I think labiaplasty historically has been sort of a topic that wasn't really spoken about and I think it's becoming a topic that is more freely spoken about. I think in my practice a lot of patients come in. They can be very concerned or they're sensitive about it and I think it really comes down to making patients feel comfortable with talking about that area and really listening to them, being empathetic because for a lot of these patients, they are having discomfort, it is affecting how they feel in their self-esteem when it comes to wearing certain clothing and for some patients, there's actually medical reasons why they want a labiaplasty. They may have a polyp or some other issue that's causing them some problem.

So I think it is common now to talk about labiaplasty whereas I think in the past that was a little bit of a taboo type of topic but it's a procedure that I frequently do in my office, in a hospital setting, but patients have very high satisfaction, relatively quick recovery, and do very well from it. And I usually tell them from a physical standpoint, I don't want them riding a bike or doing other significant physical activity for a good three to four weeks and I usually try and limit... tell them in advance to avoid sexual intercourse for about four to six weeks because what you don't want to do is have any disrupture of that suture line.

The vaginal area generally heals very quickly and very well so again, when I usually see patients at about a week and about four weeks, we make a determination of what the proper time for them to start getting back to their regular normal activity.

How to Talk About Labiaplasty With Your Plastic Surgeon

While many still find the topic of vaginal rejuvenation difficult to discuss, more and more patients are getting relief and restoring their confidence through labiaplasty.