Labiaplasty In Chicago
Labiaplasty is a plastic surgery procedure that reduces or balances the size of the labia minora (inner lips of the vulva) of the female genitals. The result is a more youthful, balanced appearance with no more protrusions outside the outer vaginal lips.
Following a labiaplasty, the vulva looks more rejuvenated as the labia minora no longer protrudes outside the outer lips of the vagina.
Your consultation is an integral part of planning your procedure. During your consultation, you will be able to have any questions and concerns about the process answered, as well as your aesthetic goals and objectives. The consultation is also the perfect time to discuss the risks and benefits of a labiaplasty and how we handle complications. You can also learn about alternatives to labiaplasty, like Thermiva non-surgical treatment.
Labiaplasty is an outpatient procedure performed under twilight or general anesthesia. During the procedure, Dr. Lu removes the excess tissue from the labia minora, and self-dissolving sutures are used to close them up. These sutures usually dissolve within a week. Labiaplasty will produce a scar around two inches long, depending on the amount of tissue removed.
Patients are usually up and moving after surgery and can even return to work in three to five days. Sexual activity can resume after up to six weeks, depending on the level of surgery.
Labiaplasty Before and After Pictures
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Non-Surgical Labiaplasty / Vaginoplasty
ThermiVa treatments deliver controlled thermal energy to the external (labia) and/or internal (vagina)-using the same technology that has been used for years to reduce the effects of aging. The complete ThermiVa procedure has visible results within one treatment!
ThermiVa benefits include:
- Enhanced Sexual Pleasure
- Improve Urinary Stress Incontinence
- Non-Surgical Labia & Vaginal Tightening
Best Labiaplasty Surgeon in Chicago
Leonard Lu, MD, is a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon who specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. He is also a specialist in labiaplasty and has helped thousands of women get their pre-baby bodies and confidence back.
Dr. Lu graduated from the Brown-Dartmouth Program in Medicine at the top of his class, earning the most outstanding graduating medical student Dean’s Award. Patients appreciate his extensive experience in all aspects of plastic and reconstructive surgery, like labiaplasty.
After completing his research fellowships at Harvard Medical School, Northwestern University, and Washington University, Dr. Lu published multiple articles in the peer-reviewed journal, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He is also an active member of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Labiaplasty Cost in Chicago
Labiaplasty is mainly done for functional relief as well as aesthetics. The procedure cost is determined by multiple factors, including insurance coverage and the extent of the surgery, based on how much change is necessary.
If you would like to learn more about getting a labiaplasty, non-surgical labiaplasty, or vaginoplasty, call now to schedule a consultation at (847) 367-8815. Our surgeons deliver remarkable results and specialize in outstanding patient care. We are conveniently located at 230 Center Drive, Vernon Hills, Illinois 60061.
- How common is labiaplasty?
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports approximately 10,000 labiaplasty procedures are done annually.
- Is there anyone who shouldn’t get one?
You should be in good health before any surgery. Anyone who has pre-existing medical conditions should refer to their primary physician.
- Are there any potential risks?
Risks are common to all surgical procedures. They include:
- Decreased sensitivity
- Chronic dryness
The ASPS notes that risks also include infection and hematoma.
- What can you expect from aftercare and recovery?
Labiaplasty is an outpatient procedure, meaning you will go home the same day as the operation. You should plan to take at least three days off from work.
Women recovering from labiaplasty are advised to:
- Wear loose attire to avoid friction and excessive pain.
- Take salt baths to relieve soreness.
- Avoid rigorous activities.
- Abstain from sex and tampon use for at least four to six weeks.
While most swelling subsides after six weeks, residual swelling may take six months to abate.