Southern Connecticut Women's Health Care Associates -  - OB-GYN

Southern Connecticut Women's Health Care Associates

OB-GYNs located in Milford, CT & Westport, CT

Labiaplasty Specialist

The doctors at Southern Connecticut Women’s Health Care Associates in Milford and Westport Connecticut work to ensure that every patient is in optimal emotional and physical health. For some women, that may involve labiaplasty, a reduction or reconstruction of the labia. This surgical procedure can help women feel more comfortable and confident in their appearance when exercising, wearing tight-fitting clothes, or during intercourse. To learn more, call or book an appointment online today.

Labiaplasty Q & A

What is Labiaplasty?

Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure to reduce the size of the labia, the “lips” of the vagina. Labiaplasty can reduce the size of the outer labia (labia majora) or the inner labia (labia minora). After labiaplasty, the labia no longer hang down below the level of your vagina.

Why Do Women Have Labiaplasty?

Women seek labiaplasty for several reasons.

Some women are unhappy with the look or length of their labia, which can be asymmetrical or elongated due to genetics or childbirth. Others experience pain or blistering when cycling or exercising, and some feel self-conscious when wearing a bathing suit or yoga pants, concerned that their labia are visible.

In some cases, painful twisting or tugging of the labia during sex can compel women to seek labiaplasty.

What Happens During the Labiaplasty Procedure?

Your doctor may perform the labiaplasty procedure using one of two techniques:

  • Wedge labiaplasty: your doctor removes a wedge-shaped piece of tissue from the middle third of the labia in a V-shape, then sews the top and bottom sections together
  • Trim labiaplasty: with the “trim” or “edge” technique, your doctor removes the excess tissue all along the length of the top edge of the labia

Both of these techniques are painless, take about an hour, and are performed as outpatient procedures using local anesthesia.

What Can I Expect After Labiaplasty?

Recovery from labiaplasty is fast, and most women only need a few days before going back to work. You’ll likely be able to resume your full exercise routine after three weeks, and you’re usually safe to resume intercourse after four weeks.

As with any surgery, there is a risk of bleeding or infection, so it’s important to follow your doctor’s aftercare instructions.

The experts at Southern Connecticut Women’s Health Care Associates compassionately guide women through the process of deciding whether or not labiaplasty is right for them. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Sivkin, Dr. Murray, or Dr. O’Connor to discuss your reasons for considering the procedure.

To schedule a labiaplasty consultation, call or book an appointment online today.

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    "Dr Sivkin has been my doctor for 4 years. She has taken care of me and is wonderful. She listens to me and helps me work through any issues I might have."

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    "Love Dr. Sivkin. She's the best... Knowledgable and caring. Her follow through is wonderful albeit multiple visits to her office but I wouldn't choose anyone else"

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    "She was compassionate and friendly which made it easy to ask questions...Thank you. Dr. Murray, for being a gynecologist that a mature woman can trust with her health"

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  • RateMDs

    "She will always advocates for what is in the best interest of the women in her care. She takes the time to get know you as a person"

    Verified Patient
  • Healthgrades

    "Dr. Sivkin sat down with me and took the time to listen. She did a thorough exam and provided guidance on some non-related issues I was having"

    Judy W.
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