What is a Labiaplasty?

Labiaplasty is a procedure done to reshape the labia of the vagina. Many women experience that their vaginal structures have stretched due to weight loss, aging, childbirth, or injury to genital structures. This labia laxity can cause discomfort and self-consciousness which can affect patient’s sense of well-being.

Who is a Good Candidate?

Women who are experiencing soreness or pain with sexual activity or exercise or have noticed that their vaginal structures have stretched over time can often benefit from this procedure. This procedure can also help to create more aesthetically pleasing labia for an overall boost in confidence. A consultation with Dr. Howland is needed to determine if you are a good candidate for this procedure.

What to Expect

The most common technique used today is laser vaginal rejuvenation. A precise laser is used to excise excess labial skin with less bleeding than a scalpel. Incisions will be closed with absorbable sutures


Following surgery, bruising and swelling may occur, and any discomfort can be controlled with medication. It is recommended that patients rest in bed the day of surgery. Many individuals can return to work within a week, depending on the type of job. Sexual intercourse should be avoided for one month. It is important to follow the post-op instructions given to you by Dr. Howland to ensure a safe and quick recovery.

Results from labiaplasty are meant to be permanent, though major weight gain or pregnancy may alter outcomes.

If you are interested in labiaplasty in the Salt Lake City of Draper, UT areas, contact our office today. We would be happy to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Howland.


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