A woman’s body evolves as she ages. The vagina changes shape due to many factors: childbirth, menopause, and/or natural fluctuations with time. The labia, or the lips that flank the vagina, experience some of the most noticeable transformations. If you are dissatisfied with your current labia appearance or sensation, contact ArtfulSurgery.

Elizabeth Slass Lee, MD has helped women throughout the Bay Area improve the health and appearance of their most intimate area. To enhance your labia, schedule a consultation at our convenient Lafayette, California location.

What is Labiaplasty?

Labiaplasty is a procedure that reshapes and contours the labia to create a more balanced look and feel. There are two sets of labia: the outer set (called labia majora) and the inner ridge (or labia minora). The labia surround the clitoris and vaginal opening, so this procedure is delicate and precise. Women seek labiaplasty enhancement to improve their sensation, to change their aesthetics, or both. 

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Dr. Lee’s approach to your labiaplasty will depend on your unique anatomy. When you consult with Dr. Lee, she will draw upon her years of expertise to help advise you on which procedure is right for your body. She will approach your case with comprehensive care and discretion.

Preparation for Labiaplasty

Dr. Lee will give you detailed instructions on how to prepare for your specialized labiaplasty prior to the actual procedure. You will have time to fill all prescriptions ahead of time, so please follow the doctor’s directions closely. It is also a great idea to quit smoking before receiving any surgical enhancements. Tobacco products are detrimental to your health and they constrict your circulation. 

If you have kids or pets, please make arrangements for their care before your procedure. Ask a friend or neighbor to look after your little ones while you recover. Rest is a vital component to your continued health and happiness.

The Labiaplasty Procedure

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The method of your procedure will depend on your desired outcome. Tissue may be removed with an S-shaped incision along the labia minora.[2] A rectangular sample may be removed from above the clitoral hood. The specifics depend on the contours of your body. Regardless of where the doctor makes her small incisions, they will be carefully rejoined to create a seamless overall effect. A typical labiaplasty procedure lasts about two hours, but every case is unique. 


Reducing the Clitoral Hood

If a woman has excess tissue surrounding the head of her clitoris, it can prevent her from enjoying sexual stimulation. By reducing the size of the clitoral hood, Dr. Lee can help facilitate optimal functionality. Labiaplasty surgery may empower women to achieve sexual satisfaction.

The Trim Technique

If a woman’s labia minora are stretched or uncomfortable, Dr. Lee can contour their outer layers.[1] This makes it less pronounced in contrast with the labia majora. The outer ridge of the labia minora is often darker than the rest of the vulva. By reducing the extremities of their labia, labiaplasty recipients achieve a lighter look and more comfortable feel.

The Wedge Method

Instead of removing tissue all the way around the labia, Dr. Lee may remove a V-shaped wedge instead. The remaining labia material is then adjoined and tightened. The wedge method accentuates the clitoral bulb and keeps the darker labia tissue intact. 

The labiaplasty technique you choose depends entirely on your physical needs and aesthetic style. Dr. Lee respects your decisions and will work to realize your vision. Consult with her soon to start a conversation about setting realistic goals and making significant improvement.

The Benefits of Vaginal Rejuvenation

The benefits of labiaplasty are many and varied. If you are a woman who desires a more tight, symmetrical labial appearance, labiaplasty can deliver your preferred vaginal look. If the appearance of your labia has changed with time, labiaplasty can restore your youthful look. 

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Achieving your ideal appearance is important, but sensation is another vital benefit of labiaplasty. Excess labia tissue can cause discomfort. Everyday activities may prompt irritation when the labia is not configured to your liking. Labiaplasty can minimize this sense of discomfort.

Women who receive labiaplasty surgery often experience increased pleasure in the bedroom. Those who wear tight clothing can also benefit from labiaplasty. By reducing the excess material around the vaginal area, bathing suits and undergarments may fit more comfortably. Contact Dr. Lee to learn how vaginal rejuvenation can help you.

Alternatives to Labiaplasty

If you are seeking a labiaplasty due to recent childbirth, then Dr. Lee can help. Motherhood introduces a host of life changes. In addition to labia stretching, pregnancy can result in distressed abdominal muscles, enlarged or sagging breasts, and overall weight gain. 

If you struggle with any of the realities mentioned above, then a mommy makeover may be perfect for you. Dr. Lee has designed her mommy makeover procedure to enhance your body holistically. From liposuction to breast enhancement to a tummy tuck, the mommy makeover is cohesive and comprehensive. Ask our staff for more information.

Ideal Candidates for Labiaplasty

Any healthy woman who is curious about labia enhancement may be a great candidate for labial rejuvenation with Dr. Lee. There are two main categories of eligible labiaplasty candidates.

Labiaplasty for Functional Reasons

If you are having difficulty attaining sexual satisfaction, it may be due to excess labial tissue. By contouring the entrance to one’s vaginal canal, labiaplasty can increase sensitivity and support the functionality of the clitoris. In addition to improving intimate situations, labiaplasty can help women who struggle with daily discomfort as a result of their labia. If excess tissue makes certain movements or activities distressing, then labiaplasty can help

Labiaplasty for Cosmetic Reasons

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Intimacy is important to any relationship. But if you feel self-conscious about the appearance of your vulva, then you may shy away from romantic moments. Labiaplasty restores the aesthetic contours of the labia. 

Whether you seek labiaplasty to address aesthetic concerns, functionality, or both, Dr. Lee will help realize your ideal self.

Personal Consultation in the Bay Area

Dr. Lee is a leader in her field, but she is also a great listener. Discussing intimate details can be difficult, but Dr. Lee prides herself on being discreet and compassionate. She has dedicated her life to health, wellness, and human connection. As a woman, Dr. Lee understands that this is a very intimate and personal choice, and will work with you so you feel comfortable during this procedure.

To learn more about the doctor’s thoughts and focus, visit her blog. Her empathetic perspective reflects her commitment to patients. Book a consultation today to meet Dr. Lee for yourself and get started on a journey towards improvement and increased confidence. 

Recovery from Vaginal Rejuvenation

One of our trained clinicians will monitor your progress immediately following your enhancement. Regardless of the specifics, you are prohibited from driving on the day of your surgical visit. Please ask a loved one to drive you to and from our Lafayette location. You may return home soon after your procedure to begin the recovery process.

In the two to three days following a labiaplasty procedure, the doctor will most likely advise patients to apply ice to the affected area. Most clients are back to work within the week, but results vary. Please wear loose clothing for the first few days to promote optimal circulation.

Avoid sexual activity for four to six weeks after a labiaplasty procedure. Do not rush your recovery.

Remarkable Results

According to one extensive survey of labiaplasty recipients, the procedure meets a wide array of needs. 37% of respondents indicated that they sought rejuvenation for aesthetic purposes. 32% wanted labiaplasty to help enhance their sexual sensitivity. The remaining 31% reported getting labiaplasty for both functional and beautification purposes. 

In terms of Dr. Lee’s record of success, one look at her positive reviews will attest to her mastery of healthcare and cosmetic improvement. While the kind words are encouraging, Dr. Lee’s priority is always on her patients’ health and happiness. 

The benefits of labiaplasty are numerous. Every woman seeks rejuvenation for a different reason, and her results are a study in satisfaction. [3]

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Is a Labiaplasty Procedure Painful?

Dr. Lee makes every effort to keep her guests comfortable throughout the rejuvenation surgery. Anesthetics will help reduce issues you may have with discomfort. Discuss your concerns with the doctor during your consultation so that her helpful staff can accommodate your every need.

How Long Does a Labiaplasty Take to Heal?

Every woman is unique. Labiaplasty recovery begins within a week after the procedure. However, patients should avoid certain activities in the weeks to come. For example, riding a bike can be problematic due to the shape of a bicycle seat. Labiaplasty recipients should try to avoid cycling for six weeks following their surgery.

Is Labiaplasty Safe?

Yes, as long as you have the right surgeon. Dr. Lee always prioritizes her patients’ health and happiness above all else. She is board-certified and committed to delivering the best care possible. Your safety is extremely important to Dr. Lee.


  1. Furnas HJ. (2017). Trim Labiaplasty. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open. 5(5):e1349. DOI: 10.1097/GOX.0000000000001349
  2. Gress, S. (2013). Composite Reduction Labiaplasty. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. 37(4)674–683. DOI:
  3. Miklos, JR, Moore, RD. (2008). Labiaplasty of the Labia Minora: Patients’ Indications for Pursuing Surgery. The Journal of Sexual Medicine. 5(6)1492-1495.
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