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Labiaplasty Washington DC

Some women experience discomfort when the labia minora protrude beyond the labia majora while others simply prefer a different aesthetic appearance. Enlarged labia may cause issues with exercise, hygiene, sexual activity, and urinary tract infections. With fashion trends of wearing form fitting yoga and exercise pants and swim suits, enlarged labia may pose a problem. Other women feel extremely self-conscious and are hoping to enhance their sexual self-confidence.

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Labiaplasty Surgery Is It Right For You?

Learn more about the innovative approaches to Labiaplasty at the DuPont Institute

Other women seek relief from genital pain, while others may be hoping to enhance their sexual self-confidence. A woman’s labia may be elongated or asymmetrical due to genetics, intercourse, childbirth, or the aging process. Fifteen years ago, one rarely heard about cosmetic labiaplasty. Labiaplasty procedures have surged 44% in the past year alone and have one of the highest satisfaction ratings of all cosmetic procedures (96% in one study). Discover if Labiaplasty is right for you and schedule your consultation with Dr. DuPont. The DuPont Institute proudly offers labiaplasty in Washington DC and surrounding areas.

What is Labiaplasty?

Labiaplasty is one of the fastest-growing cosmetic procedures nationwide.

The labia minora are the inner flaps of skin that cover the clitoris and vagina. The labia majora are the parts of the labia on the outside of the body. The labia may be elongated or asymmetrical as a result of genetics, intercourse, childbirth, or the aging process. Some women feel abnormal when the labia minora protrude beyond the labia majora. Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure that trims and shapes the labia.

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Labiaplasty Candidates

Fully developed young women and healthy adult women are the most appropriate candidates.

Elongated labia may cause pain during sexual intercourse, exercise, or while wearing tight-fitting clothing. Labiaplasty is not the only type of cosmetic surgery that can be performed on the genital area: Clitoral hood skin excess can be addressed at the same time for improved cosmetic appearance. Vaginal rejuvenation, for example, involves tightening the vaginal and perineum areas, which can become stretched during childbirth. Vaginal rejuvenation may increase sexual pleasure for both partners.

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Symptoms of Labial Hypertrophy

Enlarged labia minora can cause symptoms such as pain or discomfort with activities such as exercise, sexual intercourse, or even just with wearing tighter fitting clothes such as jeans.

Many women have discomfort with this condition because the enlarged labia rub against tight-fitting clothes, get pulled in or out during intercourse, or get irritated when doing activities such as riding a bicycle. Sometimes the enlarged labia can actually have an abnormal appearance and protrude out in tighter fitting clothes or bathing suits. This can be very bothersome and distressful to the woman and can affect her self-esteem. Younger women born with larger labia may become very self-conscious because of their appearance through their high school or college years. This can cause insecurity or embarrassment among sexual partners as well. Many women prefer that the inner lips do not protrude past the labia majora at all, giving them a much more appealing shape and eliminating many of the symptoms of enlarged labia.

Labiaplasty Procedure

Recontour | Reshape | Reduce

Labial reduction surgery (also called labial contouring or reshaping, cosmetic labiaplasty, labia minora reduction) is a procedure that is completed in an outpatient setting that may be completed under local anesthesia and mild sedation and takes about one to two hours. Prior to surgery, Washington DC labiaplasty patients are given antibiotics, resulting in a very low risk of infection. In most cases of labial reduction surgery, if an infection occurs post-operatively, it is minimal and taken care of with a short course of oral antibiotics. Dr. DuPont performs two main types of labiaplasty: the Trim Procedure and the Wedge Procedure.

The Trim Procedure is the most widely used technique among all Labiaplasty procedures. The Wedge Procedure involves removing a “V” shaped wedge of excess tissue from the thickest part of the labia minora. Occasionally, patients will prefer the “Barbie Doll” type of labiaplasty, which removes the entire labia minora. Using her expertise as a fellowship-trained reconstructive vaginal and pelvic surgeon, Dr. DuPont offers her patients labiaplasty that is minimally invasive, and cosmetically very appealing. She recontours, reshapes, and reduces the size of the labia and leaves the labia with their natural pigmentation and a more youthful appearance. In most cases, after healing, the cosmetic labiaplasty is undetectable.

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Labiaplasty Review

"Incredible Experience, Dr. DuPont is the Best. Beyond satisfied with the experience I had with Dr. DuPont and her incredibly attentive staff. The experience and results speak for themselves. I had always been so self conscious and am so glad I decided to book the procedure with Dr. DuPont. I felt understood and respected every step of the way." -Anonymous

Labiaplasty Recovery

Following your labiaplasty Washington DC plastic surgeon, Dr. Dupont will provide you with aftercare instructions to ensure a smooth recovery.

It is important to follow all post-procedure instructions for optimal healing. You will need to avoid intercourse for about six weeks. Your genitals will be tender and swollen for several weeks. The labia and surrounding area may be temporarily bruised. Oral medications and ice application can reduce pain. Antibiotics may be prescribed to reduce the risk of infection after your surgery.

You will be asked to avoid any heavy, strenuous exercise for three or more weeks after surgery. Tampons should not be used in the ten days following your surgery. You will need to wear a pad for at least one week due to post-surgical bleeding.

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Schedule your Washington DC Labiaplasty consultation with Dr. DuPont today.

The DuPont Institute offers Labiaplasty in Washington DC, Chevy Chase, and surrounding areas.

Labiaplasty is a safe and effective outpatient procedure. During your consultation, Dr. DuPont will listen and address your concerns with a thorough medical exam. As a sought-after leader in her field, Dr. Mary DuPont has extensive experience in improving the lives of her patients. Schedule your consultation today.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cost?

Dr. DuPont customizes a treatment plan that is unique to her patient’s needs. Therefore, the price of the procedure may differ for each patient. The average cost is between 4000 - 6000. During your consultation, you learn about the cost of your surgery and important details for your surgery to have optimal results.

Does my insurance cover the cost of surgery?

Labiaplasty is considered cosmetic surgery and is typically not covered by medical insurance. It is recommended to speak with your insurance provider to determine your coverage options. Payment and financing options are available for your convenience.

What are the risks and complications in labial reduction surgery?

As with any surgery, there are potential risks for complications with cosmetic labiaplasty. The most common risks are the same risks seen in most surgery and include bleeding, infection, and scarring. Bleeding is also a rare risk in labiaplasty; however, it can occur with any surgery or could occur post-operatively if a strenuous activity or intercourse is begun too early. Problems with healing, such as incision separation, under or over correction, scarring, or pain following the surgery, are also potential risks. However, they can occur as with any vaginal surgery and may require further surgery or revision. The risk of these problems is less than 1% and decreases when experienced and competent surgeons perform labial reduction procedures.

Find solutions to your intimate concerns at DuPont Institute

Your journey to sexual health and wellness is unique. Contact the team at the DuPont Institute today to learn about the innovative treatments that can help you improve your sex life and personal wellness. Discover how you can not only find your mojo but get back into the groove of your life. The DuPont Institute serves the Chevy Chase and Washington, D.C. areas.

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