Although it's not often discussed openly, many women stress over the appearance of their vaginal lips, which frequently leads to reduced confidence and less satisfying sexual encounters. To address this common concern, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Steve Laverson can help San Diego, CA women feel more attractive and comfortable with surgical vaginal rejuvenation to reduce or improve the shape and size of the labia. The labia, which are the external lips of the vaginal area, can become stretched or develop hanging skin due to genetics, natural aging, childbirth, pregnancy, or injury. A labiaplasty surgically decreases the size of the labia minora to create an appearance that is more pleasing. This surgery can also reduce irritation and discomfort while increasing sexual pleasure and confidence. If you're interested in improving your self-confidence and sexual health, we invite you to schedule an appointment at the San Diego Cosmetic Clinic to learn about labiaplasty and find out if you could be a candidate.
"Best people, best surgeon! And he’s a REAL, board certified, residency-trained plastic surgeon. Go to someone you can trust, like Dr Laverson! Sensitive to patient needs, kind, extremely knowledgeable & professional who wants the best, most natural results for all his patients."- S.B. / Google / Sep 14, 2019
"I must start by saying that I very rarely write reviews. But I recently recalled my experience with Dr. Laverson, and felt compelled to leave a long-overdue review that he truly earned. My situation was also quite different from most of his typical work, so I hope this also attests to his wide-ranging surgical skill. A couple of years ago I was involved in a bad motorcycle accident and wound up at Palomar Hospital. According to my family, doctors, and nurses, my face was pretty much smashed to bits and looked extremely gruesome. Some parts of my face were even missing. Anyway, Dr. Laverson was the on-call plastic surgeon that night. Once the E.R. doctors had gotten me stable, he had the impossible task of trying to fix my Freddy Krueger face by looking at an old picture of me on my fiance’s cell phone. Or at least it should’ve been impossible based on how bad my condition was...Fast forward a day or two, after my swelling from the surgery had gone down in order to see the results, my family and some coworkers came in to see. NONE of them could tell a difference from before the accident, including the coworkers who hadn’t seen my smashed face. Somehow, some way, Dr. Laverson was able to use plates, grafts, and whatever other tools and tricks in his brilliant surgical mind to make me look IDENTICAL to how I looked before splattering multiple pieces of my face on the side of a road. Shortly after my family, friends, and coworkers visited, Dr. Laverson himself visited as well to observe the post-swelling results, see how I was feeling, and to follow up on all the medical stuff he knew to look out for. He even asked my family and I if there was anything out of place, or changes we’d like to make, since he was happy to do another surgery to get everything exactly right. Because everything was already perfect I didn’t do another surgery, but his offer, his following up with me, and his sincere concern for my well being was absolutely amazing.There is only one last detail I want to mention, but it speaks volumes for Dr. Laverson’s outstanding character and genuine desire to help people feel beautiful and be happy with their looks. Since this was in the emergency room at the hospital, not only was it different than his usual surgeries by its type and difficulty, but the emergency was also paid for by my medical insurance. In the medical profession, this often means a significant pay-cut for the doctor from what they would normally charge. I don’t know if my surgery wound up being one of those times for Dr. Laverson, but I do know that he did a spectacular job given my horrendous condition, all while cancelling his Friday evening plans, and likely earning less than usual as well. I hope this review helps prove to potential customers that Dr. Laverson is a caring and outstandingly skilled surgeon, and to put anyone’s mind at ease that may be nervous or unsure about plastic surgery. And lastly, Dr. Laverson, I want to personally thank you for everything outlined above. I know there is no way I can ever really reciprocate what you did for me, but I hope this review can at least help show people and spread the word that you are an absolutely amazing person and professional."- D.S. / Google / Jun 11, 2019
"Dr. Laverson is incredibly thorough and passionate about his work. He answered all of my questions prior to my breast augmentation and tummy tuck. Following my procedure, Dr. Laverson went above and beyond during my follow up appointment to ensure I get the best results. Office staff is very welcoming, and they even called to check up on me after my procedure. I feel like a new woman, and I’m more confident than I have ever been. I recommend Feel Beautiful to anyone considering having an aesthetic procedure."- J.C. / Google / Mar 17, 2019
"I recently visited Dr Laverson for my Botox injections. His office is absolutely stunning! He was very thorough in explaining his methods and the procedure. We discussed what look I wanted and decided what areas to focus on. He did a perfect job! I definitely “feel beautiful” ! I can’t wait to see future results and try other procedures. Thank you!!"- T.N. / Facebook / Feb 25, 2019
"Dr Laverson is an amazing surgeon. I had such a wonderful experience and I am so grateful I found him. The staff is professional and the customer service is the best EVER. I highly recommend Feel Beautiful to anyone looking for the best plastic surgeon in San Diego and an amazing staff. Thank you guys!"- M.J. / Google / Feb 17, 2019
Labiaplasty Ideal Candidates
Surgical vaginal rejuvenation at the San Diego Cosmetic Clinic can be beneficial for San Diego, CA women who are self-conscious about the shape and size of their labia. This vital feminine feature can become enlarged as a result of childbirth, genetics, or physical trauma. As a result, abnormal vaginal lips may cause discomfort, pain, irritation, or itching when engaging in activities, like sex and exercise. Labiaplasty can also help those who avoid wearing certain clothing (like swimsuits, leggings, or yoga pants) due to the appearance of their labia. While labia surgery shouldn't impact your ability to get pregnant, Dr. Laverson recommends you wait until you are done childbearing to have this procedure. This may prevent compromising your results later down the line.
Labiaplasty Surgical Technique
Many labiaplasty procedures can be completed in our office with a local anesthetic so you may drive yourself to and from our office. If your treatment plan is more complex, you may need to be put under general anesthesia, which will require you to have a responsible adult to drive you home following your procedure. Dr. Laverson can talk about your treatment plan and more during your consultation so you can make the appropriate arrangements. Although there are many techniques that could be employed, Dr. Laverson most frequently uses a variation of the wedge technique. This particular method involves making a V-shaped incision into each side of the labia minora and suturing the incision closed to reduce its size while maintaining its natural edge. Your specific surgery will be entirely personalized to meet your unique needs and goals.
What to Expect with Labiaplasty
You will need around one week to heal following your labiaplasty. This will give time for discomfort and swelling to disappear before you return to your normal activities. You will not be allowed to have sexual activity or use tampons for at least 4 – 6 weeks following your surgery. Patients usually see visible results in around six weeks with their final results emerging around six months after the procedure. The improvements of vaginal rejuvenation are long-lasting; however, weight fluctuations, natural aging, and childbirth can impact your result.
Your sensation will be preserved, and both the appearance and function of your labia will be improved. Unlike other plastic surgeons, Dr. Laverson performs this surgery with optical magnification to achieve precision in every aspect of the result. The modified wedge technique we favor produces a trim, feminine appearance with no visible scar. Rather than overly reducing the size of your labia, Dr. Laverson is careful to remove just the amount needed. If you would like additional tissue removed once you have fully healed from your first surgery, this can easily be accomplished with a second procedure.
Labiaplasty Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a labiaplasty cost?
The total cost of your labiaplasty will depend on several factors. In your initial consultation with Dr. Laverson, he will understand your needs and wants before developing your customized surgical plan. Once you have decided on your options for your vaginal rejuvenation, Dr. Laverson can estimate your costs. The San Diego Cosmetic Clinic accepts several payment methods and can provide you with information on low-interest medical financing.
Should I choose a doctor or OB/GYN?
As you research surgical vaginal rejuvenation, you may discover that a number of OB/GYNs (obstetricians and gynecologists) perform labiaplasty. Although some OB/GYNs are capable of performing a labiaplasty, this may not be your best option. An OB/GYN can surgically remove loose skin from your vaginal lips, but a board-certified plastic surgeon, like Dr. Laverson, will focus on other aspects as well. To perform labiaplasty, he utilizes advanced cosmetic techniques to ensure your absolute best outcome.
Will vaginal rejuvenation surgery cause insensitivity?
Like most surgeries, you may have some numbness in the treated area for a while. This is temporary as your skin and vaginal lips recover. For those concerned about sexual sensitivity, it's important to realize that a labiaplasty addresses the vaginal lips and will not affect the nerves of the clitoris. A skilled plastic surgeon, like Dr. Laverson with years of training and experience in performing vaginal rejuvenation surgery, will avoid the clitoris to prevent desensitizing the area.
What is the recovery process like after a labiaplasty?
Prior to your procedure, Dr. Laverson will go over what to expect following your labiaplasty and give you tips to make your recovery more comfortable. You should expect to see some swelling and bruising in the treated areas, as well as minor discomfort right after your procedure. You need to stay home for at least a week before resuming non-strenuous activities. Dr. Laverson will evaluate your progress during your check-up appointments and let you know when you can resume sexual activity.
Are there nonsurgical vaginal rejuvenation treatments?
Our office provides several nonsurgical vaginal rejuvenation treatments, all of which may help to improve mild to moderate vaginal laxity. However, vaginal rejuvenation is better for dramatic improvements to reshape and tighten your labia. During your one-on-one with Dr. Laverson, he will discuss your surgical and nonsurgical treatment options and give you suggestions based on your needs and goals.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 1 week
- Average Procedure Time
- 1 – 2 hours
- Procedure Recovery Location
Labiaplasty Comfortable and Confident
Each and every vagina is unique, and there are numerous factors that can affect the appearance, function, and comfort of your vaginal lips. To address any concerns you may have, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Steve Laverson provides customized vaginal rejuvenation surgery for women all across San Diego, CA and beyond. If the size and shape of your labia minora have had a negative impact on your self-esteem, schedule a one-on-one consultation at the San Diego Cosmetic Clinic.