Labiaplasty

Problem – Do you have large, protruding or asymmetrical labia minora? The labia minora are the folds of skin or “inner lips” surrounding the opening to the vagina.

Solution – Labiaplasty is a simple procedure that will reduce the size of the labia and make them more symmetric. The procedure, performed under local anesthesia or sedation anesthesia, removes excess skin and tissue from the labia which can alleviate many of the problems discussed below.

Labiaplasty in New Jersey

If you are unhappy or uncomfortable with the shape and/or size of your labia minora, then labiaplasty is the perfect procedure for you. Most women have enlarged or asymmetric labia minora from birth. Others may have developed enlarged labia after pregnancy or as they age. The enlarged labia can make daily activities and exercise uncomfortable, interfere with or make you embarrassed during sexual intercourse, or create a bulge in tight clothing. Labiaplasty in New Jersey with Dr. Ganchi can reduce the labia minora so that they do not protrude and are more symmetric. The results are very satisfying to our patients.

Is labiaplasty right for me?

There are many reasons why women choose to have a labiaplasty, such as:

  • Physical Discomfort During Sports, Exercise, or Everyday Activities
  • Appearance and the Fit of Clothing
  • Concerns and Problems Relating to Sexual Intercourse
  • Self-Conscious about Vagina
  • Urination with an Enlarged Labia

You are a candidate for labiaplasty if you have:

  • Protruding labia minora
  • Asymmetric labia minora
  • Thickened labia minora
  • Labia minora that you would like reshaped

Read about 5 Reasons Why Women have Labiaplasty Surgery.

How will I look after the procedure?

Depending on what you discussed with Dr. Ganchi, your labia will be more symmetric and will be less protuberant. This should make you more comfortable in tight clothing and while exercising and should give you more confidence during sexual intercourse.

Labiaplasty Photos

How will you look when Labiaplasty is completed? Explore our Labiaplasty photo gallery to see the quality to Dr. Ganchi’s work and imagine how your own body will look.

How is surgery performed? Are there any risks?

During our initial consultation, Dr. Ganchi will take a complete medical history and examine the areas of concern. He will evaluate the labia to assess the degree and type of enlargement and check for asymmetry. Dr. Ganchi and his friendly staff will confer with you to determine what changes you would like. Then, we will design the labiaplasty procedure that will give you the result that you are looking for.

The labiaplasty procedure is performed in slightly different ways depending on the exact anatomy of the labia. In all cases, the procedure is very low risk with a quick recovery. The stitches will dissolve and do not need to be removed.

Will it cost less if I have only one labia that is enlarged?

While many women have asymmetric labia minora, in order to get the best symmetry, it is usually a good idea to perform labiaplasty on both sides. This allows both sides to go through the same healing process and gives them a more symmetric appearance. Obviously, less tissue would be removed from the smaller side. The small difference in cost is generally not worth compromising the symmetry of the final result of labiaplasty.

What is recovery like after labiaplasty?

Recovery after labiaplasty is relatively mild. The first three days are spent relaxing. Cold compresses or ice packs will help keep the swelling to a minimum. You will feel fine. You will have some bruising and swelling that will resolve over the next week or two. Stitches will dissolve and do not need to be removed.

When can I return to work?

While healing time varies, most return to work 3 – 6 days after labiaplasty. We advise patients to avoid any pressure to the labia for six weeks. This would include wearing tight clothes such as thongs or using tampons or having sexual intercourse. Excessive movement such as jogging can also slow the healing process and should be avoided. We will closely follow your progress to ensure that you are ready to resume normal activities.

Where will my Labiaplasty be performed?

All labiaplasty surgeries are performed at Ganchi Plastic Surgery Center. Our Plastic Surgery Clinic is located in Wayne, New Jersey, where we welcome local and out of town guests for consultations and the best labiaplasty in New Jersey.

Board Certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. Ganchi performs most labiaplasty procedures under local anesthesia or sedation anesthesia. You may choose the type of anesthesia you prefer. If you are having other procedures at the same time, you may need general anesthesia. Labiaplasty procedures are performed in our JCAHO-certified outpatient surgical facility. If you are having other procedures at the same time, you may have your procedure performed at the hospital. You will need to have a close friend or family member drive you to and from your surgery and care for you for the first 24 to 48 hours after surgery.

Imagine a more beautiful you.

Labiaplasty is but one of the many procedures we offer to revitalize your appearance. Please ask us about other procedures to refresh and renew your natural beauty. Click here to see a brief list of procedures we offer in our NJ office.

NOTE: Only a licensed professional with the knowledge and skill required to achieve optimum results should perform labiaplasty surgery. Look for a plastic surgeon who is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and who has completed his training at some of the top plastic surgery institutions. 

Dr. Ganchi provides the best Labiaplasty in New Jersey. In this video he discusses why women have labiaplasty surgery and how he creates the best labiaplasty results with his surgical experience.

Labiaplasty is a procedure that I’ve been doing for probably 12 or 13 years now. It’s a very private procedure. Nobody asks their friends about it or anything. They just pretty much go online to find out about this. Because of that it wasn’t really very well known even among doctors, I would say until maybe the past five or so years. I came into this after doing a lot of labia reconstructions for cancer patients during my training, so it was a very natural extension for me to do labiaplasty. 

I’ve been doing it for so long now that it’s a very straightforward procedure. It can be done in our own office with a very private environment. With just numbing medicine you don’t have to even have anesthesia for this. You are extremely comfortable. Now, there are some people who are extremely anxious. They don’t want to be awake so we have anesthesia so that we can do it fully asleep as well. 

The point is the technique has been so refined now that we can do it with just numbing medicine in under an hour. Patients go home the same day, so it’s one of those procedures that I think we’ve really refined. At the same time you just walk out and look around. It’s the exact opposite. It’s just in its infancy among most practices. That’s why I think there is a big distinction between labiaplasty and other types of plastic surgery. 

Some women come in very young, you know, before having kids and say “I was just born this way and I feel like there’s something wrong with me”, or “I feel like there’s so much bulkiness that I can’t put on a swimsuit”, “I can’t go work out at the gym with a certain clothes and I feel uncomfortable just working out”. It can really bother them a lot, both physically and emotionally. It can be embarrassing for them during sexual intercourse. It can be painful during that time.

All of these things are true for women of all different ages. Sometimes women come to me after having kids and say “it wasn’t so bad before, but now that I’ve had kids it’s become a lot worse”, so they come later in life as well. 

But again, a relatively straightforward procedure. Once it’s done that’s it. You don’t have to ever redo this. It’s not going to grow back later. That’s one of those things that people ask me sometimes, “is this going to grow back”? It won’t. It’s something you do once, you want to do it right and then it’s done. This makes them comfortable. 

“Oh my god this is so easy. I can’t believe I waited so long to do this”. 

There are two things that are not that straightforward. One, you have to make it look natural. It should look like nothing was done. That’s where the experience is very important in the design of the process, not in the actual cutting and stitching. Anybody can cut and stitch who’s had surgical training. It’s about the design of how you’re going to cut and where you’re going to cut. The second thing is a lot of people, because they’re inexperienced, limit what they do to only a certain part of the labia. As a result it can look out of proportion. If you only removed this one part here and don’t address the part next to it, now that part can look more prominent. So as a result the patient is still not happy, like something’s still not right here. So having the experience with it can only make you design it better and create a kind of a proportion throughout that everything looks balanced.