Labiaplasty (Vaginal Lip Surgery) in Portland

Dr. DeMars offers labiaplasty for women who wish to reduce the size and or change the shape of their vaginal lips. Labiaplasty is a sophisticated procedure in which either the inner vaginal lips (labia minora) or outer vaginal lips (labia major) — or both — are sculpted to reduce discomfort and/or enhance appearance.

Vaginal lips can become asymmetrical or elongated for a variety of reasons, including childbirth, intercourse, or the aging process. By skillfully employing up- to- date procedures, Dr. DeMars can help Portland labiaplasty patients achieve the labia size and shape they desire. The procedure may also include a hoodectomy, in which the clitoris is given greater exposure to enhance sexual stimulation.

Labiaplasty: is it for me?

The best candidates for labiaplasty in Portland are women who have large inner or outer labia that cause them pain, discomfort or embarrassment. You should only consider the procedure if you are an adult woman, are generally healthy and have finished developing physically. Before agreeing to perform the surgery, Dr. DeMars will review your medical history, perform a physical examination, discuss your goals for treatment and ensure that you have realistic expectations for the outcome of the procedure. Based on his thorough assessment of your particular concerns and physical condition, Dr. DeMars will determine whether you are a good candidate for labiaplasty.

Labiaplasty can help women achieve greater physical comfort and self-esteem. Many women who undergo the procedure report feeling more sexually attractive and increasingly confident in intimate situations. Dr. DeMars, a renowned plastic surgery provider, performs other body procedures that can help women feel sexy.

Labiaplasty FAQs

Should I wait until I am finished having kids to get labiaplasty?

This is a decision that you and your doctor should make together. Childbirth has been known to change the size, shape, and symmetry of the labial tissue; however, this is not true for every woman (including those that deliver babies via C-section). Dr. DeMars will share his personal recommendations about when to consider labiaplasty with you during your consultation.

How long is the labiaplasty recovery period?

It varies by woman, as every patient has a different threshold for pain. Women with sedentary desk jobs normally go back to work within a few days or a week; women with more active jobs might need to recover a few additional days before going back.

What is the cost of labiaplasty?

Dr. DeMars will provide a customized price quote for you during your consultation. The cost is based on your specific needs and the plan of treatment he develops.

Can labiaplasty correct a hood covering too much of the clitoris?

Yes, labiaplasty can incorporate a hoodectomy, in which more of the clitoris is exposed. Although not guaranteed, reducing the clitoral hood usually enhances sexual stimulation and sensation.

When can I get back to working out?

Dr. DeMars will specify when you can start working out again after surgery. Light exercise like jogging can be resumed approximately three weeks after surgery if your incisions have healed and you are comfortable with the activity. More strenuous exercise, including biking and contact sports, should be postponed four to six weeks after surgery.

When can I resume having sex after labiaplasty?

Most patients resume sexual activity four to six weeks after surgery. It is best to let Dr. DeMars monitor your recovery and clear you for sex.