What are the Benefits of Labiaplasty?

By: Dr. Thomas Terence Easter


Labiaplasty is a procedure that helps to reduce the size of the labia. Many women choose to undergo labiaplasty for cosmetic reasons, but there are also several medical benefits associated with this advanced procedure. These include improved self-esteem, enhanced sexual satisfaction, and relief from discomfort due to enlarged tissue.

Below, Dr. Thomas Terence Easter discusses the benefits of labiaplasty and how it improves your quality of life. Call Women's Medical Group of Upland to learn how labiaplasty is performed and see how we help you achieve successful results in Upland, CA.

What causes an enlarged labia?

The labia are the folds of skin that surround the vaginal opening and protect the area from injury and infection. Though the size and shape of the labia vary among women, some people are simply born with more tissue than others. Others may develop excess skin due to natural age, childbirth, hormone changes, or other factors not always within our control.

How can an enlarged labia affect my life?

An enlarged labia causes a number of emotional and physical issues. Many women feel self-conscious about their labia and avoid sexual intimacy with a partner. They may also avoid tight-fitting clothing and swimsuits that expose the genital area.

Excess skin also causes pain and discomfort when the tissue rubs against clothing during certain activities. This includes riding a bike, doing yoga, or even taking a walk. They may even take measures to prevent the tissue from chafing, such as wearing loose-fitting clothes or using specialized creams and ointments.

What happens during labiaplasty?

Women's Medical Group of Upland performs labiaplasty on the external folds of the vulva, the labia majora, and the labia minora. The areas chosen for surgery will be determined during a consultation with Dr. Easter. We create custom plans designed to ensure symmetry and natural-looking outcomes.

Labiaplasty is an outpatient procedure performed at our facility in Upland, CA. The surgery lasts between 1 – 2 hours, and some recovery time is required. Patients should be able to walk comfortably within a week and engage in sexual activity within 4 – 6 weeks.

Why choose labiaplasty?

Our patients report how labiaplasty has improved their quality of life in a number of ways. These benefits include:

  • Improved self-esteem and body confidence: Women who feel self-conscious about the appearance of their labia often suffer from low self-esteem. Labiaplasty helps provide the confidence needed to wear the clothes you want and engage in activities without feeling self-conscious.

  • Enhanced sexual satisfaction: Women with enlarged labia often have difficulty enjoying sexual activity. The tissue can get in the way and cause pain during intercourse. Labiaplasty removes the excess skin, allowing for more enjoyable sexual encounters.

  • Relief from discomfort and pain: Enlarged labia can cause a great deal of discomfort, especially when the tissue rubs against some items of clothing. Labiaplasty alleviates this pain by removing the excess tissue altogether.

Find relief from discomfort with labiaplasty

Labiaplasty provides the relief you need when an enlarged labia impacts your emotional and physical health. Learn about this procedure and how it can benefit you by calling Women's Medical Group of Upland. Dr. Thomas Terence Easter has performed countless successful labiaplasties and can achieve results that leave you feeling confident and comfortable in Upland, CA.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.