determining the Cost of Labiaplasty
This procedure is generally not covered by health insurance unless the enlarged or protruding labia causes significant health problems. There are several factors that affect the cost of your treatment, including:
- Geographical Location of the Plastic Surgery Office
- The cost of a plastic surgery procedure is greatly influenced by the location of the practice. If the office is located in an urban area, the cost of labiaplasty is often higher than if it were to be performed in a rural locality.
- The Plastic Surgeon You Choose
- The experience of your surgeon will have a direct impact on the final cost of your treatment, as well as the results. A board-certified surgeon such as Dr. Kishinevsky provides superior care, and has won the trust of her patients because of her expertise and caring demeanor. When you entrust your cosmetic needs to our practice, you can enjoy the peace of mind that your doctor is well-trained and can help you achieve your aesthetic goals.
- The Extent of Work Required in the Labiaplasty
- The extent of work required during your labiaplasty also determines the net cost. The final expense will vary depending upon whether Dr. Kishinevsky needs to address just the labia majora or the labia minora, or also has to reduce the clitoral hood.
- Anesthesia Options
- The cost also differs according to your choice of sedation. If you undergo surgery with local anesthesia, you can expect the cost to be less than if the procedure is performed under general anesthesia.
- Combining Cosmetic Procedures
- A labiaplasty can be combined with other plastic surgery procedures such as a tummy tuck or liposuction, which increases the total cost of your treatment.
If you have additional questions regarding treatment, including candidacy and the timeline, our team would be happy to assist you further during your personal consultation.
Receive a Cost Estimate
Please call us at (203) 388 9919 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kishinevsky. Our team is dedicated to your care and comfort, and can provide you with a detailed cost estimate, so you can make an informed decision about undergoing treatment.
Anya Kishinevsky, M.D.
Dr. Anya Kishinevsky is a board-certified plastic surgeon who is widely recognized for her advanced techniques and patient-centered care. She has received several awards and distinctions, including:
- Connecticut Magazine Top Docs
- Best of Fairfield County
- Vitals Patients' Choice Award
- Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award
To schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Kishinevsky, request an appointment online or call our office at (203) 388-9919.