What are my options?
There are several techniques for reshaping the outer appearance of your vagina that determine the incision locations and resulting scars. Talk to your aesthetic plastic surgeon about the areas you would like to correct or enhance, and your surgeon will recommend the treatment or combination of treatments that are best for you.
How is a vulvaplasty performed?
Below provides a general sense of what to expect when getting vulvaplasty surgery; however, the procedure steps may vary depending on the surgical technique you and your aesthetic plastic surgeon decide on.
- A vulvaplasty, also known as majoraplasty, is a surgical procedure that focuses on your vagina’s outer appearance, specifically the outer vaginal lips (labia majora).
- This procedure is performed either in an operating room setting or an office-based surgical suite.
- Local anesthesia or intravenous sedation is common for vulvaplasty procedures. In some instances, the surgeon will use general anesthesia.
- Your surgeon will carefully measure the excessive areas and compare them for symmetry.
- With a labia majora reduction or augmentation, your surgeon removes excess skin and tissue from the outer lips of the vulva, hiding the incisions on the inner edge of the labia.
- Your surgeon then closes the tissue using multiple layers of dissolvable stitches.