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Labiaplasty Chicago

Labiaplasty Chicago

Are you uncomfortable or self-conscious about your intimate area due to irregularly shaped labia? Whether it’s physical discomfort from elongated labia major or emotional discomfort from oddly shaped labia, Dr. Dahlia Rice, a female plastic surgeon, can help with surgery to reduce labia issues.

Dr. Rice offers labiaplasty in Chicago to reduce overly enlarged labia or enhance symmetry, aiming to restore femininity and self-confidence for her patients.

Contact female plastic surgeon Dr. Dahlia Rice today at (312) 600-5435 to schedule a consultation at her Chicago, Il office.

What is labiaplasty?

Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure designed to effectively reduce or increase the size of the labia minora (inner vaginal lips), promoting uniformity in the appearance of the inner excess tissue and outer area of the female genitalia.

Tailored to individual goals, each person’s unique anatomy requires a personalized approach to labiaplasty. While some may undergo labia majora enhancement surgery for medical reasons, many women also seek it for cosmetic purposes.


Board Certified Plastic Surgeon – Dr. Dahlia Rice

DMR Aesthetics Chicago, led by Dr. Dahlia Rice, a board-certified female plastic surgeon, is committed to delivering outstanding cosmetic services to individuals in the Chicago region.

Dr. Rice adeptly conducts a variety of surgical and non-surgical procedures, concentrating on her areas of expertise such as breast augmentation, breast lifts, tummy tucks, and liposuction.

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Causes for the Labiaplasty Procedure

Beyond the cosmetic benefits, women may choose labia surgery for various reasons. Some seek comfort in wearing tight clothing, while others desire increased confidence in their body appearance. The procedure can enhance intimacy and alleviate discomfort caused by labial tissues. It’s vital to openly discuss concerns with your doctor to ensure they understand your needs and guide you toward the desired results.

Labiaplasty Surgery Candidate

To determine if you are a good candidate for labiaplasty, it’s advisable to schedule a consultation with Dr. Dahlia Rice at her plastic surgery practice in Chicago.

During the labiaplasty consultation, she can address your aesthetic and physical concerns, examine the treatment area, and recommend a personalized treatment plan that aligns with your anatomical needs and procedure goals. Ideal candidates for labiaplasty typically consist of women who:

  • Experience self-consciousness due to excessively large, elongated, or unusually shaped labia

  • Encounter physical discomfort or pain, especially when wearing tight-fitting clothing or engaging in certain activities like biking

  • Maintain good overall health

  • Possess a comprehensive understanding of the potential risks and rewards of surgery, believing that the benefits outweigh possible drawbacks

  • Voluntarily choose to undergo labiaplasty

Contact female plastic surgeon Dr. Dahlia Rice today at (312) 600-5435 to schedule a consultation at her Chicago, Il office.

The Labiaplasty Surgery Procedure

Labiaplasty is a outpatient procedure under general anesthesia, typically lasts about an hour, contingent on the patient’s surgical requirements.

Dr. Dahlia Rice performs labiaplasty by excising excess labial tissue, utilizing two primary techniques: the trim and wedge methods. The trim method involves removing excess labial skin from the outer edge, enhancing a pinker appearance. However, it may pose a higher risk of decreased sensitivity.

Conversely, the wedge method preserves the natural shape of labia by removing a v-shaped wedge and suturing the edges. Although it maintains the outer edges’ natural appearance, there’s a potential for increased wound separation during recovery.

During the consultation, Dr. Rice guides patients in choosing the appropriate method tailored to their anatomical needs and aesthetic goals.

Labia Majora Enhancement

Enhancing the outer labia (labia majora) through fat transfer can add fullness, achieving a more proportionate appearance in relation to the inner labia (labia minora).

Labia Majora Reduction

Excessive or redundant labia majora (outer lips), often coupled with a prominent mons pubis, can result in unwelcome fullness or visibility in clothing, prompting the need for reduction through liposuction.

Labia Minora Reduction

Reduction of the inner labia (labia minora) may be performed to alleviate existing discomfort or address prominent darkened edges that may develop after pregnancy or with age.

Other Vaginal Rejuvenation Procedures

Labiaplasty may include complementary genital rejuvenation procedures like vaginoplasty, clitoral hood reduction, and G-spot enhancement.

Dr. Rice will tailor the optimal treatment plan to align with your unique goals and expectations. She will comprehensively discuss various treatment options, providing you with the necessary information to make an informed decision.

Labiaplasty Revision

Labiaplasty revisions address dissymmetry, “dog-ear,”Chicago Labiaplasty Surgery scars, or irregularities. Re-operations correct entirely unsatisfactory outcomes. Minor revisions, often by the original surgeon, are done under local anesthesia with minimal recovery. Re-operations are best performed by an experienced specialist, usually incurring a fee greater than the original surgery due to complexity.

In cases of “botched” labiaplasty, surgical labia reconstruction is challenging, especially with over-removal. General gynecologists lacking specific plastic and cosmetic gynecology training may contribute to such outcomes.  However, sexual medicine practitioners can offer alternative approaches, including therapy and hormone gels, for ongoing sexual and aesthetic satisfaction.

Labiaplasty Recovery

Expect some swelling and discomfort post-surgery, manageable with OTC medication or prescription pain relief. If discomfort persists, contact your surgeon. Apply a cold compress or icepack for pain and swelling relief on a 20-minutes-on/20-minutes-off schedule. Mild pain or tenderness typically lasts a few days.

Dr. Rice may prescribe oral or topical antibiotics to prevent infection. Opt for loose-fitting attire to avoid friction and promote optimal healing during recovery. Minor bleeding may occur for about a week. Use a pad to manage and absorb this slight bleeding.

Labiaplasty Cost Chicago

Labiaplasty price vary based on location, plastic surgeon, and specific operation details. In Chicago, the total cost typically ranges from $3,000 to $8,000.

Contact female plastic surgeon Dr. Dahlia Rice today at (312) 600-5435 to schedule a consultation at her Chicago, Il office.

Labiaplasty FAQ

Can you get labia majora surgery?

In some cases, a labiaplasty is conducted to decrease the size of the labia majora (outer vaginal lips).

When will labia majora surgery results be at their very best?

Initial swelling, soreness, and temporary discoloration subside within the first few weeks post-surgery. Most swelling diminishes after six weeks, but it may take four to six months for complete resolution, revealing the final labiaplasty results. Typically, scarring is minimal to nonexistent.

Who does the best labiaplasty near me?

Dr. Dahlia Rice of DMR Aesthetics is the top female plastic surgeon in Chicago offering vaginal rejuvenation procedures.

Is Labiaplasty painful?

Labiaplasty is generally a low-pain procedure, offering the choice between local or general anesthesia. While the labial area is sensitive, many patients opt for local anesthesia for the surgery.

Will there be much bleeding from inner labia surgery?

Minor bleeding or spotting is typical post-surgery, part of the normal healing process. If bleeding becomes heavy or concerns arise about the incision (e.g., separation, bleeding, or pus), it’s advisable to reach out to your plastic surgeon.

How do I wash my labia operation area after surgery?

Gently pat the vulva clean and dry daily, applying clean dressings and warm water rinses. Rinse after each toilet visit. Reapply dry, clean dressings consistently for a minimum of 5 days or until the wound is dry.

How long do the results of labial reduction last?

In the majority of cases, the results are enduring. Once the recovery period is over, you can relish your enhanced beauty. However, individual factors like aging, childbirth, or trauma may impact each person differently.

Can labiaplasty be covered by insurance?

Labiaplasty is generally categorized as a cosmetic procedure, and insurance usually doesn’t cover it. Consequently, patients typically need to cover the costs personally. In rare cases, some insurance plans may cover labiaplasty if it is deemed medically necessary.

When Can I Have Sexual intercourse After Labia Minora Reduction?

Typically, sexual pleasure can resume approximately four weeks after labiaplasty. However, individual cases vary, and it’s crucial to adhere to your labiaplasty surgeons specific recovery guidelines.

Book Your Vaginal Rejuvenation Consultation

Women deserve to feel confident and free from physical discomfort caused by enlarged or irregular labia. Dr. Rice, a female plastic surgeon, can enhance the shape for a symmetrical, comfortable, and embracing femininity.

Schedule a personal cosmetic surgery consultation with Dr. Rice at DMR Aesthetic Chicago to explore the aesthetic and physical benefits of labiaplasty procedures, costs, and more. 

Contact female plastic surgeon Dr. Dahlia Rice today at (312) 600-5435 to schedule a consultation at her Chicago, Il office.


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