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Labiaplasty: Cosmetic Labia Surgery in Atlanta and Sandy Springs, Georgia.

Labiaplasty in Atlanta

Unlike breast augmentation or a mommy makeover, labiaplasty is not often discussed over coffee or drinks. However, despite not being a common topic of conversation, labiaplasty is becoming a more common treatment.  As women take charge of their intimate and sexual health, more and more patients seek out the expertise of our Board-Certified Urologist and women’s wellness expert Dr. Shaya Taghechian at Aviva Plastic Surgery. 

We understand that labia concerns–as well as intimate health issues–can be a difficult topic and at times an embarrassing conversation for some patients, but Dr. Taghechian and the staff of Aviva Plastic Surgery make every effort to make all patients feel comfortable.

For more information about labiaplasty in Atlanta and Sandy Springs, GA, with Dr. Taghechian and the Aviva team, we encourage you to schedule a consultation.

What Can Labia Plastic Surgery Do for Me?

The goal of labiaplasty is to reduce excessive labial tissue and smooth the labial contours without interfering with sensation. Dr. Taghechian sees patients seeking labiaplasty mostly in two stages of life: early twenties or later in life, after childbirth, pregnancy, and menopause. Genetic predisposition is likely the main cause in younger patients who develop excess tissue in their labia after puberty. Older women have stated that the excess tissue growth occurred after childbirth or undergoing menopause.

Regardless of the reason, too-long or stretched labial tissue can be a very troubling problem. Patients tell Dr. Taghechian that the excess tissue is uncomfortable with exercise and sexual intercourse; causes a contour problem with tight fitting clothes such as bathing suits and yoga pants; and makes them self-conscious about their appearance in intimate settings.

Labiaplasty can:

Confidence in appearance and healthy function that labiaplasty provides helps you look and feel your best every day, and this feeling extends to your professional, personal, and intimate lives.  In addition to improved self-confidence, labiaplasty treatment brings:

  • Make the labia more symmetrical
  • Reduce the size of too-long or stretched labial tissues
  • Improve sexual sensitivity for some women by decreasing excessive tissue around the clitoris
  • Improve comfort under clothes and swimwear

A labiaplasty can be a life changing procedure and we have yet to have a patient who is not extremely happy with their labiaplasty results.

Are you bothered by the shape, size, or feel of your labia? Call us today to find out more about labiaplasty and schedule your consultation with Dr. Taghechian.

Request a Consultation

If you’re in the Atlanta, East Cobb, and Sandy Springs areas and have any questions about Labiaplasty or wish to schedule a consultation about Labiaplasty with Dr. Taghechian, contact our office today.

Why Choose Labiaplasty?

In the simplest terms, some women are uncomfortable with the size, feel, or shape of their intimate anatomy.  As a woman and caring physician, Dr. Taghechian is easy to talk to, understands your concerns and aims to make you feel comfortable and at ease.  She realizes your body can change after significant life events, such as pregnancy, childbirth, or the general aging process; furthermore, some patients describe discomfort with their labia or vagina since their early teenage years, pointing to a possible genetic or developmental cause for their concerns.

No matter the reason, Dr.Taghechian evaluates your concerns, examines your anatomy, and tailors a treatment plan especially for you. She counsels you about normal anatomy and advises you if treatment is necessary or not.  In addition to her patient-centered approach, Dr. Taghechian is highly trained and experienced in surgical procedures for labial, vaginal, and pelvic floor concerns. She is up-to-date on the latest developments in both surgical and non-surgical labiaplasty and strives to give you the absolute best outcome in a caring and compassionate manner.

Dr. Taghechian’s passion for helping patients extends to optimizing the appearance and function of intimate anatomy.  With labiaplasty, patients report feeling more confident wearing a swimsuit or other fitted clothing, greater comfort with exercise and sexual intercourse, and improved satisfaction with their appearance and confidence. This procedure can prove to be life-changing for patients whose self-esteem has been compromised by changes to their anatomy, or anatomy that has proven to be bothersome even since youth.

Labiaplasty in Atlanta

Meet Dr. Taghechian

Dr. Shaya Taghechian is a nationally renowned, board-certified Urologist based in Sandy Springs, Marietta, and East Cobb near Atlanta, GA. Affectionately known as Dr. T, she brings both impeccable training as well as her experience as a mother to her approach to women’s wellness.  Dr. T works frequently and closely with her older sister, who is an OBGYN, as well as Urogynecologists and other specialists to provide a full spectrum of care to her female and male patients, optimizing their urologic and sexual function and health.  

In Dr. T’s practice, the surgical plan is carefully tailored to each patient’s needs and goals, and is aimed at enhancing her patients’ natural beauty and restoring confidence. She takes pride in forming close relationships with her patients and making sure they are confident and comfortable with their treatment decision. 

Dr. Taghechian was voted one of Atlanta’s Top Docs in 2019, 2020, and 2021, reflecting her medical and surgical excellence, and highlighting her special perspective as a woman and mother.

Read her full bio here

Labia Surgery in Atlanta & Sandy Springs: Understanding Your Surgical Options

Labiaplasty can be performed using a local anesthetic, IV sedation or general anesthesia. During your consultation, Dr. Taghechian discusses all of these options with you and helps you decide on the right choice for you.  In general, Dr. T performs most labiaplasty procedures in our office, with patients awake and relaxed with medications like Xanax and laughing gas.  

There are two commonly used surgical techniques used to reduce the size of and reshape the labia. One technique is called a trim procedure, where the incision runs along the outer edge of your labia minora. The other technique is called a wedge procedure with or without an extension to correct excess clitoral hooding. With the wedge procedure, the pizza-slice-like incision is on the side of your labia and has the benefit of preserving the natural color and tissue edge of your labia minora. During your consultation, Dr. Taghechian discusses which procedure is best for you given your anatomy and aesthetic and functional concerns. All labiaplasty incisions are closed with absorbable sutures that do not need to be removed; Dr. T sometimes trims the edges or knots of these sutures at around 2 weeks after your labiaplasty surgery, allowing the rest of the stitches to absorb on their own.

Day of the Procedure: What to Expect

Most labiaplasty procedures are performed in our office, with patients awake and relaxed.  We do not ask patients to fast prior to the labiaplasty procedure.  When you arrive to the Aviva office, our staff greets you, reviews the planned procedure and treatment consent forms, and answers your questions.  We give you a pre-treatment medication regimen of relaxing medications, supplements which help to decrease bruising, and medications which help to decrease swelling. Our surgical team is dedicated to optimizing your comfort, putting you at ease and providing the best treatment experience.

Dr. Taghechian typically performs labiaplasty surgery over 1-2 hours, depending on your anatomy and any other associated procedures (such as clitoral hood reduction or PRP injections).  Upon completion of your procedure, our staff contacts your designated driver to pick you up from the office, and schedules your post-treatment follow-up visit. 

Recovering From Labiaplasty:

What to Expect

While post-treatment discomfort is usually minimal after labiaplasty, Dr. Taghechian and the staff of Aviva Plastic Surgery use multiple therapies to ensure a comfortable recovery for patients undergoing labiaplasty treatment.  As a Urologist and surgeon, Dr. Taghechian is well-versed in post-surgical pain management, and carefully guides the pre- and post-surgery healing regimen to ensure the best patient comfort.  Most patients undergoing labiaplasty take over-the-counter medications such as Tylenol and Motrin during the initial recovery period, sticking to this regimen for 2-5 days. 

After this initial recovery, most patients return to their regular activities and work, avoiding physically strenuous exercise for a few weeks after surgery.  

All surgeries cause some bruising, swelling, and discomfort for a short time; while we deal with these commonly, we want to help you recover from labiaplasty surgery with only mild-to-moderate and well-controlled discomfort. Dr. Shaya Taghechian and our staff are strongly invested in both a smooth treatment and uncomplicated recovery for our patients, and we aim to minimize the unnecessary use of narcotic pain medications after surgery.  

We work with you before and after your labiaplasty treatment to ensure that you are comfortable with the treatment plan and are thoroughly educated about the best before and after treatment care.

 

Dr. Taghechian and our staff aim to provide you with thorough education and preparation before labiaplasty, so that you know what to expect before, during, and after treatment.  We find that patients who are well-prepared before treatment tend to have less anxiety and discomfort during their recovery, and return to their normal activities in a more timely manner.  

To this end, we recommend reviewing the Pre- and Post-Treatment Labiaplasty instructions several times prior to and after your treatment.  We want to provide you with the information and tools you need to have an excellent treatment experience.  Please contact our office should you have any questions or concerns about these instructions, your preparation for surgery, or post-treatment recovery. We are here to help!

 

Labiaplasty FAQs

While approximately 10,000 women undergo labiaplasty treatment yearly in the US, this procedure is rapidly becoming more common.  As women grow more comfortable in discussing their intimate health concerns, the idea of labiaplasty is becoming more acceptable in the medical community, and Dr. Taghechian has treated many women with this procedure, ranging in age from teens to women in their 70s and above.  What seems like a straightforward procedure, a labiaplasty requires extensive expertise for best outcomes, and Dr. Taghechian recommends meeting with a women’s wellness expert if you are interested in this treatment.

Dr. Taghechian most commonly performs labiaplasty surgery in our office, with the help of relaxing medications, laughing gas, and injectable numbing medicine.  Patients are released home after treatment, with most reporting taking a long nap after treatment.  During their recovery, most patients take 2-4 days off work and school, and are encouraged to wear compressive leggings or shorts.  About 2 weeks following labiaplasty surgery, patients return to Aviva Plastic Surgery for a follow-up appointment with Dr. Taghechian.  During this visit, she assesses one’s healing progress and provides an updated timeline for recovery.

Labiaplasty risks include bleeding, bruising, infection, changes in sensation, and asymmetry of the labial tissues.  A small amount of bloody drainage is normal for the first 2 weeks after surgery; however, significant bleeding is rare, as is infection and permanent numbness.  Resulting significant asymmetry of the labial tissue is uncommon; this may require a revision or touch-up procedure.  

Most commonly, labiaplasty treatment is a cosmetic procedure and is not typically covered by insurance.  Of note, Dr. Taghechian is not in network with insurance plans at Aviva Plastic Surgery; and all labiaplasty treatments, vaginal rejuvenation treatments, and PRP injections are self-pay at our practice. 

To help our patients, we offer financing options for women’s wellness treatments.  Please inquire with our staff about this at the time of your consultation.

Every patient has individually different anatomy and aesthetic goals; because of this, we encourage individuals interested in labiaplasty treatment to schedule a consultation with our women’s wellness expert in order to receive custom-tailored treatment recommendations and pricing information.  On average, a surgical labiaplasty performed in the office starts around $5,200, while a non-surgical labiaplsty (also called FemTite or the Aviva procedure) starts around $5,700.   

View Gallery:

View our before and after photo gallery of Labiaplasty procedures to see real patient results at Aviva Plastic Surgery. 

 Note these images contain nudity.

Additional Procedures that Can Optimize Your Results:

Non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation can be a great addition to labiaplasty for patients experiencing bothersome vaginal changes after pregnancy, childbirth, menopause, or significant weight loss.  Dr. Taghechian performs a gentle heating vaginal treatment called Votiva to tighten the internal tissues of the vagina. This non-invasive, state-of-the-art technology helps stimulate collagen formation, thicken the vaginal lining, improve vaginal lubrication, improve sexual function, and treat mild stress urinary incontinence (the annoying urge to urinate or dribbling of urine with laughing or exercise).  The Votiva treatment is performed in the comfort and privacy of our all-women practice, and takes less than 30 minutes.  Votiva treatments have no downtime and carry few to no post-treatment restrictions.  The Votiva vaginal rejuvenation treatment is the ideal addition to a labiaplasty, especially for women who have both external and internal intimate health concerns, have had children, or are peri-menopausal.  

Labiaplasty Treatment Care Instructions

Dr. Shaya Taghechian and our staff are strongly invested in both a smooth treatment and uncomplicated recovery for our patients. We work with you before and after your labiaplasty treatment to ensure that you are comfortable with the treatment plan and are thoroughly educated about the best before and after treatment care.

We recommend reviewing the Pre- and Post-Treatment Labiaplasty instructions several times prior to and after your treatment.  We want to provide you with the information and tools you need to have an excellent treatment experience.  Please contact our office should you have any questions or concerns about these instructions, your preparation for surgery, or post-treatment recovery. We are here to help!

TREATMENT INSTRUCTIONS: SURGICAL LABIAPLASTY

Please read and familiarize yourself with these instructions before and after your labiaplasty. By following them carefully you will assist in obtaining the best result from your surgery. If you have questions or concerns, please contact our office.

Labiaplasty Pre-operative Instructions

Shave the treatment area completely 2-3 days prior to the procedure.

Do not take any anti-inflammatories or multivitamins starting 7-10 days prior to your procedure (see list of anti-inflammatory medications below).  Avoid alcohol 48 hours prior to and 48 hours after your procedure.

Have available for post-surgery recovery:

–   Plain Tylenol, Motrin

–   Plain Benadryl

–   Peri bottle (provided in the office)

–   Aquaphor or Vaseline or Neosporin antibiotic ointment

–   Aloe Vera gel

–   Pantiliner

–   Ice packs

–   Your favorite music playlist, great books, and the latest and most entertaining Netflix offerings

Immediate Labiaplasty Post-operative Instructions

Immediately following labiaplasty you should remain as flat as possible for the first week.

Apply ice packs to the treated area every 1-2 hours for the first 72 hours while awake, placed over a thin minipad.  Ice packs should never be applied directly to the skin.  Using ice packs for the first week as much as possible will greatly help your healing process, and reduce the amount of post-operative swelling and discomfort.

It is normal to have swelling and bruising of the labia.  This will resolve over the next 2 weeks.

Let soapy water wash over the incision sites at 24 hours after treatment.  Do not scrub.  Then apply antibiotic ointment to the incision points twice daily for one week. Tiny scabs may appear during the healing process. Please do not pick at the scabs.  

Use a peri bottle (clear plastic bottle provided for you) to clean the treated area with warm water after using the restroom; avoid wiping, as this can cause discomfort and bleeding.  Use the peri bottle for 1-2 weeks after treatment.  

Limit physical activity and exposure to excessive heat (including fires) and UV light for 2 weeks.

Avoid swimming and submerging in water the treated areas for 6 weeks after treatment.

Do not shave the treated area for 2 weeks after treatment.

Dressings
The surgical dressings can be removed anytime they are saturated and then replaced with a sanitary napkin or maxipad. There will be bloody or blood-tinged drainage for a minimum of 1- 2 weeks following your labiaplasty.

Apply antibiotic ointment to the incisions twice a day for 14 days. Please apply a thin coating only. Excessive amounts of ointment are not necessary.

You may switch to an Aloe Vera ointment after 2 weeks.

Pain Medication
Take Ibuprofen 800mg every 8 hours with food for the first 3-5 days after treatment. This can be alternated or combined with 2 regular Tylenol (325mg) every 8 hours. Both medications will help to reduce swelling and decrease your overall need for stronger pain medications.

Activities
Most patients will experience relatively minor discomfort after a labiaplasty. However, some patients do experience moderate to severe swelling that can cause much discomfort. Diligent post-operative application of ice packs may reduce swelling thereby reducing pain.

Patients who experience minimal swelling and bleeding should be able to resume sedentary work activities within a few days, resume light exercise at one week, and have no restrictions after 2 weeks (following your postoperative visit).

Patients with more excessive swelling and discomfort may want to limit their activities until they feel comfortable and gradually progress to their normal activities.

No intercourse for 6 weeks post-procedure.

Sexual Activities
As a general rule, you may resume sexual activity 6 to 12 weeks after surgery. This is totally patient-dependent. We will let you know when you are sufficiently healed.

Healing of sensory nerves
The skin of the labia may be partially numb for several months while the wounds are healing. Permanent numbness is very rare.

Call us at 678-974-8435 (even outside normal office hours) if you have:
• Significant bleeding from the surgical site
• A fever over 100.4° F within the first three days following the procedure
• Significant pain in the area that is not relieved with pain relievers
• Drainage from the site or redness around the surgical site

NON-STEROIDAL ANTI-INFLAMMATORY DRUGS (NSAIDS) TO AVOID

You should not take non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS). Tylenol is the only over the counter pain reliever that should be used. This is an alphabetical list of common NSAIDS to avoid. This is not an all-inclusive list. 

  • Actron
  • Advil
  • Aleve
  • Algix
  • Anaprox
  • Ansaid
  • Aspirin
  • Acetylsalicylic Acid
  • Brufen
  • Butazolidin
  • Cataflam
  • Ceeoxx
  • Celebrex
  • Celecoxib
  • Ceoxx
  • Choline Magnesium
  • Trisalicylate
  • Clinoril
  • Clotam
  • Daypro
  • Dayrun
  • Dexdetoprofen 
  • Diclofenac
  • Diflunisal
  • Disalcid
  • Dolobid
  • Duraprox
  • Dynastat
  • Etodolac
  • Etoricoxib
  • Equioxx
  • Feldene
  • Fenoprofen
  • Fenopron
  • Firocoxib
  • Flurbiprofen 
  • Flurwood
  • Froben
  • Ibuprofen
  • Indocin, Indocin SR
  • Indomethacin 
  • Keral
  • Ketoflam
  • Ketoprofen
  • Ketorolac
  • Licofelone
  • Lodine, Lodine XL
  • Lornoxicam
  • Loxoprofen
  • Loxonin
  • Loxomac
  • Lumiracoxib
  • Meclomen
  • Meclofenamic Acid
  • Meclofenemate
  • Medipren
  • Mefenamic acid
  • Melox
  • Meloxicam
  • Mesulid
  • Midol
  • Mobic
  • Mobiflex
  • Mono-Gesic
  • Motrin
  • Movalis
  • Nabumetone
  • Nalfon
  • Naprelan
  • Naprosyn
  • Naproxen
  • Nimalox
  • Nimesulide
  • Nuprin
  • Nurofen
  • Orudis
  • Oruvail
  • Oxaporozin
  • Oxeno
  • Parecoxib
  • Phenylbutazone
  • Piroxicam
  • Ponstel
  • Previcox
  • Prexige
  • Rapid
  • Recoxa
  • Relafen
  • Rofecoxib
  • Salflex
  • Salicylate
  • Salsalate
  • Salsitab
  • Sprix
  • Sulide
  • Sulindac
  • Tenoxicam
  • Tolectin
  • Tolfenamic Acid
  • Toradol
  • Trilisate Disaclid
  • Tufnil
  • Urbifen
  • Valdecoxib (Bextra)
  • Vioxx
  • Voltaren, Voltaren-XR
  • Xefo
  • Reishi mushroom
  • Vitamin E supplements
  • Fish oil/ Omega supplements
  • Garlic supplements
  • Ginko supplements

Trust a Female Surgeon for the Best Labiaplasty in the Atlanta Area

Our mission at Aviva Plastic Surgery is simple – help patients achieve greater confidence.  By offering labiaplasty in a welcoming, professional environment, Dr. Taghechian and our experienced staff have helped many women understand that labiaplasty is a common procedure that makes life better in many ways.  To learn more about this women’s wellness procedure, review our patients’ before and after treatment photos and call our clinic at 678-974-8435.  You can also use our online form to schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Taghechian today!