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What Is Labiaplasty?

Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure focused on enhancing the appearance and function of a woman’s genital region. It typically involves reducing the size of the labia minora, labia majora, or both. This surgery can be pursued for cosmetic purposes, aiming to improve the aesthetics of the labia, or for medical reasons. Labiaplasty can be medically employed to address issues like childbirth-related damage or stretching and alleviate discomfort and pain arising from clothing, physical activities, or sexual intercourse due to an enlarged or elongated labia.

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Dr. Falguni Patel, a board-certified gynecological surgeon, has been trained by some of the world’s leading physicians in this field. She has put her skills to work for more than 15 years, offering her patients a full range of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery—including minimally-invasive and non-invasive vaginal and labial rejuvenation procedures.

Labiaplasties are the most commonly performed vaginal rejuvenation procedure here at the Rejuvenate Center for Medical Aesthetics and Wellness. Because every woman’s needs are different, however, we recommend that you schedule a complimentary consultation to discuss your particular concerns and goals. It is our mission to provide you with the best care to resolve any cosmetic or medical conditions that can be assisted with labiaplasty in New Jersey.


Labiaplasty Helps With…

  • Enlarged or elongated labia
  • Labial damage or stretching from childbirth
  • Discomfort or pain during physical activities
  • Discomfort or pain during sexual intercourse
  • Self-consciousness about labial appearance
  • Labial asymmetry
  • Difficulty in maintaining personal hygiene
  • Irritation or chafing due to excess labial tissue
  • Labial interference with certain clothing choices
  • Emotional distress caused by labial appearance
Woman smiling outside after undergoing labiaplasty in NJ

Why Undergo Labiaplasty?

Labiaplasty is a personal choice and not a medical necessity. But if you experience emotional or physical discomfort due to labial issues, it can be a transformative solution. Enlarged labia, known as labia hypertrophy, can cause physical irritation and emotional distress. Tight clothing can lead to painful pinching or friction, while visibility concerns can create embarrassment. Whether seeking relief from discomfort, improving intimacy, or addressing cosmetic worries, labiaplasty can enhance aesthetics and restore comfort, leading to increased self-esteem.

Am I A Candidate For Labiaplasty?

To determine if you are a candidate for labiaplasty, consider whether you experience physical or emotional discomfort due to your labia. Potential candidates for labiaplasty in New Jersey have routine labia hypertrophy or asymmetry or wish to reduce excess tissue around the clitoris. Those who experience tearing during childbirth, encounter pain during intercourse or wearing certain clothing, and have hygiene difficulties may also be suitable. Labiaplasty is not limited by age, but most patients are between 20 and 45, with good health and realistic expectations.

You May Be A Candidate If…

  • You experience discomfort or pain due to enlarged labia (labia hypertrophy).
  • You have an asymmetrical labia minora.
  • You desire a reduction in excess tissue around the clitoris.
  • You underwent tearing during childbirth.
  • You face discomfort when wearing certain pants.
  • You experience pain during sexual intercourse.
  • You encounter decreased stimulation.
  • You struggle with hygiene difficulties due to labia hypertrophy.
  • You are between the ages of 20 and 45.
  • You are in good health and have realistic expectations for the surgery.
  • You wish to enhance the aesthetics and functionality of your labia.
young woman after receiving successful labiaplasty in New Jersey

What Our Clients Are Saying

Actual Patient

I had been unhappy for so long with the look of my labia. It was bothersome and I was very self conscious. It irritated me when I exercised and also uncomfortable with sex. I finally decided to do something about it. I consulted with three surgeons before I decided on my doctor. I am thrilled to have met her!

Actual Patient

Dr. Patel was very personable. She knows her stuff and made me feel completely confident in choosing her for my upcoming procedure. I was referred to her by my OBGYN and welcomed. She was very honest on what she believed would work best and what would be a waste of time and money. This made me feel even better knowing that she cared more about me as a patient and not more about money. She really has a passion for what she does and it shows. This is why she's rated as one of NJ's top doctors.

Actual Patient

I love love love Dr. Patel. The entire experience was amazing. The office is beautiful and so relaxing. The staff was super nice and responsive. Dr. Patel is amazing. I love her so much. I am usually pretty shy but I felt so comfortable with her and was able to tell her anything. I felt so comfortable with her. She did an amazing job with me. I would recommend her to ANYONE a hundred times over.

Actual Patient

Before seeing Dr. Patel, I had two consultations with plastic surgeons who are in my area who had little to no experience in cosmetic gynecology. I was elated to find Dr. Patel due to her knowledge and experience with the procedure. Dr. Patel’s professionalism, bedside manner and staff are unmatched. My result is better than I could have ever anticipated - my discomfort is gone and she was able to give me the exact look we had discussed. I would recommend Dr. Patel to anyone.

Actual Patient

She was very knowledgeable, answered all my questions, and made me feel comfortable about the whole process. After reviewing my photos she recommended I do the clitoral hood as well as the labiaplasty to keep the look consistent. I agreed and scheduled right away. The procedure was super easy. A few pokes of the numbing and I didn’t feel a thing. She frequently asked how I was doing and her staff were also there to help with anything I needed.

Types Of Labiaplasty Techniques

Our procedure for labiaplasty in New Jersey involves reducing the size of the inner lips (labia minora), outer lips (labia majora), clitoral hood, or all. The procedure can be performed using various surgical techniques, which Dr. Patel will discuss during your consultation. The following are some of the techniques involved in labiaplasty — you may need one or several of these techniques.

Labia Minora Reduction (Wedge Technique)

Labia minora reduction using the wedge technique involves resecting a wedge-shaped portion from each side of the inner lips. The remaining tissue is closed, bringing the upper part of the labia down, resulting in a natural appearance. The incision heals within the labial folds, making the scar almost imperceptible. This method reduces the risk of painful scarring often associated with the trim method, ensuring a more comfortable and aesthetically pleasing outcome.

Labia Minora Reduction (Trim Technique)

Labia minora reduction using the trim technique involves precisely trimming the excess tissue from the inner lips. The trim method is effective in reducing the size of the labia and achieving a more balanced appearance. Although the incisions are closed with fine sutures, the healing process may result in a linear scar along the edge of the labia. During your labiaplasty in New Jersey, Dr. Patel can minimize scarring, and patients generally find the benefits outweigh any minor scarring concerns.

Labia Majora Reduction

Labia majora reduction addresses the enlargement of the outer fatty folds of skin that extend from the pubic mound to the perineum beneath the vaginal opening. Age and weight fluctuations can lead to increased protrusion or sagging in this area. The procedure involves making incisions along the inner folds of the labia majora and minora, removing excess skin and/or fat, and sealing the incision with absorbable sutures in multiple layers.

Clitoral Hood Reduction

Clitoral hood reduction, or clitoral hoodectomy, involves removing the clitoral prepuce to enhance sexual stimulation and achieve a neater, more compact appearance. The procedure includes marking the excess tissue and making a simple excision along the extent of the folds, followed by closure using absorbable sutures. By reducing the size and area of the clitoral hood, this surgery aims to improve both aesthetics and sexual experience for the patient.

Non-Surgical Vaginal Rejuvenation

If you have thought about receiving labiaplasty in New Jersey and are looking for a non-surgical solution, we offer vaginal rejuvenation that utilizes focused ultrasound or radiofrequency energy to tighten the outer lips, known as the vulva or labia majora. Focused ultrasound delivers energy deep into the tissues, stimulating collagen production and tightening the skin. Radiofrequency works similarly by heating the target area to stimulate collagen synthesis and improve elasticity. Both methods enhance the appearance and comfort of the labia majora without surgery.

Your Labiaplasty Consultation With Dr. Patel

During your initial consultation with Dr. Patel, she will conduct a thorough examination, considering factors like labial tissue volume, vulvar skin, fat, and symmetry. Be ready to discuss your concerns, medical history, allergies, prior surgeries, medications, and supplements. If you smoke, you must stop at least 3 weeks before surgery. Dr. Patel will explain the labiaplasty procedure, its risks, and its limitations while addressing your needs and concerns. Based on your examination, she will recommend the appropriate techniques and curate a surgical plan for your labiaplasty in New Jersey.

Labiaplasty Preparation Guidelines:

  • Attend a thorough consultation with Dr. Patel
  • Discuss medical history, allergies, and medications
  • Stop smoking at least 3 weeks before surgery
  • Stop taking herbal or anti-inflammatory medications 3 weeks before surgery
  • Follow any specific pre-surgery instructions provided by Dr. Patel
  • Ensure all necessary lab tests are completed as advised
  • Purchase all medications prescribed by Dr. Patel in advance
  • Wax or shave the surgical area before the procedure
  • Arrange for someone to accompany you on the day of the surgery
  • Plan for necessary post-surgery recovery time and support
Smiling woman after successful labiaplasty surgery in New Jersey

What To Expect During Labiaplasty Surgery

During labiaplasty surgery, you will be administered a sedative to reduce anxiety and pain. The procedure can be done using sedation and local anesthesia or under general anesthesia, where you will be asleep throughout. Before the surgery, you will meet with an anesthetist to discuss anesthesia options and address any questions. The surgery lasts 1 to 2 hours and is performed as an outpatient procedure at our certified ambulatory surgery center or affiliated hospital.

Before your labiaplasty in New Jersey, the labia and/or clitoris will be marked for the appropriate incision locations based on the chosen technique. The anesthesiologist will ensure your comfort while Dr. Patel excises the necessary amount of labial tissue, ensuring proper functionality and a neat appearance. After the surgery, you will wake up in a recovery area where you’ll be monitored before being released to go home. Remember to arrange for someone to drive you home and assist you during the initial days of recovery.

AVIVA: The Scarless, Non-Invasive Technique

AVIVA is a revolutionary non-surgical technique that offers a scarless, non-invasive solution for women seeking to address enlarged or irregularly-shaped labia without undergoing traditional labiaplasty surgery. Unlike surgical procedures that involve general anesthesia, incisions, stitches, and a recovery period with restricted sexual activity, AVIVA uses radiofrequency (RF) technology to achieve the desired results.

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Beautiful woman smiling from results of labiaplasty in New Jersey

Your Recovery Journey After Labiaplasty

After labiaplasty, you can expect some normal irritation or pain and significant swelling and bruising in the first few days. Pain medication, ice packs, and anesthetic sprays will be provided for comfort and to reduce swelling. You can shower with a non-irritating soap just 24 hours after surgery, but be gentle with the incision areas and avoid pulling or rubbing.

Plan on limited physical activity and no exercise for a few weeks, and refrain from sexual intercourse for six weeks. Avoid placing anything inside your vagina, including tampons, during this time. Follow-up visits will begin a few days after the labiaplasty in New Jersey with Dr. Patel, who will do a checkup and address any concerns and discuss activity limitations and incision care.

Labiaplasty Aftercare Guidelines:

  • Take prescribed pain medication as needed
  • Use ice packs and anesthetic sprays for comfort and to reduce swelling
  • Be gentle while showering with a non-irritating soap
  • Avoid pulling or rubbing the incision areas
  • Limit physical activity and avoid exercise for several weeks
  • Refrain from sexual intercourse for six weeks
  • Avoid placing anything inside the vagina, including tampons
  • Attend follow-up visits for checkups and incision care
  • Raise any concerns during postoperative visits
  • Avoid pools, hot tubs, and baths until instructed otherwise
  • Use pads instead of tampons if you have your period during the first few weeks after surgery
Happy woman stretching on a bed after successful labiaplasty in New Jersey

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I a candidate for labiaplasty?

The reasons why women opt for labiaplasty in New Jersey include:

  • Enlarged labia minora or majora
  • Asymmetrical labia minora (one inner lip larger than the other)
  • Reducing excess tissue overhanging the clitoris
  • Difficulty with exercise, hygiene, sexual activity and/or physical activity
  • Repairing labial tear from childbirth
  • Emotional distress due to bulging of labia through tight clothing

If you experience physical discomfort because of your labia, then you should consider labiaplasty for its functional benefits. It is also an option if you’re discontented with the shape of your labia.

When is labiaplasty medically necessary?

Labiaplasty is medically necessary when:

  • Wearing underwear or a bathing suit, or physical activities like biking, running or dancing are painful or chafe the vulvar skin.
  • Labia get tucked into the vagina during sex, resulting in painful tears in the vulvar skin.

The procedure is beneficial when the labia minora is larger than 4cm/1.5in which can cause significant pain and soreness during and/or after physical activity. The procedure is otherwise not medically necessary.

How much does it cost?

The cost of labiaplasty in New Jersey is determined on a case-by-case basis. It depends on the type of procedure, and takes into account the surgeon’s fee and hospital fee. You can get a clear idea of the cost after your initial consultation, following which you will receive a detailed quote for your procedure.

Does labiaplasty make the area tighter?

Labiaplasty is a cosmetic procedure on the labia. It focuses on reducing the size of labia or making them symmetrical. If vaginal tightening is required, then more extensive surgical or non-surgical treatment may be planned. We can recommend a customized treatment plan based on the results you desire.

Does labiaplasty reduce feeling?

Our labiaplasty procedure is unlikely to cause loss of sensation as no nerves are removed during the procedure. No nerves are damaged either as the network of nerves in the labia safeguards against the loss of sensation. You can rest assured that your vaginal sensitivity and sensation will remain unaffected by your labiaplasty in New Jersey.

Is it normal to have extra skin down there?

Yes! Pregnancy, childbirth, age and genetics can contribute to excess skin in the vaginal area. The excess skin can get pinched and twisted during day-to-day activity, causing a little or a lot of pain and chafing. Labiaplasty can correct the issue effectively and safely.

How painful is labiaplasty?

Labiaplasty is normally performed under local anesthesia. You may experience a bit of pain, discomfort and swelling after the procedure as the anesthesia wears off. This is easy to manage by following the post-operative instructions you receive from your surgeon.

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