Tyler Plastic Surgery

Dr. James R. Motlagh, MD

Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery
Cosmetic, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
700 Olympic Plaza Circle, Suite 420 | Tyler, Texas 75701 | 903-526-2500


700 Olympic Plaza Circle,
Suite 420
Tyler, Texas 75701



Labiaplasty is a surgical vaginal rejuvenation procedure that removes excess skin of the labia minorae (inner vaginal lips) when it protrudes past the labia majorae (outer vaginal lips) in order to alleviate discomfort and embarrassment associated with this condition.

About Labiaplasty

The Best Labiaplasty Candidates

Considering labiaplasty surgery

Whether your inner labia are naturally enlarged or have developed in excess over time as the result of aging, natural childbirth or piercing, labiaplasty is the only effective way to treat this condition.

Enlarged or loose labia minora tissue can cause significant physical and emotional distress for some women. This condition may cause pinching when certain types of clothing are worn and may make it difficult to enjoy sexual relations and athletic activities, such as biking or horseback riding.

Women who have labial excess of 1cm-3cm or more and find that it interferes with their daily lives are usually ideal candidates for labiaplasty surgery and can benefit significantly from the procedure.

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The Labiaplasty Procedure

About labiaplasty vaginal rejuvenation

Labiaplasty is typically performed as an in-office procedure using local anesthesia, although general anesthesia may be used in some cases. The procedure involves cutting away redundant labia skin and sewing the edges to prevent bleeding. Usually the sutures are of the dissolving type and do not need to be removed.

Although labiaplasty is a surgical procedure performed in a very sensitive area, it is actually a relatively minor surgical procedure that takes only a little over an hour to perform.

Labiaplasty may be performed on one or both inner labia to achieve more symmetric, natural-looking results.

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Labiaplasty Risks

Complications after labiaplasty

Although labiaplasty is a safe outpatient surgical procedure, it carries some risk -- like any cosmetic surgery procedure. Labiaplasty risks include:

  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Poor wound healing and scarring
  • Prolonged swelling
  • Need for revision surgery

Dr. Motlagh will monitor your healing during follow-up appointments and take immediate action in the unlikely event that any complications occur.

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Labiaplasty Recovery

Healing after vaginal plastic surgery

Patients must abstain from sex for 3-5 weeks after labiaplasty, although swelling and discomfort in the recovery period typically last no more than two weeks. Most patients return to work within 4-5 days following labiaplasty surgery.

During labiaplasty recovery, it is important to keep the incision sites clean, but do not shower until the day after your procedure unless instructed otherwise. Complications after labiaplasty can be best avoided by following all pre- and post-operative care instructions given to you by Dr. Motlagh, as well as by keeping all follow-up appointments during the recovery period.

Tyler Plastic Surgery serves labiaplasty patients in northeastern Texas, including Tyler, Dallas, Plano and Fort Worth, as well as labiaplasty patients from Shreveport, Louisiana.

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