Labiaplasty

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Fady Sinno has extensive experience performing vaginal rejuvenation via labiaplasty for women from Baltimore and Columbia, MD, and other nearby cities. He uses inconspicuous incisions and specialized techniques that only experienced plastic surgeons are familiar with. Labiaplasty is a very safe and reliable procedure when done with the proper technique, but can lead to permanent deformity if poor methods and skills are applied.

What is labiaplasty?

In the Baltimore and Columbia areas, labiaplasty (or labioplasty) is a surgical procedure that will reshape and/or reduce the labia minora, which is the tissue that surrounds the vaginal opening. The top part of the labia minora converges to cover the clitoris. A number of women with large or redundant labia minora can experience pain and difficulty during intercourse, or discomfort during certain everyday activities or sports. Others may feel unattractive or self-conscious about their genital appearance.

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:

  • Enhancing the appearance of their labia
  • Alleviating physical discomfort during exercise or sexual activity
  • Reducing discomfort and self-consciousness while wearing fitted clothing such as leggings and yoga pants
  • Improving 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 significant improvement. Review Dr. Sinno’s labiaplasty before and after pictures to see the natural-looking improvements his Baltimore-area patients have attained.

Dr. Fady Sinno

Meet Dr. Fady Sinno

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Fady Sinno provides individual attention and personal care to each of his patients. His warm, personal approach and exceptional results make him a top choice for Baltimore, MD, area men and women who want to look and feel their best.

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What is labia majora reduction and pubic area rejuvenation?

It is quite common for the pubic area and labia majora (outer lips) to be enlarged, sagging, or “drooping” after childbirth, significant weight changes, or as the result of the aging process. Dr. Sinno has acquired vast experience in rejuvenating the pubic area. Sometimes liposuction is sufficient to give excellent results. Other patients require internal lifting and reduction of the pubic area or a combination of techniques to achieve the most natural results. Dr. Sinno routinely performs the pubic rejuvenation procedure in conjunction with breast augmentation and tummy tuck for women after pregnancy and childbirth. He can also perform pubic area rejuvenation as an individual procedure.

How is labiaplasty performed?

Dr. Sinno performs labiaplasty on an outpatient basis using accredited facilities exclusively. He commonly uses general anesthesia or IV sedation (“twilight sleep”). Dr. Sinno uses techniques to minimize scars along the outer edges of the labia, so there is no change in pigmentation or visible scar lines. He performs a meticulous “3-layer” repair of the tissues, under magnification, using absorbable stitches. With this precise technique, the healing is very smooth and the recovery time is reduced. Dr. Sinno may also perform labia majora reduction or rejuvenation of the pubic area, as needed and discussed in your consultation.

To enhance recovery, Dr. Sinno always applies a local anesthetic to the surgical area, preventing initial pain when you wake up from your sedation or general anesthetic.

Testimonials

  • “I am incredibly happy with the results of my mammoplasty! The results have far exceeded my expectations. Dr. Sinno was very knowledgeable, professional, and transparent with me about the procedure. Dr. Sinno and his staff are incredible and are always a pleasure to work with! They provide excellent personalized care and I was very impressed with the surgery center.”

    – Patient Review on Vitals

  • “Dr. Sinno, is caring, intuitive, and extremely skilled. He is more interested in producing an artistic, natural, and beautiful result than in simply making money. I consider him to be one of the most ethical and professional plastic surgeons in the region. I highly, highly recommend.”

    – TriciaLeanne

  • “I have been going to Dr Sinno for more than 15 yrs, I had 3 surgeries, He has the best bedside manner & his professionalism is beyond anyone I met! I Love my results. He is truly an artist. I can’t say enough about him, I HIGHLY recommend him.”

    – Rbsbeauty

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What can I expect after labiaplasty surgery?

After your labiaplasty, you will need to be driven home by an adult friend or family member. When the local anesthetic wears off later the day of surgery, you may experience some minor discomfort. A mild pain killer or acetaminophen (Tylenol®) should be sufficient to provide relief. There are no restrictions regarding taking showers or personal hygiene.

How long is recovery after labiaplasty?

Patients usually go back to school or non-strenuous work in 2 days. It is normal to have minor swelling for 2 to 3 weeks, and itching during the healing process.

Tips for labiaplasty recovery:

  • Carefully apply a soft ice pack covered in a clean cloth, as directed by Dr. Sinno.
  • Gently rinse the surgical area after using the bathroom.
  • Wear clean, absorbent feminine pads or panty liners to absorb drainage and draw moisture away from the incisions.
  • Do not use tampons or wear thong underwear for about a month.

How long after labiaplasty can you exercise?

Avoid any strenuous activity that may cause direct trauma to the genital area, such as horseback riding and cycling, for 4 weeks. Avoid any sexual intercourse for 4 to 6 weeks.

How long does it take for labiaplasty swelling to go down?

Your final results will emerge over 2 to 3 weeks when the swelling has subsided. Most patients are thrilled with the normal appearance of the labia and the ability to fully enjoy their normal activities.

More Labiaplasty FAQ


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.

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 until 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.

What are my next steps?

Are you ready to find out more about labiaplasty surgery in the Baltimore or Columbia, MD, area? Request your consultation online with Dr. Fady Sinno or call us at  (410) 884-4200 (Ellicott City) or  (410) 751-2348 (Westminster).

A Reputation Built on Results

You deserve the highest caliber of service, care, and results, and at Sinno Center for Plastic Surgery, we're committed to providing all that and more. But don't take our word for it—see for yourself what our actual patients have to say about their experiences with us.

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HealthGrades
5.0/5
Sep 3, 2021
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The Dr. Sinno and his staff are superbl!!! They are very professional, kind, caring and go out of their way to make you feel comfortable and informed. Dr. Sinno himself is an AMAZING plastic surgeon. When I look at my before and after pictures I think Dr. Sinno is a magician! Once I met with Dr. Sinno for a consultation I knew I wasn't going anywhere else and I cancelled the other consultation I had scheduled. Dr. Sinno was so easy to talk to, he listened to what I had to say and explained everything to me in a way that I could understand. Dr. Sinno performed a breast reduction with lift and a tummy tuck with lipo - the results are beyond words, amazing! I was very surprised that the scaring is very minimal. Just goes to show how great of a plastic surgeon Dr. Sinno is. The team took excellent care of me from consultation through all of my follow up visits. I want to thank everyone (Dr. Sinno, Rima, Tayra and the ladies in the surgery center) for the wonderful care I received.
Vitals
5.0/5
Sep 2, 2021
Vitals Etna Interactive
The Dr. Sinno and his staff are superbl!!! They are very professional, kind, caring and go out of their way to make you feel comfortable and informed. Dr. Sinno himself is an AMAZING plastic surgeon. When I look at my before and after pictures I think Dr. Sinno is a magician! Once I met with Dr. Sinno for a consultation I knew I wasn't going anywhere else and I cancelled the other consultation I had scheduled. Dr. Sinno was so easy to talk to, he listened to what I had to say and explained everything to me in a way that I could understand. Dr. Sinno performed a breast reduction with lift and a tummy tuck with lipo - the results are beyond words, amazing! I was very surprised that the scaring is very minimal. Just goes to show how great of a plastic surgeon Dr. Sinno is. The team took excellent care of me from consultation through all of my follow up visits. I want to thank everyone (Dr. Sinno, Rima, Tayra and the ladies in the surgery center) for the wonderful care I received. If I could I would shout from the roof tops how pleased I am with my results and the care I received from Dr. Sinno and his staff I would. I highly recommend Dr Sinno. I am beyond thrilled with my results and so happy I chose him as my surgeon.
RateMDs
5.0/5
Sep 2, 2021
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The Dr. Sinno and his staff are superbl!!! They are very professional, kind, caring and go out of their way to make you feel comfortable and informed. Dr. Sinno himself is an AMAZING plastic surgeon. When I look at my before and after pictures I think Dr. Sinno is a magician! Once I met with Dr. Sinno for a consultation I knew I wasn't going anywhere else and I cancelled the other consultation I had scheduled. Dr. Sinno was so easy to talk to, he listened to what I had to say and explained everything to me in a way that I could understand. Dr. Sinno performed a breast reduction with lift and a tummy tuck with lipo - the results are beyond words, amazing! I was very surprised that the scaring is very minimal. Just goes to show how great of a plastic surgeon Dr. Sinno is. The team took excellent care of me from consultation through all of my follow up visits. I want to thank everyone (Dr. Sinno, Rima, Tayra and the ladies in the surgery center) for the wonderful care I received. If I could I would shout from the roof tops how pleased I am with my results and the care I received from Dr. Sinno and his staff I would. I highly recommend Dr Sinno. I am beyond thrilled with my results and so happy I chose him as my surgeon.
Google
5.0/5
Aug 19, 2021
Google Etna Interactive
ABSOLUTELY WELL WORTH THE WAIT!!! Dr Sinno and his team are knowledgeable and friendly! I am ecstatic over my results! Thank you Dr. Sinno, Rima * Tayra!!!
Google
5.0/5
Aug 7, 2021
Google Etna Interactive
Dr. Sinno is one of the most caring plastic Surgeons I have had the pleasure of meeting. His staff is no different and will go the length to assist you in any possible way. A coworker recommended him to me when I needed breast reduction surgery. After meeting him for consultation I knew he is the right surgeon for me. And he did an excellent job! Thank you Dr. Sinno, and staff for being who you are, and making me happy. God bless you all. You are the Best
Google
5.0/5
Jul 1, 2021
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My experience with Dr. Sinno and his team have been great. I am completely satisfied with my results and my only regret is not seeing Dr. Sinno sooner. I haven’t been happy with my initial breast implants for many years and went to several consults. After my consult with Dr. Sinno, I knew I would be in great hands. He explained everything in a way that was easy to understand yet still comprehensive. He was patient with all my questions and was never condescending. He really listened to me and what I was looking to achieve. He explained everything clearly including possible risks. I really appreciate his honesty and attention to detail. I highly recommend Dr Sinno. I am thrilled with my results and so happy I chose him as my surgeon. Thank you to Dr Sinno and his team! It was totally worth it.
Vitals
5.0/5
Jun 11, 2021
Vitals Etna Interactive
My experience with Dr. Sinno and his staff has been very positive. I highly recommend Dr. Sinno. He is an excellent, talented plastic surgeon. In 2009 he performed an upper eyelid surgery and I was very pleased with the results. So, when I decided to get a facelift in 2019, I again decided to go to Dr. Sinno. Dr. Sinno and his staff are very professional, kind, and caring. They made me feel comfortable and at ease. He did an amazing job. I look natural and years younger than I imagined. I am extremely happy with the results of both surgeries. Dr. Sinno and his staff went above and beyond my expectations in both service and results.
RateMDs
5.0/5
Jun 8, 2021
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Absolute perfection! I underwent a breast augmentation with Dr. Sinno. I waited years for this and I'm beyond satisfied with my experience and beyond thrilled with my results. Dr. Sinno and his staff listened to my expectations and from the very first consultation visit were so welcoming, professional, and knowledgeable. My breast augmentation results are absolutely perfect. I cannot express enough how incredibly happy I am that I chose Dr. Sinno and his practice.
HealthGrades
5.0/5
Jun 8, 2021
HealthGrades Etna Interactive
Absolute perfection! I underwent a breast augmentation with Dr. Sinno. I waited years for this and I'm beyond satisfied with my experience and beyond thrilled with my results. Dr. Sinno and his staff listened to my expectations and from the very first consultation visit were so welcoming, professional, and knowledgeable. My breast augmentation results are absolutely perfect. I cannot express enough how incredibly happy I am that I chose Dr. Sinno and his practice.
Google
5.0/5
May 4, 2021
Google Etna Interactive
Dr. Sinno and his entire staff are top notch. They will go out of their way to make you feel comfortable and informed. They take amazing care of me from start to finish and during follow ups. Excellent service and excellent results.
Google
5.0/5
Apr 28, 2021
Google Etna Interactive
Dr. Sinno and staff are the best! I was 100% satisfied with the support I had from them before, during and after my surgery! I received a tummy tuck with lipo and the results are life changing! I am only 2 weeks post op and loving my new body! I couldn’t thank Dr.Sinno and the staff enough for everything!!!! Love them and would go back in a heartbeat
Google
5.0/5
Apr 28, 2021
Google Etna Interactive
where to even start! i got a labiaplasty at dr. sinnos office on a whim right before I moved and they were able to fit me in before I moved with enough time for the post surgery check ups. Dr. Sinno is super knowledgeable in the labiaplasty procedure and I took a long time researching it. This had actually been a surgery I was wanting and avidly researching since I was 12 years old. Thank you to the entire staff and Dr. Sinno, they did everything to make me feel comfortable and happy the entire time. I definitely recommend him for labiaplasty especially if you’re looking for a wedge labiaplasty. if you want to see the healing process i posted it on his realself!
Google
5.0/5
Apr 15, 2021
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Dr. Sinno and entire staff make cosmetic procedures a most pleasant experience. I also received recommendations on a skin care/anti-aging regime, and I have been happy with that as well. Their after care/follow-up with their patients is also excellent. I would entrust Dr. Sinno in any of my future plastic surgeries. He delivers amazing results!
Google
5.0/5
Apr 6, 2021
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I had scheduled consultations with two surgeons, Dr. Sinno being my first. After meeting him and his staff, I cancelled the other consult. My experience exceeded my expectations. The staff is very welcoming, compassionate and clearly take pride in what they do. Dr. Sinno was very patient, answered all of my questions, addressed all of my concerns and truly put me at ease. The day of my procedure was picture perfect. Everything went well and according to plan. I am so pleased with my choice with Sinno Center for Plastic Surgery. Thank you Dr. Sinno and staff for caring so much!
Google
5.0/5
Mar 22, 2021
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Was in need of a breast augmentation after much volume loss after extended breastfeeding. Through a family member's recommendation, I scheduled a consult with Dr. Sinno. He was the second plastic surgeon I received a consultation with and he exceeded my expectations from the very first visit. His bedside manner was so down to earth, nice, respectable, and knowledgable. He took my concerns seriously and gave me above and beyond the results I wanted. His staff is so gracious and just as compassionate as he is. I felt at home and that I had a good surgical team taking care of me before, during, and after my procedure. My procedure was on a Friday and my post-op was scheduled for the Monday following. One of the nurses called me on Saturday on her personal cell phone just to check up on me and give me helpful advice. I have never experienced this type of excellent treatment from any medical team before. They are committed to their patients. For anyone afraid or skeptical of certain procedures, Dr. Sinno and his team will comfort you, work with you, and make you feel right at home. I would recommend him to anyone!
Google
5.0/5
Mar 4, 2021
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Full disclosure: I consulted with 3 plastic surgery practices in Howard County before choosing the Sinno Center. I wanted to make sure I made the best decision with as little bias as possible. I have nothing but nice things to say about the Sinno Center. From the moment I walked in I had a good feeling. Dr. Sinno is a brilliant, extremely talented surgeon. The staff is just as amazing; they know their stuff, and they've been there for years which was very important to me. Dr. Sinno did an excellent job. They are always very responsive, professional, and polite. I would not hesitate for a second to recommend the Sinno Center to anyone contemplating plastic surgery of any kind. Thank you SO much Dr. Sinno, Justine, Rima, Tayra and everyone else at the Sinno Center! One of the best decisions I've ever made in my life.
Google
5.0/5
Feb 3, 2021
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Dr. Sinno and his staff are the absolute BEST! Everyone there are polite and friendly. His office is very clean and professional. The entire team is clearly dedicated to providing outstanding service! I see Dr. Sinno for Dysport injections. He always takes the time to do a thorough consultation. He really listens to me so he understands what I’m hoping to accomplish during my visit. He makes his recommendations in a way I can really understand him too. He is very easy to talk to and before I know it, my visit is over. I love my results!!! 100% I recommend!!!
Google
5.0/5
Jan 30, 2021
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Dr. Sinno and his entire team are amazing, personable and extremely knowledgeable. They take you step by step to ensure your comfortable with your decisions, never making you feel rushed or pressured. The day of my surgery I felt 100% at ease in knowing that I was in good hands. Dr. Sinno is an extremely proud perfectionist at his craft. I'm 100% happy with my decision and happy I chose the Sinno Center. I"ll forever be a part of the SInno Family. Crystal Smith
Google
5.0/5
Jan 29, 2021
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Dr.Sinno is AMAZING!!!!! I could go on and on...I would recommend him to anyone who wants a doctor who builds a trusting relationship with you. He listens to exactly what you want and delivers above and beyond! You can tell he takes extreme pride in his work and it shows. Every single staff member is so incredibly friendly, knowledgeable and caring!!! Their office is always so clean and welcoming. TRULY THE BEST IN TOWN!
Google
5.0/5
Jan 27, 2021
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I searched for 8 years to find a plastic surgeon that I felt I could trust. The moment I met Dr. Sinno's team, I honestly felt like I was home. From the time, I walked into Dr. Sinno's practice everyone was kind, warm and welcoming. I got the exact results I asked for during my consultation. Dr. Sinno exceed my expectations, I don't believe I could of found a better plastic surgeon. Dr. Sinno and his staff are beyond amazing! I highly recommend Dr. Sinno for your life changing needs! He gave me confidence that I thought I would never have in my life!!
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