Labiaplasty in Chicago and Arlington Heights, IL
Talking about being unhappy with your genitalia isn’t something that happens often or that is a comfortable topic to discuss, despite the fact that many of us are self-conscious about our genitalia for various reasons. Whether unhappy about the form, function or both, there are cosmetic surgery options to help remedy the problem. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. John A. Kotis offers labiaplasty as a cosmetic surgery at his office, serving residents of Chicago, Arlington Heights and surrounding Illinois communities.
What is Labiaplasty?
Labiaplasty is a cosmetic surgery that can change the appearance of a woman’s genitalia. The surgical procedure can improve the appearance of the outer and inner lips (labia majora and labia minora), as well as the clitoris. Many women feel uncomfortable when the clitoris or inner lips are larger or more protruding than the outer lips of the genitalia. Other women consider this procedure for other reasons, including painful intercourse, recurring yeast infections and overall discomfort.
What is the Labiaplasty Procedure?
The procedure will begin with appropriate sedation, which can include general and local anesthesia. Once properly sedated and numbed, Dr. Kotis will carefully remove small sections of skin on the area selected as problematic. More than one area of the genitalia can be surgically performed on at once. Dr. Kotis may also recommend liposuction as part of your procedure, but this will be established prior to the appointment. Once the skin and fat are removed, Dr. Kotis carefully closes any incisions with fine sutures. Healing begins immediately, and Dr. Kotis may recommend ointment and bandages to promote comfort and health.
What are the Benefits of Labiaplasty?
Labiaplasty is designed to correct issues associated with the visible portion of the genitalia. The benefits of the procedure can include:
- Improved appearance of the genitalia
- Eliminated pain during intercourse
- Less frequent yeast infections
- Enhanced comfort in the groin region
- Increased self-esteem
- Better fit in underwear, bathing suits and pants
- Less appearance of a “camel toe” in clothing
These benefits of the labiaplasty can change, depending on the purpose of the procedure. Most labiaplasty procedures reduce the size of the labia minora, but additional benefits may be observed following improvements to the labia majora and clitoris, as well.
Who is a Strong Candidate for Labiaplasty?
Irregular or uncomfortable genitalia can happen to anyone throughout adulthood. Sometimes it’s genetic, but other times, genitalia abnormalities can happen as a result of childbirth, weight change or aging. Whatever the cause may be, women suffering from pain, elongated or asymmetrical genitalia can benefit from this procedure. This procedure is best suited for adults who are not considering having a child in the near future, as it may change the look of the genitalia once again. Following childbirth, if a woman is feeling insecure about her genitalia, in addition to other parts of the body, Dr. Kotis may recommend this procedure as part of a full mommy makeover.
What is the Cost of Labiaplasty in Chicago, IL?
The cost of labiaplasty can vary among patients, depending on the procedure itself. In an initial consultation, Dr. Kotis will discuss his recommendation for the procedure, as well as the cost of the procedure itself. In terms of payment options, we offer Prosper® and CareCredit® financing and accept cash, credit card, and check. Visit our financing page for more information regarding insurance policies and cosmetic surgery costs.
We honor written quote for procedures from any board certified plastic surgeon. Listed pricing is all inclusive – no hidden fees (includes pre-op, post-op visits and fees for the surgeons, facility, and anesthesia).
It can be an embarrassing topic if you are self-conscious about the appearance or discomfort of your genitalia. Labiaplasty is an effective procedure to correct irregular or painful genitalia permanently, and to help restore your self-esteem. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. John A. Kotis helps residents of Chicago, Arlington Heights and surrounding Illinois communities with this effective procedure. Contact us today!