While there is a significant amount of variation in the appearance of the labia from woman to woman, asymmetry, an excess amount of skin or sagging skin, can cause discomfort and self-consciousness during exercise, intercourse, or while wearing certain clothing. Dr. Dugan, a cosmetic vaginal surgeon in Annapolis, MD (serving Maryland, DC and Virginia) will customize the labial reconstruction or the labial revision (botched labiaplasty) to those individuals needing to reduce the size, re-shape, and create symmetry within the labia to attain a more aesthetically-pleasing and comfortable feel.
Labiaplasty is done in the office under local anesthesia, typically taking about 1-2 hours. Incisions are made and excess skin and tissue are removed using the highly precise and minimally traumatic Ellman Surgtiron Radiofrequency device. The remaining skin is reapproximated with sutures in a location where the scar is hidden. Some women may be candidates for sutureless labiaplasty of the minora. The use of the Ellman Surgitron has dramatically decreased the scarring from surgery as compared to using lasers, scalpels, or traditional cautery.
You will receive an anesthetic cream on the surgical site to start the anesthetic process. You will also receive anti-anxiety and pain medication. We monitor your vital signs throughout the procedure, ask you to tell us of your comfort level, and allow you to nap if you wish. Surgery takes 1-2 hours. You can typically return to work in 4-7 days and do light activities for 2 weeks. To allow appropriate healing and promote the best results, you must remain on pelvic rest for 6 weeks.
Labiaplasty is considered a cosmetic procedure and is not covered by insurance. The cost for labiaplasty can range from $4000-$6500 which includes surgery, pre-operative and post-operative appointments, local anesthesia, and facility fee. Financing is available.
Achieve your goals at Annapolis’s Masterpiece Centre of Aesthetics & Gynecology. Schedule your private consultation with Dr. Dugan to learn about your unique options and discover what the best approach is for you. See for yourself how Dr. Dugan’s extensive experience and careful attention to detail are apparent in all aspects of her cosmetic and gynecologic treatments. Contact us online or give us a call at 443-569-0411.
Board Certified Gynecologist Dr. Khadija Dugan is passionate about assisting her patients with improving their lives by regaining and maintaining their youth and beauty both inside and out. She prides herself in creating the most natural aesthetic and medical results by assessing each patient and developing a plan uniquely designed for each individual. Dr. Dugan strives for excellence with every patient by integrating her meticulous, artistic eye with the latest, most revolutionary technologies available. She is known for her gentle touch and her caring approach, as well as for being a keen listener.Read