There are numerous reasons why a woman would elect to undergo a labiaplasty procedure. In many cases, women are born with large, asymmetric folds of the labia majora or labia minora. Excessive tissue could result in discomfort or uncertainty in certain tight-fitting clothes, such as a bathing suit. In other situations, women simply have an aesthetic preference.

Labiaplasty is a cosmetic surgical procedure that removes excessive tissue from either the labia majora or minora. The surgery is usually done under local anesthesia with light sedation for anxiety. Once finished, patients are free to return home the same day. The goal is to maximize a patient’s confidence while reducing inhibition or insecurity about their body.

To learn more about the labiaplasty procedure, contact the Virginia Beach office of Dr. JoAnne Lopes. Dr. Lopes is an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon who has the compassion and understanding needed to make you feel comfortable with the process.