Where is labiaplasty performed?
While some physicians perform labiaplasty under general anesthesia or sedation, Dr. O’Connell prefers to perform reduction of the labia minora under local anesthesia in our office-based ambulatory setting. By avoiding general anesthesia the recovery is more rapid and the procedure is performed more cost-effectively. We offer PRONOX to facilitate labiaplasty under local anesthesia.
Total Aesthetics of Connecticut has an on-site, nationally accredited surgical facility where procedures like labiaplasty can be safely performed on an outpatient basis at significantly lower cost than when performed at a hospital or surgicenter.
How much does labiaplasty cost?
While costs can vary widely, a good estimate is approximately $3,000-8,000.
The surgical fee for labiaplasty will be based upon the doctor’s training and experience, the type of procedure performed and geographic location.
Costs of labiaplasty may include:
- Surgeon’s fee
- Anesthesia fees
- Hospital or surgical facility costs
- Medical tests
- Prescriptions for medication
At Total Aesthetics of Connecticut, we perform labiaplasties in a cost-effective way without the need for general anesthesia.
Costs associated with minimally invasive labiaplasty with AccuTite and non-invasive labiaplasty with ThermiVa will be on the lower end of the spectrum.
Why is labiaplasty performed?
Sometimes enlargement of the labia minora causes discomfort while wearing certain clothing or participating in some physical activities. The labia majora can deflate, sag and wrinkle as a result of weight loss or the aging process. Women choose to undergo labial reduction for either medical or aesthetic reasons or a combination of the two.
Do sutures need to be taken out after labiaplasty?
Dr. O’Connell currently utilizes sutures that are intended to fall out on their own without need for removal, however, some suture removal is commonly needed.
What type of anesthesia is used for labiaplasty?
Dr. O’Connell prefers to perform labiaplasty under local anesthesia, without need for sedation or general anesthesia. PRONOX is available at Total Aesthetics for our labiaplasty patients.
What techniques are utilized for labiaplasty?
There are many well-accepted surgical techniques that provide excellent results in labiaplasty. Where possible, Dr. O’Connell favors the wedge, or “Alter” technique due to the smaller, less visible scars that are associated with this procedure.
Recently minimally and non-invasive techniques such as AccuTite and ThermiVa have become available options to surgical labiaplasty and Total Aesthetics is pleased to offer both of these cutting edge technologies.
Can my labia majora be rejuvenated or enhanced?
Some women are born with thin, loose labia majora (the outer lips) and volume can be lost over time. Injection of filler material and other procedures can improve the appearance and provide fullness to loose or thin labia major. We’re particularly enthusiastic about treating loose majora non-surgically and we’re pleased to offer ThermiVa as well as labial conturing with Sciton’s revolutionary SkinTyte technology.
Will insurance cover my labiaplasty?
In some cases, where functional or other issues are involved, labiaplasty can be covered by health insurance. Where appropriate, we will work with your insurance carrier to help you obtain insurance coverage, and there is no added charge for this service.
What is a pubic lift?
A pubic lift is a surgical procedure to lift the pubic area that has collapsed or descended as a result of weight fluctuation or the aging process.
What about non-invasive labiaplasty?
Recently techniques of non-surgical labiaplasty have become available and Total Aesthetics is pleased to offer labia minor reduction with AccuTite and ThermiVa. We also offer non-surgical tightening of the labia majora with ThermiVa and SkinTyte.