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Labiaplasty pertains to the aesthetic contouring of abnormally enlarged vaginal lips or labia. Labiaplasty in Charlotte, NC, can positively impact problems associated with enlargement, such as contour irregularities, physical discomfort, and pain with intercourse.

What is labiaplasty?

  • Labiaplasty is perhaps the single most positively impactful aesthetic procedure that ironically gets very little public attention.
  • The negative effects of labial enlargement, however, are significant. Psychologically, the heightened self-consciousness associated with this condition can lead to isolation and poor self-image. Physically, excessively protruding labia may lead to chronic chaffing, painful intercourse, and problems with hygiene.
  • Labiaplasty is a straightforward procedure that eliminates these problems through precision contouring while simultaneously vastly improving aesthetics.
Charlotte NC Labiaplasty

An Overview

What are the benefits of labiaplasty?

  • Eliminate contour irregularities in swimsuits
  • More aesthetically pleasing
  • Reduced self-consciousness
  • Increased sexual pleasure
  • Eliminates chafing and irritation
  • Mild sedation, no anesthesia necessary
  • Quick recovery
  • Increased comfort with sports and bike riding
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Who makes a good candidate for labiaplasty?

If you are experiencing any of the following, our Charlotte, NC labiaplasty procedure may be a good option for you:

  • Undesired lengthening or protruding labia
  • Unsightly contour irregularities in swimwear
  • Issues with hygiene related to elongated labia
  • Noticeable asymmetry in labia size
  • Embarrassment or self-consciousness about one’s vaginal area
  • Discomfort with physical fitness or intercourse

What to expect after labiaplasty 

You can return to work or light activities within 2-5 days. There will be swelling and/or bruising for a period of time. Icing the area will help.

You may experience discomfort while urinating. You can pour warm water over the area as you urinate to ease this. Wear loose clothing and do not use tampons or have sex for six weeks after the procedure.

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Why choose Dr. Pratt for labiaplasty surgery in Charlotte, NC

Aesthetic surgery of the external vaginal area is perhaps the most beneficial and underrated procedure in aesthetic surgery. The lack of awareness about the procedure stems from little to no media attention and the fact that it is offered only by plastic surgeons with a background conducive to consistently meeting patient expectations. 

Dr. Pratt has been one of the few plastic surgeons in the region who has consistently incorporated aesthetic surgery of the external vaginal area for over a decade. Given his extensive experience with gynecologic cancer reconstruction as a former Clinical Instructor of Plastic Surgery at Carolinas Medical Center, the progression to aesthetic contouring of this region was a seamless and natural progression.

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Dr. Pratt understands the personal and sensitive nature of discussing cosmetic vaginal surgery, and that discretion is paramount. His approachable, down-to-earth approach immediately puts both patients and loved ones at ease, as he explains everything on a level that is simple yet uniquely comprehensive. His commitment to creating a youthful look applies even to surgery of the genitalia.

Following graduation from medical school at the University of Florida, Dr. Pratt completed six years of general surgery residency at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC. He then honed his skills at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he completed a fellowship in plastic and reconstructive surgery. Dr, Pratt then returned to Charlotte, NC, in 2005, where he established a thriving practice dedicated to aesthetic surgery of the breast, body, and face. His practice, Bespoke Plastic Surgery, is in beautiful south Charlotte, nestled in the heart of Ballantyne.

Labiaplasty is, without question, the most positively impactful procedure that no one talks about.

What Is the Cost of Labiaplasty?

Labiaplasty is a procedure that can be customized to address the specific needs of the patient, which can cause its cost to vary significantly. The exact price of the treatment will depend partially on the extent of the surgery. Other factors will include the anesthesia cost, the facility fee, and any additional costs for pre and post-operative care. During your consultation with Dr. Pratt, he’ll be able to give you more specific information about the price of your labiaplasty treatment, but typically it is between $5,800 and $8,200.

FAQ about labiaplasty with Dr. Pratt in Charlotte, NC

Are there stitches that have to come out following my surgery?

The suture used in labiaplasty is extremely delicate and completely dissolvable. There is no need for removal of stitches. Additionally, the nature of the skin quality on the labia makes for a virtually imperceptible incision after healing.

Do I need to anesthesia for labiaplasty?

Typically, a mild sedative or in some cases moderate sedation can be used quite effectively. The procedure takes about 1 hour, and a gentle cold compress is places on the area in our recovery room.

Many plastic surgeons do not do this procedure; how long has Dr. Pratt been doing labiaplasty?

Prior to going into private practice, Dr. Pratt was a full-time faculty member and clinical instructor in the Department of Plastic Surgery at Carolinas Medical Center. It was here, that he worked closely with the Department of Gynecologic Oncology and was the primary plastic surgeon that performed the vaginal reconstructive work following cancer surgery. The transition to aesthetic surgery in this area was a natural progression.

Does reduction labiaplasty do anything to the inside of the vagina?

No. Labiaplasty strictly involves the external components of the vaginal region – primarily the inner vaginal lips (labia minora) and sometimes involving the outer (labia majora).

What about sensitivity during intercourse following surgery, is this affected?

Since labia reduction is a superficial procedure and the structures important for sexual pleasure are deep, they are avoided and preserved.

When can I have sex after my surgery?

Recovery is very quick following labiaplasty but too much aerobic activity the first two weeks will lead to undesired swelling and throbbing. Premature sexual activity will have a similar same effect, so Dr. Pratt will encourage a cautious approach. He will provide you with a specific plan following your procedure based on individual progress.

Only one of my labia is enlarged, the other is just fine. Can you just do one side?

Yes. This is quite common. Sometimes, however, the ‘normal’ side is actually just less ‘abnormal’ than the enlarged side. Both sides are done in this instance.

My labia definitely are elongated but I have excess skin over my clitoral area as well. Can anything be done with this?

Absolutely. More often than not, skin redundancy is not isolated to the labia on the sides but extend upwards and around the clitoris. This is referred to as clitoral hooding. Dr. Pratt frequently incorporates tailoring in this area when needed, which is about 85% of all patients.

How much does labiaplasty cost?

Depending on your particular case and what the procedure will entail for you, the cost of labiaplasty will likely range from $4000-$6000.

What procedures can I combine with my labiaplasty?

A labiaplasty can be done in conjunction with liposuction, breast augmentation, a full “mommy makeover” or any other procedures you may want done.

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