Patients in Lafayette, LA, can turn to Darrell L. Henderson, MD for labiaplasty for the correction of labia issues that may cause hygienic, cosmetic, or functional problems or to relieve pain and discomfort.

What is Labiaplasty?

Labiaplasty involves reduction of the labia minora, a part of the external female genitalia.

Benefits of Labiaplasty

  • Rejuvenates the vaginal area, allowing patients to experience greater pleasure during sexual intimacy
  • It can help with incontinence, or the leaking of urine, an embarrassing problem for many women as they age

Labiaplasty Procedure

Based on the method used for your labiaplasty, your plastic surgeon determines the type of anesthesia to use for your procedure – local, twilight, or general. The first technique is less extensive and requires only the removal of a long section of the labia minora.

For anyone requiring more extensive measures, a V-shaped section of the labia minora is removed. Your plastic surgeon uses dissolvable sutures to close the surgical site. To remove any extra pockets of fat liposuction may be needed.

Preparing for Labiaplasty

Loose fitting clothes should be worn to prevent discomfort and heavy lifting should be avoided. Although the full recovery period is extensive, most patients can return to work around four to six days post-surgery.*

*Take note individual results may vary

Labiaplasty Recovery

The average recovery time for labiaplasty is six to eight weeks. During this time, patients are advised to refrain from inserting anything into the vaginal area, including tampons, as well as abstaining from sexual intercourse.*

*Take note individual results may vary

What Does Labiaplasty Cost?

We accept most insurance plans and we offer financing options through CareCredit®. The total cost depends on the procedure. After your consultation appointment, we give you a total cost that includes anesthesia, pre- and post-operative care, and other associated costs.  To learn more, call our office today.

What to Expect During your Consultation

We believe exceptional patient care is a right, not a privilege. Several areas will be covered during your consultation, including:

  • Your medical history
  • Discussion of your concerns and goals
  • Explanation of procedure and expected results
  • Customized treatment plan(s)
  • Applicable fees and financing information

Darrell L. Henderson, MD offers cosmetic treatments using the latest medical advances to patients in entire Acadiana region, including New Iberia, Abbeville, Lake Charles, Alexandria, Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Shreveport, and Monroe. For your private consultation, contact our office today.


Darrell Henderson, MD
401 North College Road, Suite 3
Lafayette, LA 70506
Phone: 337-385-5836
Fax: 337-233-5054

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