What You Need To Know About Labiaplasty

What You Need To Know About Labiaplasty

Labiaplasty, also known as vulvaplasty, is an invasive surgical procedure to reshape the labia by removing redundant tissue along the ruffled edge, reducing the size and protrusion of the labia minora. This procedure is gradually gaining popularity with more than 5,000 procedures performed in the US last year.

Dr. Christine Hamori, a board-certified plastic surgeon based in Duxbury Massachusetts, notes, “A lot of women have come into my practice with no idea their labia protrusions could be 'fixed,' they thought they’d have to live with it for the rest of their life.”

Dr. Hamori recommends, “Patients considering the procedure should know the difference between a plastic surgeon and a cosmetic surgeon . It is safer and you get better results when a board-certified plastic surgeon performs the procedure because they are experienced and have a high level of training in the field of aesthetic surgery.”

Verify with the American Board of Plastic Surgery or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada that your plastic surgeon is board-certified.