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Labiaplasty FAQ

The thought of having surgery on a very sensitive area can understandably cause anxiety, but the positive changes labiaplasty has on our patients' lives is typically well worth it. Dr. Fady Sinno, a board-certified plastic surgeon, regularly consults with women interested in labiaplasty from Columbia, MD and surrounding cities. He is supportive, discreet, and informative, so you will likely leave your consultation with a clear idea about whether the procedure is right for you.

To meet with him in person, request your consultation online or call (410) 884-4200 or (410) 751-2348 (Westminster). Women visit Dr. Sinno for labiaplasty in Ellicott City and Westminster.

Should I choose a plastic surgeon or OB-GYN for my labiaplasty?

Both types of doctors may offer labiaplasty. It's important to choose one who has appropriate training, has performed many of these procedures, and does so regularly. The proper technique is much more sophisticated than just removing excess tissue.

Ask the surgeon for details about qualifications and experience, as well as details about how the procedure is performed. It's also essential to view past patient before-and-after photos.

Do I need labiaplasty?

For most women, labiaplasty is an elective procedure, not something that is medically necessary. Patients commonly choose this procedure for a few reasons:

  • To improve the appearance of their labia
  • To alleviate physical discomfort during exercise or sexual activity
  • To improve hygiene

There is great variation in the shape of the human body, including the labia. If you are satisfied with yours, there is no need to have surgery. However, if your labia are causing self-consciousness or rob you of enjoyment during intercourse and everyday life, this procedure can make a difference.

How much does labiaplasty cost?

You will be provided with an estimate of the cost during your consultation. Because every procedure is unique, we cannot provide a definite cost before examining you. Once you have an estimate, we offer financing for interested patients who qualify. In most cases, medical insurance will not cover the procedure.

While cost is naturally a consideration, the quality of your results and your safety are what matter most — and those depend on your choice of surgeon.

Will labiaplasty affect my sensitivity?

Sensitivity typically stays the same after labiaplasty. After recovery, sexual intercourse is often more enjoyable, because patients feel more confident without the excess skin.

How old do I have to be to have labiaplasty?

There is no absolute age minimum for this procedure, as long as the patient has gone through puberty. Some women have enlarged or misshapen labia that develop in their teens, and they can avoid years of stress by having this procedure.

Parental consent is required for patients younger than 18.

Will future sexual partners be able to tell that I had surgery?

The scars Dr. Sinno creates are so thin and strategically placed that it's highly unlikely any new partners will notice that you've had surgery. Your current partner will definitely take notice, as you will likely be more comfortable with the way you look and feel.

Should I wait to have labiaplasty after I have babies?

In most cases, there is no reason to wait. If you are considering pregnancy within the next year, it may be best to postpone the surgery, because it's likely that pregnancy and delivery will affect the labia. If you are considering motherhood further in the future, you can rest assured that the surgery will not affect your ability to deliver vaginally.

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    Phone: (410) 884-4200

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    Sinno Center for Plastic Surgery: Dr. Fady A. Sinno

    826 Washington Road #220
    Westminster, MD 21157

    Phone: (410) 751-2348