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Labia Reduction

Dr. Robert Cohen performs labiaplasty at his Beverly Hills office. Labiaplasty, or labia reduction surgery, is for women from Los Angeles and the nearby communities who are unhappy with the appearance of their vaginal area, and who may also be experiencing physical discomfort or chafing from enlarged or elongated labia.

This is a very personal topic and not always easy for women to discuss, but it is not at all uncommon. Lately, women are becoming more comfortable discussing this intimate issue, and awareness of the benefits of labia reduction surgery is growing.

A personalized Beverly Hills Labia Reduction

There are a number of reasons that a woman might have elongated or oversized inner vaginal lips (labia minora). For some women, the condition is the result of pregnancy and/or childbirth. For others, it’s simply genetic. 

Many women experience physical discomfort when wearing a bathing suit, tight jeans, or other snug clothing. Riding a bicycle or horseback riding may also be uncomfortable, and it's also not uncommon for women to report discomfort during sexual activity with elongated or oversized inner vaginal lips.

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Labiaplasty to improve appearance and comfort

In addition to the physical problems, many women feel embarrassed or self-conscious about the appearance of their genitals when the labia is protruding or prominent, and this can affect their intimate relationships.

Each woman's complaints and concerns are unique, and Dr. Cohen listens attentively and compassionately during the consultation. As a board-certified plastic surgeon, he has extensive training and experience with this delicate procedure, and he has helped numerous women to feel better with labia reduction surgery—both physically and emotionally.

As with all of Dr. Cohen’s surgeries, the technique he uses will be specifically customized to address each patient’s particular issues.

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Surgical details for Labia Reduction Labiaplasty

Although the idea of having surgery on your genitals may seem scary, our Beverly Hills labia reduction procedure is actually very safe and straightforward when performed by an experienced surgeon like Dr. Cohen. 

He typically performs a variation of the wedge resection technique. Instead of trimming away the outer edge of the labia (the traditional or “trim method”), this approach removes a wedge of tissue from each of the labia minora, which offers several advantages. 

Labia Reduction Beverly Hills

Labia Reduction in Beverly Hills

A Superior Approach

This technique minimizes the risk of sensation loss, and also minimizes scarring along the edge of the labia, which results in a better aesthetic appearance. The wedge technique takes a little longer and is more technically challenging than traditional labiaplasty, but Dr. Cohen believes that it is a superior approach.

Because of the limited surgical area, he can perform a labiaplasty using local anesthesia with sedation, which some patients find appealing. If a woman prefers to undergo general anesthesia (which is the more common route for this surgery), it will be administered by a board-certified MD anesthesiologist.

What to expect with Labiaplasty

Our Beverly Hills labia reduction is an outpatient procedure with a relatively brief recovery period.

Patients are advised to avoid sexual intercourse, tampons, bicycle riding, horseback riding, and other such activities for 6 weeks after surgery to allow for proper healing. Improvement can be seen immediately, and scars fade quickly and are very discreet. 

This is a surgery that is long-lasting, low maintenance, and can be life-changing for women who experience significant discomfort or sexual embarrassment due to oversized labia.

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A MESSAGE FROM DR. COHEN’S OFFICE CONCERNING COVID-19

Dr. Cohen and his staff strongly believes that your health and safety are of the utmost importance. Additionally, Dr. Cohen feels it is his duty to do everything possible to help reduce the strain on the medical system while the coronavirus issue is present.

To that end, we are temporarily closing our office and postponing surgeries as well as in-person visits until further notice. The coronavirus escalation occurred just as Dr. Cohen was transitioning to the office of Dr. Ben Talei, the world renowned facial plastic surgeon, so once in-person examinations begin again, this is where consultations will take place (www.beverlyhillscenter.com).

In the meantime, the office will remain available for any email, telephone, or video inquiries. Additionally, due to cancelling all surgery and in-person appointments, Dr. Cohen has increased availability for virtual consultations. Feel free to schedule a virtual consultation today to explore your future aesthetic surgery options and receive expert recommendations from Dr. Cohen. Please note that 100% of all consultation fees will be donated to the Disaster Philanthropy in order to help those less fortunate during these difficult times (www.DisasterPhilanthropy.org). Stay safe and healthy and Dr. Cohen looks forward to seeing you virtually, and hopefully soon in person!