Labiaplasty in San Francisco, CA
Embrace your feminine side! A labiaplasty can relieve genital discomfort during walking, cycling, or sexual activity, as well as make you feel more beautiful – inside and out. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Aycock performs labiaplasty for San Francisco Bay area residents.
Why Choose Dr. Aycock?
With over 25 years of plastic surgery experience, Dr. Aycock is a board-certified surgeon who has performed a number of both structural and cosmetic surgeries over the years. As one of the most awarded and trusted surgeons in the Bay Area, you can rest assured that Dr. Aycock will personally attend to your questions, comfort, and needs from the very first visit.
Is Labiaplasty Right for Me?*
A labiaplasty is an ideal procedure for you if you meet any of the following conditions:
- You feel physical pain from chafing or discomfort in the genital area due to enlarged labia.
- You are undergoing sexual reassignment surgery (male to female).
- You have a congenital condition (such as intersex) which necessitates the need for a labiaplasty.
What to Expect During Your Consultation
Dr. Aycock will take the time to go over your complete medical history to ensure there are no conflicts or issues that could arise during or after your plastic surgery procedure. He will discuss your goals and anticipated outcome of your surgery, as well as answer any questions you may have. Depending on the type of procedure you plan to have done, he may examine the area being treated. Every consultation is done with the utmost professional courtesy and thorough explanation of each step to ensure that you are informed and comfortable with the process. Once you feel fully assured and satisfied with the answers, you can move forward with scheduling your surgery.
What Is a Labiaplasty?
Enlarged inner genital lips (labia minora) can be functionally or emotionally bothersome for some women. Enlarged labia can occur for a number of reasons: age, childbirth, hormones, sexual intercourse, or genetics. This problem can cause local irritation, which can interfere with sexual intercourse and cause discomfort during other activities such as cycling, walking, or sitting.
Labiaplasty surgically reshapes or reduces the external appearance of the vagina. The purpose of labiaplasty surgery is to enhance a woman’s vaginal appearance and/or sexual gratification.
Benefits of a Labiaplasty*
A labiaplasty reduces the appearance of large inner genital lips and can also do the following:
- Improve your vaginal appearance.
- Enhance sexual gratification.
- Alleviate discomfort from daily activities.
How Is a Labiaplasty Performed?
The main purpose of labiaplasty is to further augment the inner labia. The procedure, which generally serves to reduce or reshape the skin that covers the female clitoris and vaginal opening, will allow the physician to reshape the opening to the urethral can be reshaped, and if necessary, make enhancements to the vaginal area.
The procedure generally takes about one to two hours and is performed on an outpatient basis. The surgery can be performed one of two ways – either by reducing excess tissue along the edges of the labia or by cutting a “V” shaped wedge of tissue from under the labia and then sewing the edges back together. This particular method leaves the front of the labia unchanged, making surgery less noticeable.
Preparing for a Labiaplasty
You should be a non-smoker or willing to quit in the weeks leading up to your labiaplasty. Furthermore, you should not have an active gynecological disease or condition that would interfere with the healing of wounds. You should have realistic expectations on the outcome of the labiaplasty.
Many patients who undergo labiaplasty can go home the same day and may require minimal packing, although some women choose to wear a sanitary pad for hygienic reasons. You should refrain from wearing tampons or having sexual intercourse for at least four weeks to allow the vagina proper time to heal and refrain from wearing any tight-fitting undergarments (thongs, G-strings) during this same time frame.
How Much Does a Labiaplasty Cost?
The cost of labiaplasty in San Francisco varies depending on the extent of surgery needed. Dr. Aycock provides convenient financing options, including CareCredit® and Prosper Healthcare Lending®; to help cover the cost of your surgery, and you may be approved in as little as an hour. Visa®, MasterCard®, and Discover® are also accepted, and you’ll enjoy a COMPLIMENTARY CONSULTATION on your first visit to our office.
Additional Body Contouring Options
A labiaplasty is a highly personal decision that should be made confidentially between you and your surgeon. If your body is causing you discomfort or distress, contact Dr. Aycock today to schedule a complimentary consultation.
*The content of this website is intended to be general information. It is provided only as a service. It is not medical advice and not intended to be taken as medical advice. The content of this site should not be used to diagnose or treat a medical or health condition and is in no way meant to be a substitute for or delay the seeking of appropriate or professional medical care. Individual results may vary.