Oversized or misshapen labia can cause a significant amount of physical discomfort and emotional anguish. If you are experiencing pain during physical activity, or sexual intercourse, or if you are simply unhappy with the shape and size of your labia, a labiaplasty can often resolve these issues.

What concerns can a labiaplasty correct?

Typically, women may seek out a labiaplasty due to:
  • Large or uneven labia due to hormonal changes, congenital defects, or pregnancy/birth
  • Discomfort during sexual intercourse and/or physical activity
  • Dissatisfaction with their appearance when wearing tight or revealing clothing like bathing suits
  • Feeling self-conscious or embarrassed about the size or shape of their labia

An overview of a labiaplasty

At your initial consultation, Dr. Pellegrino will discuss your expectations, perform a thorough evaluation, and give you a comprehensive explanation of what to expect from the procedure. He will carefully evaluate your unique concerns and desired outcome, and make recommendations to ensure that you are fully satisfied with the result of your labiaplasty. Dr. Pellegrino's assessment will determine what type of procedure you may need to address your specific concerns. Dr. Pellegrino will utilize one of several different labiaplasty techniques to remove or correct any concerns you may have.

What to expect during recovery

A labiaplasty is a relatively minor procedure, so the time needed to recover is significantly less than you may expect. As you recover, normal side effects consist of swelling, bruising, and pain in the area. Throughout the healing process, Dr. Pellegrino will advise you to avoid strenuous exercise or physical activity for several weeks after your procedure to promote optimal healing. Dr. Pellegrino and his staff will offer a custom treatment plan and guidance for your individual recovery period throughout your post-operative follow-up appointments.

Is a labiaplasty right for you?

If you are considering a labiaplasty, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Pellegrino for an expert's opinion on what procedure will be best for you. Generally, most women are candidates for a labiaplasty if their labia is causing them physical discomfort or emotional distress. Additionally, candidates for this procedure should be healthy overall. It is important to have a realistic expectation of what a labiaplasty can accomplish. When performed by a seasoned plastic surgeon like Dr. Pellegrino, a labiaplasty can successfully alleviate any concerns or discomfort that you feel.

Meet Dr. Pellegrino

Dr. Pellegrino is board-certified in plastic surgery and a member of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. His 30 years of experience in cosmetic surgery allows him to create individualized custom treatment plans for each client, leading to beautiful, natural results.

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