Labiaplasty

Labiaplasty in Northern Virginia With Dr. Erica Anderson

Labiaplasty is a rejuvenation procedure designed to remove excess tissue and improve the labia’s symmetry and appearance.

Labiaplasty is a rejuvenation procedure designed to remove excess tissue and improve the labia’s symmetry and appearance. Enlarged labia can cause pain, irritation, or chafing during sexual intercourse, tampon or menstrual cup insertion or exercise. Psychologically, this issue can also make you feel self-conscious during intimate moments.

While her association with McLean Plastic Surgery is new, Dr. Erica Anderson is a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 20 years of experience. As her practice has evolved, Dr. Anderson has created a welcoming setting where she can continue helping women by offering unsurpassed results with outstanding patient care.

Are you interested in learning what labiaplasty surgery can do for you? Contact us at (703) 893-1111 or complete our online form to schedule your labiaplasty surgery consultation today! We are in McLean, VA, and proudly serve patients from Northern Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Maryland.

What Is Labiaplasty?

Labiaplasty is a rejuvenating surgery that addresses the labia’s size and appearance. Some women are born with large or elongated labia minora and majora. Sometimes, the labia may become lax or misshapen due to aging or trauma. Enlarged labia can cause pain and a loss of confidence in intimate situations.

During labiaplasty, Dr. Anderson removes excess or stretched tissues to create a pleasing, proportionate look. This surgery can decrease discomfort and give you more freedom with clothing choices. 

Accompanying Procedures

You may want to include labiaplasty in a mommy makeover – a highly customizable combination of surgical procedures to address various changes brought on by pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and aging. Typically, a mommy makeover also includes a breast lift, breast augmentation, breast augmentation with fat transfer, liposuction, or tummy tuck.

Am I an Ideal Candidate for Labiaplasty?

You are a good candidate for labiaplasty if you experience discomfort, irritation, aesthetic dissatisfaction, or self-consciousness due to your labia’s size, shape, or functionality. Many women choose this surgery for medical and cosmetic purposes.

If you are interested in labiaplasty, you should:

  • Be in good physical and mental health, living a healthy lifestyle
  • Be at a healthy, stable body weight
  • Be a non-smoker or be willing to quit at least six weeks before and after surgery
  • Not be pregnant or planning to get pregnant
  • Have no medical conditions that impair healing
  • Have a positive outlook and realistic expectations
  • Understand the risks and benefits

Choosing Dr. Anderson as Your Virginia Labiaplasty Surgeon

Dr. Anderson is an experienced, board-certified female plastic surgeon specializing in breast and body contouring procedures. Over the last two decades, she has provided outstanding results and exemplary care for patients in academic and private settings. Through her practice at McLean Plastic Surgery, Dr. Anderson applies her knowledge and experience in a more personalized, welcoming setting.

Dr. Anderson enjoys getting to know her patients, listening to their concerns and desires, and providing results they will love for years. As a mother and a sought-after expert on labiaplasty rejuvenation, she empathizes with her patients, making her your choice as one of the best labiaplasty surgeons in Northern Virginia.

Dr. Anderson is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons. She and her spouse, a cardiac surgeon, have four children and a Vizsla. She enjoys staying active with CrossFit.

Your Labiaplasty Consultation With Dr. Anderson

As one of the country’s most sought-after labiaplasty surgeons, Dr. Anderson will discuss your medical history, perform a physical examination, and review your surgical options during your consultation. Due to the diversity of female genitalia, there are multiple labiaplasty techniques to achieve optimal results. Dr. Anderson will listen to your concerns to help you choose the most appropriate approach.

Wedge: The wedge technique creates V-shaped “wedge” incisions on both sides of the labia, reducing the most enlarged portion and addressing height and width. This method preserves the outer edge contours.

Edge: The edge technique removes the outer, protruding edges of the labia for a more even-toned appearance.

Meet McLean's Breast and Body Specialist

Explore your transformative cosmetic surgery options available from board-certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Erica Anderson. As a breast and body contouring specialist, Dr. Anderson combines extensive knowledge of anatomy with her unparalleled passion for patient care. Schedule your consultation with one of the best plastic surgeons in Northern Virginia today.

Preparing for Labiaplasty Surgery in McLean, VA

It’s essential to be in good overall health before any plastic surgery. Here’s general information to help you prepare for labiaplasty.

  • Avoid weight fluctuations by sticking to a consistent exercise regimen and well-rounded diet. Eat healthy, nutritious meals with plenty of protein for an optimal recovery.
  • Remain well-hydrated before and after surgery.
  • Ensure you’re medically fit for surgery by seeing your primary physician for a full examination and appropriate testing, such as bloodwork or an EKG.
  • Avoid medications, supplements, or vitamins that increase bleeding or bruising risks for at least two weeks before and after surgery.
  • If you currently smoke, vape, or use nicotine products, you should quit. Smoking is detrimental to your recovery, so Dr. Anderson requires patients to stop smoking at least six weeks before and after surgery.
  • Prepare for recovery. Take ample time off work, purchase necessary supplies, fill pain medication prescriptions, freeze meals for easy preparation, and create a clean, comfortable resting place.
  • Ask a trusted friend or family member to drive you home after your procedure. 
  • Arrange for assistance with household management or child care.

Labiaplasty Procedure Overview

On the day of your procedure, you’ll arrive at a fully accredited surgery center approximately an hour before your scheduled surgery. You will meet Dr. Anderson and your anesthesia provider to review the procedural details and ask any final questions.

Dr. Anderson will begin by creating the appropriate incisions as discussed in your consultation. After contouring and restoring your labia majora and minora, she will use dissolvable sutures to ensure proper healing. Labiaplasty may last for one to two hours, depending on the extent of your procedure.

Washington DC Labiaplasty Recovery

Labiaplasty procedures are outpatient surgeries. You can go home the same day with a responsible adult to drive you. Bruising and swelling are typical surgical side effects, but they will gradually resolve over the next week. Discomfort after labiaplasty is typically mild; however, if necessary, Dr. Anderson will prescribe pain medications. Most patients need a week off work for initial recovery.

Dr. Anderson recommends getting plenty of rest and avoiding exercise or sexual activity for four to six weeks to allow your labia to heal completely. During your follow-up appointments, Dr. Anderson will evaluate you and clear you for exercise and sexual activities based on your progress. Most patients can resume light exercise, like walking, within a week.

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How Soon Will I See My Labiaplasty Results?

While everyone heals at different rates, labiaplasty patients should experience full results in four to six weeks. Typically, labiaplasty results are permanent; however, aging, pregnancy, or vaginal birth following your procedure may affect your labia’s appearance.

How Much Does Northern Virginia Labiaplasty Cost?

Due to this surgery’s unique nature, costs vary by patient, depending on anatomical and functional needs and aesthetic goals. During your consultation, Dr. Anderson will determine the scope of your procedure and estimate your labiaplasty cost.

Insurance does not cover labiaplasty procedures. Dr. Anderson offers financing options to make surgery more attainable. Her staff will  be happy to discuss with you.

Schedule Your Northern Virginia Labiaplasty Consultation Today

Choosing plastic surgery can be an emotional and intensely personal decision. Partner with body contouring specialist Dr. Anderson, one of the best labiaplasty surgeons in Northern Virginia.

Learn more about labiaplasty in Northern Virginia by calling (703) 893-1111 or completing our online form to schedule your consultation today!

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