Many women suffer physical discomfort or insecurity because of enlarged or elongated labia. This is common due to both genetics and childbirth, yet many women are reluctant to discuss it.

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Carlisle performs labiaplasty for West Des Moines, IA, women looking to sculpt their labia to a shape and size that makes them feel more confident and comfortable in their skin.

What Is Labiaplasty?

Labiaplasty, also called external vaginal rejuvenation, involves a short surgery to reduce the labia minora (inner vaginal lips), the labia majora (the larger outer vaginal lips), or both. Multiple techniques are used to give the labia a more proportional size and symmetrical shape. Dr. Carlisle will discuss the right option for you during a private and compassionate consultation.

Meet Our Providers

At Koch & Carlisle, we have assembled a team of three highly skilled, board-certified plastic surgeons—two for the face and one for the breast and body. The result: exceptional plastic surgery results from head to toe for the West Des Moines, IA, area.

What Are the Benefits of Labiaplasty?

Labiaplasty offers many benefits for the right candidates, including:

  • Increased comfort during intimacy
  • Confidence in wearing tight-fitting clothing and swimsuits
  • Reduced irritation during exercise
  • Improved hygiene and decreased chance of urinary tract infections

Many women choose to include labiaplasty as part of a mommy makeover along with breast augmentation, tummy tuck, and other procedures popular after pregnancy.

How Much Does Labiaplasty Cost?

The price of labiaplasty at our West Des Moines plastic surgery practice starts at $2,100 and varies from person to person. We will provide you with a personalized estimate at the time of your consultation.

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How Long Is Labiaplasty Recovery?

Most women can return to desk work within a week or two. Sutures typically dissolve in about 4 weeks. You must refrain from sexual activity until your incisions have healed completely, which typically takes about 6 weeks.

Your Consultation

If you would like to discuss your goals and options with Dr. Carlisle, please request a consultation online or call (515) 277-5555. Our West Des Moines office welcomes women interested in labiaplasty from Ankeny, Urbandale, Davenport, and throughout Iowa.

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