Labiaplasty in Santa Barbara, CA
Sara Yegiyants, MD, FACS, a triple board-certified plastic surgeon, performs labiaplasty on women living in and around Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, and Ventura, CA, to restore a feminine appearance.
What is Labiaplasty?
Labiaplasty is a procedure done to reduce the size of enlarged or asymmetrical labia minora, the external folds of skin that envelop the vaginal opening. Some women with enlarged or misshaped labia may experience chaffing and dryness during vigorous activities or simply with certain types of clothing. Labia reduction corrects this issue to relieve any discomfort as well as creates a more pleasing and balanced appearance.
Why Choose Labiaplasty?
Labia reduction relieves the discomfort and pain that may be associated with overly large labia as well as offers a way to correct the appearance of a misshaped vagina that may cause women to be self-conscious about the way it looks.
Who is a Good Candidate for Labiaplasty?
Good candidates for labiaplasty have large or uneven labia and want to reduce the size and correct the appearance. The size and shape of their labia may lead to pain, causing women to be unable to participate in certain activities as well as wear tighter clothing. Labiaplasty also makes intercourse more enjoyable as it diminishes or eliminates any discomfort and gives women a sense of empowerment and self-confidence.
How is Labiaplasty Performed?
There are several techniques for labia reduction including wedge or trim excision. Most often, labiaplasty is done under local anesthesia by removing excess tissue and creating a balanced appearance. Scars are strategically placed in a fold so they are not visible. During the initial consultation, Dr. Yegiyants discusses the techniques and evaluates the vaginal area to determine the best option. Because she understands her patients’ concerns, she is able to provide comfort and produce a favorable outcome to the procedure.
When Will I See the Results of Labiaplasty?
While the full results of labiaplasty take a few months to reveal themselves, there is gradual improvement during the entire healing process. Initially, there may be some discomfort from swelling and bruising but that resolves itself quickly. When recovery instructions are followed, the results are excellent with greatly diminished or eliminated chaffing and pain, not to mention a symmetrical appearance of the labia.
Are there Non-Surgical Options for Vaginal Rejuvenation?
Yes, ThermiVa™ is a non-surgical approach to vaginal rejuvenation. We encourage you to contact our office and schedule a consultation so Dr. Yegiyants can evaluate if ThermiVa™ is the ideal procedure for your vaginal rejuvenation goals.
How Much Does Labiaplasty Cost in Santa Barbara?
The cost of labia reduction depends on several factors including the extent of the procedure, the technique used and whether other treatments are done at the same time. We review the costs of labiaplasty during the initial consultation and go over our payment options. We accept cash, checks and major credit cards as well as offer financing through Alphaeon® and CareCredit®.
If you live in or around Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, or Ventura, CA, and are looking for a board-certified plastic surgeon to address your cosmetic surgery needs, contact Sara Yegiyants, MD, FACS, in Santa Barbara, CA, today, to set up your complimentary consultation.