Who is a Candidate for Labiaplasty?

Plastic Surgeon Serving Indianapolis, Indiana


Labiaplasty is designed to restore comfort and appearance to the vaginal area through a gentle reduction of bulky, loose, and sagging labial tissue. Reasons to consider labiaplasty include:

  • Discomfort when engaged in physical activity
  • Pain from the twisting or pulling of labial tissue
  • Interference with sexual comfort or climax
  • Aesthetics

Elongated labial tissue can make riding a bike, jogging and running, and even the simple task of walking very uncomfortable and may even result in skin conditions, like a rash or open sore, when persistent. Not all women with excess labial tissue will experience pain, however. Some choose the procedure out of aesthetic desire alone.

Your reasons for wanting labiaplasty are your own. Proving your expectations are realistic and you meet surgical qualifications, the only real consideration for labiaplasty candidacy is your desire to improve the appearance and comfort of your vaginal area.

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Am I a Good Vaginal Rejuvenation Candidate?

If excess labial tissue is causing you physical or emotional discomfort, you are a good candidate for vaginal rejuvenation. Labiaplasty is the most common and effective option, though some nonsurgical vaginal tightening treatments are available as well.

The best candidates for labia sculpting are:

  • Nonsmokers who are in generally good health
  • Uncomfortable with the size, shape, and/or appearance of the labia
  • Able to take time away from work and physical activities during the recovery

Recovery from labial tightening may require up to one week off from work. During this time, more advanced physical activity will need to be minimized in order to reduce swelling and discomfort. While swelling generally subsides within four to six weeks, residual swelling may be present for several months. This later swelling will not impact comfort, but may delay final results.

More progressive forms of exercise, bike riding, and sexual intercourse will need to be avoided for four to six weeks. During your follow up visits, Dr. Fata will assess your recover level and offer advice on when to resume all normal and healthy activities.

Why Choose Dr. Fata?

Dr. Joseph Fata is a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 5 years of experience. Trusted, respected, and well-reviewed, Dr. Fata is a RealSelf Top Doctor and has been featured as one of Indianapolis’s Top Docs.

Dr. Fata is on medical staff at St. Vincent Hospital and the Carmel Ambulatory Surgery Center, where all labiaplasty procedures are attended by highly trained and experienced medical staff who work to protect your comfort and safety. Facility fees are included in the total cost of your labiaplasty, as are all follow up visits, to guard against unpleasant surprises. We can discuss this in greater detail during your initial consultation.

Please call 317-565-1009 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Fata today. Renaissance Plastic Surgery is located in Indianapolis. We serve Carmel, Noblesville, and all surrounding areas.