First let’s get the terms straight. Labiaplasty refers to the surgical reduction or reshaping of the labia, the external lips of the vagina. This may be desirable strictly from the cosmetic standpoint or to reduce or eliminate discomfort caused by bicycle riding, horseback riding, exercising or merely from wearing tight-fitting pants or exercise apparel.
Vaginoplasty or vagina rejuvenation refers to the tightening, rebuilding, restructuring or strengthening of the vagina walls and the perineum (that area between the anus and the vulva) which may have been stretched, relaxed, torn or weakened by childbirth, multiple childbirth, aging or genetic factors. Such surgery is designed to return the vagina virtually to its original state and recreates sexual excitement and sensation for both sexual partners.
Bear in mind that cosmetic vaginal surgery can often be combined with other cosmetic surgical procedures, such as liposuction or tummy tucks, with resultant benefits in terms of time and costs.
Choosing The Right Surgeon
Cosmetic vaginal surgical procedures have increased dramatically in the last few years. Many qualified surgeons perform these reliable procedures today. Experience, accreditation and advanced training are key factors in choosing a cosmetic vaginal surgeon. Some surgeons are trained to use a laser in such surgery, others use scalpels. You should also be aware that as with all surgery, there are potential risks and complications.
In your initial discussions with Dr. Oscar A. Aguirre he will discuss your individual situation with you. He will explain how long the procedure will take, the amount of time and care necessary for a full recovery and exactly when it will be safe to resume sexual activity after surgery. He will also explain the risks and possible complications and answer any questions you might have.
Depending on your choice of doctor, geographic location and extent of surgery desired, costs normally range between $4,500 and $9,000.