Labiaplasty & Vaginal Rejuvenation

We all deserve to feel good about our bodies and ourselves. Discussing your concerns about sensitive areas may be slightly embarrassing or uncomfortable, but the end result is worth it. Dr. Brian C. Reuben performs vaginal rejuvenation and labiaplasty to help women from Murray, Sandy, and Salt Lake City, UT, restore their confidence by reshaping the labia to a more comfortable and aesthetically pleasing size and shape.

Dr. Reuben can help.

If you’re ready to learn more about labiaplasty and vaginal rejuvenation and how it can improve your life, request a consultation online or call our office at (801) 937-9650. Double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brian C. Reuben and his staff are eager to meet you and help you on your aesthetic journey.

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Few plastic surgeons in the Salt Lake City area can match Dr. Reuben's combination of surgical expertise and warm, personable demeanor.

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Labiaplasty and Vaginal Rejuvenation: What’s the Difference?

“Labiaplasty” and “vaginal rejuvenation” are terms that are often used interchangeably. However, these procedures are different–and Dr. Reuben offers several options for treating both the internal and external female genitalia. Let’s explore the primary differences between the procedures available so you can decide what works best for you.

Labiaplasty is a procedure that is largely cosmetic. It’s typically performed to reduce the size or asymmetry of the labia minora–the “inner lips” of the vulva. For many women, elongated or uneven labia minora can be a source of emotional or physical discomfort. This is a relatively minor procedure with a high rate of patient satisfaction.

Perineoplasty is a procedure that improves the quality of the perineal muscles. The surgery uses a special V-shaped incision to tighten the perineal muscles, leading to a “tighter” vagina and improved sexual sensation. There is some evidence that perineoplasty can improve some conditions such as occasional incontinence.

Vaginoplasty is an internal tightening operation designed to decrease the diameter of the vaginal vault as well as elevate the posterior wall to enhance contact with the anterior vaginal wall during intercourse. It is ideal for women who have experience the loss of internal support, especially during sexual activity.

CO2RE Intima® is a laser procedure that is hailed as the “gold standard” in skin rejuvenation. Used for rejuvenation of both the internal and external genitalia, this nonsurgical option is very comfortable and can treat many complaints associated with vaginal aging, including dryness, itching, discomfort, and vaginal laxity.

During your first consultation, we’ll discuss your goals and choose the right approach together.

Labiaplasty & Vaginal Rejuvenation Candidates

The women who visit Dr. Reuben for labiaplasty and vaginal rejuvenation in Midvale from South and West Jordan and other nearby communities typically want to:

  • Reduce the size of enlarged labia
  • Improve sexual self-esteem
  • Repair damage caused by childbirth or aging
  • Create a more aesthetically pleasing appearance

With Dr. Reuben, you can feel comfortable and at ease. He will meet with you for a personal consultation to discuss your options and determine if you are a candidate for the procedure. He understands that this is a very personal and sensitive topic, and he will help you on your journey to achieve your cosmetic goals.

The Dr. Reuben Difference

I think every woman deserves to feel confident about her body.

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To begin your procedure, Dr. Reuben will create the necessary incisions. He will then remove excess tissue and skin from the labia and sculpt it into its new shape. In general, this procedure is relatively quick and straightforward. Once the labia has been shortened and contoured, Dr. Reuben will close your incisions using sutures, and you can begin the recovery process.

If you are a candidate, Dr. Reuben can combine your labiaplasty with another body contouring procedure such as a tummy tuck for a more comprehensive rejuvenation. This procedure may be performed as part of a mommy makeover.

What to Expect Afterward

Your recuperation experience is dependent on the type of procedure you undergo. Surgical rejuvenation typically requires up to 5 days of rest at home, while treatment with CO2RE Intima does not require any downtime. Swelling and soreness are common symptoms but typically go away by themselves within a few days. Surgical patients can resume more strenuous activities after 2 to 3 weeks. Perineoplasty and vaginoplasty recoveries include abstinence from sexual intercourse for 6 weeks. Physical activity is allowed to resume after 3 weeks. During the planning of your procedure, Dr. Reuben offers you specific instructions for caring for yourself as you heal.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the risks and complications?

As with all surgeries, labiaplasty and vaginal rejuvenation come with some risks, although they occur very rarely. These include bleeding, infection, and scarring, but they are minimized with an experienced and qualified surgeon such as Dr. Reuben. The risks involved during childbirth are much more likely to affect this area of the body than labiaplasty or vaginal rejuvenation.

Will labiaplasty or vaginal rejuvenation affect my sexual satisfaction?

Dr. Reuben is very careful when handling the delicate tissues involved during these procedures to ensure there is no damage to nerves or sensation. Most women find their sexual satisfaction is actually enhanced after labiaplasty or vaginal rejuvenation as they feel more comfortable and confident.

Will it hurt?

Although these procedures affect very sensitive tissues, most women experience only mild discomfort. You will have stronger medications to help you manage any pain in the first couple of days after surgery. Most discomfort will fade quickly over the next week and should be easily manageable with over-the-counter medication.

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